This conference is designed to serve nonprofit professionals, volunteers and consultants, as well as small business owners. The conference focuses on technologies in areas such as fundraising, social media, and communication and advocacy tools, offering both pre-selected presentations and workshops, and spontaneous sessions created by participants.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Using Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage your Community
June 6, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday Center
Amy Sample Ward will help demystify the evolving online landscape and identify and implement the best online channels, strategies, tools, and tactics to help organizations achieve their missions. Workshop fee includes a buffet luncheon. A free copy of Amy Sample Ward’s new book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage your Community, will be available to attendees. The cost of the workshop is $75 through May 31; $125 after.
Evening Social & Networking
June 6, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, The Aloft Hotel
Join us for an evening of fun, inspiration, and conversation. Open to all workshop and conference participants. Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be provided, and there will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages and other food. There is no cost for this event.
June 7, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday Center
The main conference includes morning and afternoon presentations, some selected by early online voting and some determined during the first Conference session. Select sessions you want to attend before coming to the conference, but keep your mind open to last-minute offerings. The keynote will be given by Amy Sample Ward. Also included are a buffet luncheon and a concluding wine & cheese reception, during which a number of door prizes will be awarded. (Note: Sponsors and conference organizers are exempt from prizes.) The cost of the Conference is $75 through May 31; $125 after.
How conference sessions will be determined:
Have a session idea? Login and submit a session proposal now through February 28, 2013.
Folks can vote for sessions they’d like to attend from March 1 - March 15.
The preselected portion of the program will be confirmed by April 1 and it will be available online.
During the opening session, additional pitches will be taken for the Design-Your-Own session spots. Participants will vote and room assignments will be made for the selected sessions.