June 22, 2012

Social media for nonprofits conference series expands

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A breakout session at Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco last year. (Photo by JD Lasica)

Second series of global conferences coming to 11 cities this year

Guest post by Ritu Sharma
Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits

Facebook now boasts over 901 million active members, making it equivalent to the world’s third largest country. But how exactly can nonprofits use it and other platforms to raise money, grow their base of supporters, change policy, and recruit volunteers and board members?

After answering this question at eight of nine sold-out conferences and earning a 92% approval rating from over 2,500 nonprofit representatives in our first conference series, we realized that there are a lot more community leaders out there still wrestling with this question, and we’re here to help.

To meet this huge need, we’re doubling our audience and impact, with plans to tour 12 cities across three countries in our second series, enabling us to reach over 5,000 nonprofits in person. See below for dates or visit http://SM4NP.org.

We’ll continue to maintain our strong focus on sharing practical, actionable insights rather than vague concepts and theory, and do our best to keep the conferences accessible: Tickets cost just $95 – $175 and include access to the full-day programs, plus breakfast and lunch.

Check out our new website featuring a video of Guy Kawasaki’s SF keynote, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay tuned. Here’s our schedule of upcoming events:

Toronto – June 26 (Tuesday). Save $20 with this discount code: SM4NP.

Silicon Valley, CA – July 26

Los Angeles – Aug. 14

Boston – Aug. 28

San Francisco – Sept. TBA

Chicago – Sept. 19

Washington, D.C. – Oct. TBA

Austin, Texas – Oct. 23

Seattle – Nov. 1

New York City – Nov. TBA

New Delhi, India – Dec. TBA

Vancouver – March 2013 TBA

We’d like to thank Microsoft for their continued support as our National Presenting Sponsor, as well as our esteemed Global Partners: NTENIdealistVolunteerMatchNetwork for GoodTechSoup GlobalFoundation CenterSocialbritethe Chronicle of PhilanthropyGuidestarSocial EdgeCase Foundation, and the Classy Awards.

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming conferences and thanks to each and every one of you for the great work you do in the community!

Ritu Sharma is executive director of Social Media for Nonprofits.
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  • http://twitter.com/sandrasims Sandra Sims

    Hi Ritu – this looks like a valuable seminar series. So l glad to see you are coming to so many cities. When I click through to the DC site, it says July TBA. Have you moved it to Oct, as it says on this post? Just want to make sure it gets on my calendar ASAP. Thanks!