A key reason to go to a non-profit conference is the insight you’ll gain from sessions with experts. Currently the best bet for those who work for causes is the Social Media for Nonprofits conference series.
It’s the shortlist of non-profit experts.
This series is held in a dozen major cities across North America and in New Delhi. Each event is intimate, limited to a few hundred attendees and usually has 10 speakers. And the speaker list always dazzles. It’s the caliber of TED Talks for non-profits in social media. This year’s schedule includes:
- Guy Kawasaki author of “Enchantment”
- Beth Kanter author of “The Networked Non-Profit”
- Ami Dar of Idealist.org
- Alexis Ohanian co-founder of Reddit
- Craig Newmark founder of Craigslist
- Robert Michael Murray of National Geographic
- Marnie Webb of TechSoup Global
- Libby Leffler and Charles Porch of Facebook
- Anne Diaz, Sarah Koch, Susan Gordon and Matt Mahan of Facebook Causes
- Claire Diaz Ortiz of Twitter
- Bryan Breckenridge, Danielle Restivo and Meg Garlinghouse of LinkedIn
- Holly Ross and Amy Sample Ward of NTen
- Katya Andresen of Network for Good
- Julie Hanna of Kiva.org
- Peter Panepento of Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Paul Young of charity:water
- Wendy Harmon of Red Cross
We’re in good company.
We’re honored to have one of our own in this influential group. Managing Partner Todd Levy has been asked to speak at the opening conference in Toronto on June 26th. His topic is “Social-Fundraising Best Practices and Key Metrics.” Todd is one of the country’s foremost experts in online fundraising and has been creating software for non-profits since 1997. Backed with solid statistics from DonorDrive, he’ll present some real-world examples of how successful non-profits are using social media to dramatically improve their fundraising. If you feel at all lacking in the knowledge on how to use social media for your cause, you won’t by the time Todd leaves the podium.
Catch the series.
We’ll be at numerous Social Media for Nonprofits conferences this year. If one is near you, they’re well-worth the trip. Exact dates for all are to be announced, but after Toronto, this year’s conferences will be held in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Boston and Vancouver. We hope you can make at least one.
Mention DonorDrive for a special discount.
We’re grateful to Darian and Ritu at Social Media for Nonprofits for passing on a special offer to DonorDrive customers and DonorDriven readers that gives you up to 20% off the ticket price for the Toronto Conference. Click this link and use the discount code “DonorDrive”.