While all the content looks great this year, here are six sessions that I’m really looking forward to attending:
How to Mobilize Your Supporters to Take Action
Sunday, June 5th, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
If you’re not already a reader of Socialbrite, you should be. It’s a great blog that posts really useful information for nonprofit technologists.
George and JD are always a great help to me. I always walk away from conversations with them or sessions that they’re leading with great ideas.
Not to start a love fest for George Weiner, but…
George Weiner is one of my favorite Nonprofit Tech Geeks.
If you care about making sound decisions based on real data, George is your man.
Tuesday, June 7th, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
give you resources (and encouragement) to develop a strong online volunteer campaign. (Click here for a complete session description.)
Debra Askanase is an Engagement Strategist and you should be reading her great blog at Community Organizer 2.0!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Participants can rotate to different tables/topics during the session, learn best practices & innovative approaches, hear about new tools and get answers to burning questions.
For a complete list of the presenters and topics, click here.
When it comes to civic engagement dialogue and deliberation programs sometimes get criticized for failing to move from words to action.
On the other hand volunteer and service programs sometimes get criticized for being all action or overly episodic.
A few years ago a nascent movement surfaced which combined the best of both worlds encouraging citizen-led dialog and action as opposed to expert-driven agendas and campaigns.
This “citizen-centered” approach to civic engagement found its roots in traditional organizing deliberation and volunteer action but combining all three has shown promise in motivating individuals to get engaged and form lasting solutions.
In this session, Chris will discuss what he’s learned about building successful partnerships between brands and causes.
You won’t want to miss it!