Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference

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This Friday I’ll be attending the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference here in DC.  What is the the Unconference?

The Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference will be DC’s only unconference dedicated to the social cause space. Why? Because we’re different! Using social media to create networked communities and movements is much different than selling products or services. From volunteers and political action to cultivating donors and partners, social media for causes represents a mission. Often our communications impact society, benefiting Americans and citizens across the globe. Changing society for the better is a special, unique heart-felt activity. Join others like you for this very special unconference committed to doing social good.

So in other words, it’s a cool gathering of nonprofit social media people where we can talk shop, swap stories, and learn from each other, all for the greater good.

Keynote speakers Beth Kanter and Allison Fine will kick things off with a discussion of their new book The Networked Nonprofit, a great read for associations like ours who are inherently structured as peer-learning networks. I got my copy last week and it’s been blowing my mind. You’ll find a nice write up of some of the concepts from the book, including fortified vs. networked nonprofits and how to embrace “free agents” over at NCG’s blog.

We will also be hearing from Red Cross social media chief Wendy Harman.

Are you jealous yet? Well, don’t be. I’ll be sharing everything I learn here on the Forum’s Forum and tweeting all day long. Make sure to follow the Forum on Twitter. If you want to get even more of the action, follow the hashtag #np20.


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