Here are the details, notes, and any applicable slides or other resources from presentations or other speaking engagements, including those upcoming, in 2010.  Looking for notes from events in previous years? Visit the main Presentations page for more.

If you have any questions, please just let me know!

Upcoming Events

Washington Access Fund

  • Date: November 15th, 2010
  • Location: Online
  • Topic: Social Media Basics
  • Description:  Social media tools provide a lot of opportunities to make local, offline connections and build community. This webinar will introduce some best practices, strategies, and next steps for getting started with social media for you organization.
  • Related Links: Washington Access Fund,

NCVO Third Sector Foresight

  • Date: October 28th, 2010
  • Location: London, UK (via video)
  • Topic: Online Campaigning and Co-Creation
  • Description:  This Third Sector Foresight seminar, run in collaboration with Campaigning Effectiveness, will focus on how charities and community groups will be campaigning in the future. We will also consider how changing expectations of participation might affect how organisations campaign in the future, and explore how this trend links to social media use.
  • Related Links: NCVO, Event information, Future Focus guide: What will campaigning will be like in 5 years’ time?

NTEN Webinar: Programs & Community

  • Date: October 26th, 2010
  • Location: Online
  • Topic: More than just a community: Using communities to reach your program goals
  • Description:  Your nonprofit has a presence on Facebook or maybe your own private online community.  Engaging your network to create deeper connections and get your message out is important, but have you thought about how you might use social networks to deliver your programs? In this webinar, you’ll learn: How community engagement and program delivery can work together; About case studies of other nonprofits using social networks for program delivery; Where to find resources to create your own social programs.
  • Related Links: Event information, Register

Better Together: Conference for Nonprofits from Blackbaud

  • Date: October 20-22nd, 2010
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Topic: What’s the True Value of Social Media?
  • Description:  Everywhere you turn there are tons of great stories about organizations doing wonderful things online to build communities and engage their supporters through Social Media. But what is it all for? We’ve all heard the sayings “If you build it, it will come”, “the value  of Social CRM”, other concepts around understanding what is the value of Social Media. In this session, we’ll explore the notion that the real value of Social Media is not only in the experience of the community itself, but also in having a greater understanding of how your supporters are engaging with your online communities. This information can be invaluable to both marketers and fundraisers as they attempt to communicate to these engaged members of their community.
  • Related Links: Event information, Blackbaud

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Previous Events

Women Who Tech Telesummit

  • Date: September 15th, 2010
  • Location: Online – http://womenwhotech.org
  • Topic: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base
  • Description:  I’ll be presenting, along with Corvida Raven and Sarah Dijulio, about different tools and strategies to empower and inspire your community to take action.
  • Related Links: Women Who Tech, Blog post and notes

Amplified Leicester

  • Date: July 28th, 2010
  • Location: Leicester, UK
  • Topic: Community-Driven Social Impact
  • Description:  What is required and what does it look like to be a community-driven organization, or create community-driven media, events or campaigns? This session will focus on strategies and case studies to do just that! Participants will learn about best practices and work in small groups to put learning into practice.
  • Related Links: Amplified Leicester, Slides, Blog post with slides and notes

National Conference on Service and Volunteering

  • Date: June 29th, 2010
  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Topic: Community-Driven Social Impact (Session 1471)
  • Description:  This session focuses on strategies and case studies for creating successful community-driven media, events and campaigns. Participants will learn about best practices and work in small groups to put learning into practice.
  • Related Links: NCVS, Notes, slides and game materials

NetSquared Camp Portland

  • Date: June 25th, 2010
  • Location: Portland, OR, USA
  • Topic: Strategic Communications
  • Description: I’m really excited to attend the Portland Camp as part of the NetSquared Camps Pilot!  I’ll be helping lead a discussion on social media and communications strategy.
  • Related Links: Portland Camp details, Wiki and notes

Next Generation Philanthropy: Social media’s impact on philanthropy

  • Date: June 13th, 2010
  • Location: London, UK
  • Topic: Social Media & Philanthropy
  • Description: I’ll be presenting to the Next Generation Philanthropy programme participants and leading a discussion about the role of social media in philanthropy, the changing landscape of both new media and the philanthropic sector, and more.
  • Related Links: Institute for Philanthropy, Slides, Presentations notes & slides

Connected Generation 2010: Social Media & Work with Young People

  • Date: May 7th, 2010
  • Location: Bristol, UK
  • Topic: Social Media & Youth Engagement
  • Description: This one day conference provides an opportunity for managers, practitioners and volunteers in the youth sector to: Get an overview of how digital technologies are impacting upon young people’s lives; Explore ways to support young people to navigate the digital world; Identify ways to use digital and online tools as part of their work with young people.
  • Related Links: Blog post from Tim Davies (organizer), Event registration, #CGen10 tag, Youth Work Online network, Notes and slides

Webinar: Social Marketing for Social Profits

  • Date: May 6th, 2010
  • Location: online via ReadyTalk
  • Topic: Social Media Basics for Social Profit Organizations
  • Description: Are you ready? Have you dipped your toe or your foot into the social media frenzy? Or is it too overwhelming for your organization to even think about? This session will provide an easy to digest overview of the tools available to social profit organizations and some great tips as you enter into the exciting, and for many, new, world of social media.  This webinar is part of Lori Jacobwith’s 2010 Webinar line up.
  • Related Links: Lori Jacobwith’s 2010 Webinars, Notes and slides, Blog post with resources

Webinar: Social Media Listening Dashboards

  • Date: April 22nd, 10 am PST, 2010
  • Location: online via ReadyTalk
  • Topic: Social Media Listening Dashboards
  • Description: As social media tools like Twitter and Facebook become core components of nonprofit communication strategies, there is a corresponding need to assess how well programmatic messaging and organizational identity are propagating in those channels: “We Tweet; is anybody listening?” In addition, nonprofits have an increasing need to know on what blogs, websites and other online venues they and their issues are being mentioned and discussed, both favorably and less favorably.  This webinar will define the concept of a “social media listening dashboard”, describing how nonprofits can use free and low-cost services to track and stay notified about online communications that relate to their work and brand. Best practices for coordinating online communications will be addressed, and specific how-to’s will provide participants with the information they need to get started in their online listening.
  • Related Links: Blog post; Notes, slides and recording

Oxford Jam

  • Date: April 14-16th, 2010
  • Location: Oxford, UK
  • Topic: Social Media Strategy Building and Building Blocks for Nonprofits & Entrepreneurs
  • Description: Running in parallel to the Skoll World Forum, OxfordJam is a three-day event creating a space for the nurturing of social economy and social finance projects the world over. It is a conference in relief, where the focus is on the space and serendipity ‘in-between’.
  • Related Links: OxfordJam website, Event Registration

2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference

  • Date: 10:30 am, April 10th, 2010
  • Location: Atlanta, GA, USA – at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • Topic: Building Stronger Online Communities without Losing your Sanity
  • Description: If you want to build a strong online community, getting the right platform in place is only half the battle, and it’s the easy half. In this peer-led discussion, we’ll share our experiences of online community building and build lists of best practices around recruiting new members and retaining them, increasing participation and moderating your community. I’m joining Manny Hernandez (Tu Diabetes), Peggy Duvette (Wiser Earth), and Christine Egger (SocialActions) for this session.
  • Related Links: 10NTC

2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference

  • Date: 1:30 pm, April 9th, 2010
  • Location: Atlanta, GA, USA – at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • Topic: Bringing Community Organizing into Online Campaigns
  • Description: Together with Ivan Boothe (RootWork) and Debra Askanase (Community Organizer 2.0), we’ll be facilitating a workshop that provides both information and case studies as a well as practical experience.  What is the basis of community organizing and why is it important to online campaigns? Traditional community organizing informs a successful online campaign — and lays the groundwork for a sustainable, effective movement for social change. In this session, participants will get their hands dirty planning a social media campaign that integrates traditional organizing theory and practice.
  • Related Links: 10NTC

2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference

  • Date: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, April 8th, 2010
  • Location: Atlanta, GA, USA – at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • Topic: Open Data and APIs in your Organization
  • Description: The NetSquared team will be facilitating an open spaces or “unconference” style event from 9 am – 1 pm focused on open data and APIs; we hope to bring together projects who have built successful tools using open data or API technology with others looking to learn more and discuss ideas for helping their organization better tell stories, reach communities, and serve their audiences.
  • Related Links10NTC

NTEN Communications Roundtable

  • Date: March 19, 2010
  • Location: global – ReadyTalk conferencing
  • Topic: The goal is to create an open space to talk about the issues that face us in our work and hopefully, to solve current challenges!
  • Description: You ever have one of those moments where you thought, “Man, if I just had someone to compare notes with, my life would be easier!”? Well, welcome to your life, easier!  Once a month, we’ll host a call and online chat just for Communications Staff like you. You set the agenda, and we discuss exactly what’s on your mind. You’ll get the advice and support you need in your work. Better yet, you’ll build a community of peers you can turn to anytime you need them!
  • Related Links: Learn more and register on the NTEN site

South by Southwest: Interactive Festival

  • Date: March 14th, 2010
  • Location: Austin, TX, USA
  • Topic: Crowd Sourcing Innovative Social Change
  • Description: Social media builds buzz and raises money, but what about real, on-the-ground change?  The Social Change Challenge will crowdsource innovative ideas from nonprofits to change the world.  We’ll share big ideas for using social media for nonprofit program delivery and some good tips for crowdsourcing for social change.
  • Related LinksSXSWi, Review case studies, Blog post with slides and notes, Video

The Baudcast, Episode 34

  • Date: February 2010
  • Location: Phone
  • Topic: Getting Local
  • Description: On this episode of The Baudcast, the panel discusses NetSquared, Net Tuesdays, innovation, Foursquare, Google Buzz, and more. Featuring Chad Norman, Danielle Brigida, and Amy Sample Ward.
  • Related Links: Download the podcast

NTEN Communications Roundtable

  • Date: February 19, 2010
  • Location: global – ReadyTalk conferencing
  • Topic: The goal is to create an open space to talk about the issues that face us in our work and hopefully, to solve current challenges!
  • Description: You ever have one of those moments where you thought, “Man, if I just had someone to compare notes with, my life would be easier!”? Well, welcome to your life, easier!  Once a month, we’ll host a call and online chat just for Communications Staff like you. You set the agenda, and we discuss exactly what’s on your mind. You’ll get the advice and support you need in your work. Better yet, you’ll build a community of peers you can turn to anytime you need them!
  • Related Links: Learn more and register on the NTEN site

Social Media: A Challenge to Leadership? from Leadership Lab

  • Date: January 26, 2010
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Topic: Social Media: A Challenge to Leadership?
  • Description: Social Media: A Challenge to Leadership? The first in a series of Knowledge sessions, is developed around the theme of how social can media inform and impact on leadership. We aim to provide a setting where participants can embrace new ideas, develop innovative leadership strategies and provoke new thinking about core leadership skills.In the first half of the afternoon Nick Booth of Podnosh will be leading the Social Media Game, specially designed for the event. People will work together on problem solving scenarios providing a chance to explore the issues around creating a social media strategy.We will then move onto a Question & Answer Session where participants can discuss the role of the social web in organisational development and identifying and mitigating risks with an expert panel. Other panellists include: Dave Moutrey – Director Cornerhouse, Manchester; Adrian Slatcher – Manchester Digital Development Agency & AmbITion project manager; Steven Flower – Substance; Chi-chi Ekweozor – Fresh TV.
  • Related Links: Project Website; Project’s online community; use the hashtag #leadlab

NTEN Communications Roundtable

  • Date: January 15, 2010
  • Location: global – ReadyTalk conferencing
  • Topic: The goal is to create an open space to talk about the issues that face us in our work and hopefully, to solve current challenges!
  • Description: You ever have one of those moments where you thought, “Man, if I just had someone to compare notes with, my life would be easier!”? Well, welcome to your life, easier!  Once a month, we’ll host a call and online chat just for Communications Staff like you. You set the agenda, and we discuss exactly what’s on your mind. You’ll get the advice and support you need in your work. Better yet, you’ll build a community of peers you can turn to anytime you need them!
  • Related Links: Learn more and register on the NTEN site