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Register for the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference

The Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference is back and promises to be one of most inspiring unconferences of 2011. Join your fellow nonprofit campaigners on Friday, June 3rd at SEIU’s headquarters as we dive in and discuss the latest in building engaged and passionate online communities, the best tools and technology for social change, and how to weed your way through the social media bubble and noise to truly connect with your supporters and inspire change.

Who is invited?

Are you working in the nonprofit community? Are you a an online advocacy guru, a fundraiser, or grassroots organizer? Perhaps you manage a communications team and want to dive into social media but you’re a little old school. This event is for you! We invite nonprofit staff and do-gooder consultants from a diverse array of fields to come join us at NonProfit 2.0. This includes people who work in:

  • Online Advocacy and Outreach
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Nonprofit Technology
  • Nonprofit Consulting
  • Public Affairs
  • Programming
  • and more.

Be sure and also check our our video from last year to hear what nonprofit campaigners learned.

What is an unConference?*

Following the keynote sessions – at 10:30 AM we start with a blank wall and, in less than an hour, with a facilitator guiding the process attendees create a full day, multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone in the room. All are welcome to put forward presentations or propose conversations that you would like to have with others and:

  • questions you want answered
  • information you want to share/present
  • a project you would like help on

As people register we will be posting proposed topics on our wiki.


What happens During Sessions?*

As sessions happen people volunteer to document the outcomes on a wiki (The notes of what was said is even better). Photos of any whiteboards are also important along with any slides that were presented.

End of the Day

At the end of the day everyone gathers in one place to share highlights of the day.

Why Charge?

The $45 fee covers event costs. While leading the organization of NonProfit 2.0 as a way to educate the local nonprofit community on social media and contributing some financial resources, the founders do not want to go in debt on the community’s behalf. Secondarily, PodCamp Boston 2008 received more than 1000 registrants and only a few hundred showed up. The resulting financial loss was significant. We want people to commit to their registration, and there is no better way than to charge a cover. The event is significantly cheaper than most events at this cost, and folks will get a big bang for their buck.

Please note that net proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Catering will be provided by DC Central Kitchen.

Refund Policy:

Tickets are refundable until May 15, 2011.

*Adapted from Kaliya’s Halmlin’s blog on Unconferences