Guest Post: Scholarships Available for Social Media for Nonprofits Conference


Is your nonprofit focused on digital inclusion and working with communities of color and low-income populations? Are you looking to learn how to use social media to reach and better serve constituents, as well as advance your fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and recruitment efforts?

If so, we have some exciting news for you: The Knight Foundation is underwriting 50 scholarships for the upcoming Social Media for Nonprofits Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View on July 26, 2012, featuring keynote speaker Beth Kanter. The scholarship includes access to the full-day of program, plus breakfast, lunch, and entry to the evening networking cocktail reception. Apply now!

Social Media for Nonprofits is the world’s only conference series devoted to social media for social good. We provide nonprofits with the tools and resources to create, manage, and maximize their social media presence and we focus on sharing practical, actionable insights, vs. vague concepts or theories.

Aside from Beth Kanter’s keynote, check out Libby Leffler of Facebook, Meg Garlinghouse of LinkedIn, Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, CEO of Goodwill, Sarah Dines of, Dawn Andreas of Eventbrite, Dave Boyce, CEO of Fundly, Lee Fox of KooDooZ, and CNN media contributor Amy Gahran. This stellar lineup will provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcase best practices and pitfalls to avoid, and provide free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes.

Complete the brief online application now to apply for a full scholarship, or register here to join us. Discounted tickets are available for small nonprofits at $95. For for-profit and larger nonprofits, use the discount code “Knight” to save $20 off $125 and $175 tickets.

Editor’s Note: Ritu Sharma is executive director of Social Media for Nonprofits.


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