Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Social media "webinar" set for Wednesday

Listen up, Charlotte-region nonprofits: If you missed last month's social networking seminar hosted by NPower, the national organization that helps you guys bone up on the latest technology, despair no longer.

NPower's Charlotte affiliate is putting on a "webinar" Wednesday for any nonprofits interested in learning more or asking questions they weren't able to ask in August.

The webinar starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs an hour. Besides whatever questions you may have, the discussion will center on: Practical user information for Facebook; how to generate a "buzz" to keep people coming back; suggestions for making your Facebook page as user-friendly as possible; and cause versus page, and how to navigate and choose between the two.

Leading the discussion will be three of the seminar presenters: Adam Morgan of Microsoft; Brandon Uttley, a social media strategist at Wray Ward in Charlotte; and Winn Maddrey, executive vice president of Topics Education.

More than 140 people, representing 80 charities, attended the August seminar.

"We had to turn people away just because of the amount of interest," said NPower Charlotte spokeswoman Lindsay Jones. "So for those folks who couldn't participate or who did, but still have questions about setting up Facebook pages, or Twitter accounts, we decided the webinar was a good way to reach a lot of people."

NPower is in the business of helping charities and nonprofits use technology to more effectively achieve goals, raise awareness and generate donations.

The seminar and Wednesday's webinar is part of NPower's Project Ignite campaign, a three-year program designed to provide information technology services to nonprofits. The project consists of forums, community group collaborations and financial help for charities to enhance their IT.

The Charlotte affiliate was founded in 2002 and has established itself as a key facilitator of technology strategy and solutions development for nonprofits. It has served more than 60 charities and delivered more than 120 technology projects.

All nonprofits are invited to sign up for the webinar here. For details of what was discussed at the August seminar and Wednesday's webinar click here.


Anonymous said...

Is this push for social media related to the push for national socialism by obama and his elf's?