If nonprofits are going to solve the world's toughest social justice issues and create real world impact, then we need to disrupt the charities and radically change the way they function and are led.
Creating real world impact and disrupting the status quo will be a couple of the central themes at the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference on June 26th at SEIU headquarters in Washington, DC.
This is an important discussion to be having right now as nonprofits struggle to raise money and find alternative revenue streams in our recovering economy.
The Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference is aimed at nonprofit practitioners and consultants who work in:
- Online Advocacy and Outreach
- Grassroots Organizing
- Social Media
- Nonprofit Technology
- Nonprofit Consulting
- Public Affairs
The keynotes this year are Majora Carter and Craig Newmark.
Majora Carter is a` MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellow, and one of the biggest activists and disruptors in urban revitalization. Majora will discuss her journey and vision to revitalize communities, like the South Bronx. She'll also talk about the national and international impact urban revitalization's having, and how your organization can utilize similar strategies for the issues you're working on.
Craig Newmark, of craigslist and craigconnects, disrupted the classified business and is known for devoting his life to philanthropy and helping nonprofits. He will discuss how to take advantage of “bottom-up” grassroots action to inspire and implement real social change.
We have a special 20% off registration rate discount for Frogloop readers if you use the discount code nptech. The Unconference is $36 (with the discount) for the entire day and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
The keynotes will kickstart the day, and each will feature an open Q&A format to encourage dialogue about the topics that Craig and Majora present.
Their keynotes will be followed by a full-on Unconference in which you will dictate the topics addressed for the rest of the day. Get your tickets now, and you'll be able to:
- Learn about some of the innovative work happening at other nonprofits.
- Ask questions you want answered about what your organization is struggling with.
- Share/present on what you think will be useful to other organizations.
- Discuss a nonprofit-related project you would like help on, or just want to brainstorm about.
Some topics we envision discussing during the Unconference include:
- Testing lean startup principals
- How to disrupt your board and governance
- Creating a culture of innovation
This is one of the best nonprofit Unconferences with some leading nonprofit strategists from National Wildlife Federation, Sunlight Foundation, YMCA, Causevox, Women's Media Center, Care2, Groundswell, and many others. You can find out more at Nonprofit20.org.
What topics would you like to see discussed at the upcoming Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference this year?