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Allyson Kapin 7 min read

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Calling All Feminists! Fem 2.0 Conference Comes to DC Feb 2

The Fem 2.0 conference is bringing together leaders of major women’s advocacy organizations and online women’s communities to further the connection between today’s issues and women’s voices. Fem 2.0 is intended for all women interested in better policies for women, families and society. The conference aims to harness the power of women on the Internet to promote women’s issues. Panels include discussions on Feminism on the Move - Where We Were and Where Are We Now with panelists ranging from Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder of BlogHer to Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority and moderated by Shireen Mitchell, Vice Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Of course, I will be there too and moderating a panel on Everything You Wanted to Know About Tech But WereAfraid to Ask along with Judith Freeman, Executive Director of the New Organizing Institute and Liza Sabater, Blog Editor at Culture Kitchen. Check out the rest of the great panels here.


When: February 2, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Where: George Washington University, Betts Theater at the Marvin Center
800 21st Street, NW

Fee: $60

How Can Progressive Activist Groups Become More Successful?

Wade Hudson, co-founder of the Progressive Resource Catalog and the Strategy Workshop, an informal association of activists and organizers, are studying ways to help progressive activists become more effective and get results. As part of the study they are inviting people who work in community organizing and progressive activist groups to participate in an online survey and an optional follow-up phone interview. “As community organizers and progressive activists who push for changes in public or corporate policy in the United States adjust to our shifting political landscape, this seems like a good time to step back, evaluate our strengths and weaknesses, and improve our community organizing,” said Katherine Forrest, President of the Commonweal Institute.

After conducting follow-up phone conversations with willing respondents, they will send a summary of the responses to survey participants.

Open Communication for Crisis Prevention Panel Discussion

Is your nonprofit organization vulnerable to a communication crisis? Gain valuable tips at the next Progressive Communicators of DC panel on January 28th. Panelists include Investigative reporters Peter Eisler of USA TODAY and Peter Panepento of The Chronicle of Philanthropy who will help you think critically about the information you may or may not make public and what that means for your organization. They will offer insight from a journalistic perspective about proactive efforts nonprofits can take to prevent unnecessary crisis situations

When: January 28, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Where: United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave, NE, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Maria Enie at menie@vancomm.com

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Allyson Kapin

Allyson has been named one of "Top Tech Titans" by the Washingtonian, one of the Most Influential Women In Tech by Fast Company, and one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in technology and social media. As Founding Partner of Rad Campaign, she leads the firm's client and online strategic services. For over a decade Allyson has helped non-profit organizations and political campaigns create dynamic and award-winning websites and online marketing and recruitment campaigns. She works side-by-side with her clients to meet their web needs and maximize their online effectiveness to create real world impact.