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Allyson Kapin 8 min read

Upcoming Nonprofit Events to Check Out

It's finally gotten really hot in DC and across the country, so you may be less than thrilled at the thought of walking around looking at community bulletins boards for the latest events. It's just as easy to miss great events spread across the web. That's why we've compiled a list of a few upcoming events and webinars you won't want to miss.


Multi-Channel Loyalty Programs: Increasing Customer Engagement and Frequency
July 16, 2013. Webinar, 1pm EST.
Cost: Free

Next generation loyalty platforms have made it easy for brands to reward consumers for engaging online and offline through any channel: web, social, mobile, retail, and now email. Join PunchTab for this one-hour webinar exploring:

  • How multi-channel rewards programs help brands build and engage audiences;
  • How to reward users for providing customer insights you can use towards targeted messaging;
  • How email marketing isn't just integral but required to drive a successful rewards and loyalty program; 

Surefire Ways Social Media Can Create Social Change
July 17, 2013. Webinar, 1pm EST.
Cost: Free

You know that social media is progressing and changing every single day and most people don't have the time to keep up with the most effective way to do it right. Not to worry though, this webinar, hosted by Blackbaud, will give you all the tips you need to know to do social media right.

The speakers include:

  • myself - Allyson Kapin, Co-founder of Rad Campaign
  • Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN

Get concrete advice from the newly released book Social Change Anytime Everywhere on what you need to be doing to build and mobilize your communities through multifaceted campaigns and by integrating social media into your online communications and outreach. 

Create Compelling Year-End Fundraising Campaigns 
July 18, 2013. Webinar, 2pm EST.
Cost: $96

Now that we are more than halfway through the year, you may have started thinking about your year-end campaigns. This webinar, hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, will walk you through how to bolster your year-end fundraising results and attract new donors who will continue to be loyal supporters long after the holiday season.

The speakers include:

  • Peter Pugliese, e-Fundraising Manager, Autism Speaks
  • Will Nolan, Director of Communications and Administration, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • Elizabeth Ricca, Director of Strategy, Big Duck

The speakers will showcase campaigns from smaller groups that produced impressive results, as well as share tips for creating a compelling year-end campaign without breaking your budget.

Generation 2 Generation Award Celebration
July 19, 2013. Washington, DC.
Cost: $30 - $50

Join Choice USA this weekend for the Generation 2 Generation Celebration & Awards. This is the event to attend if you want to be inspired by young reproductive justice advocates and their mentors. And you won't want to miss keynote speaker, Jessica Valenti. The last year has seen many attacks on reproductive freedom, but it's also been a year of victories rooted in the passion and commitment of young people working for justice. If that's not a reason to celebrate, then what is?

Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference
July 31 - August 2, 2013. Washington, DC.
Cost: Varies

This year's Bridge conference education program features three days of learning from the best and brightest in marketing and fundraising in the industry. There will be more than 70 educational sessions, many networking opportunities, and the show-and-tell Solutions Showcase to discover the newest approaches to integrated marketing.

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
August 3 - 6, 2013. Atlanta, GA.
Cost: Varies

The Center for Association Leadership has created a space for more than 120 innovative learning sessions. You can visit their Creative Learning page to discover different learning opportunities and session formats offered at this year's conference. And ASAE allows you to sort through their schedule by session type, track, and more to make sure you're fulfilling your goals.

What the Hell is Wrong With You People? What the Hell Just Happened?
August 7, 2013. Webinar, 11am EST. 
Cost: $30 for Members / $60 for Nonmember

This webinar, hosted by NTEN, will discuss project management for the brave hearted, featuring insider tips to really get going, including: 

  • How to identify good opportunities;
  • How to earn stakeholder buy in;
  • How to get a project proposal approved;
  • How to successfully implement a deliverable;
  • How to measure desired outcomes;

 What events are you hosting, or have you registered for? Maybe we'll see you there!


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.