Nonprofits Embrace Being More Human
Understanding the power of social media and how to harness it effectively can help nonprofit organizations engage their community and rally people to their cause, but how does it fit in with more traditional types of media that retain their ability to reach a huge audience? This question was the primary focus for the 2012 Social Media for Nonprofits Conference held on December 6th. The conference offered social media tools and strategic concepts to over 100 nonprofit professionals and volunteers. The event was presented by ConnectVA and hosted at the studio facilities of the Community Idea Stations.
The annual event featured nine engaging breakout sessions and a keynote presentation, “What Social Media Means for Leadership,” in which speaker Jamie Notter presented the case for why leadership is currently failing in our organizations. He stressed, that like social media, management can succeed by being open, trustworthy, generative, courageous - or what he termed, “human principles.”
The new ConnectVA website was also unveiled at the start of the conference which provides our community with a platform to engage and communicate in a more human way. Visit ConnectVA.org to learn more.