Seminar to focus on ‘Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits’

BizTimes invites executives from southeastern Wisconsin’s nonprofit organizations to attend a seminar focusing on “Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits.”
The seminar will be held Thursday, April 29, at 2:45 p.m. at the BizTech Conference & Expo. The event is free to people who pre-register to attend by clicking here.
The event will feature a panel discussion among three nonprofit executives who have successfully utilized social media and a public relations expert who will discuss social media trends.
The panelists at the event will include:
Faithe Colas, community relations director for the Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee. Colas will discuss about the success of the Salvation Army’s Virtual Red Kettle Campaign and its use of Twitter and Facebook.
Carol Voss, public relations and marketing director for IndependenceFirst, a nonprofit dedicated to providing a wide variety of resources to people with disabilities. Voss will talk about how the organization’s social media campaign on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn has helped it gain national exposure for its mission and has it better integrate with the business community and other supporters.
Caroline Anderson, public relations and advocacy coordinator at Meta House Inc. Anderson will discuss social media’s role in Meta House’s rebranding initiative, as well as the recent success of the organization’s “A Day for Meta House.”
Christina Stedar, president of Clear Verve Marketing. Clear Verve has sanctioned several social media events for nonprofits. Stedar, in partnership with Catral Doyle and the Welke Group, devised and hosted TriAdathon, a 24-hour creative event that helped several local nonprofits with their creative, social media and marketing strategies.
The seminar will be moderated by BizTimes executive editor Steve Jagler and BizTimes reporter Alysha Schertz.
The seminars at the BizTech Conference and Expo will be led by experts and cover a variety of topics, including innovation, social media, human resources, customer relations, emotional intelligence, marketing, information technologies, sales, leadership, sustainability, cash flow, mergers and acquisitions, legal, lean manufacturing, building efficiencies, higher education, website design, state business grants, angel investments and wealth management.


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