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Thursday, March 5 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Organizers Connect - #15NTCcommbuild

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Are you a community manager or builder? Let’s get together to share best tips, gossip, and best practices. It doesn’t matter if your focus is online or offline–we have much to learn from each other.

This session is a facilitated discussion for community organizers, builders, and advocates. Attend this session to meet up with fellow community organizers and discuss the struggles, challenges, and rewards of community organizing. In this audience-focused session, we discuss many of the challenges that community organizers face, including growing your community online and offline, the logistics of hosting events, creative formats for events, and more. Come prepared to discuss your successes and struggles with organizing your group! Let’s use this opportunity to create a peer network and capacity around building communities.

Takeaways:
1) Meet other community organizers
2) Learn about innovative community organizing techniques
3) Share ways to connect with other community organizers and organizer resources.

Speakers
avatar for Thea Aldrich

Thea Aldrich

Random Hacks of Kindness
I am a connector and resource provider who works at the intersection of open source for good technology communities and non-profit organizations. As a community, we build open source technologies specifically to help solve some of the world's most pressing challenges.
avatar for Elijah van der Giessen

Elijah van der Giessen

NetSquared Community Manager, Techsoup Global
Eli strives to be a connector - the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He's been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically he'll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love. | | Currently he's the NetSquared Community Manager supporting a global volunteer network of 50 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector... Read More →
avatar for Praan Misir

Praan Misir

Information and Database Management Officer, Canadian Race Relations Foundation
As the Information and Database Manager for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Praan works to support the organization’s efforts in developing and implementing a robust digital management and engagement strategy. Prior to this, Praan has worked for a number of nonprofit organizations in Toronto in capacities which blended his passions for community building and digital engagement.
avatar for Jamie Smith, YNPN National

Jamie Smith, YNPN National

Co-Executive Director, YNPN
I'm eagerly looking forward to my third YNPN conference! The sessions keep getting better and better, but by far my favorite part of this event every year is the people. | | I'd love to chat about: Nonprofit infrastructure & talent development; Delivering nonprofit services in rural areas; Game of Thrones; The amazing book you're reading right now; Where you got that cool skirt; Where you see yourself in 3-5 years; Where you see YNPN in 3-5... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
MR 8B

Attendees (46)