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Thursday, March 13 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Day 1 Plenary: Ignite with Ideas

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Thursday Awards

Before we begin, we'll announce the winner of the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards (presented by See3 Communications, YouTube, the Nonprofit Technology Network, The National Youth Media Network and National Alliance for Media and Culture, and sponsored by Cisco).

Thursday Plenary

Join Amy Sample Ward and start your conference off with a bang! This morning will feature the DoGooder Video Awards as well as 6 special Ignite presentations chosen from our community.
  • Online Fundraising Lessons Learned from 80's TV Shows
    Speaker: Rich Dietz, Founder, Nonprofit R+D
    I watched WAY too much TV in the 80's. For years I thought it was a total waste of time, but now I realize there were some very valuable fundraising lessons to be learned in those cheesy 80's sitcoms.  (80’s attire optional but highly encouraged)
  • Bringin’ Techie Back
    Speaker: Steve Heye, Manager of Technology, The Cara Program
    The world of technology has changed and continues to rapidly change. In fact, it even seems the very definition of technology has changed. Today's techie is a reflection of this, but it seems we may have lost sight of what makes a techie a techie. So I am bringin’ techie back.
  • What we've learned in 6 months of "When You Work At A Nonprofit"
    Speaker: Leanne Pittsford, CEO & Founder, Start Somewhere
    In August 2013, we created "When You Work At A Nonprofit", which catalogs daily life working in the nonprofit sector. Since its explosion, we've learned a ton about the amazing people who work for social good. In this session, Leanne Pittsford will walk through what we've learned and what it means for the sector, as told through the top 10 Gifs on "When You Work At A Nonprofit".
  • Community Media: Empowering Community Technologists
    Speaker: Craig Sinclair, Digital Media Manager, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
    For over 35 years, Community Media has empowered media makers across the US, providing audio/ video training and distribution. Now both our individual and non-profit community producers are also community technologists, mastering new digital skills, and creating new technologies.
  • From Pessimist to World-Changing Optimist: The Five-Year Plan
    Speaker: Sue Anne Reed, Account Manager, The Engage Group
    In 1994, I dropped out of college and couldn’t keep a job because I was depressed and couldn’t manage my chronic pain. I hated the world, and I thought the world hated me back. How did I go from depressed pessimist to world-changing optimist? It wasn’t easy.
  • 7 Sexy Secrets of Highly Successful Campaigns
    Speaker: Cheryl Contee, CEO, Fission Strategy
    Some campaigns are more awesomely impactful & inspiring than others. We've all stood back in amazement at some of our favorites. Cheryl will enlighten you on the secrets you can use to make your next campaign sparkle!


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Cheryl Contee

CEO & Co-Founder, Attentive.ly/Fission
Cheryl Contee, Partner at Fission Strategy, specializes in helping non-profit organizations and foundations use social media to create social good. She was also the co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics writing as “Jill Tubman” on one of the top black blogs online. Cheryl was recently named as an Affiliate of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Cheryl is included in The Root 100 list of established and... Read More →
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Rich Dietz

Founder, Nonprofit R+D
Rich Dietz began his nonprofit career when he was the director of a mentoring organization in college. He has spent the last 20+ years working both in and with a wide variety of nonprofit, political, and government organizations as well as technology companies focused on the nonprofit sector, including Convio, KIMBIA and Abila. It is this unique background and experience - working directly in nonprofit organizations AND working on the... Read More →
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Steven Heye

Manager of Technology, The Cara Program
Steve Heye is the Manager of Technology at The Cara Program in Chicago. He is responsible for managing the strategy and ongoing operations related to technology for The Cara Program. His previous role was at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA's online presence including the web sites, intranet, and social networking. Before that he was with the Technology Resource Group at YMCA of the... Read More →
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Leanne Pittsford

CEO & Founder, Start Somewhere

Sue Anne Reed

Project/Production Manager, The Engage Group
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Craig Sinclair

Digital Media Manager, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Craig has worked in multimedia IT and Humanities academia since the late 90s, harmoniously integrating the two worlds in his myriad pursuits. | | He connects people and technologies, translating theorists and developer speak for end users (and vice versa), as an academic, designer, editor, film maker, speaker, and technical writer. | | Craig is an enthuser and advocate for open source, free speech, media literacy, and Balearic music.

Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon 1

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