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Thursday, March 13 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Real Talk on Technology and Organizing

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New technologies have transformed how individuals and organizations build power and create change - and as much as it gets hyped, not always for the better. In this session we will get real about the challenges that new digital tools create for organizing, proven strategies for overcoming them, and ideas for how campaigns must adapt to a new landscape for social change.  Panelists will share their experiences working with 350.org, Advocates for Youth, The Sierra Club, MoveOn, and more! This session is for nonprofit staff and campaigners looking to implement successful advocacy campaigns that can scale.  

Takeaways: 1) Proven strategies for overcoming the challenges new technologies create for organizing; 2) Examples of when new digital tools will and won’t support your advocacy campaigns; 3) Ideas for how to undertake effective long term organizing in this new world of organizing. 

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Rachel Rye Butler

Campaign Representative, Beyond Oil, Sierra Club
The short version: Organizing, campaigning, social justice, climate, bikes. The long version: Rachel Rye Butler is an organizer standing on the shoulders of giants to fight for a world where communities come before corporate greed, energy is clean, and there really is justice... Read More →
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Rosy Kalfus

Strategic Partnerships Manager, MoveOn.org
Rosy Kalfus leads MoveOn’s Progressive Partnerships program, bringing MoveOn’s newly relaunched online petitions platform to hundreds of progressive allies, and developing and leading innovative digital campaigns. Prior to her work with MoveOn, Rosy consulted for Grassroots Solutions... Read More →
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Austen Levihn-Coon

Chief Innovation Officer, Fission Strategy
Austen specializes in leveraging technology for social impact for nonprofits and foundations. He has a background in grassroots campaigns and social movement theory, both of which contribute to his current work at Fission Strategy overseeing the strategic design, development, and... Read More →

Thao Nguyen

Director of Outreach, National Women’s Law CenterThao Nguyen is the Director of Outreach for Health and Reproductive Rights. She oversees the outreach efforts for the Center's work on health care, reproductive rights, and judicial nominations. She helped manage the successful health... Read More →

Hemly Ordonez

State Strategies Manager, Advocates for Youth
Hemly Ordόñez is the State Strategies Manager at Advocates for Youth. She works with local and state-based organizations and youth activists across the country to advocate for cultural and policy changes that improve and value young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights... Read More →

Thursday March 13, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Madison A
  Strategy, Breakout

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