Archive for the ‘2:45 – 3:45 pm’ Category

The Pitchathon: American Idol for Your Cause

Posted by | May 5, 2011 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Sessions | 0 Comments

Darian Rodriguez Heyman, author, Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals | Jacob Harold, program officer, Hewlett Foundation | Jennie Winton, co-founder, Mission Minded | Ahmed Rahim, CEO, Numi Tea | Holly Minch, consultant, LightBox Collaborative

Cocktail parties and elevator rides will never be the same after you join us for this insightful, dynamic workshop. Learn from your peers as we listen to a variety of pitches, after which an expert panel of judges — including real-life philanthropists and grantmakers — will provide candid feedback on what’s hitting home, what needs tweaking, why, and even how. You may even witness a few pitch remixes, where our seasoned message mavens rework and recite a tightened up version of spiels in real time, just before they award an exciting prize to two top finishers.

Interested in competing in the pitchathon? Here’s how to apply.

The Transformative Power of the Co-Active Approach

Posted by | April 5, 2011 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Sessions | 0 Comments

Athena Katsaros, leadership trainer, executive and team coach, IdeaTribe

A key role of a leader is to create an environment that is inspiring for everyone in it. What if you were able to interact with your employees, colleagues, clients, funders, volunteers and other important relationships in a way that brought out their best? Encouraged them to take ownership of their challenges? Invited transformation in them? Dramatically enhanced your relationships with them? In this interactive session, you’ll watch a coaching demonstration, learn how to use a Co-Active “coach approach” and come away with new skills and ideas you can put into practice right away. (Free sample coaching sessions with certified CTI coaches are also available at Boot Camp by reservation.)

Fast Media – Harnessing the Power of Citizen Journalists to Get Your Story Out

Posted by | March 16, 2011 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Sessions | 1 Comment

Queena Kim, community editor, Bay Citizen | Tanya Jo Miller, co-host of Cyberfrequencies, KPCC (L.A.’s NPR affiliate)

You’ve heard it again and again: You should make a fill in the blank (video, blog, slideshow) about your event! But it seems like you’re the only person on earth who can’t figure it out. What video equipment do I need? What if I don’t have editing software? What sort of photo camera works best? Do I need to hire somebody to do this? In this workshop, we’ll teach you the art of “Fast Media” or the art of telling your story quickly using basic consumer gear (i.e. cell phones’ video cams, your sister’s digital camera), software and enlisting the help of regular folks in your organization. The emphasis will be on raw video or making videos that need little editing. You’ll also learn easy ways to use photos to tell a story if video isn’t available. The session will address ways to make media that will resonate beyond your interest group. In other words, how do you make a video that a blogger might post? How do you take pictures that might get a journalist interested? Attendees must have a digital camera or video camera to participate in this lecture (cell phones are fine!)

Community Engagement 2011 – Listen / Collaborate / Act

Posted by | March 14, 2011 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Sessions | 1 Comment

Daniel Homsey, City Administrator’s Office, Neighborhood Empowerment Network, City & County of San Francisco

All too often we rush into communities and neighborhoods with pre-conceived notions of people’s problems and needs and provide them with ready-to-wear programs and solutions. The world of one-size-fits-all is over, and we need to learn how to engage with and understand a community or neighborhood and its inhabitants before rushing to fix the situation. Participants will learn about approaches for working in and engaging with people in their locales, the importance of facilitating and listening rather than assuming and fixing, and be oriented to a few of the new and emerging tools and skills useful to your role as a change agent.

How to Make Your Content More Visible & Appealing to Cause-Focused Media Outlets

Posted by | March 11, 2011 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Sessions | 0 Comments

Victoria Fine, managing editor, Causecast

The editors of online news portals scour the web seeking leads and stories to publish every day. Victoria Fine, Causecast managing editor, will discuss how editors look for content and how you can increase the chances of your story getting their attention. Participants will learn what types of content and media they should have publicly available, will be able to outline concrete next steps to make their content easier to find and generally more appealing to editors of cause-based news outlets, and will understand of how publishers choose stories and news.

Neighborhood Play, Every Day

Posted by | March 11, 2011 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Sessions | 0 Comments

Mike Lanza, founder and chief play officer, Playborhood

Children hardly play outside on their own in their neighborhoods. Most parents lament this fact, but feel powerless to change it. This session will give parents and neighborhood activists the tools they need to give children a life of neighborhood play, every day. Participants will learn about six innovative communities in the US that have successfully addressed this problem, and then get a comprehensive set of step-by-step solutions.