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Social Media: Exploring Opportunities and Making Informed Decisions

Presenter: Ash Shepherd, Technology Associate, TACS

Date: June 11, 2009

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed or intimidated by social media opportunities? Not sure what options exist, what they do, and what it means for your nonprofit? Join TACS Technology Associate for an in-depth look at what social media looks like in the nonprofit sector, and find out what you need to know to make informed decisions.

We’ll explore:

  • Setting a Context: What do we mean by “Social Media”?
  • What are the major tools nonprofits are using?
  • Case study examples of how social media is being used successfully
  • What should you consider to determine if social media is right for your organization or if your organization is right for social media?


With a hands-on approach, Ash will demonstrate how to use the more popular social media tools, and explore the implications of “opening up the conversation” and the potential issues that can arise. You’ll find out about what things you should consider when choosing how to engage in social media activities, and leave with an understanding of how social media can fit into your organization’s communication plan.

* Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop so they can participate in a number of working social media examples throughout the session.

Ash Shepherd is a Technology Associate with TACS/NPower Oregon and true friend of the “Accidental Techie”. With 10+ years working in the nonprofit sector, he has a clear understanding of the challenges organizations face and strives to help them find realistic solutions.

Who should attend: Participants with varying levels of technology experience will benefit from this workshop. Special Offer

Register by May 31 and you will be entered to win a free one-hour consultation with Ash Shepherd! As the winner, you can schedule this consultation after the workshop, and Ash will offer specialized assistance and advice on social media solutions for your organization.


Ecotrust Conference Center

721 NW 9th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97209

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General: $85.00

NAO Member Admission: $76.50 - Learn more about the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO).


REGISTER BY PHONE: 503.239.4001

Registration includes continental breakfast.