Online Promotion of Nonprofit Events?
June 21, 2005 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Non-Profit Event Promotion Filter: This one's for all you do-gooders out there. Where do you find conferences, trainings, etc. to support your non-profit career?

The organization that I work for produces a conference each summer teaching strategic communications for non-profit social change organizations (think ACORN or Jobs with Justice, not the Fuzzy Kitten Society of Poughkeepsie). Participants are chosen through a competitive application process. More applications equals a better pool of folks to choose from.

I'm looking for new online places to promote the event: calendars, list serves, etc. like Idealist.org or the lists at Riseup.net. So my question is: nonprofit/ progressive types, where do you find training opportunities online, or alternatively, where do you promote your organization's events?
posted by hwickline to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Looking for http://del.icio.us/ tags like "charity" and "non-profit" seems like it might be a good way to find high-traffic sites.
posted by phearlez at 10:37 AM on June 21, 2005


I belong to a number of local professional organizations (Maine Association of Nonprofits, Association for Volunteer Administrators, Portland Area Volunteer Administrators (PAVA), Maine Commision for Community Service, etc.) and I get almost all my information through them -- newsletters, email lists, etc.

If you're specifically targeting progressives, you might also want to work with groups like USAction, Democracy for America, ACT, or MoveOn to directly target their membership. I work for a statewide progressive grassroots org, and we get a lot of direct mail from these groups promoting a variety of conferences and such.

Or, there's this list. But bear in mind that most progressives are active in their local/statewide organizations (i.e. "grassroots") rather than as part of a more national picture (its part of the problem with the progressive movement, but that's a conversation for another time). this might be a useful list.
posted by anastasiav at 1:15 PM on June 21, 2005


Thanks for the ideas, phearlez and anastasiav- I'll check 'em out.
posted by hwickline at 7:10 AM on June 22, 2005


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