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When people from foundations get together to discuss the future of the news business, the conversation typically goes in two directions. The first is whether the deeply distressed ad-supported newspaper model can replaced by something more sustaining and what role — if any — can foundations play?
Here is who is coming to our 2012 Fall Conference in Seattle, Oct. 10-12 (as of October 7).
(Thanks to Jeff Stanger (@jeffcdi) for compiling a Twitter list of conference attendees.)
Social Media and Communication Consultant
Stiftung Mercator (Essen, Germany)
Director of Communications
Endowment For Health
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Guest Post: Susan Herr, PhilanthroMedia
One of the things that those of us who use social media most appreciate is its capacity to track how people are engaging with ideas and causes we are advancing. But according to Lisa Witter, Chief Change Officer at Fenton, engaging with content goes beyond just seeing something that’s been posted or published online.
Video is everywhere. Collectively, we upload 48 hours of video to YouTube every minute. Nonprofits and foundations upload hours of video to their websites, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. It seems like every good cause in the world is either using video or panicking because they haven’t started yet and feel like they’re falling behind.
Guest Post: Erin Campbell Boltz, Spitfire Strategies, and John Passacantando, former executive director, Greenpeace USA
While the fall elections are many months away, there’s no time like the present for nonprofits and their foundation supporters to begin planning issue campaigns for 2013 when the focus returns to policy matters. The first decisions: determining what’s achievable and assessing who and what stands in the way to success. That’s some of the advice from Erin Campbell Boltz, senior vice president at Spitfire Strategies, and John Passacantando, former executive director of Greenpeace USA, who share their list of campaign to-dos.