"Social media" is the newest buzz term for companies trying to find innovative ways to impact their bottom lines. Happily, social media is also being used by a lot of organizations who are striving for the greater good, as well. One such organization is Social Media For Social Change (SM4SC), a volunteer-based group of technology and marketing professionals who host events -- both live and virtual -- to benefit charities. The group is teaming with Grassroots.org and the Grassroots Web Meetup to host next week's SocialChangeCamp in New York City.
SocialChangeCamp's inaugural event, "How to Do More with Less: Leveraging Technology for Social Change," will take place Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New York University's Woolworth Building. The event will host sessions and discussions on how non-profits, charities and other organizations can use social media to more meaningfully engage with their communities. Topics include volunteer recruitment, online community building, grassroots organizing, donor cultivation and fundraising and facilitating effective advocacy.
"New York City is a natural fit for the inaugural SocialChangeCamp. Not only is it a hub for so many industries that are trying to do more with less right now, but it also serves as an incubator for an exceptionally strong tech community,” explained Matthew Knell, co-founder, web marketing and technology, SM4SC and co-organizer, SocialChangeCamp.
Tickets are $10 for the general public but free admission is offered to the first 25 members of the NYU community with valid NYU ID.