April 02, 2013
Is your company disruptive? Why that's a good thing.
MIT's Technology Review asks, "Is your company disruptive?" A disruptive company's innovations force other organizations to alter their strategic course. Disruptive companies demonstrate original and valuable technology, and bring that technology to their industries, influencing competitors and peers.
Their list of companies they consider disruptive includes Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Google and Twitter. But it's not just giant tech corporations that are innovating their fields - it's nonprofit organizations. The Stanford Social Innovation Review highlights one organization, For Love of Children (FLOC), whose entire staff spent one full workday this past fall on Facebook - and at the end of the day, the organization was nearly $114,000 wealthier. FLOC is one of many organizations taking advantage of social media and other new technologies to increase both awareness and funding of their cause. One of the most popular nonprofit campaigns of 2012 was conducted entirely via social media: Invisible Children's KONY 2012 video. The video has been shared more than 2 billion times in the past year, flooding the mainstream masses with knowledge of Joseph Kony - knowledge the vast majority did not have, and would not have gained. The impact the campaign had on public awareness of the issue was immeasurable.
Dedicated to elevating team performance, the 12th annual Securing the Future conference will focus on technology as innovation - changing the formerly linear process by which organizations found and engaged supporters into a complex, variable pathway with countless opportunities to engage more donors and volunteers than ever before.
This year's conference features keynote speakers:
- Randal Moss, Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at ACCO Brands and author of "The Future of NonProfits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age."
- Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director of NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network.
These two experts will discuss the way advancing technology affects nonprofits, and how your organization can take advantage of it.
The half day session includes breakfast, lunch, and plenty of networking with fellow nonprofit employees, supporters and volunteers.
Attendees of the 2012 Securing the Future conference say:
- It's a great day to see all the non-profit representatives all together!
- Thank you for bringing such a powerful message to our communities.
- This is one of (or maybe THE) premier non-profit networking events of the year. Loved how there were breaks to talk to other participants and two meals over which we could connect.
- This was my first Development Seminar and I came away much better informed and confident.
Register today! Please call 513-579-3111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.