Be Good Be Social Toronto is coming…

A special guest blog post from Clare McDowall, lead organiser of Be Good Be Social Toronto.

I first got involved with Be Go Be Social back in the summer of 2010 when I was working at Oxfam in Scotland.  I knew Ross McCulloch on Twitter and through Third Sector Lab, and working with his wife Rosie.  When Ross asked me to help with planning the first event in Edinburgh in October 2010 I was delighted to help.  Unfortunately Oxfam had other plans and I was to be in Armenia at the time of the conference and had to step away from the planning.  To this day Ross and I have never met in person, but the power of social media keeps our professional friendship strong despite the fact I now live 5 hours behind him.  I was so pleased when Ross got in touch a few weeks ago to ask if I would consider creating Be Good Be Social Toronto! Yes, I’ll do it!

Now what? Luckily for me there are no shortage of talented and enthusiastic non-profit professionals in Toronto who love social media as much as I do.  I’m thrilled to introduce Marcie Crosbie of Plan Canada, Laura Bradley of SickKids Foundation, Emma Jenkin of The Canadian Music Centre, Claire Kerr of Artez Interactive, Dani LaGiglia of Small Change Fund, Nicole Kallmeyer a communications specialist who most recently worked with Teachers Without Borders and Frankie Chow a recent graduate of one of the best fundraising and volunteer management courses in the country.

An amazing venue has been confirmed, and October 27th is the date. 5.30pm. We’ll be asking Torontonian non-profits what they want to learn and building our programme of speakers from there.  What to you want to learn? Who do you want to learn from? This is no ordinary conference with speakers who fly around the world getting paid thousands to present their same theories time and again with a $300+ price tag.   You’ll be hearing from your peers, what tools they use and why, what worked for them, and what didn’t. For non-profits and by non-profit staff.

And best of all, It’s free.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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