Taming the Social Media Beast: Rebecca Gordon Selected as Featured Speaker, 2013 BoardSource Leadership Forum

2013-10-22 10.20.22 amEach year, more than 700 nonprofit leaders from around the world gather with an impressive array of experts to discuss the newest thinking and practices in nonprofit governance and solutions to current leadership issues at the BoardSource Leadership Forum.

This year, the Rebecca Gordon Group is proud to announce our very own Rebecca Gordon has been selected to share her social insight on taming the social media beast through “Creating Something Out of Nothing: Social Media in the Nonprofit Sector” at the 2013 BoardSource Leadership Forum, in Los Angeles, CA.

“Social media communications offers nonprofits an opportunity to more easily do what we are good at,” says Gordon, “Connect and cultivate communities, partners, donors, and friends, who are the lifeblood of meeting our missions and changing the world.”

Gordon’s session is designed to pinpoint common social media related leadership challenges in the nonprofit sector, while providing lighthearted, workable solutions that will garner results and an overall return of investment. Highlights are to include the importance of “Understanding Your Audience,” “Embracing the Editorial Calendar,” and the importance of a solid social media strategy.

Want to learn how to tame the beast?  Check out “Creating Something Out of Nothing: Social Media in the Nonprofit Sector” at the 2013 BoardSource Leadership Forum, where Rebecca will walk participants through the jungle and tame the social media beast.

For more information view Gordon’s latest post on Exceptionalboards.com, or visit the 2013 BoardSource Leadership Forum website.




BoardSource Leadership Forum 2013

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We are thrilled to announce that Rebecca and Joe will be speaking at the BoardSource Leadership Forum in Los Angeles in November. BLF is the only national conference focused on nonprofit boards. This year’s theme is Bold Leadership: Taking Risks, Thinking Big! The forum will feature more than 30 sessions, with presentations by speakers from across the country… including us! The forum will have six different tracks with three levels of each, 101, 201 and 301. The tracks will be:

  • Bold Leadership and Board Engagement
  • Taking Risks and Accountability
  • Thinking Big: Strategy and Innovation
  • Game Changers
  • Fundraising
  • Board Boot Camp

We will be presenting a 201 session on “Thinking Big: Strategy and Innovation.” Here’s more information about our session:

Creating Something Out of Nothing: Social Media in the Nonprofit Sector

We all know of organizations that have used social media to dramatically impact their connections with the people they serve as well as potential donors. Joe Bradley and Rebecca Gordon will present some real-life social media success stories that you may not be familiar with, as well as some efforts that didn’t work. They’ll touch base on the basics of Facebook and Twitter and dive into the often unexplored potential of channels like Pinterest, Foursquare, and Instagram. They also will give live demonstrations about how you can set up a photo or video contest though social media to encourage your stakeholders to tell your organization’s story and provide insight about how to post, when to post, and most important, what to post.

If you’d like to attend the forum, you can find more information here