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How Charities use Twitter and YOU can also!

Come join your fellow Tweetmasters as we learn from those who are effectively using Twitter to enhance branding and raise funds.

This meeting will focus on Charities & Non-profits and how they use Twitter for branding and increasing donations. This panel discussion has three experts who are in the charity/non-profit world, who will share best practices and some stories of actual lessons learned.

Panel includes:

Kristin Foringer
Communications and Development Manager
Kristin manages the social media accounts for the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Find her on @baytrust.

Doug Lent
Regional Communications Officer, American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region.
Doug is responsible for raising the local visibility of the Red Cross to support its mission and to help the community understand how to prepare for and respond to disasters. Doug is the primary local Red Cross media spokesperson, handles all social media for Region and assists with marketing campaigns. The Chesapeake Region includes Baltimore City, a dozen Maryland counties and Mineral County, West Virginia. Doug manages these accounts @RedCrossMD @scottsalemme and his personal @borrowedlent

Jen Martin
Manager, Social Communications & Strategy for AARP
Jen manages the social presence for the AARP Foundation, Create the Good and Drive to End Hunger, which includes attending the occasional NASCAR race. You can follow Jen at @iheartrocknroll

The panel discussion will be moderated by Gene Deems, eGov and Online Services Manager of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

This is a timely discussion because The Great Give, Anne Arundel County's first 24 hour online giving campaign will occur from 7 p.m. on May 15 to 7 p.m. on May 16. We will be asking all Tweetmasters to help spread the word to help 123 participating charities that are in our county.

Please RSVP today to attend this great event where you can network, make new friends and learn something new.

BONUS: The first 14 who RSVP and show up will receive a special gift from Gene Deems in recognition of The Great Give. Door prize drawing of two sets of two Bowie Baysox tickets courtesy of Eye on Annapolis. Also a few other door prizes.

Social and Networking: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Happy Hour Specials through 7 p.m.)

Program Begins: 6:00 p.m. and ends about 7:00 p.m.

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  • Barb C.

    See you next month!

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to tonight's discussion!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Gene D.

    Welcome new members! Can't believe our group has grown to 65 members in a little more than two months. We are so happy so many share the same interest in and passion for Twitter.

    May 4, 2013

  • Gene D.

    The Baysox tickets are for raffle drawing. The gift to the first 14 is from me personally in the spirit of The Great Give.'s admin panel is awesome and let's us know who RSVPd and when. So will have print out list with dates, times and people.

    May 4, 2013

  • John F.

    Wow, did I win the Baysox tickets? I think I was #14

    May 2, 2013

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