Relationships are the foundation of any enterprise; you rely on them for everything from finding new members and volunteers, accessing new resources and vendors, to researching, prospecting and connecting with donors. But in an age where it's easy to run up lists of connections in the thousands or even tens of thousands, how do you manage those connections and turn them in to relationships that benefit your organization?
Using technology can help; there are many CRM and communication tools, including many that are free or cheap, that can help non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs build their lists and engage with them to build community, capacity, clientele and donor base. Our speakers will provide an introduction to some of those tools and show how to use them effectively to meet your organization's needs.
Maria Semple is an experienced researcher, trainer, and frequent speaker on prospect research. She consults with non-profit organizations, financial services firms and small businesses interested in findingtheir best prospects for long-term business relationships. Maria is also an expert in email marketingstrategy and social media marketing, and is a consultant with Constant Contact and LinkedIn evangelist.
Sandra Schanzer is a computer consultant specializing in developing and enhancing relationship management tools such as Salesforce.com and Force.com for organizations and businesses of all types and sizes, for-profit and non-profit. She has more than 25 years experience in IT and business, and has worked with non-profit organizations large and small to optimize relationship management solutions for the purpose of outreach, volunteer and program management and fund-raising.
The presentation will kick off promptly at 7:00pm so please arrive a few minutes early to make sure you grab a seat.
Goodnik.org is proud to announce the Goodnik in Residence program! Goodnik has partnered with some of the best coworking communities in New York to provide more than $25,000 worth of free space for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit startups. We will be accepting applications for these spots, so keep your eyes open for more announcements about this program.
Also, as Goodnik expands we are looking for more help, specifically around event planning and community management. We are looking for one or two volunteers to help plan and organize an expanded schedule of workshops and events over the next six months. These people will be listed as co-organizers of the Goodnik meetup. If you'd like to help, send a note to [masked].
Finally, a special thanks to the sponsor of the event OURewards, which provides a fundraising tool for nonprofit organizations that allows their members to direct a portion of their purchases on hundreds of websites to the charity of their choice. OURewards is free and easy to set up, just visit http://www.OURewards.com for more information.