Social Media for Social Change

General Session: Social Media for Social Change
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Produced in partnership with Social Media for Nonprofits

This engaging and highly interactive general session is being co-produced by Social Media for Nonprofits (SM4NP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Sit back and hold on to your seats as you learn about how leaders in the philanthropic world are using social media to make big impact and get big results—leading to social change. Hear from each of the speakers individually, be inspired by an amazing panel session, and then take part in an incredible Q&A with all the speakers together. Learn how to use social media, the internet, and new technologies effectively to get your message across, raise more money for your cause, make a change and impact the world!

Beth Kanter | Carolyn Miles | Ben Rattray | Ritu Sharma | Darian Rodriguez Heyman


Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter
Co-Author of Networked Nonprofit

Beth is a well-established international nonprofit Master Trainer, speaker, and author. She is the co-author of the best-selling books, “The Networked Nonprofit” and “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and she works with foundations and nonprofits to design and facilitate trainings that help them get better results from integrating digital technologies and networks.
Twitter: @kanter






Carolyn Miles

Carolyn Miles
President & CEO, Save the Children

Carolyn Miles is President & Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children. Save the Children is the leading independent organization inspiring breakthroughs in how the world treats children, achieving immediate and lasting change in their lives. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 125 million children in the US and in 120 countries. Carolyn joined the organization in 1998, was COO from 2004-2011, and became President and CEO in September 2011. During her senior leadership tenure, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Resources have gone from $250m to over $620m, 90% of which go to programs for children. Carolyn has focused on hunger, learning outcomes, and preventing child mortality as her signature issues. Earlier, she worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she confronted the deprivation of the region’s children and committed herself to their welfare. Carolyn has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, MFAN and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she received her MBA.
Twitter: @carolynsave


Ben Rattray

Ben Rattray
Founder & CEO, Change.org

Ben is the founder and CEO of Change.org, the world's largest platform for social change, and leads the company's strategic vision. A graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics, Ben is a frequent public speaker about the intersection of technology, innovation, and social change. He has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders and appeared in dozens of news outlets including the New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, CNN, NBC's Rock Center, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Twitter: @brattray







Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits

Ritu spearheads the only conference series in the country devoted to social media for social good. She is a public speaker, consultant, and event planner and heads up programming, marketing, and event logistics for the series. Previously, she produced the North American Social Media Marketing & Monitoring conference series for Our Social Times. Before that, she started a web development and social media business, which leveraged an international team across India, Romania, and the US.
Twitter: @RituSharma1






Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Co-Founder, Social Media for Nonprofits

Darian co-founded the only conference series in the country devoted to social media for social good, Social Media for Nonprofits, which educates social sector leaders on how to advance fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and recruitment efforts online. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation (2004 – 2008) and served as a Commissioner for the Environment for the City and County of San Francisco. He is the author of the best-selling book, Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals (Jossey-Bass), and is a public speaker that provides strategy, messaging, and fundraising consulting for nonprofits and green economy organizations.
Twitter: @dheyman


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