Last week, Nancy Schwartz, Katya Andresen, Sarah Durham and I hosted a meetup for nonprofit marketing and fundraising folks attending the Nonprofit Technology Conference in DC. This is our third year hosting the event, and it’s getting bigger every year.  (Note to NTEN: Give us a bigger room, and one NOT next to others, because when 300 people are networking, it’s LOUD.)

Sketches by Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

Sketches from the Meetup by Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

This year, our theme was dealing with competing priorities and finding the right balance when there’s always too much to do. We decided to ask participants to introduce themselves to two people they didn’t know, and then to work together on two assignments:

1) Writing down a tip or tool they use to make their work lives more manageable.

2) Writing down a question about juggling marketing priorities.

We then came back together and worked through both the tips and the questions. Katya did a great job creating a summary of the workshop on the fly:

Here are some other summaries of the event from Katya Andresen, Nancy Schwartz, and Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer (who also sketched the four of us!), and Twitter.

P.S. Here are some of our upcoming webinars at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com . . . if this post appealed to you, check out April 12 in particular!

March 24: Telling Powerful Stories about Everyday People

March 30: Storytelling for Fundraisers

April 7: Rethinking Your Nonprofit Newsletter: Making It More Relevant for Today

April 12: Time and Sanity Savers for the Overwhelmed Nonprofit Marketer

April 28: Making the Ask: Getting People to Give, Volunteer and More

May 5: Integrating Your Online and Offline Marketing into One Plan that Works

Published On: March 24, 2011|Categories: Nonprofit Communications, Nonprofit Training, Professional Development|

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