Social Media Survival Seminar: Help for the Rest of Us

Do you feel uneasy when you hear words like Web 2.0, blog, Twitter and viral video? While young colleagues effortlessly ride the fast-moving social media train, are you worried about being left behind? Well you’ll be pleased to know that Overbrook is will be co-hosting a seminar at Philanthropy New York on September 17th, 2009 called “Social Media Survival Seminar: Help for the Rest of Us”

This session is offered as part of Philanthropy New York's series TELLING OUR STORY, and will be presented by The Overbrook Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and The Nathan Cummings Foundation. All funders, particularly those interested in social justice, movement building, and media and communications are invited to attend. The program will begin with breakfast from 8:30-9:00 and then the program will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

The program will be led by Allison Fine, author of Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age and Tom Watson, Managing Partner, Cause Wired Communications, and author of CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World. If you participate you’ll learn how social media tools and philosophy can improve your efforts to plan and implement grantmaking strategies. Use your increased understanding to help grantees overcome their own barriers to using social media for social change. The session will include demonstrations of social media tools, videos used to advance mission, and related case studies.

Please note that there is no fee for this program, but registration is required by September 15th. Philanthropy New York Members can log in here to register yourself or a colleague online by clicking on the link above (visible through September 15th). If you have any questions, please contact