Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2 more free "Do Something" Boot Camps for Young Aspiring Changemakers.


Photo: March 2009 Boot Camp. More photos here.

Do Something holds one day-long Boot Camps at different locations around the USA to help people age 25 & under take their ideas for social change projects and make them happen. Lots more info about these Boot Camps in these 2 previous posts.

I just received an email from Do Something announcing 2 upcoming Boot Camps:

CHICAGO BOOT CAMP
Sat Oct 16
Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
9:00am to 5:30 pm (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
FREE
Registration deadline is Oct 1


NYC BOOT CAMP
Sat Nov 13
New York, NY (Exact Location TBA)
9:00am to 5:30 pm (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
FREE
Registration deadline Nov 1

Register here.

If you can't attend in person then you can stream it here.

Streaming Schedule:
9:00-9:30: Morning Keynote: Aria Finger, Do Something, COO
9:40-10:35: Branding and Marketing
10:45-11:40: Individual Donors
12:50-1:20: Do Something Youth Panel (Hear from 3 Do Something Youth who have all successfully started their own community action projects or not-for-profit organizations)
1:30-2:25: Public Relations
2:35-3:30: Digital Storytelling
3:40-4:30: Interviews with young social leaders


Details on the Sessions:
BRANDING AND MARKETING
Speaker: Aria Finger, Do Something, COO
This session will highlight the five essential elements of a strong brand and help you better define your project or organization. Aria will discuss why a strong brand is important and how to put into action various branding and marketing strategies. This session will provide you with tips for creating a lasting brand and make you stand out among the rest.

INDIVIDUAL DONORS
Speaker: Jessica Scheer, Do Something, Director of Development
Responding to your organization’s fundraising needs through individual donor fundraising can be a tricky and complicated process. It can also be simple, straightforward, and incredibly rewarding if executed correctly. In this session we will explore the effectiveness of different tactics (i.e. direct mail, door-to-door, events, phone solicitation), and discuss who to ask, how to ask, and how to follow up.

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Speaker: Megan Anhalt, Do Something, Director of Media & Talent Relations
Tired of writing press releases that no one reads? Learn "how to" get noticed and get attention for your cause or project! Find out tips on increasing your media exposure, utilizing new forms of journalism and how to make the most out of the press you get.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Speaker: John Cassidy, Do Something, Digital Media Associate
In an increasingly digital world, it is becoming more and more important to become digitally literate. How well do you know your digital tool kit -- both the free and industry-standard applications that are out there right now? Ever wonder how your favorite viral video was made? Or that awesome poster you saw on the street yesterday? Once you understand the tools that are at your disposal, we will discuss how to best harness them to tell your story -- be it about your idea, your project, or your organization.

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