Social Media for Nonprofits’ Boot Camp & #SM4NP Conference


Social Media for Nonprofits is the world’s only conference series dedicated to social media for social good, and this year their San Francisco conference is expanding to include a nonprofit boot camp. Previously produced by the Craigslist Foundation, the October 10, 2013 boot camp will feature four educational tracks including: Marketing, Technology, Fundraising and Nonprofit Fundamentals. If you register for both the bootcamp and the October 11 conference, you’ll save 25%. PLUS, if you use the code ‘Heller’ in your registration you’ll receive an additional $30 off, making this two day event as low as $220 total!

Speakers at the boot camp include Chip Conley, an author and former TED speaker who will be giving the keynote on Thursday, October 10th about helping your nonprofit operate at its peak performance. After the keynote session and some words from sponsors, attendees will be selecting different educational tracks on specific areas to help their nonprofits.

Boot Camp Sessions

The nonprofit basics track has sessions on employment law myths, creating value through employee development and strategic board recruitment while the marketing track will discuss creating a communications game plan, how to approach your newsletters and searching for good, a session on search engines and adwords. The fundraising track will focus on integrating your fundraising strategies, jumpstarting your individual giving and reality grant making with the Technology track will concentrate on sessions like trends in technology, how to use Google grants for your organization and working with design studios.


The session titles alone are reason enough to go, but take a look at some of the speakers they have lined up for the boot camp on October 10th and Conference on October 11th:

  • Kivi LeRoux Miller – President of
  • Pamela Davis – Founder, President & CEO of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group
  • Lesley Mansford – CEO of Razoo
  • Marc Blakeman – Regional Vice President of External Affairs at AT&T California
  • Katherine Bella – CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bay Area
  • Eric Facas – CEO of Media Cause
  • Beth Kanter – Co-Author of Networked Nonprofit
  • Elyse Tager – Regional Development Director of Constant Contact
  • David Lehr – Senior Director of Strategy & Impact of TechSoup Global

Conference Sessions

This isn’t even half of the speakers that will be presenting on October 10th and 11th at JCCSF in San Francisco. Sessions on Friday include growing your nonprofit with email and social media, finding soul mates in the world of friends and crowdfunding 101. We analyzed the tweets from #SM4NP’s event in Austin a few months ago, and there was a ton of great content shared from those attendees.

Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up now at and don’t forget to use the code ‘Heller’ for $30 off your registration fee!

Monika McMahon

About Monika McMahon

Monika joined Heller Consulting after spending 8 years in the Boulder technology startup scene. She is an expert in Social and Digital marketing, adopting and implementing new (and old) platforms for organizations ranging from ecommerce, SaaS, and nonprofits. Monika not only understands how these platforms work but how to use them to meet business objectives. When she is not educating and sharing her online talents, she can be found enjoying the music scene in Denver.

One comment

  1. Susan Kenna Wright

    The JCCSF hosts a lot of great events. Keep an eye on their calendar.

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