WAPA Presents: Social Media and Fundraising Workshop

  • 17 Oct 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School


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WAPA Presents: Fundraising and Social Media Workshop

Speakers: Shanyn Ronis and Kayla Sousa
Date: 17 October 2013
Time:  7:00 pm
Location: Sumner School, Rotating Gallery G-4

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Social media, when used correctly, can be an immensely powerful tool for promoting events, expanding the public profile of organizations and causes, and, above all, raising funds. This presentation will provide an overview of how to devise a cohesive, successful social media strategy across various platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, E-mail campaigns, Linked-in, Crowd-Sourcing Platforms, and organizational websites. It will explore how this strategy should be used to enhance fundraising efforts and create lasting relationships with donors.

The Education Global Access Program (E-GAP) was founded through a partnership of anthropologists, teachers, IT professionals, and globally-minded volunteers. The non-profit carries out education initiatives throughout the developing world, and currently has projects in Peru, Guatemala, and India. Their approach revolves around using technology to create networks of human support that promote education and empower communities to become the stewards of their own futures.

Presenter Bio:

Shanyn Ronis is a sociocultural anthropologist trained at the George Washington University and the University of Chicago. She has worked for the past five years in domestic politics, managing campaigns in Virginia and working on the independent expenditure committees for Colorado State House races. She has worked extensively throughout Latin America and Western Europe, and in 2013, Ronis founded the Education Global Access Program (E-GAP) in order to create a development strategy that relies heavily on anthropological methods of ethnographic assessment and grassroots community empowerment, and that works with local forms of knowledge.

Venue:  Charles Sumner School, corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC

Directions:  The Sumner School is located at 1201 17th St NW (corner of 17th St and M St NW).  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St under the black metal stairway. Directions from Metro Red Line: From Farragut North station, take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 2 blocks north.  Enter the building through the double doors under the black metal staircase.  MEETING ROOM:  Rotating Gallery G-4 (ground floor)

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