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Opt In: Nonprofit Communications Conference

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Opt In: 2018 Nonprofit Communications Conference
Tuesday, October 2
9:30am-4:30pm (8:30am-9:30am Registration, Breakfast + Networking)
Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland

As nonprofit professionals, we “opt in” to making positive change in our communities. We want
others—donors, volunteers, policymakers—to opt in to the missions we all care about. Communication is central to this goal. Authentic communication, deep community engagement, and effective messaging are critical to raising public consciousness, understanding, response to, and funding of the work that matters in our communities.

This year, MANP is inaugurating the Opt In: Nonprofit Communications Conference to support Maine nonprofit staff and volunteers to discover their own best path toward investing in communications, so they can advance strategic goals. We will highlight “trends within reach,” bringing focus to innovations and strategies that are relevant and useful for Maine nonprofits, particularly in light of the relatively small budgets our nonprofits have compared to peers in more populous states. Through creative formats that prioritize peer learning and meaningful engagement, attendees will gain inspiration, connections, and practical skills and tools to put to use right away.

Cost

  • $115 MANP Members / $155 Nonmembers
  • Team discount! Save $15 for each additional registration from your organization
  • Scholarships available!

Agenda

8:30am-9:30am Breakfast, Registration + Networking
9:30am-10:15am Welcome + Framing the Day
Identify the right strategies for your organization and set goals
10:30am-11:30am Breakout Sessions
Sessions will focus on specific marketing + communications trends, selecting and defining goals + strategies and how to implement them effectively

Table Chats: Ask the Communications Professionals
Receive guidance, suggestions, and connections to new resources on a specific question or need

11:30am-12:15pm Lunch + Networking
Time to refuel + recharge
12:15pm-1:15pm Breakout Sessions (repeated)
Sessions will focus on specific marketing + communications trends, selecting and defining goals + strategies and how to implement them effectively

Table Chats: Ask the Communications Professionals
Receive guidance, suggestions, and connections to new resources on a specific question or need

1:30pm-3:00pm Spark Talks: Peer Stories to Enlighten, Inspire + Propel
Find inspiration in the experiences of our peers accompanied by table discussions
3:00pm-3:30pm Closing
You won’t want to miss this!
3:30pm-4:30pm Social + Celebration 

 

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