NTC 2011: Found My Free Agent, Now What?

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Nonprofits can unleash the power of social good by transitioning from stand-alone institutions to networks energized by abundant resources in their ecosystem. In order to do this, they need to work with free agents, hyper-connected individuals who are passionate about social change, but don't work within institutional walls. Free agents use social-media channels like Facebook and Twitter and can create social movements in the palms of their hands. This session will bring together a group of highly visible free agents working on important social change causes and representatives from different nonprofits for a lively discussion with the audience.

Hashtag Archive: #11ntcfa

Beth Kanter, Moderator
We'll be using the metaphor of the newlywed game and hear from nonprofit and free agent "couples" who have worked together and their lessons learned:

Couple #1:

Free Agent
Mark Horvath

Kat Johnson
100,000 Homes Campaign Project Manager
Common Ground Communities
Lead Project/Community

Couple #2

Free Agent
Shawn Admed
Creator of The Uncultured Project

Wendy Harman
Social Media Director
American Red Cross

Ettore Rossetti
Save the Children

Visual Documentation
Rob Cottingham, Cartoon Blogger
Jonny Goldstein, Visual Facilitator

From Shawn:

1) Testimonials from new Save the Children supporters: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=uvfrVd-a4AQ

2) Story of the Boy Who Lived: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=b2dsjtJMqsE

3) Testimonial from Beneficiaries: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=bmXZeDdSCl8

And the blog post I mentioned on negative attitudes against organizations in Bangladesh:

http://uncultured.com/2011/02/ 27/negative-attitudes-to-ngos- in-bangladesh/

Twitter Hashtag: #11ntcfa

Rob Cottingham's Cartoon Blog
Photo of Rob creating cartoons by Devon Smith
Photo of Rob creating cartoons by Devon Smith

Freelance Fundraising

Cartoon by Rob Cottingham
Cartoon by Rob Cottingham

Free Agents and Nonprofits Are Not Partners for Life

Fortress Organizations

Graphic Recording

By Devon Smith - Visualization Takes Shape
By Devon Smith - Visualization Takes Shape

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Jonny Goldstein

Laura Lee Dooley

Devon Smith Storify

Fortress Nonprofit Twitter Account