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May 2, 2013

Big Duck Trainings in May

Jenna Silverman

This May, the Ducks are stepping into spring and leading various trainings all across the country. Learn more about our upcoming workshops, webinars, and conferences on all things nonprofit-communications-related—and be sure to register today!


Webinar Series: How to Get Campaign-Ready: Your Roadmap to Multichannel Success

When: May 1, 8, and 15, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST)
Where: Anywhere/the internet

Successful “blockbuster” campaigns almost never happen without a strong foundation in place, and this three-part webinar series, led by Strategists Rachel Hope Allison and Meghan Teich, is all about giving you what you need to build that foundation and kick your campaign program into high gear. They’ll share best practices and some inspiration for your next campaign, through stories of what other nonprofits have done or are doing today.

Register for individual workshops or the entire series here.


Bagels at Big Duck: Get to know your audience

When: May 23 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (EST)
Where: Big Duck’s office in Brooklyn

In the hustle and bustle of nonprofit life, it’s easy to get so caught up in thinking about the messages we need to share that we forget about what our supporters actually want to hear. Sound familiar? Join Elizabeth Ricca, Big Duck’s Director of Strategy, for a workshop on how to develop smart communications with your audience in mind.

Space is limited, so sign up today.


Engaging Customers and Community Through Social Technology

When: May 7–8
Where: Portland, Oregon
Hosted by: NeighborWorks America

If you’re headed to Portland for NeighborWorks America’s SocialTech Symposium (and you definitely should be!), make sure you say hi to Farra, who’s Oregon-bound to lead various workshops and trainings throughout the conference. She’ll be taking on a range of social technology-related topics, like whether or not you should rethink your website, social fundraising, the future of social technology—and how it fits into your organization.

Learn more about the conference here.

Nonprofit Summit 2013

When: May 20
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Hosted by: Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Our Creative Director, Dan Gunderman, will be in Atlanta to lead a breakout session on Brandraising. This workshop will help organizations apply Brandraising concepts to develop their own unique positioning and personality—and understand how online communications connect to their presence across other channels.

Check out the rest of the conference sessions and learn how to register here.

Communications and Fundraising Jamboree

When: May 21
Where: West Hartford, Connecticut
Hosted by: Connecticut Association of Nonprofits

Sarah’s giving a keynote presentation based on her book, Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications, and leading a breakout session, “Cultures, Values, and Content: Today’s Cornerstone of Great Communications,” in West Hartford. Join this lively gathering of nonprofiteers for a half-day jamboree packed with ideas and inspiration to help take your nonprofit’s communications to the next level!

Check out the other conference speakers and learn more about this great event here.

AFP Fundraising Day New York

When: June 7th
Where: New York, NY
Hosted by: Association of Fundraising Professionals

Can branding help your fundraising? Yes indeed—and Sarah will be talking about the relationship between a strong brand and your campaigns at Fundraising Day New York. Join her for “Brandraise to Fundraise: Build Your House Before You Throw a Party,” and learn how brandraising will help you spend less time reinventing new messages and more time reinforcing the right ones, so that your prospects are more likely to understand what you do and why you do it.

You can also visit us at the exhibit hall and take a picture at a our photo booth!

Register today for Fundraising Day New York.

Check out the complete list of our upcoming workshops and trainings. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re always brainstorming new content to speak about. Leave a comment or send me an email about what you’d like to learn more.