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Chicago COUNTs 2012

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago COUNTs 2012

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird   more info Ended $25.00 $2.37
Regular Admission Ended $35.00 $2.92
Conference plus Mobile Citizen Internet Package
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Now starting at 8:30!

Extra 1/2 hour to sleep :-)

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Learn from experts who can make it simple


Chicago Counts stands for

COnference Uniting Nonprofits & Technology

It is aimed at nonprofit professionals and volunteers


anyone else who wants to learn more about technology

Sessions will be small to allow attendees more personalized attention

Bring your laptops, tablets, etc., if you want to use them
Mobile Citizen is generously providing wifi

Tentative Schedule


8:30    Sign in and Breakfast

9:00    Welcome to Chicago Counts 2012!

(Heidi Massey and Friends)

9:15    Opening Keynote: Should Your Nonprofit Dive Headfirst Into Social Media? 6 Critical Questions to Answer Before You Leap 

(Allen Mireles)

10:00  Session 1

1. Good Marketing = Be Gutsy 

(Mana Ionescu)

2. Start A Nonprofit Blog That Doesn't Stink

(Keidra Chaney)

3. Security In The Cloud For Nonprofits

(Vincent McCaskill)

4. Evolution Of Web Video And Implications For Nonprofits

(Anthony Bernas and Brad Manilla)

5. How Not To Be A Douchebag: Social Media For The Rest Of Us

(Gordon Dymowski)

6. Pinterest For Nonprofits

(Meghan Jane Stegemann)

7. Visual Storytelling In The Digital Age

(Trina Chiasson)

11:15  Session 2

1. Setting Up Your Digital Newsroom

(Sally Duros)

2. Trick Up Your Google Analytics

(Keidra Chaney)

3. From YouTube To Livestream: Getting Social With Video

(Mike Ewing)

4. Incorporating Email Into Your Marketing Outreach For Cost-Effective, Driven Results

(Lisa Ghisolf)

5. Event Planning On A Shoestring Budget: It's Easier Than You Think!

(Sara Altier)

6. Facebook For Nonprofits

(Allen Mireles)

7. The State Of NP Tech Foundation Funding

(David Krumlauf)

12:15 Lunch (Wow Bao!)

1:15   Session 3

1. Humane Resources

(David Eads)

2. Content Chemistry

(Andy Crestodina)

3. Google AdWords: How To Get The Most Out Of Your $10,000 Each Month

(Anthony Hoell & Michael Des Jardins)

4. Collaboration Tools

(Lauren Haynes)

5. Mobile For Nonprofits

(Mark Rickmeier & Kate Garmey)

6. Making Authentic Connections Through Social Media

(Shawn Agyeman & Myles Dannhausen)

2:30     Session 4

1. Social Change Filmmaking
Emile Cambry)

2. LinkedIn For Good

(Daniel Hartman)

3. Search: Faster Research, Better Results

(Barbara Iverson)

4. CRM And Social Content Management Tool Hybrids

(David Eads, Facilitator; Douglas Miller, Panelist; Tim Sarrantonio, Panelist; Simon Schnapper, Panelist)

5. Open Data: How To Use Government Data For Nonprofit Success

(Kate Eyler-Werve)

6. Social Fundraising: Getting It Right

(Estrella Rosenberg)



3:30   Starfruit Break!!!

4:00   Closing Keynote

(James Carlson)

Heather Acton will be available throughout the day with on-the-spot help with your WordPress site.

HUGE thank you to our sponsors

Pierce Family Foundation Logo

Pierce Family Charitable Foundation

Mobile Citizen Logo


Open Books

Open Books

LISC Chicago

LISC Chicago

Special thanks to the following who helped with promotion or provided other support or services:

Sara Altier, Eventbrite

City of Chicago, Cities of Service Initiative

Donors Forum


HandsOn Suburban Chicago

HandsOn Tech Chicago

Saya Hillman

Stacy Ratner

Serve Illinois

Zealous Good

Chicago Counts is hosted by CommunityConnective

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