Google+ and Places: Improve Your Nonprofit's Online "Curb Appeal"
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)
Saint Paul, MN
Curious about Google+? Want to know how you can drive more traffic to your nonprofit using Google Places?
Leave this session understanding how you can use these free products to improve your organization's digital "curb appeal" in Google search listings.
Ben Theis, local Google Partnership Manager, will kick off this with Google Places.
- Did you know that if your nonprofit has a brick and mortar location, you have a Google Places presence already?
- Did you know that people could be leaving reviews about your organization here without you knowing about it?
Learn from Ben how you can "claim" your Places account for free, and the positive benefits that even an hour's worth of work on your Places page can have for your nonprofit.
After a tour of Google Places, we'll dive into Google+, Google's answer to Facebook. Because of Google's search supremacy, having a Google+ presence of your nonprofit offers unique advantages. Leave the session feeling informed and empowered about the opportunity and costs of this new social media platform.
Speaker: Ben Theis, Google Partnership Manager
- 8:30 - 9 a.m.: Registration, Free Coffee and Treats from the Salty Tart Bakery
- 9 - 10:30 a.m.: Program and Q&A
- 10:30 - 11 a.m.: Networking
As a Local Partnership Manager, Ben Theis leads a team of deeply committed Google reps, as they help businesses and organizations realize the benefits presented by FREE Google products. Ben has a background in marketing and professional sports team management, an ideal combination that has prepared him to lead a winning team from Google in support of businesses and organizations, throughout Minnesota.
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MAP TechWorks, a program of MAP for Nonprofits
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We're here to help you take the guess work out of your next technology decision. Attend our classes, get free tech help from our email discussion group, and stay on top of trends and best practices with resources, interviews and posts by nonprofit staff members like you.