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826 National 101 Seminar in San Francisco

826 National

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM (PST)

826 National 101 Seminar in San Francisco

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General Admission Nov 9, 2018 $750.00 $0.00
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3d 1h 16m $500.00 $0.00

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The 826 National 101 Seminar

"101 Uses for Mermaid Bait, Unicorn Tears, & Grappling Hooks a.k.a. Launching Your Community-Based Nonprofit Organization" 


"Anyone who’s inspired by 826 and looking to start a chapter or anything similar would benefit from this workshop. In two days we’ve leapt months in understanding of where we are as an organization and where we need to go to continue to grow and succeed.”
—Emily K., Kalamazoo, MI


“It is so wonderful that something like this exists; the fact that it is made so available to creative and enthusiastic people who care about education without necessarily being well-versed in the specifics and practices is truly a great thing.”
— Julia K., Halifax, Nova Scotia

“This was a very helpful two days and, though I don’t know if we’ll ever reach the level of an 826, this will absolutely help make our project stronger and allow us to reach more students.”
—Regan B., Anchorage, AK

Are you an.....

  • educator
  • social organizer
  • or community leader?

Are you looking to....

  • connect with other like-minded people
  • learn more about starting a community arts organization
  • launch your own nonprofit arts organization that inspires young people?

Are you interested in learning about how 826 does what it does?

Led by 826 National staff, the 101 Seminar is two days of engaging workshops and comprehensive presentations designed to help you build your own community organization.

You will learn about: 

  • nonprofit management
  • fundraising
  • recruiting and managing volunteers
  • engaging community partners
  • project-based learning
  • creating innovative programs.

Special presentations will help you develop your research and evaluation strategies over time, and help you build your Board of Directors. 

Here are some of the people you will learn from: 


Laura Brief, CEO of 826 National

Prior to 826 National, Laura held leadership positions at high achieving youth organizations including Build, First Graduate, Juma Ventures, and The Posse Foundation, where she developed the organization’s first national career, corporate engagement, and alumni programs. She holds a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, and is the Chair of the Board of Directors at Youth Speaks.

Maggie Andrews, Director of Development at 826 National

With more than a decade of fundraising experience, Maggie's work with youth-focused arts organizations has taken her to Baltimore, Boston, and since 2009, the Bay Area. Before her current position with 826 National, Maggie served as the Managing Director, Individual Giving at Teach For America and Development Director for Stanford Jazz Workshop. While working at NPR's From the Top, Maggie acquired her MS in Arts Administration at Boston University, and she has a BA in English from Dickinson College.


Anton Tims, Director of Volunteer Engagement at 826 Valencia 

Anton has supported volunteer programs in youth development, education, housing, and for people with functional needs. Prior to working at 826, he was the director for a HandsOn Network affiliate. Anton has led several national capacity-building programs designed to deepen civic engagement, and is passionate about working at the intersection of volunteers, businesses, and our students. He earned a degree from Marquette University in Spanish Language for the Professions and Human Resources.

Kait Steele, Director of Field Operations at 826 National

A founding member of 826CHI, Kait played a key role in program/curriculum development, serving as the organization’s first Programs Coordinator and later as its Director of Education. Prior to joining 826, Kait taught creative writing in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. She holds a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Northwestern University.


And, you’ll meet other educators, activists, nonprofit visionaries, and supporters of 826 National from around the globe including other Executive Directors from San Francisco nonprofit organizations.

Previous attendees of 826 National's 101 Seminar include: 

Originally named Big Class, they officially joined the 826 Network as 826 New Orleans in 2018 


Chapter 510, currently in the 826 Chapter Development Process 

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Day one will be held at 826 Valencia's new writing center in the Tenderloin, King Carl's Emporium, at 180 Golden Gate Ave. Day two will take place at the original center located in the Mission District at 826 Valencia Street (a.k.a. the Pirate Supply Store).

Have questions about 826 National 101 Seminar in San Francisco? Contact 826 National

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826 Valencia
180 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM (PST)

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