TNB Roundtable: Designing Effective Public Engagement for Nonprofits

TNB Roundtable: Designing Effective Public Engagement for Nonprofits

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Boston NonProfit Center

89 South Street

Boston, MA 02111

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Thank you for your interest in Tech Networks of Boston's Roundtable series! We are sorry to inform you that this TNB Roundtable session is currently booked to capacity. We urge you to add yourself to the waiting list; we have a very good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals who want to participate.


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on how nonprofits can design effect public engagement strategies. Our featured guest will be Eric Gordon, director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College.

Here is what Eric says about this session:

"What does effective public engagement look like? Based on the Public Engagement Roadmap, a five-city experiment on innovative public engagement practices, this workshop will include creative ideation, team building, problem identification, and empathy building. Too often, engaging constituents remains a nebulous process without clear expectations or desired outcomes. This workshop is meant to guide nonprofits through this murky process and provide strategies for planning public engagement that is appropriate for organizations and communities. Participants will engage in design exercises and play a board game about public participation."

Here's a little more about Eric:

Eric Gordon is a professor of civic media at Emerson College and the director of the Engagement Lab, a research and design lab that investigates and creates media and technology to reduce disparities in civic participation. Eric’s research focuses on media-based public participation, the role of play in civic life, and the ways in which civic organizations build media and technology into their missions. Eric is a designer of civic games and interactive processes and he has consulted with the UNDP, UNICEF, and local governments around the world on building effective public participation.

Please note:

1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. This will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations.

2) This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.

3) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

4) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.

5) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.

We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation, in which you will be welcome to share your knowledge and experience with your peers!

Best regards from Deborah

Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist
Tech Networks of Boston
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