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TNB Roundtable: Designing Effective Public Engagement for Nonprofits

Tech Networks of Boston

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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TNB Roundtable: Designing Effective Public Engagement for Nonprofits
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 very good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.
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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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When & Where

Boston NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Tech Networks of Boston

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston enhance their effective use of information technology. Our services include IT strategic planning and assessment services, IT services management, project management, data integration, software development, web design, systems engineering, training, deskside support, and 24/7 support services including end-user support, remote server monitoring and emergency onsite service.

In addition to providing IT Services, Tech Networks of Boston engages with nonprofits in the Boston area. Our initiatives include our Roundtable events and our IT Community of Practice. These groups provide nonprofit professionals and consultants with networking and professional development opportunities.

TNB is also a leader in service to the community. We contribute financially and through hands-on work. Our partnerships include talent development with the Shriver Job Corps, protecting our climate with the Climate Action Business Association, and promoting nonprofit fundraisers through our Boston Charity Events newsletter and website. Participating generously and responsibly in our local, business, client and world communities are a core value of TNB.

Tech Networks of Boston is a Massachusetts Benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, underlining our commitment to serving triple bottom line values of "People, Planet, and Profit". Our mission is to enable organizations to use innovative and effective tools to serve human needs.

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