Scheduled this year for Friday, September 27 at Rackspace’s Castle headquarters, this event is part of the ongoing effort by the Area Foundation’s Nonprofit Support Services department to help nonprofit organizations gain insight on best practices from the business world. Technology is one of the operational areas in which nonprofits often have inadequate resources, so they appreciate Rackspace helping them make the most of what they have in order to address a wide variety of needs in the community.
Our community is fortunate to have a cloud computing and Internet hosting leader like Rackspace doing so much to share insight and knowledge on technology and successful business practices.
This year’s summit, themed “How to Tell Your Story,” will provide practical knowledge on reaching the public and getting messages out through wise use of technology. Rackspace’s support has helped make possible a powerful program, which includes:
- “How to Tell Your Story and Differentiate Your Organization – In a Sentence or Less,” featuring as guest speaker award-winning branding expert Bill Schley, author of the recent New York Times best-selling book, The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power.
- “How to Visualize Your Story,” featuring nationally known guest consultant firm Duarte, which has trained numerous individuals and organizations in a wide range of industries. Duarte also has created presentations for some of the world’s most innovative companies, including Adobe, Cisco, Disney, HP, Facebook, Google and many others, as well as with Al Gore on the presentation that became the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”
- “How to Tell Your Story Through Social Media,” featuring Kara Gomez, community manager at Geekdom, a collaborative co-working space in downtown San Antonio.
- “How to Tell Your Story Through Video,” featuring Carlos Maestas, whose company, Key Ideas, is passionate for telling great stories that raise awareness and inspire action. Local clients have included San Antonio Food Bank, City Church, Carabin Shaw, The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters and The SAISD Foundation.
Other partners in the Nonprofit Technology Summit are 3 Day Startup, a company that guides entrepreneurs through the business start-up process; and the 80/20 Foundation, which was started by Rackspace co-founder and Chairman Graham Weston.
Cost to attend the Nonprofit Technology Summit is $50 per person.
For additional information and to register, please go online to www.saafdn.org/nonprofitsupportservices.
For questions, please contact Pershama Dailey at the San Antonio Area Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 210-242-4751.