DC event: Social Media Workshop for Social Empowerment

The Washington Association for Professional Anthropologists presents a discussion of how to use technology to create social networks that promote community education and empowerment.

Speakers: Shanyn Ronis and Kayla Sousa

When: 17 October 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

Where: Sumner School, Rotating Gallery G-4; corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC

Social media can be a powerful tool for promoting events, expanding the public profile of organizations and causes, and raising funds. This presentation will provide an overview of how to devise a cohesive, successful social media strategy across various platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, E-mail campaigns, Linked-in, Crowd-Sourcing Platforms, and organizational websites. It will explore how this strategy should be used to enhance fundraising efforts and create lasting relationships with donors.

Shanyn Ronis is a sociocultural anthropologist trained at the George Washington University and the University of Chicago. She has worked for the past five years in domestic politics, managing campaigns in Virginia and working on the independent expenditure committees for Colorado State House races. She has also worked throughout Latin America and Western Europe. In 2013, she founded the Education Global Access Program (E-GAP) in order to create a development strategy that relies heavily on anthropological methods of ethnographic assessment and grassroots community empowerment, and that works with local forms of knowledge. E-GAP was established through a partnership of anthropologists, teachers, IT professionals, and globally-minded volunteers. It currently has projects in Peru, Guatemala, and India.

More information and to RSVP: WAPA Presents: Social Media and Fundraising Workshop

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