After reading Doree’s reason for why she wants my ticket to the Frederick Chamber New Media and Technology Conference, please leave a comment with why she deserves it the most. At least put her name in the comment, so I can tell it is not a spam comment. Voting ends Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 pm EST.
Although I am not a big fan of Willy Wonka (it kind of freaked me out as a child) I could definitely make good use of that “golden ticket.”
The benefits of attending the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s New Media and Technology Conference (#FredNMT) would be priceless. We are a very small non-profit agency with a very small budget with which we do great things by providing shelter and services to homeless women and their children. We help families get back on their feet again by giving them hope and a future.
Doing more with less in this economy is the only option we have and social media/ marketing/ networking can help us achieve that goal. Our strategic plan directs me to increase awareness of homelessness issues, educate the community and promote philanthropy. I want to learn how I can incorporate new media in to an effective media strategy. I want to capture people’s imagination. I want to move them to want to make a difference. I want to tug on their heartstrings and (frankly) their wallets, too.
We have a Twitter account (@HopeAliveInc), a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HopeAliveInc) and a blog (www.hopealiveinc.blogspot.com), so I feel like we are one step ahead, but I don’t want to fall two steps back by not utilizing those tools correctly. Additionally, networking at the conference and learning from peers is something I can’t get by working in my cubicle in Sabillasville.
I appreciate this opportunity (pick me! pick me!) thanks for asking.
Doree Lynn Miles
Hope Alive, Inc.