Formerly Salsa Labs’ annual users conference, this year, FUSE 2014 invites all nonprofits to participate in the 2-day marketing, networking and learning event.
Washington, D.C. – Salsa Labs, Inc. (Salsa), creator of the all-in-one online engagement platform is hosting its annual marketing conference for nonprofits, FUSE 2014, August 6-7, at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Previously a Salsa users conference, this year, the company has opened its doors to all small to medium-sized nonprofits interested in attending.
As in years past, Salsa’s line-up of speakers comprise many well-known thought leaders in the nonprofit community. From advocacy and fundraising experts to outreach and social media mavens , some of the FUSE 2014 speakers include: Ritu Sharma, Social Media for Nonprofits; Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good; Aaron Sherinian, United Nations Foundation; Justin Perkins, Care2; Henry Timms, 92nd Street Y; Colin Delany, e.politics; and Erin Viray, change.org.
The two-day conference offers an opportunity for those members of the nationwide nonprofit community to network, learn and gain insight into the most updated online organizing practices. As with previous years, Salsa users will still have the opportunity to obtain technical product training and communicate with experienced staff to address specific questions.
The scheduled sessions focus on everything involved in nonprofit online marketing from how to craft a practical online advocacy strategy and becoming a citizen journalist; to how to improve email marketing; social media best practices; #givingtuesday planning; constituent engagement; and much more.
Christine Schaefer, Salsa’s Vice President of Marketing and Community said, “We are really excited about this FUSE 2014 - especially because of our decision to open it up to all nonprofits. Our session schedule is packed with so much more than Salsa-user specific sessions. So much of it is informative and timely discussions on organizing, fundraising, communicating and advocacy that attendees may not have gotten at other industry events. Our speakers are all experts in their respective fields and we are grateful they have agreed to share their knowledge.”
Scholarship opportunities are available via an online application for those who need assistance. Kids & Art Foundation (San Francisco, CA), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) (Portland, OR), US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (Washington, DC), Interfaith Peace-Builders (Washington, DC), and Missouri Recovery Network (Jefferson City, MO) are among some of the recipient organizations.
Online registration and scholarship applications are still available at fusecon.org. Individuals also may register day-of at the Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Annandale campus. Follow Salsa on Twitter or like them on Facebook. Follow FUSE2014 with the hashtag #FUSECON2014.
About Salsa Labs
Salsa Labs (Salsa) helps nonprofits and political campaigns ignite action and fuel change around the world by growing and engaging a base of support online. With Salsa, groups of all sizes can easily organize their supporters and chapters, fundraise, advocate, communicate through email and social media, host events and measure results. Salsa provides more than technology; it offers strategic best practices, training, highly rated support and a strong online community, so its clients can focus their energy on their mission. The company currently empowers more than 2,000 organizations’ and their more than 92 million donors, members, activists and fans across the globe. For media information, contact Leah Wilkinson, WilkinsonShein for Salsa, 703-907-0010 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Salsa online at www.SalsaLabs.com.