September 2010: Using Social Media and Digital Tools to Build Your Brand and Create a Following

*Learn more about using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and how to use them to promote your brand/organization *Create e-mail marketing materials that build loyalty with your audience *How to develop a "story" about your brand/organization Tune in with Megan Thomas of Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy and Lisa Brush of the Stewardship Network for this informative upcoming webcast!

Presenters:

Megan Thomas - Megan M. Thomas is currently the Executive Director of the Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy. Before taking this job in late 2009, Megan volunteered for the Stewardship Network as Director of Development and Communications. She worked on a variety of fundraising, marketing, and communication initiatives for the Network. Megan always has had a passion for environmental practices, and started her career as an environmental reporter and editor in Seattle in the early 1990s. Megan also runs her own consulting practice, which focuses on strategic planning and leadership development for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Megan was formerly Group Vice President of MARS Advertising, where she led a 20-member work team and championed a company-wide talent development initiative. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Northwestern University. Megan has led client relationships with Fortune 100 CPG companies and consulted with national retailers. She also has taught marketing courses at the college level. When she is not working, Megan enjoys spending time tending her garden, curled up with a good book, or watching her daughter at the skating rink.

Lisa Brush - Lisa is the Executive Director of The Stewardship Network. Lisa has been leading collaborative conservation initiatives in the nonprofit environmental sector for over two decades. In her role as co-founder and Executive Director of The Stewardship Network she has engaged thousands of professionals and volunteers in identifying community and conservation needs of the 21st century and determining strategic support The Network can provide. She has managed and overseen grant projects from federal and state agencies, as well as family and private foundations. She has been involved in all aspects of organizational management including foundation/agency relationships, grant based project funding, budget tracking, contract negotiation, implementation, accountability, project reporting and staff and board development. Lisa has facilitated strategic planning sessions, focus groups, citizen task forces, community visioning sessions, and public involvement and feedback meetings with groups ranging in size from four to four hundred. Lisa emphasizes tried and true in-person methods of bringing people together augmented by the use of cutting edge online technology. Lisa serves on numerous boards of directors, has a BA in Science in Society from Wesleyan University, an MS from University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is a graduate of Michigan State University's Great Lakes Leadership Academy.

Webcast Date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 12:00pm
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