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Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Some Philly Nonprofits

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA

On November 12, Philly Net Tuesday will feature our signature “Crowdsourcing Change” format. (NOTE the change of date — since our usual “first Tuesday of the month” is Election Day.)  Here’s how it works: Two or three local nonprofits share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect.


We’re pleased to announce two local organizations eager to receive the wisdom of the crowd will be:


Presenter: Ashley Gripper, Administrative Coordinator.  

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) works to sustain healthy communities by promoting food education, good nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia. UNI’s organizes hands-on learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at 20 public schools and community centers in Philadelphia. 


Presenters: Amara Rockar, Board President and Erin McLeary, Board Vice President

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is focused on a core belief that public education is a social justice issue. Its members, many of whom are parents from a wide range of ethnicities, income brackets, and educational backgrounds, share a vision of a neighborhood strengthened by its school and a school strengthened by its neighborhood.


The event will be held at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM on the evening of Tuesday, November 12. Light fare will be available, and RSVP’s are appreciated for planning, but not required.


Whether you’re a social media expert or an interested citizen your perspectives and opinions are welcome and valuable. So, come and join the crowd with your questions, insights and reactions, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their important objectives. This is a great learning and sharing opportunity – not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!


Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.