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Using Events and Social Sharing for a Cause
Events are a powerful tool in both spreading awareness around an issue, and raising money for a cause. When an NPO has a lean staff and a tight budget, running an event can feel like a daunting task—but nonprofit organizers armed with the right tools can run a successful event that garners impressive results.
One of the trickiest parts of having a successful event is getting the word out about it. As the impact of social media continues to grow, it is increasingly important for NPOs to integrate social media into their outreach efforts. By sharing examples of some of the NPOs they have worked with, Eventbrite will suggest ways to use the social media to increase awareness around your cause and improve your fundraising efforts. Already Eventbrite has helped organizers raise over $24 million through events.
Marketing Director Tamara Mendelsohn has been able to use the data from customers’ sharing habits to develop two groundbreaking social commerce reports that illustrate in granular, concrete terms, how impactful social promotion can be. Tamara will break down the results of these studies, and how the findings can be applied to events of every size—focused on raising awareness or funding for a cause.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- How to capitalize on social media trends and best practices
- The tenets of social commerce and social fundraising
- How Eventbrite's study of social sharing can be utilized to have more successful events
About the Presenter
Tamara Mendelsohn, Director of Marketing, Eventbrite
Tamara loves live music events and tech events focused on positive social change. She leads marketing for Eventbrite; focusing on customer acquisition, retention, and branding. She is passionate about spreading the good word for Eventbrite and the magic of bringing people together through events. She is equally obsessed with the power of social media and believes that technology changes everything.
Prior to Eventbrite, Tamara was a senior analyst with Forrester Research, an independent technology research and consulting firm. As an expert on eCommerce technology, multichannel retail, and trends in how consumers integrate technology into shopping, Tamara authored research reports and worked with both retailers and technology vendors to help them shape their strategies. She spoke regularly at industry events, sat on the advisory boards of several industry associations, and has been quoted in top newspapers and journals. Tamara is a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management and received her bachelor's degree in comparative literature and economics from Wellesley College.