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2009 Conference

CanadaHelps hosted the MyCharityConnects Conference in June 2009, with the aim to help charities learn about using online technology to improve their fundraising and marketing. Over 200 attendees from non-profits and charities all across the country gathered at the MaRS Centre in Toronto to connect with experts from the fields of social media, community building, web development, technology, fundraising, and marketing.


Jane Zhang - Four Freebies And A Bargain No And Low Cost Tech Tools
James Harrison - Legal Loopholes And Internet Black Holes
Francis Kung - Show Me The Money - Fundraising 2.0
Evelyn So - Where Is Your Social Brand?
Eric Squair - E-Advocacy: Click For Change
Donnie Claudino - Once Upon A Time Storytelling In Online Media
Archana Sridhar - Born to Blog
Marco Campana - Really Simple Strategies Keeping Track Of Your Organization
Stephanie Lawrence & Tonja Terterian - A Tale of Two Websites
Sacha Chua - The A, B, Cs Of Generations X, Y, Z (And Boomers, Too)
Tamera Kremer - When SEO Met SEM: All You Need To Know About Search Engine Optimization
Sarah Prevette - Tips, Tools & Tricks For Building & Managing An Online Community
Sanjay Singhal - Everything Google - Alerts, Adwords & Analytics
Monica Hamburg - Twitter, Facebook & You Tube Oh My!
Monica Hamburg - How Tweet It Is: Creating a Following on Twitter
Monica Hamburg - Game On: An Interactive Session on Social Media
Mike Brcic - Finding Friends, Fans, and Funds on Facebook
Meghan Warby, James Topham & Ryan Taylor - Real Social Media Success Stories
Mathew Ingram - Listen, Learn, Adapt - How The Globe & Mail Did It
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Mark Farmer - Switching Gears - Adapting To Technology Changes
Marilyn Schaffer - Word On The Wire: Themes & Trends In Philanthropy
Lindsey Patten - Keep It Short & Simple Writing For The Web
Lee Rose - Xtra! Xtra! Read All About It! Effective E Newsletter And Email Campaigns
Karen Willson - Word On The Wire: Themes & Trends In Philanthropy
Jorge LeClair - Taking It To The Max Making The Most Of Your Tech Budget
David Crow - The Best Way To Build A Pyramid
Peter Deitz - I Am Not An ATM Machine: Your Charity From The Donor Perspective
Elena Yunusov - I Came, I Saw, I Planned Social Media Strategies