At the end of last week, I spent two days in Raleigh hobnobbing with a ton of great non-profit organization people from all over the state. I gave out a bunch of business cards, but more importantly, got to meet folks who do some truly wonderful things for people in all walks of life.
The biggest draw for me were the talks on technology. Social media is a pretty confusing concept for a lot of non-profits and I think three of the speakers, Katya Andresen, John Kenyon and Kivi Leroux Miller did a nice job of taking away some of the mystery. I served as the sole technology representative this year for the Curbside Consultants sessions which allowed people to sign up for a 25 minute slot where they could pick my brain for design help.
Overall, I think it was a good investment for my business and I would be honored to work with some of these people over the next year!