#2. Connecting Your Virtual Community

November 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm America/Denver Timezone

Facebook has 968 million daily users. 65% of U.S. shoppers buy online and 85% do research online before they buy. Online charitable donations are growing by 5% each year. The average person spends three-five hours a day on the Internet. Instead of waiting for people to find them, businesses and organizations today need to create virtual places for people to interact in real time through the Internet. This session will explore “tools of the trade” we can use to connect with people and share case studies of organizations that are using social media to build community and connect with donors, partners and attendees.

Tools of the Trade with Robyne Beaubien, New Mexico MainStreet Promotions Program Associate

Case Studies in Action Panelists:

Matthew Chase-Daniel with Axle Contemporary, a mobile gallery that gathers crowds to new locations with social media

Linda DeMarino, Executive Director of MainStreet Truth or Consequences, a 501c3 that uses social media to build awareness of events and encourage interaction

Wendy Sandidge, Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Services and the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Roger Holden, Parks and Recreation Director, Town of Edgewood, and Leader with RETRO 66 – Relive the Route