SANGONeT "Social Media for NGOs" Conference

The annual SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” Conference is the premier ICT event dedicated to the work of the NGO sector in Southern Africa.

The 2009 event will be held in two parts - from 15-16 October 2009 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, and 20-21 October 2009 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

Are you a Facebook or Twitter user? Do you blog? Do you raise money through the Internet? Are you using mobile phones strategically in you work? Or do you simply have an interest in finding out more about social media? Social media are tools that allow groups to generate content, engage in peer-to-peer conversations and exchange content. The key features of social media are participation and interaction, connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a conversation - all important components of NGOs’ day-to-day work.

Following the success of the previous four annual SANGONeT conferences, the 2009 event will focus on the relevance of social media tools to the South African NGO sector. Specific attention will be given to three key related issues:

  • how NGOs are and/or should be using social media tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc) in support of their work;
  • how to strengthen and complement fundraising strategies using social media tools;
  • how social media tools are used on 'Africa's computer' - the mobile phone.

The SANGONeT conference will explore these issues by drawing on the experience of local and international experts, showcasing innovative projects, and facilitating the transfer of skills.

By hosting the event in both Johannesburg and Cape Town we hope to attract many NGOs that would otherwise not be able to attend.

Registration fees:

# NGOs / CBOs / Academia - R950 (VAT incl.)
# Government / Private Sector - R 1 700 (VAT incl.)

To register, refer to http://www.ngopulse.org/node/10279/registration.

The programme of the 2009 SANGONeT conference will be strategically informed by the findings of the 2009 “State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector” research project which we are implementing in conjunction with World Wide Worx.

For more information about the event, refer to www.ngopulse.org/conference2009.

We look forward to your participation in the Johannesburg or Cape Town events!

Event Start Date: 
Thursday, 15 October, 2009
Event End Date: 
Friday, 16 October, 2009
Event Venue: 
Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg
Event Type: 
Conference

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