Social Media for Non-Profits

Last week, Social: IRL hosted our second non-profits workshop at the Kansas Humane Society in Wichita, KS.

The event saw 65 non-profit attendees from across Kansas and Missouri come together for a day of shared learning focused on the potential of social media as a powerful integrated marketing, communications, and relationships platform, and a tool to drive positive action from supporters.

Social: IRL would like to thank our sponsors who made it possible for non-profit organizations to participate in the workshop free of charge. Thank you Cox Communications of Kansas, Delta Dental of Kansas, Colab Digital, UMB,  Shay Chic Events and Design, Northstar Comfort Servicers, and The Arnold Group.

We would also like to thank the speakers who helped create a valuable learning experience for our attendees, and left them both inspired and empowered. To quote attendee Marcia Mater with Oral Health Kansas, “Thank you for an exceptional learning experience.  My academic and professional experience is in communications… public awareness, organizational design and education.  I came into the seminar knowing the elements and concepts of social media.  What the speakers helped me realize is the interaction of the various elements to create a new approach to designing a communication system.

The day’s agenda featured Eric Melin with Sprial16, Ben Smith with Social: IRL, Maria Loving with Via Christi Health, Katie Grover with Fidelity Bank, Jessica Best with emfluence, JD Patton with Armstrong Chamberlin, and Jennifer Campbell with Kansas Humane Society.

Finally, a very special thank you to our hosts, the Kansas Humane Society, who graciously provided their facility for two non-profit workshops and more than 150 non-profit attendees.  We are inspired by the hard work and dedication consistently displayed by the staff and volunteers at the Kansas Humane Society and thank them for the service they provide to the Wichita community.

Our next non-profits workshop will take place in Springfield, Missouri, on August 23and will again be free for non-profit attendees.


  1. says

    Happy to be a part of the day with other super smart people and very much looking forward to Springfield!

    Thanks for another great conference, Ben,

  2. says

    It was a great conference, Ben, and we were excited to be a part of it! Thanks for your continued support of the Midwest and Spiral16.

    Eric @Spiral16

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