Why Barcamp Nonproﬁts?During the Institute of Fundraising National Convention 2010 Howard Lake,Steve Bridger and Sylwia Presley shared their insights on the current state ofsocial media for 3rd sector in the UK.It became apparent that there is a huge gap between developments in socialmedia and ways nonproﬁts adapt new technologies in their activities.Barcamp Nonproﬁts aims to provide a bridge between the two industries!
Why barcamp?We think that barcamp, or ‘un-conference’ is a great, tested format for eventsaiming to bring people together around various topics in very informal,supportive and collaborative environment.
What is a barcamp?“Barcamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to shareand learn in an open environment” (http://barcamp.org/)Barcamp allows everyone to contribute, network and promote their ideas.
Rules of a barcamp?1st Rule: You do talk about BarCamp. 2nd Rule: You do blog about BarCamp. 3rd Rule: If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentaAon slot. 4th Rule: Only three word intros. 5th Rule: As many presentaAons at a Ame as faciliAes allow for. 6th Rule: No pre-‐scheduled presentaAons, no tourists. 7th Rule: PresentaAons will go on as long as they have to or unAl they run into another presentaAon slot. 8th Rule: If this is your ﬁrst Ame at BarCamp, you HAVE to present. (Ok, you dont really HAVE to, but try to ﬁnd someone to present with, or at least ask quesAons and be an interacAve parAcipant.) by Tantek Çelik as parodied from The Rules of Fight Club.
Barcamp NonproﬁtsFirst Barcamp Nonproﬁts happened in Oxford in November 2010. Now, we are coming to London!
You can be our volunteer:• We will need help with planning, promotion and during the event.• We will expect you to CONTRIBUTE.We are currently building the London team, so do get in touch!Usually the access to our free event is very limited, so as a volunteer we will provideyou with guaranteed tickets.
You can be our attendee:• We will need you to subscribe to our mailing list asap, as the number of tickets willbe limited.• We will expect you to CONTRIBUTE (and put your name on the nametag too!;)).The moment you join us as an attendee, we will include you in all major decisionsrelated to our event. We are all collaborating on it to make the best usage of ourtime and the venue.
You can be our speaker:• If you think our attendees would beneﬁt from your work, expertise and skills, do getin touch – we want to hear you speaking at the event!Every single attendee will be expected to contribute and will have the right to host ormoderate entire sessions – we all are equal and base the event of mutual respect.
You can be our sponsor:• Your logo displayed in the venue, on printed assets and on all on-line presences;• Free access to V.I.P. sessions;• Organic word of mouth around the event;• Mentioning in promotional materials;• Ability to pitch activities related to the event during Barcamp and on its websites;Statement, that your brand is involved in innovative technologies for social change!
Suggested sponsorship tiersSponsorship Costs Beneﬁts typeLeading Sponsor £4,000 or venue 5 places at V.I.P. sessions Logo on large posters. Blog post on commercial service or product on the event blog. Pre-booked session slot. Logo on printed and on-line materials, word of mouth, mentioning during the event and on the blog.Other Sponsors £1,000-500 3 places at V.I.P. sessions Logo on posters. Pre-booked session slot. Logo on printed and on-line materials, word of mouth, mentioning during the event and on the blog.Individual Sponsor £100 1 place at a V.I.P. session Pre-booked session slot. Logo on printed and on-line materials, word of mouth, mentioning during the event and on the blog.Media Sponsor Media coverage Logo on printed and on-line materials, word of mouth, mentioning during the event.
ContactFor more details please contact:Sylwia PresleyE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: 07850 138 178Twitter: @presleysylwiaSkype: sylwia.presleyOr ﬁnd us onTwitter: @barcampnfpWiki: http://barcamp.org/barcampnonproﬁtsWebsite: http://barcampnonproﬁts.com/