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 hugegap between developments in social media and ways nonprofits adapt newtechnologies in their activities. So they decided to organise a barcamp!
Why barcamp?Barcamp, or ‘un-conference’ is a great, tested format for events aiming tobring people together around various topics in very informal, supportiveand collaborative environment.
What is a barcamp?“Barcamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people toshare and learn in an open environment” (http://barcamp.org/)Barcamp allows everyone to contribute, network and promote their ideas.
Barcamp Nonprofits OxfordFirst Barcamp Nonprofits happened in Oxford in November 2010.
Barcamp Nonprofits LondonSecond Barcamp Nonprofits took place in London in February 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/darth_berne/
Barcamp Nonprofits London ....and was so successful that now we want to repeat it...bigger, louder, better! Our attendees asked us to do another one this year!Watch the video about our London event here: http://vimeo.com/38079738
Barcamp Nonprofits LondonSamples of conversations from our last event, all of them here:http://storify.com/presleysylwia/barcamp-nonprofits-london-2011
So we need your support!• Your support in finding or covering costs of our next venue (we need 4-5 meetingrooms, 1 larger meeting room, common networking area and access to kitchen tomake coffee – all this for one day, 9AM-5.30PM),• Your promotional materials and stationery to contribute to goodie bags (youprobably already have it so why not to share?),• Your contribution towards food and other smaller event gadgets (t-shirts, mugs orstickers).We want to provide great work environment for our guests and memorable,inspiring presents for their goodie bags!
As our sponsor we will give you:• Your logo displayed in the venue, on printed assets and on all on-line presences;• Event tickets;• Organic word of mouth around the event;• Mentioning in promotional materials and your items in goodie bags;• Ability to pitch activities related to the event during Barcamp and on its websites;Statement, that your brand is supporting the innovation of nonprofit sector!
Sponsorship optionsSponsorship Costs Benefits typeLeading Sponsor £2,000 5 free tickets to the event, 1 speaker invited to the SMW Panel (alternatively Logo on large posters. venue for the Blog post on commercial service or product on the event blog. event) Pre-booked session slot in each event theme. Large logo on printed and on-line materials, word of mouth, mentioning during the event and on the blog.Other Sponsors £500 3 free tickets to the event 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 £100 1 free ticket to the eventSponsor 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 1 free ticket to the event Logo on printed and on-line materials, word of mouth, mentioning during the event.