Social Media Week Chicago is almost here!

On Tuesday, September 23rd, our founder, Brittany Graunke, will be sitting on a panel focused on non-profits and social media. La’Shon Anthony is the creator behind the panel – we asked her a few questions about the panel and also asked her to make us laugh a bit.

First, here is a little background on La’Shon:

La’Shon Anthony is a consultant for small businesses & nonprofits. She is also a writer, designer, promoter, and fundraiser with over 10 years experience. As a public speaker, La’Shon delivers presentations on a variety of business topics.

Now, enjoy learning a bit more!

Tell us about the panel?

There will be three speakers from Chicago nonprofits which are doing great things in their communities. The organizations have won awards, helped thousands of people and continue to make a social impact year after year in the city.

Why did you decide you wanted to do a panel on this topic?

Once I was given the go to develop presentations hosted by Roosevelt University during Social Media Week, I knew I wanted add nonprofit stories. As a consultant who has worked on the behalf of many charities over the years, fundraising is essential for their survival. And many times, organizations are limited in their marketing efforts by the number of volunteers they have. The panel I’ve assembled will talk about the challenges and successes they have experienced as well as the social media strategies that did not work.

Who are the panelists?

The panel discussion on Tues., September 23rd includes Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation, Chakka Reeves of Community TV Network, and Brittany Graunke representing Zealous Good. I will be the moderator. For more information or to register, people can go to!socialmediaweek/ciq

Who should come to the panel?

I recommend the discussion for nonprofit directors, community managers, social media coordinators & specialists, nonprofit staff, and those who are interested in launching a new charity.

Tell us a joke!

Here’s a nonprofit joke I recently read online:

What do you get when you cross a Program Director, a Volunteer Manager, and a janitor?

A situation that is not too uncommon in most non-profit organizations!


Thanks, La’Shon! We loved getting to ask you a few questions and we’re excited to be a part of the Social Media Week panel!


One Comment

  1. We’ve had a few changes to our speakers for the nonprofit panel on Tuesday. Attendees will now hear from five speakers:
    – Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation.
    – Brittany Martin Graunke of Zealous Good.
    – Daniel Bassill of Tutor/Mentor Institute.
    – Brooke Fallon of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship.
    – Ian Pajer-Rogers of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

    Thanks so much for the mention.

    September 19, 2014

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