New Media Training Institute at Creating Change 2012 #NMTI

We invite organizations, individuals, bloggers, advocates, and media to spend the day learning about the latest social media and digital tools you can incorporate in your work.

Morning and Early Afternoon Sessions (9:00am-3:30pm)

Take your social media skills to the next level with expert Heather Mansfield (@nonprofitorgs), author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits:

  • Introduction :: The Importance Integrating Web 1.0 and Web 2.0
  • Top Five Facebook Best Practices
  • Top Five Twitter Best Practices
  • Top Five Google+ Best Practices
  • YouTube , Flickr, and Pinterest: Storytelling through Video and Photos
  • The Importance of Blogging on the Social Web
  • Social Media and the Mobile Web

Afternoon Sessions (3:30pm-6:00pm)

Q&A sessions with LGBT bloggers and nonprofit staff members. Bring questions!

How Nonprofits and Bloggers Can Work Together to Win Campaigns - 3:30pm
Bil Browning, The Bilerico Project (@bilerico)
Michael Crawford, Freedom to Marry (@dmcrawford)
Vincent Paolo Villano, National Center for Transgender Equality (@VincentPaolo_)
Moderator: Daryl Hannah, GLAAD (@MediaPolitico)

Creating Great Content for Your Blog or Website - 4:30pm
Jeremy Hooper, Good As You (@goodasyou)
Daniel Villarreal, Poliglot (@hispanicpanic79)
Phil Reese, Washington Blade (@ReallyPhilReese)
Leone Kraus, Blue State Digital (@LeoneKraus)
Moderator: Allison Palmer, GLAAD (@allisonpalmer)


Event Details

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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The New Media Training Institute will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 during the Creating Change Conference at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD, from January 25-29, 2012. Pre-register now.

About Trainer Heather Mansfield (Morning and Early Afternoon Sessions):

Heather Mansfield is the owner of DIOSA Communications, principal blogger at Nonprofit Tech 2.0 and author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. She created and maintains the “Nonprofit Organizations” profiles on Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Flickr and Foursquare, which cumulatively have almost 500,000 friends, followers, and fans. A pioneer in utilizing social media for social good, Heather has fifteen years of experience utilizing the internet for fundraising, building communities, and education about a variety of causes.

Heather was one of the first social media trainers for the nonprofit sector in the country and to date and has presented 100 in-person social media trainings and more than 500 webinars. In 2009, Heather’s @NonprofitOrgs was added to Twitter’s much-coveted “Suggested User List” and she was named a Fundraising Star of the Year by Fundraising Success Magazine.

Cost of training - Cost is included in registration for the Creative Change Conference; there is no additional cost to attend NMTI

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Registration – In order to attend the new Media Training Institute, you need to sign up while registering to the Creative Change Conference.

About Creating Change
The Creating Change Conference, produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), offers the opportunity for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of our LGBT movement and allied movements for justice and equality. The conference is run by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and attracts more than 2,500 people from all over the country every year. Presenters and participants come from all walks of life and include members of the business community, elected officials, students, faith leaders and staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. Find out more about registration.

About the NMTI's Organizers
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

More Information about NMTI
For more information, please contact Allison Palmer, Director of Digital Initiatives, at

New Media and Online Organizing Programs at Creating Change


New Media Training Institute
9:00am-6:00pm, Douglass, Level 3


The Five Pillars of Social Media
3:00pm, Marshall, Level 3

Bilerico Project Blogger Reception
8:30pm, Johnson A, Level 1

Wikimedia/Wikiqueer/OutHistory Reception
8:30pm, Holiday 1, Level 2


Wikipedia/Wikimedia/Wikiqueer  Meet Up
10:45am-12:15pm, Pickersgill

Engaging Supporters Online: How to Create Kick-Ass Integrated Online Campaigns
3:00pm, Tubman B, Level 3

I AM: Trans People Speak: Creating a Community-Driven Media and Public Education Campaign
3:00pm, Marshall, Level 3

Netroots Caucus
6:30pm, Hopkins Level 3