Ed sent me an email over the weekend to let me know that our panel, “Pimp My Non-profit – Real Non-Profits Kicking Ass with Online Technology”, made the initial list of finalists for the SXSW Interactive Festival this coming March. Yay! This is especially exciting for me because my non-profit organization is in the midst of a huge re-branding and web redesign process, which we’ll have just launched on February 1, 2008. The experience will most definitely provide great fodder for conversation and good examples to share with the non-profit community. I’m hoping this excitement will keep me from getting nervous. That and the margaritas I’ll have to start sipping as soon as I get to Austin ).
The description was posted on my blog previously, but I’m happy to share it again and encourage non-profits to attend this year’s conference:
“Non profit groups struggle with funding and public support issues on a daily basis. Yet many have overcome the odds and made a splash online and offline by using the latest Web technologies — for pennies on the dollar. This discussion will center around the stories, strategies, triumphs and challenges of innovative non profits with a passion for change and the cajones to rock it out online. “
If you’re a 2008 SXSW goer, I hope you join us!