501 Mission Place uses 10% of our membership dues to give back to the social good community. We thought a lot about where to direct that money and how to use it to match our corporate ideology that networkweaving, sharing and learning from one another can fuel our individual missions to create change.
One of the reasons we started 501 Mission Place was to provide the kind of environment a conference like NTC fosters. Several important and positive organizational changes at Big Love Little Hearts came out of connections I made at last years conference, or new technologies I learned about. I met people there who have become dear friends and people who have become mentors.
After careful thought we thought the best way to give back to the social good community was to give that same experience to one of YOU.
We are proud to have chosen the 2011 Non-Profit Technology Conference as the place we think provides the best opportunities for people investing their lives in social change. NTEN is closely aligned with us in mission. We are both membership communities that run on the same belief of sharing knowledge to improve our collective missions. While 501 Mission Place is just for Non-Profit Leaders but covers a broad range of topics, NTEN is for all Non-Profit professionals but focuses on technology, social or otherwise.
So how do you become the person we send there?
The entire Non-Profit Technology Conference will be broadcast online so we want to send someone who is looking for more than just the education opportunities NTC provides.
“A Network Weaver is someone who is aware of the networks around them and explicitly works to make them healthier (more inclusive, bridging divides). Network Weavers do this by connecting people strategically where there’s potential for mutual benefit, helping people identify their passions, and serving as a catalyst for self-organizing groups.”
While I was at NTC last year I was both an active networkweaver and a beneficiary of others’ networkweaving. While I told people my story and the things Big Love Little Hearts was working on their eyes lit up as they thought of people at the conference they knew who might be able to help me. As people told me their stories my eyes lit up as I thought of people I knew at the conference who could help them.
Do you think networkweaving at the 2011 Non-Profit Technology Conference is what you need to propel your mission forward? Tell me why in the comments box here and 501 Mission Place could be sending YOU!
- This contest is open until February 14th at midnight. The winner will be announced here on February 15th at 12:00 p.m. CST
- The winner will be chosen at random.
- We’re asking you to submit your “application” via the comments box on this page instead of a form because we believe that creating a space for you to share your ideas and goals publicly will allow for some beneficial networkweaving whether you’re chosen as the winner or not.
- You should sign your application with your name, organization/company, and a website where readers can find out more about your work.
- You do not need to be a 501 Mission Place or a NTEN member to qualify.
- You do not need to work for a 501 c 3 organization, but you must be working for social change.
- This scholarship is for registration only: you must be able to provide your own transportation and housing.
- You must provide an email address (this is hidden) when you comment with your application.
- By applying for the scholarship you are opting-in to the 501 Mission Place free e-newsletter.
Applications should not be submitted in the comments box on this post. Instead, submit them in the comments box on this page.