On June 30, 2011
Law2sm took over ARTini’s on Broad Street, to celebrate Social Media Day 2011 with a lunch and learn on crowd sourcing. Deborah Gonzalez, Esq., the founder of Law2sm, gave an informative presentation on how business owners can use the power of Social Media to develop business projects and raise money for a cause. Over 22 attendees represented various local Athens business and not-for-profit organizations, including Carl House, Dealmobs, Jack Davis Foundation, Samaritan Counseling, UGA, Wells Fargo, Yuva Med Spa, and others. They left with full minds (handouts and lots to think about) and full bellies (the cupcakes were delicious! Thanks Cici.) BTW – Congratulations to Dr. Glenn Ames who won the door prize, a copy of the book Sales Motivation: Great Quotes to Find Your Passion by Todd Duncan and published by SimpleTruths.com.
The event was part of a day-long Tweetathon to raise funds for Chance for Children, a United Nations non-governmental organization whose goal is to provide an opportunity to the street children in Accra so they can take control of their lives through experiencing love and safety, and receiving an education and professional training. Emily Wancier represented the group at the luncheon. http://www.chance-for-children.org. The Tweetathon was setup using a crowd funding website called Chipin. The event raised $1,071 – 53% of the $2,000 goal – not bad for the first one! http://cfc.chipin.com/chance-for-children. Want to conduct your own Tweetathon – contact Law2sm to help you set it up.
This was the first in our series of Lunch and Learns. Many more to come – check out our calendar. Also, let us know of topics relating to social media and law that you would like us to talk about. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos.
Dr. Glenn Ames (in foreground) listening to Deborah Gonzalez’s presentation, Carly Shockley from Dealmobs shares with those at her table, and another view of the audience at Artini’s
|Killick (in hat) Athens graphic artist and musician, and more Social Media Day attendees|