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Minnesota Blogger Conference

13 Sep

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Minnesota Blogger Conference in Minneapolis.  I did learn some new things at the conference and met some new local bloggers, but that is not the purpose of today’s post.  This event incorporated a featured charity to support.  Missy Berggren (aka The Marketing Mama) reached out to me to help select a charity to feature.  Read Indeed was selected because bloggers write words and the books collected contain words, plus it is just a great charity.  Bloggers brought new and used books to donate and a local photographer, Glimpses of Soul Photography, took headshots and monetary donations to Read Indeed.  The early results were tabulated at over 100 books and at least $325 collected.

If you plan events or gatherings, I encourage you to bring a charity or giving back component to the event.  It is easy for participants to bring a donation to a local organization and each of those donations come together to make a bigger difference.  In addition, this helps spread the word about a local charity. 

Please comment with your ideas or examples of ways you have incorporated giving back into your events.

Update: The final count was 201 books and $370 in donations to Read Indeed. 

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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Other

 

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2 responses to “Minnesota Blogger Conference

  1. Jamie H

    September 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I think it is absolutely GREAT that you guys decided to support a charity at the Minnesota Blogger Conference! I can’t believe how much you collected! We may just have to support a charity if we hold an event too!

     

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