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Like Minds 2010 – Calling all social media savvy charities

If you’re even remotely interested in social media then a trip to Like Minds 2010 should be in your diary. It’s worth the £50 entry fee just to hear Steve Bridger speak.

Despite the general awesomeness of the Like Minds event, one element leaves a rather sour taste in the mouth – The Like Minds Summit. The summit is all about bringing together the best social media case studies, a white paper will be drawn up to form “the industry standard in Social Media implementation”. All sounds great so far. The problem is you’ll need to cough up £1.5k to join the summit and have your case study included.

As Richard Baker points out this isn’t going to be short change to most UK charities. Richard’s blog post has sparked a healthy debate on this matter and Trey Pennington has generously agreed to assist any charity wishing to take part:

“In the unlikely event that a non-profit organization submits a case study which meets submission requirements and is selected (the submission process is free and open to all), and they cannot afford the £1,500, I will make a contribution towards their fee and do the fundraising to get the balance for them.”

That sounds like a challenge.

Dogs Trust, Bullying UK, Quarriers, ENABLE Scotland and the many other non-profits effectively using social media…why not take up Trey’s offer and showcase what you’ve managed to achieve?