**Not Mandatory** BRING YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU WANT TO TRY A LITTLE LINKEDIN UPDATING (or adding if you don't have a LinkedIn account) The Nonprofit Speaker Series is brought to you by alms productions, LLC Shaun Cassidy, Founder of Cassidy Creative Solutions, holds 20+ years of experience in the fields of SALES & MARKETING, E-COMMERCE and SOCIAL MEDIA technologies. Cassidy Creative Solutions is a speaking, training, and consulting firm that helps professionals, nonprofit organizations and corporations leverage social media, internet sales and marketing strategies through storytelling across platforms. Many years prior to founding Cassidy Creative Solutions, Mr. Cassidy worked with the internet company Travelocity as a customer relationship brand manager. Mr. Cassidy participated in the development of the contact pilot training program that led to customer service training manuals for over 1,500 Travelocity employees. While with Travelocity in the early years of e-commerce and social media, Mr. Cassidy was asked to beta test a software that would become the first social media format called LinkedIn. Today Mr. Cassidy holds one of the largest professional networks in the nation with over 30,000 professional contacts and has trained over 500 professionals and over 100 businesses and organizations on how to leverage the tool. If you are not using LinkedIn to its fullest potential, then this meeting is a MUST ATTEND for you. Remember, LinkedIn is FREE advertising (if you know how to use it properly). DATE: Thursday, March 12th TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. LOCATION: Mission Valley Resort, 875 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 - 619-298-8281 What to expect The format will be run like this: 6:00 mingling with light appetizers 6:30 event starts 7:00 speaker 7:45 Q&A 8:00 finish on time Admission: FREE (Please RSVP on Meetup.com so we know how many seats to set up: http://www.meetup.com/SDGoodSamaritans/events/220646958/) I would like to share a story about Shaun. I met Shaun at a networking meeting while he was the speaker. He shared with us the power of LinkedIn and how we could leverage it in our charity or business. I was so taken by what he was talking about and how passionate he is about helping people figure out how to use LinkedIn that I hired him to teach me how to use LinkedIn. We worked together intensely for several days and he helped me work on my profile and helped me learn the ins and outs of LinkedIn and how to use it to my advantage. He encouraged me along the way so I would continue working on LinkedIn to build my database. The featured nonprofit for this meeting is Girls With Goals. Are you a charity that is interested in being featured at one of our future meetings? Please contact Lynda West at Lynda@alms.productions. You will have 10 minutes to share with the audience your charity's mission. It's time to step up to the plate and share your mission with others. The time is NOW!! Come early to enjoy light bites until 6:30 p.m. (provided by alms productions, LLC) while meeting like-minded individuals who love to give back to the community. You should leave this meeting feeling energized and ready to make a difference. Intention The Nonprofit Speaker Series meetings are intended to bring together people who run or work for a nonprofit, people who want to start up their own nonprofit, businesses who help/contribute/fundraise for nonprofits and volunteers. Our mission is to educate the nonprofit community on how to grow and become sustainable through a series of talks by experts from various industries who are currently working in their field. Next meetup is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mission Valley Resort, 875 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108, with Lauren Keith, Ph.D., of Life Mastery Institute. Dr. Keith with talk about Getting Clarity on Your Nonprofit Calling. Having clarity is very important in order to ensure you are getting your message across to donors in the best way possible. I don't know about you, but I love being around positive and energetic minds and that's exactly what you will get with this group. Thank you for bringing your positive energy to this incredibly giving community. Without you, it would not be the same.