Give to the Max

After five months of planning and hard work, Give to the Max Day is here. Today, 1300 Washington area nonprofits will be fundraising, and experimenting with social media tools in a collective training exercise and contest. More than $140,000 in awards are available.

If you are interested in a capacity building oriented contest, check out the site. You will see a wide variety of creative tactics and approaches to winning, all using social media tools.

Please browse the participating nonprofits and donate or share about your favorites. If you live in the Greater Washington Area, this is your chance as an individual to make a statement to the country about our region’s compassion. We are expecting tens of thousands of citizens to donate and spread the word.

K Street Taken by @Give2Max

The event is part of Digital Capital Week or DCWEEK, the current festival bringing together the region’s designers, developers, entrepreneurs, technologists and social innovators. In fact, we are holding a rally tonight to close out Give to the Max Day. The rally is also the after party for the DCWEEK Keynotes at the Warner Theater. Please join us!

Finally, a special word of thanks to organizing partner Razoo for allowing me to serve as general manager of the event. It’s been a real fun and meaningful experience, from flash mobs to training hundreds of nonprofits on how to be more successful online. Today will be a great day!

Ready for DC Digital Capital Week?

It’s time for DC Digital Capital Week, also known as DCWEEK, the 10 day (June 11-20) festival focusing on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital. The mission of Digital Capital Week is to strengthen the capital region’s digital economy via a 10 day series of events focused on creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, content creation, and innovation.

DCWEEK Co-Founder Jen Consalvo, also a talented photographer, graciously provided me a few photos so we could envision some moments ahead. These pics represent some DC”s best prior tech events. And if you are coming, you can catch me at IgniteDC 4 and my June 18 panel on Failure in Public.

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