Video Killed The Radio Star: The Future of Online Organizing

Video Killed The Radio Star: The Future of Online Organizing

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Advanced Online Organizing

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 18 4:30 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 18 5:45 PM (Eastern)

Nowadays, a person can disrupt the national discourse and gather an instant online community with a five-second Vine or Instagram photo. Sixty percent of Americans age 13-34 use Snapchat, an ephemeral social platform that will likely influence new social spaces to come. As our civilization shifts in how people communicate, connect and engage in commerce, what changes do organizations and movement leaders need to anticipate to thrive? What new tools are coming online? What tools do we need to build or get funded? What techniques will or won’t continue to work in online-offline movement building and awareness/action campaigns? This training session will answer these questions and more.


Cheryl Contee


Cheryl Contee is Chief Executive Officer at The Impact Seat Foundation, which is working to create a world in which women can succeed as business leaders. She is also the award-winning Founder and Chair of Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns. Cheryl is the Amazon bestselling author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success. Passionate about creating new tech and new narrative for a new era, Cheryl uses her vast experience in startup entrepreneurship and community engagement to lead our portfolio companies and funds to success, provide resources for underrepresented founders, and build the new economy. Previously, Cheryl was CEO of Fission Strategy, which brought Silicon Valley startup culture to the world’s leading causes and campaigns. She’s the co-founder of, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, the National Board Chair for Netroots Nation, a Senior Advisor for Astia and the first portfolio company board member of New Media Ventures.

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