ECIC + LTC = IMPACT
On May 19, 2016, Light the City (LTC) hosted session 2 of their Spring 16' Nonprofit Accelerator: Message Clarity. Throughout this intensive, day-long session, 9 teams of schenectady based nonprofits and social entrepreneurs gathered at the Electric City Innovation Center (ECIC) to learn and collaborate with expert mentors from across the capital region.
One of the key takeaways: "We trust people & organizations that believe what we what believe and value what we value." Jeff Stasko
"Nonprofits are very valuable in that they allow so many of us to realize those social justice ideals we hold so dear to our hearts." Said Managing Director of the Nonprofit Accelerator, Johan Matthews. "In fact, everything we do and say as a brand, nonprofit or otherwise, should center around reinforcing that... actually besides their awesome space, that's one of the reasons we chose to partner with the ECIC for this session"
Bill Kernick, Executive Director of the Electric City Innovation Center (ECIC) notes:
"[The] ECIC strives to be the focal point for the growing innovation ecosystem in Schenectady, and loves to partner with groups like LTC to expand the impact and reach of innovation."
Participating teams incuded 4 nonprofits:
- The Hamilton Arts Center.
3 faith-based initiatives:
Renewal Prayer Network
Community Mentors &
- Revive NY
As well as 2 local social entrepreneurs:
Chris Parsons &
- Tiffany Dawn.
Participants benefitted from expert mentors who facilitated sessions on Branding, Positioning, Strategic Marketing, and even Pitching their causes.
Ron Ladouceur, Principal at POSTMKTG | Schenectady
Jeff Stasko, Communications Director at Graceway fellowship | Albany
Jeff Goronkin, Chief Strategy Officer at Buzz media Solutions | Schenectady
- Esther Vargas, Director of the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) | Troy
Session 3: Digital Clarity, launches June 2, 2016
About Light the City: Light the City (LTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people create flourishing cities. In the fall of 2015, it launched its Nonprofit Accelerator to support existing individuals and organizations with great potential for social and spiritual impact. Learn more at www.lightthecity.net
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