In possibly the first-ever book tour organized as a fundraiser, Heather Mansfield, author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits, is set to begin a book tour on September 22 in Collingswood, NJ (just outside Philadelphia) that also doubles as a 5-hour social and mobile media training for nonprofits. The fees paid by attendees will first cover travel, the book, shipping expenses, and a small speaking fee, and then what remains will be donated to the partner nonprofits. A firm believer of putting her where her mouse is, the goal is to raise a minimum of $30,000 and as of today $7,300 has been raised.

 

Heather has presented more than 500 social and mobile trainings to small businesses, universities and other audiences in-person and via webinar, but this is the first series that will also  simultaneously raise funds for a diverse range of nonprofits.  Confirmed dates, locations, and partner nonprofits thus far are:

9/22/11: Collingswood, NJ (Just outside Philadelphia, PA)
Proceeds benefit Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.
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9/29/11: New York, NY
Proceeds benefit goodnik.org.
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10/13/11: Ottawa, ON
Proceeds benefit Volunteer Ottawa.
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11/8/11: San Diego, CA
Proceeds benefit Volunteer San Diego.
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11/10/11: Los Angeles, CA
Proceeds benefit the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education.
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12/1 /11: Miami, OK
Proceeds benefit the American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
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1/19 /12: Washington, DC
Proceeds benefit the International Lifeline Fund.
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2/9 /12: Tampa, FL
Proceeds benefit Buddy Cruise.
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3/15 /12: Memphis, TN
Proceeds benefit Amazon CARES.
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Event details, training agenda, and registration information.