Tech In The Commons: Bootcamp

By Generocity (other events)

3 Dates Through May 16, 2017

Tech In The Common's is a pilot events and reporting series supported by Knight Foundation and driven by will expose nonprofits to engagement tools including augmented reality, data storytelling and live video.

Recognizing a need to help place-based nonprofits better engage their communities, Knight Foundation and social impact news organization are launching an event and reporting bootcamp series to introduce these organizations to best practices in better connecting with audiences.

The pilot will feature four events focused on new engagement techniques including: augmented reality, data storytelling, trends in social media and live video. Lessons and best practices will further be shared through an ebook, which will be distributed to place-based nonprofits and other community partners that are seeking ways to creatively engage their communities. Target organizations will include community centers, commercial corridor groups, groups that support public schools, recreation centers, libraries, parks and others.

The series will launch during Philly Tech Week, the region’s largest annual celebration of innovation, and run as a bootcamp over four consecutive weeks. It will be free to attend.

The events will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 28 (3-6pm): Augmented and Virtual Reality (As part of the Philly Tech Week Kickoff - tickets available via
  • Tuesday, May 2 (5-8pm): Data Storytelling (As part of Philly Tech Week)
  • Tuesday, May 9 (5-8pm): Live Video (Facebook Live; Instagram Stories; Snapchat)
  • Tuesday, May 16 (5-8pm): Social Communication (Trends in Social Media; Push notifications)

Each event will feature case studies presented by  experts with wide experience in capturing audience attention and garnering support for community issues. . Nonprofit participants will receive direct feedback to develop their own ideas and plans for low-cost and attainable solutions.

The ebook highlighting lessons for nonprofits will be hosted on, free of charge. Find out more at Follow along on social media using #TechCommonsPHL.

Press Contact: Jeanette Lloyd, [email protected]