Serving Those Who Serve Others
For well over a decade, iCohere has been helping nonprofit organizations and government agencies advance their missions through multi-day virtual conferences. In our work we have found that smaller, less well-endowed service organizations often have not been able to provide their volunteers and public audiences with the educational, networking, and inspirational benefits of a major virtual event.
Unlike a webinar that brings people together for a one-hour broadcast, a multi-day virtual event encourages a wide range of peer-to-peer interactions, along with deeper conversations with presenters and thought leaders.
In 2014, iCohere inaugurated the Serving Those Who Serve Others award program to provide a pro-bono virtual conferences to one nonprofit service organization each year, enabling these organizations to reach expanded national and global audiences. The selected organization is responsible for developing the content and handling the publicity and marketing of these multi-day events and iCohere takes care of the design and technology.
The awardee for 2016 is:
National Farmers Union
Founded by 10 local farmers in 1902, today the National Farmers Union (NFU) represents family farmers, fishers and ranchers across the country, with formally organized divisions in 33 states. Through its program called The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Institute, the National Farmers Union provides educational programming to its 200,000 plus members around the United States. The organization partners with the Veteran Farmer Coalition, National Young Farmers Coalition, Womens Food and Agriculture Network, and USDA to develop high quality educational programs to meet the needs of the modern farmer. Key programs focus on addressing profitability issues and monopolistic practices.
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To Apply for the 2017 Awards
To be considered for this award program, please fill out the application before the December 15, 2016 deadline, using the link below. We are looking to offer our expertise and services in 2017 working with organizations that:
- Have an uplifting vision of a better world
- Are actively engaged in a transformative mission
- Want to share their successes more broadly through a multi-day educational program
- Know what topics they would focus on and which presenters they would invite
- Can commit the time to manage the publicity and marketing for their conference (while we take care of the design and technology)
Applications are being accepted now through December 15, 2016. We're looking forward to learning about your work!