Monday, September 10, 2012
‘Changer of Commerce,’ Amanda Hite, to keynote Summit on Philanthropy Sept. 19-20
Special to KyForward
Social media strategist and “changer of commerce,” Amanda Hite, will share her expertise and her passion for “doing well by doing good” as keynote speaker at the fourth annual Summit on Philanthropy to be held in Lexington September 19-20.
Hite, a Lexington-based CEO and co-founder of a strategic marketing firm, Be The Change Revolution, uses social media – and helps others do the same – to connect people in meaningful dialogue, using the powerful tool to motivate, engage and inspire. In the process, she spreads the word about philanthropic efforts and encourages others to pursue positive change in the world.
The Summit will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Lexington. Presenting sponsors are the Shumate Family Foundation and Kosair Charities. It is open to all interested parties, starting with workshops on the 19th from 1- 4 p.m., and continues the next day through 3 p.m. Registration form and more information at www.kyphilanthropy.com. Email email@example.com for information about individual tickets to the Commonwealth Awards luncheon at which Hite will speak and about workshop-only fees, for workshops on nonprofit leadership and governance by the Center for NonProfit Excellence in Louisville and for a workshop conducted by Allison Lankford of the Bluegrass Community Foundation for CLE and CPE credits.
With more than 37,000 Twitter followers, Hite works with hundreds of companies around the globe to implement strategic marketing plans, ignite sustainable movements to engage employees and connect businesses with their communities and spark positive change. Some of her clients include Cinnabon, Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry and Texas Roadhouse.
In demand as a keynoter internationally, Hite will speak to the statewide group on “Building Community and Igniting Movements.”
“Movements grow and live on as long as passionate people are connected and involved,” she says. “Campaigns have a beginning and an end, but movements end up changing the world, lives and companies.”
She says social media gives us “super powers we’ve never had before to organize and connect.”
Hite’s objectives as a consultant align strongly with her personal values. Her business was founded on the philosophy of “connected capitalism” – or the concept that a corporation is strongest when it’s connected to its shareholders, employees and communities.
“We’re helping them make meaningful change,” she says. “It’s a model of doing well by doing good.”
She is a strong voice for Share our Strength and No Kid Hungry, and she just returned from a mission trip to Ethopia, which included the president of Cinnabon and a group committed to helping hungry children there.
“I came back so grateful for what I have,” she said. “I clearly won the birth lottery. I’ll never take that luck for granted.”
Hite gives talks on her commitment to starting positive changes throughout the world. She tweets consistently throughout her day (@sexythinker), noting that social media is all about being a good neighbor. And it’s powerful. It has empowered people to organize their digital worlds around their passions.
“When most people think of social media, they think of a 16-year old kid posting something stupid,” Hite said. “They don’t think of the potential to change lives and change the world.”
“Chief Change Officer” Amanda Hite aims to help everyone understand that potential.
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For more information about the Summit on Philanthropy: www.kyphilanthropy.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.