Upcoming Social Media Breakfast

SMBME 57 – Social Media and Nonprofits

Nonprofits and social media is one of our favorite topics and also one of our most requested topics… so here we go again!

So many businesses in the state are nonprofits. Many times they have the drive, the stories and the grassroots support to do social media, but feel stuck on where to start, how to use the tools to promote their work and how to maintain a long term strategy.

We have gathered some of our favorite nonprofit social media success stories and invited them to come and share with you what they are doing and how they are doing it.

  • Cullen McGough, from the Maine Cancer Foundation, is going to give a front-to-back presentation on the Tri For a Cure and explore the digital marketing ecosystem driving one Maine’s largest charity races.
  • Jessica Esch, from the United Way of Greater Portland, is going to talk about using social media to build community online and offline.
  • Anne Quirion, from Raising Readers, will talk about their journey to build and maintain an active social media community.

This is ALWAYS a fun group and an educational breakfast. We look forward to seeing you there!

What: SMBME 57 – Social Media and Nonprofits
 July 25th, 2014, 7:30 – 10am
Where: Portland’s Masonic Temple, 415 Congress St. Portland, Maine
Where do I park? There is a list of options at the bottom of this page
How: We would never be able to pull these events off without the help of our sponsors: Maine Health, Gorham Savings Bank, Vreeland Marketing, Hall Internet Marketing, and Others! Fair Trade Coffee


Cullen McGoughMaine Cancer Foundation

Cullen McGough is graduate of Boston University with combination degree in Fine Art and Computer Science. A jack of all trades, Cullen has been creating digital content and growing networks for different organizations since the beginning of the web, from ASCII to AJAX. Cullen is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications for Maine Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit focused on providing grants for Maine-based cancer research, education and patient support programs.

Jessica EschUnited Way of Greater Portland

Jessica Esch is an illustrator, sketchnoter and storyteller in Portland, Maine. As a full-time artist at United Way of Greater Portland, Jessica’s visual style and social media voice are reshaping how United Way builds community near and far. In 2011, she spearheaded the design and launch of United Way’s LUbrary, the LIVE UNITED storytelling library of videos and illustrations. Find her online at sayitbest.com<http://www.sayitbest.com> and @jesch30. Find United Way at www.unitedwaygp.org and @unitedwaygp.

Anne QuirionRaising Readers

Anne Quirion is the MaineHealth program manager for Raising Readers. Established by the Libra Foundation in 2000, Raising Readers is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides books at birth and well visits to all Maine Children thru age 5. Now in its fourteenth year, Raising Readers has reached over 220,000 individual children and is celebrating giving out two million books. Anne co-manages the program’s successful social media presence, which focuses on engaging parents of young children around the importance of reading aloud, and building a love of books and reading. A Maine native, Anne has been with the program since 2001 and resides in Scarborough with her husband and two children.


The Portland Masonic Temple is at 415 Congress Street and there are plenty of parking options in the area.

  • Elm Street Garage, 15 Elm Street (Metro station)
  • Temple Street Parking Garage, 11 Temple Street (Nickelodeon)
  • One City Center Parking Garage
  • Top of the Old Port Parking, 119 Pearl Street

One Hour Parking enforced behind the Portland Masonic Temple on Cumberland and side streets.


We are sorry but bacon is ordered one week in advance. To transfer or refund a ticket, please contact us 7 days prior to the event and we can process that for you.