The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend the UnidosUS Conference in 2021 and How to Make the Most of It

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend the UnidosUS Conference in 2021 and How to Make the Most of It

As conferences go, there is none like the UnidosUS Conference in bringing together some of the best and brightest which have been working toward the betterment of Latino communities nationwide.

This year’s virtual conference will be held July 26-27 and is focused on the theme “Rebuild, Renew, Reimagine,” viewing this tumultuous time as a moment of opportunity and innovation toward an even better future than we had previously imagined possible before the pandemic.

  1. Knowledge & Community Leadership
David Clower, RDF’s Chief Investment Officer, speaks at the 2018 UnidosUS conference.

For this event, UnidosUS is bringing some of the strongest and most knowledgeable voices to share in their experiences on some of the most important issues facing the Latino community. It’s the perfect moment to hear from community leaders as they share firsthand experiences that have made them stronger and more resilient while facing the challenges with the people they serve.

Join the conference and you will undoubtedly find yourself among a niche of leaders that have faced similar challenges. Together, you can learn, share best practices and explore collaboration opportunities.

Be active and attend sessions. You will gain a deeper understanding of the issues that our communities face so we can make sure all Latinos can be healthy and thrive. Plus, don’t miss Raza Development Fund’s Capital, Capacity and Cariño workshop.

  1. Build Connections

Conferences like these present an opportunity to network and build connections. The UnidosUS conference has its own app featuring a list of attendees. This is your source to invaluable connections.

Give it a careful review with the goals for your organization in mind. Consider who you can connect with that will help your organization reach the next level and what speakers you are interested in learning more about.

Reach out to these individuals ahead of time to let them know you will be attending the conference. Check their availability to meet with them one-on-one. Remember, there should be a benefit for both you and them to connect. Tell them why you want to meet with them and how you can help them achieve a mutual goal. Everyone is there due to a common interest in community – use that as a conversation starter.

Before the conference, perfect your elevator pitch and know your organization’s impact numbers. This way you are ready to share and connect at a moment’s notice.

Make it a challenge! During the event, select three people to connect with to congratulate on their great work or get some feedback on your organization’s projects.

  1. Get to Know Virtual Platform
RDF team enjoys last year’s conference.

Double check your internet connectivity before the conference begins to ensure you can enjoy the best live experience.

After you register for the conference, you will have the chance to explore the virtual conference tool. It’s a great site with areas for the main conference space and breakout sessions, as well as the marketplace where you can connect with different sponsors and other providers that interest you. Take the time to get used to it, so you are ready to engage and learn.

Register for the UnidosUS conference now and get ready to be inspired to continue serving our communities.

The Raza Development Fund is a proud sponsor of the UnidosUS conference. Be sure to visit our digital booth and enjoy our digital conference bag. Inside you will find an opportunity to win a techy prize. We look forward to meeting you.

Don’t forget to connect with me after the conference to let me know how your experience went.

Eric Salazar

Eric Salazar, Director of UnidosUS Affiliated Investments, Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, joined the RDF team in 2020. In his role, he is establishing an outreach and technical assistance model that will help RDF educate, inspire, and activate nonprofit organizations to develop earned income strategies, explore social enterprise opportunities, and seek CDFI investments along a path of transformational growth and impact in their communities.

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