TC Camp, Inc. Completes 501(c)(3) Approval Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TC Camp, Inc. Completes 501(c)(3) Approval Process

Sunnyvale, CA, June 1, 2015 – The TC Camp, Inc. board of directors is pleased to announce that our application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status has been approved by the IRS. This completes the process of moving TC Camp out from under the Single-Sourcing Solutions umbrella. We can now focus on bringing TC Camp to technical communication communities everywhere.

For the past three years, the TC Camp “unconference” has been available to technical communication professionals in the San Francisco bay area. As an independent entity and a nonprofit, we can now explore the possibilities for offering a similar experience to techcomm professionals in other communities.

TC Camp is run by the board members and community volunteers. What makes TC Camp unique, is its accessibility and value. This educational event is free to attendees and is held on a Saturday, making it available to individuals at all levels of the profession. As an unconference, a significant portion of the day’s agenda is defined by the attendees on the day of the event. This ensures that the discussion topics are very likely to be of personal interest.

In addition to offering significant value for attendees, we also focus on providing value for our sponsors (without whom this event would not be possible). TC Camp is all about interactive involvement, so our sponsors don’t just sit in their booths waiting for people to stop by; they are encouraged to be engaged with the attendees by actively joining in on unconference topic conversations as well as providing informative entertainment through skits and commercials.

If you’d like to provide financial support for TC Camp, we accept donations in any amount via our website at http://www.tccamp.org/donate/. For sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer, contact us at counselor@tccamp.org. To keep up on the latest breaking information, follow us on Twitter @tccamp411. Videos of past events as well as interviews with sponsors and attendees is available at http://youtube.tccamp.org.

Contact:

TC Camp, Inc.
counselor@tccamp.org
PO Box 62122
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
408-475-4734
www.tccamp.org

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TC Camp went so well, we’re introducing TC Dojo in the meantime

Greetings TC Campers!

The response to TC Camp was overwhelmingly positive. Even the toughest critics in the bay area thought it was an amazing event. (And if any of you have been to an STC meeting in the local SF Bay area, you know what I mean!) In fact, the last time I went to a local STC meeting, they asked when we’ll be putting it on again, and if there was a way to do it more often.

Since January, we’ve been trying to figure that exact thing out. The big TC Camp in-person event is tough to pull off more than once a year. But we think we’ve pulled off a nice compromise…

We’ve come up with TC Dojo.

TC Dojo is a new twist on the web session. It’s focused, small learning opportunities. Why did we call it a dojo?  A dojo (道場 dōjō?) is a Japanese term which literally means “place of the way“. Typically, it is the place for learning and practicing a martial art form. We decided to borrow this theme and apply it to the practice and learning for the art of Technical Communication.

There are two TC Camp-inspired ways to learn at the Dojo: Open Sessions and Master Series. (And, like a real dojo, there are always Private Sessions, but we’re not going to talk about those here.)

Like TC Camp, Open Sessions are free and open to the public. These sessions will be posted to the TC Camp meetup group as a kind of interval TC Camp sessions. Meeting topics will be voted upon by attendees and we’ll find the speakers to host the sessions that you voted on.

The Master Series meets the other half of the TC Camp spirit. They’re facilitated, small-group, peer-led discussions. There is a fee to join the Master Series. We feel that this will encourage the same people to attend sessions regularly, thus creating an environment of trust and confidentiality.

So, while you’re waiting for the next TC Camp to come around in January (we’re working on it!), join us at the TC Dojo. I’ll post the Open Session announcements as meetup events. Please join us and don’t forget to vote on topics! The current voting form is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V5ZFNVK