Nonprofit Technology Conference–here we come!
Next week over 1,500 nonprofiteers will head to Minneapolis for NTEN’s 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). It’s three action-packed days full of learning, networking, and bonding to your heart’s content. I am excited to participate in my sixth NTC–and present for the fifth year in a row. I’m also happy to play a connector role through my volunteer work as a co-organizer of 501 Tech NYC — a monthly meetup of NTEN members that’s open to all. If you’ll be at the conference, please find me and say hello. And if you can’t make it, I hope you’ll follow the fun. Here’s a few ways to join in and get the know-how from this great event:
1. Check out these workshops that I’ve helped organize or will be participating in:
- Marketing and Fundraising Meet and Greet, Thursday April 11, 1:30-3:00pm | Marquette IX — Join me and fellow consultants, Katya Andresen, Kivi Leroux Miller, and Nancy Schwartz in a fun-filled group discussion.
- 501Tech Club & Tech4Good Happy Hour, Thursday April 11, 5:00-7:00pm | Minneapolis Grand Ballroom — Whether you attend your local NTEN chapter or just want to meet some new people, join us for some schmooze (and a little booze).
- Campaigns as an Experience of Your Brand, Friday April 12, 10:30am-12:00pm | Marquette II — Ever wonder how a fundraising, advocacy, or awareness campaign could shift or be informed by your brand? This will be an interactive panel with case studies from the Center for Reproductive Rights, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and Fountain House.
- Does Social Media Make Cents? An Expert Panel in Social Media Fundraising, Saturday April 13, 10:30am-12:00pm | Marquette IV — Been wanting to get into the social fundraising game but not sure where to start or how to make it work for you? Join me, Frank Barry, Carie Lewis, and John Haydon in a lively discussion over the opportunities, challenges, successes and failures of social media as a fundraising channel.
2. Enjoy the magic of the Big Apple in the Mini Apple. Attend a workshop (or several) featuring NYC-area speakers (I’ve got most of them on a Twitter list here too!):
- 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks
- A Deep Dive Into Paid Acquisition ROI: Analysis and Case Studies
- Are We Really Making Change? A Changemaker’s Guide to Measure What Matters Most
- Breaking Through Language Barriers with Technology
- Connect the Dots: Crafting the Arc of Powerhouse Campaigns
- Effective Communication: How to Translate Geek-Speek into Normal Human
- From Print to iPad: Keeping Your Content Current
- Got Ideas? Crowdsourcing for Innovation and Community Engagement
- I Could Be Your Next Monthly Donor, So Call Me Maybe?
- LGBT Advocacy in Social Media
- Managing Technology from the Middle
- Social Change Anytime Everywhere: Best Practices to Build a Multichannel Campaign Planner
- Social Media Birds of a Feather
- The Anatomy of Successful Data Migration: How to Plan, Manage, and Succeed
- The Three Faces of the Digital Manager: Lover, Fighter, and Michael Jackson
- Thinking Like a Tech Startup: How to Meet Your Mission with Technology on a Shoestring Budget
- Using Text Messaging to Achieve Your Mission: Creative Uses from Real Nonprofits
- Why Organization Structure Matters for Online Success
3. Get in on the fun from the comfort of your own home (or office):
- Follow the #13NTC hashtag on Twitter before, during, or after the conference. You can also follow me too–assuming you don’t mind a few random tweets about cats.
- Register for the Online NTC, with 20 moderated sessions and remote access to some great content.
- Attend a post-event recap event in your area. In NYC, sign up for our event on April 30th.
- Come back to our blog. I’ll share some insights when I get back.
Is there a workshop or aspect of the NTC that you are particularly excited about? Please share it in the comments here.