NTC 2011 is Upon Us!

NetWits

We have until September 30 th to vote for those we think will be the most valuable to the overall NPTech community. What’s the most exciting part of NTC to you? Tags: Blackbaud #nptech Non-Profit Nonprofit Confrences ntc 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11ntc) is ramping up by kicking off the community voting website for over 400 nonprofit focused sessions!

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NTC Links

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Links April 6, 2007 There has been a little bit of blogging and the like at NTC – although it was certainly hindered yesterday, when the internet was down for most of the day. Michael Gilbert has a review of things happening on the varied NTC backchannels, with some wry commentary.

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Off to NTC!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

This will be my 7th NTC since 2001 (or, more accurately, my 5th. Tags: Nonprofit Tech 10ntc nptech nten Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. I went to two Circuit Rider Roundups.). I’m looking forward to it.

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15NTC Registration is Open: Be part of the largest #nptech gathering out there!

NTEN

Aside from registering, don''t miss out on the opportunity to get the most out of the NTC, as well as be a key part of the program. 15NTC Scholarships Thanks to the generous support of the NTEN community, we''re able to provide scholarships to at least 50 individuals to attend the NTC who otherwise might not be able to attend. Check out the NTC website for more information , and help us spread the word! 15NTC nonprofit technology conference NTC

Get Social at NTC: Join the Party!

NTEN

NTC wouldn''t be NTC without the social part! The NPO Engagement party is at 7pm on Friday, April 12th in Minneapolis, at the NTC. community Community event idealist consulting mgive nptech NTC Program After a full day of sessions and networking, what better way to relax and celebrate then a party or two (or both)! Nonprofit Engagement Party, hosted by Idealist Consulting and sponsored by Breakeven, Circe, IATS and KnowWho, is back and better than ever!

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Social Networking IRL (In Real Life) at the NTC

NTEN

2012 NTC Feature. We want to make sure you make the most of the social and networking events at the 2012 NTC, so this week we’re filling you in on the NTC Connect Track and other opportunities to connect with the NTC Community. NTC Connect Track. To make it easier for you connect at the NTC, we’ve introduced a new event track comprised completely of Birds of a Feather sessions: meetings of like-minded folk about a specific interest or topic. NTC Social.

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NTC Orientation

NTEN

Only a hundred of the 1790 NTC registrants listened to our NTC orientation today, so that means most of you have some catching up to do! Recording: Slides: Ntc Orientation View more presentations from Anna Richter. 11ntc NPTech NTENAnd if you haven't registered, you better get on top of it as we're sure to sell out the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

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2009 NTC Preview: James Weinberg on NPTech Careers

NTEN

James and Cassie are bringing their long-time experience in the nptech hiring world to the NTC for two sessions. Tags: 09NTC careers itstaff james_weinberg NTC NTEN Judging by how many of you opened and read our February newsletter on IT staffing , all things related to jobs -- from hiring to seeking to firing -- are top of mind for you all right now.

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Looking forward to NTC 2009

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I love NTC (NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference). And, this year, for the very first time, I live in the same city in which NTC is taking place. It’s happening the day before NTC this year, not the day after. April 26-28: NTC. And, you can help folks get to NTC ! Tags: Uncategorized nten 09ntc nptech I would be dishonest if I said I didn’t have a sweet reminiscence for the Circiut Rider Roundups of old. But they are long gone.

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RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth Kanter

The last time I saw him was in 2009 in San Francisco at the NTC. I just learned that Rob passed away , leaving behind a wife and two daughters. Finally, I was lucky enough to attend my first “roundup” in 2001 in Denver as the NTC was called in those days. That’s where I met Holly Ross. I got hear the legends in the nptech sector in the early days talk about their work and was inspired. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan.

NTC Goes Green!

NTEN

Each year, we at NTEN work hard to make the NTC a more environmentally sustainable event -- this year we even have carbon offsets for travelers! We''re also excited to share some of our NTC sponsors who are helping us go greener in April. In place of a traditional totebag insert, we wanted to let you know about the work they do in the nonprofit technology sector and what they''ll be highlighting at the NTC. 13ntc Community event green nptech sponsors Program

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NTC 2011 is Upon Us!

NetWits

We have until September 30 th to vote for those we think will be the most valuable to the overall NPTech community. 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11ntc) is ramping up by kicking off the community voting website for over 400 nonprofit focused sessions! If you’re not familiar with the Nonprofit Tech. Conference head over and take a look at the agenda , the sessions , the day of service , and who attended in the past.

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2012 NTC Preview: Brian Reich on Innovation

NTEN

If you you can't join us in San Francisco, remember that you can see Beth and many others speak from the comfort of your own desk thanks to the Online NTC ! 12NTC 12ntc brian reich innovation Leadership nptech NTC ntenAre you ready for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference ? We're playing host to over 100 breakout sessions in San Francisco this April 3-5, and we're delighted to bring you a video preview of just a few of those, including one from Brian Reich.

Announcing the 2012 NTC Scholarship Application

NTEN

> Apply for a scholarship to the 2012 NTC. That's why the NTC Scholarship campaign is one of my favorite programs each year. Through the NTC scholarship program, and with the support of Convio , we are able to send 50 small nonprofits to the conference, ensuring that it's not just the big organizations that get to attend. So keep your RSS readers tuned to the NTEN blog for updates and check out our first installment: 12ntc nptech nten

Where I’ll be at NTC

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

NTC is coming, and I don’t have to pack! But I will be BARTing my way into SF everyday, from Saturday for Penguin Day , Sunday through Tuesday for NTC, and Wed and Thursday for CiviCRM Developer Camp. Tags: Nonprofit Tech 09ntc civicrm nptech nten penguinday That’s a good thing. I’m very much looking forward to all of it, even though it seems like it’s going to be an exhausting 6 days.

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Share Your Passion at NTC Ignite

NTEN

That's the Ignite motto and we can't wait to see how you do just that at the 2011 NTC Ignite ! With the awesome suppport of CivicActions , NTC Ignite is back for the 3rd year in a row on the first night of the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Ignite talks give you the opportunity to share your fascinations and passions about nonprofit technology with the NTC community. 11ntc civicactions ignite NPTech NTENEnlighten Us, But Make It Quick.

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NTC Community Call Recap

NTEN

We were excited to have our first 2012 NTC Community Call last Tuesday! New to the NTC There will be a couple of new additions to the NTC schedule next year. We’ve also added a couple new session types for the 2012 NTC educational sessions. In order to be better budget for the conference, we’ll make 750 tickets available at the Early Bird rate for the 2012 NTC. 12ntc nptech nten Program

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2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

Whew, what an NTC! All of you - the community - are the special sauce that makes the NTC the amazing event it is. NTC in Numbers. It just wouldn''t be a post-NTC update if we didn''t share some of the highlights in numbers! Online NTC Attendees:147. NTC in Review , Ryan Tiffitt , Idealware. npfail Reflections and Call to Action from NTC Plenary on Failure , Beth Kanter. NTC 2013 , Simren Deogun. Finding nptech , Alex Kadis.

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Can't Attend the 2012 NTC in San Francisco? We'll Bring It to You – Online!

NTEN

Save $50: Register for the 2012 Online NTC by March 16 >> Over the course of two days (Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5), the Online NTC will help you put technology to work for your cause with a range of content, including the plenary talks– featuring Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin , and a panel discussion on the role of innovation at nonprofits. 12ntc nptech nten online ntc

Captioning at the 2012 NTC

NTEN

We’re excited to be offering Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) Captioning at the NTC this year! CART Captioning at the NTC will consist of live translation of everything said in specific sessions and conference events into text that will be displayed on a monitor for a small number of people. 12ntc captioning CART nonprofit technology conference nptech nten

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2012 NTC Session Voting Update

NTEN

Based on some great feedback from our community, we've updated the way our voting widget displays your feedback on the 2012 NTC session proposals: Instead of showing the aggregate number of all the votes, it now shows the total of all "Up" and "Down" votes, giving you a better idea of how much overall activity a session is receiving. 12ntc nptech nten

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Share the NTC

NTEN

Despite the tough economic times, it seems the community is really excited about the 2009 NTC. So, inspired by a little tweet from Beth Kanter , we're excited to announce a special fundraising drive to bring more folks to the NTC: we're going to raise $10,000 for an NTC Scholarship fund by February 28. Airfare can be one of the pricer parts of getting to the NTC. Tags: NPTech 09NTC

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New at the NTC : StoryTeller’s Workshop

NTEN

Every year, we do our best to offer more opportunities to learn and connect at the NTC, and this year is no different. We’ve recruited two rock star storytelling, social media experts, Michaela Hackner and Roger Burks , to head up a 2 hour workshop on Wednesday, March 16 (the night before the official kick-off of the NTC) from 6 - 8 pm. 11ntc michaela hackner NPTech NTEN roger burks storytelling CommunicationsBe a part of the 11NTC Storytelling Team!

2012 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

After catching up on our email and our sleep post-2012 NTC, we started reading blog posts from attendees and speakers, and we've been amazed by the insights and ideas you all took away from the conference this year! Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation , Beth Kanter. Socialbrite strategists' sessions at NTC , JD Lasica. Fresh from NTC 2012: Web Design Sessions Digest , Katya Issaeva. From the front line at NTC , Pat Callihan. NTC 2012 , JD Lasica.

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Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Los Angeles, California: Happy Hour with Informal NTC Reports. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring. No more excuses are allowed about your New Year's resolution to power up your nonprofit tech skills — it's time to join a meetup and find your tribe!

Your Tips for NTC Part 2: Discover Minneapolis

NTEN

We previously posted your tips for navigating the NTC itself, but a fun part of the conference is also exploring the Minneapolis area. Once again, the NTEN community was full of recommendations for great places to check out on your NTC trip. And no NTC would be complete without the annual #ntcbeer NTC Beerfest. Now in its fifth year running, the #ntcbeer NTC Beerfest event brings fellow nonprofit techies together to meet and greet before NTC.

Follow the 2011 NTC Online

NTEN

We'll post regular updates to our NTC newsfeed at [link] , with breaking news about report releases and more -- as well as new pieces from our NTC Storytellers. 11ntc NPTech NTENThe 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference is underway! You can also follow the Twitter stream for immediate gratification, 140 characters at a time. Just watch our hashtag: #11ntc.

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Vote on the 2012 NTC Session Proposals Through September 23

NTEN

If you work in a big office with lots of folks on a shared IP who are interested in the 2012 NTC, it may seem like the voting process is wonky; you'll essentially be changing the votes of one of your colleagues. You can find more information in our Voting Guide , but if you're ready, why don't you: > Vote on the 2012 NTC Session Proposals. And thank you for providing the feedback we need to select the best content for the 2012 NTC. 12ntc nptech nten

We Need Your Help! Support the 2012 NTC Scholarship Fund

NTEN

Every year, the NTEN community comes together to raise enough money to send staff from small nonprofits to the NTC. Expand the NTC community by funding a scholarship >> As has become tradition, we're putting ourselves on the line with a little bit of silliness: when you donate, you'll get a vote - a vote on which pop song the NTEN staff will rewrite and perform at the NTC. The NTC is a huge part of that. 12ntc nptech nten

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An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the past two weeks, links shared via the #nptech hashtag on Twitter have been like a Chinese buffet, a huge selection of tempting dishes that look so good you want to fill an entire plate. I've been doing this for ten years as part of the annual NTEN Day of Service for the NTC. The Online NTC takes place September 16-17th - get a special 25% discount here. Chinese Buffet by Drunken Monkey.

Don't Miss Out: NTC Hotel Prices Go Up Soon!

NTEN

Special NTC negotiated rates are available through February 18, 2014. To make a reservation at the NTC Conference rate, you must call the hotel and mention NTEN or the Nonprofit Technology Conference when booking, or register online through the exclusive online registration form set up especially for NTC attendees. 14ntc nptech nten Have you reserved your hotel room for the 14NTC yet? NTEN is working with the Marriott Wardman Park hotel to lodge our 14NTC attendees.

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Be Social at the 2012 NTC!

NTEN

Here are a couple of ways to connect and share at the 2012 NTC: Social Event Survey. NTC attendees love to meet over dinner, coffee, or drinks to socialize and learn from each other. Then, based on the interest we see, we’ll plan and schedule social events, and add them to the NTC Agenda. NTC Ignite is back for another evening of fast-paced presentations that are both entertaining and educational. Share your passion or fascination with the NTC Community.

The 2011 NTC Scholarship Silent Auction is Now Open!

NTEN

Then the 2011 NTC Scholarship Silent Auction is for you! Every year, we raise up to $10,000 to send staffers from small nonprofits to the NTC. March in DC can be chilly, but you need your fingers free for checking the NTC schedule on your smartphone. You tell me your hand measurements and favorite color(s) (or pick a specific yarn from their store), and I will knit you your very own pair and deliver them at NTC or mail to you in March. Do you like cool things?

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NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NTEN's NTC and NPTech Pipe. We have the NPTech Meta Tag Feed (which aggregates about dozen feeds of NpTech tagged items and I'm still using for various reasons); Kikono.org (which uses an NpTech feed and digg like features) and now we have the two pipes from NTEN - the NTC pipe and the NpTech Pipe. Here's a few blog posts about the NTC experience: Marnie Webb says Web2.0 More pointers to NTC posts here. NTC 2007 Pipe.

Some Nuggets from NTC 2014

Tech Soup Blog

Stephen is a NetSquared ambassador from Wellington, New Zealand and attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in March. Reflecting on climate change and #nptech. Attending NTC in person, in Washington DC. This is a cross-posted with permission from NetSquared ambassador Stephen Blyth's blog, Common Knowledge.

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Calling all NPTech Knights to the RoundTable!

NTEN

Flickr Photo by Trainer62 You may have noticed there's a lot going on at the NTEN court as of late -- new nten.org (just look around), release of the NTEN Data Ecosystem Report , NTC Scholarship Campaign , the NTC , and a great line-up of webinars !

2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

Whew, what an NTC! All of you - the community - are the special sauce that makes the NTC the amazing event it is. NTC in Numbers. It just wouldn''t be a post-NTC update if we didn''t share some of the highlights in numbers! Online NTC Attendees:147. NTC in Review , Ryan Tiffitt , Idealware. npfail Reflections and Call to Action from NTC Plenary on Failure , Beth Kanter. NTC 2013 , Simren Deogun. Finding nptech , Alex Kadis.

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Free Webinar: So You Want to Submit an NTC Proposal?

NTEN

Many of you have asked us, "Do I need to attend the upcoming, So You Want to Submit an NTC Proposal? The webinar was created to offer more information to new NTC-goers about how to craft a successful 15NTC session proposal, to help ensure that everyone''s submission is as great as the perspective they bring to the community. It''s also an opportunity for anyone, especially for those who are new to speaking or new to the nptech community, to receive support and ask questions.

Donate to the NTC 2014 Scholarship Fund! (A Past Recipient Shares Her Story of Change)

NTEN

If you''ve been to NTC, you know that it can be an incredible event full of knowledgeable nonprofit techies. As Lyndal Cairns, a 2012 NTC Scholarship recipient, shares: Before I went to NTC, I was the only social media manager working in the HIV sector in Australia. NTC taught me how to focus and evaluate our social media work, how to develop that into a set of actions, and how best to carry them out. >Bring the NTC experience to more people by donating today !

Help Create the Agenda for the 2013 NTC

NTEN

If you work in a big office with lots of folks on a shared IP who are interested in the 2013 NTC, it may seem like the voting process is wonky; you'll essentially be changing the votes of one of your colleagues. You can find more information in our Voting Guide , but if you're ready, why don't you: > Vote on the 2013 NTC Session Proposals. 13ntc nptech ntenHelp us shape the the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference !

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#NTCwinning: Reflecting on What Went Well at the 2012 NTC

NTEN

It’s hard to believe that the 2012 NTC is a wrap. But we also want to share the things that were awesome, the pieces of the NTC that we feel pretty good about at the end of the day. The community showed up for the 2012 NTC. These quotes and the rest found in this post are from the NTC evaluation.) Thanks for providing this fantastic hub for learning and sharing NTC! We’re thrilled that the NTC is a place for you to find your people. 12ntc nptech nten

Tips for Making Your NTC an Amazing Experience

NTEN

NTC is only about six weeks away and now's the time to get planning! When it comes to preparing for NTC, we know the NTEN community is the best source of helpful conference tips. We received a number of helpful suggestions from past attendees for how to get the most out of your NTC conference experience: Research in Advance : Sue Ann Reed recommends planning your conference experience as much as possible before you get there. 13ntc Community myNTC nptech nten

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2013 NTC Session Submission Open July 10th - August 3rd

NTEN

13ntc nptech ntenPut on your thinking caps, because session submission for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference (13NTC) will be open from July 10th - August 3rd 2012. We have made changes to the Session Submission Guidelines and the Session Submission form. Submitters are required to review the guidelines before submitting session ideas.