2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – Unconference

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Unconference. Description : The NTC Unconference is a place to continue conversations from, ask questions about, or further explore the various tracks and sessions of the conference. presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc ntc nten unconferenceDate : March 19, 2011. Location : Washington DC. The physical space will include sections for all 5 tracks, and a main organizing board where you can post a question or topic to discuss.

NonProfit 2.0 UnConference and holiday discount

Amy Sample Ward

Unconference is coming to Washington, D.C., Unconference here. delivers the best of both worlds, offering great keynote sessions led by Amanda Rose, Founder of Twestival, but in an unconference way with no PowerPoint, 15 minute leads, and open questions and dialogue for fantastic conversations. shifts into a full-on Unconference. What is an Unconference? dc event nonprofit nptech openspace training unconference NonProfit 2.0


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An organizer's unconference


This is all set to happen at this week's New Organizing Institute (NOI)'s RootsCamp National 2012 unconference (Nov 30th and Dec 1st, here in D.C.) -- a mecca of sorts for the organizer faithful. RootsCamp was the first "unconference" I ever attended, and it pretty much sold me on the unconference model and how it sparked earnest, passionate, spontaneous discussion among a variety of players.

Disrupting Social Change at Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference


Unconference on June 26 th at SEIU headquarters in Washington, DC. Unconference is aimed at nonprofit practitioners and consultants who work in: Online Advocacy and Outreach. The Unconference is $36 (with the discount) for the entire day and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Their keynotes will be followed by a full-on Unconference in which you will dictate the topics addressed for the rest of the day. Unconference this year

Embracing Your Fearlessness at Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference


Unconference on June 15 th at SEIU's headquarters in Washington, DC from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. The hybrid unconference will begin with Case engaging in a town hall chat about the sector’s need to squash fears and to innovate. Unconference (which is being sponsored by Care2 ) is DC's only unconference dedicated to the social cause space. Nonprofits fear change.

Green Innovation for Business Unconference

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever heard of an unconference ? It is a participant-driven gathering centered around a particular theme. It is to conferences what Web 2.0 is to regular web pages, meaning it is more of a business oriented social-networking event than a traditional conference where talking heads push information at you all day. read more.

A Very Merry Unconference To You

Allegiance Group

Fortunately for conference registrants and other interested parties, an intrepid band of volunteers led by Socialfish’s Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, along with Omnipress , ThePort , NFi Studios , and Avectra, sprang into action and created UnTech10 , the Technology Unconference. What is an unconference ? This post was originally supposed to be about the ASAE Technology Conference.

Online Community Unconference June 10 in Mountain View, California

Tech Soup Blog

Next week, I'll be attending The Online Community Unconference (OCU) , along with my TechSoup community colleague, Susan Tenby. What's an unconference?" The OCU is a gathering of online community practitioners — managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors — to discuss experiences and strategies in the development and growth of online communities.

Personal Democracy Unconference URL list | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) PDF2007 , nptech Personal Democracy Unconference URL list 05.20.07 | 3175 No Comments [link] Personal+Democracy+Unconference+URL+list 2007-05-21+02%3A40%3A15 Allan+Benamer One of the great things about conferences (and unconferences) are all the URLs and media items you never heard about. Paq 1 week ago We're still working on unconference topics, oddly some people seem unfamiliar with unconferences.

Live from NTC: The art of the Unconference

Allegiance Group

So when I saw the “unconference” on Open Data and APIs, I was all in. What is an “unconference” anyway, and what place does it have at a conference. Now that I’ve received my education in the Unconference, I’m hooked. At an “unconference,” the agenda is set by the attendees ten minutes. At an “unconference,” the attendees are the experts, leading and following in discussions of their choosing.

Green Enterpise Unconference: Timely Gathering, Dec 3rd, Mountain View CA

Forum One

The “ Green Enterprise Unconference ” we’re hosting on December 3rd is looking extremely timely and interesting. The folks attending the Green Enterprise Unconference are going to be a fascinating group – top executives and environmental/sustainability managers and consultants from a range of organizations: Google. Hope you can join us: The “ Green Enterprise Unconference

She's Geeky -- An Unconference for Women in Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is an unconference so it will have an agenda created by the people who attend. Or maybe bracamp? Kaliya Hamlin pinged me to let me know about She's Geeky -- here's the info from the site. Now, I need to figure out how I can squeeze this in before podcamp Boston and VON. A Women's Tech (un)Conference. October 22-23 Computer History Museum. Our goal is to create an open space forum for women in tech to come together to. learn from each other - professional skill sharing.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Read More » Letter from Participation Camp: The Digital Divide Aimee McLaughlin in Influence 5 May 2010 As a relative newbie here at Forum One, I wasnt sure what to expect when as I headed to my very first "unconference."

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


It is run as an unconference, meaning YOU set the agenda. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S.

Off to NTC!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m looking forward to the Unconference on Open Data organized by NetSquared, and getting to see lots of old colleagues. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. This will be my 7th NTC since 2001 (or, more accurately, my 5th. I went to two Circuit Rider Roundups.). I’m looking forward to it.

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Nonprofit Technology Conference: Where You Want to Be on Day One

Tech Soup Blog

Unconference: NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data. Folks from TechSoup Global will be presenting at several breakout sessions and activities during # 10NTC. Below is the best way to keep up with them on day one of the conference. Thursday, April 8, 2010. read more. Tools

23 Top Virtual Fundraising Ideas


Virtual Conference (aka UnConference). Host a virtual conference event aka an Unconference. Similar to the unconference, you could bring musicians together to host a concert or mini-festival benefitting your organization.

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A Compass for Congress

Forum One

Back in September, Forum One was one of the sponsors of CongressCamp, an informal "barcamp" unconference here in Washington. I want to tell you about a fantastic new (and developing) resource for congressional staff. For two days, attendees exchanged ideas on how social media and collaboration tools could increase citizen engagement with Capitol Hill.

Great reads from around the web on December 25th

Amy Sample Ward

UnConference and holiday discount | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – NonProfit 2.0 Unconference is coming to Washington, D.C., Unconference here: [link]. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 25th).

Four Conferences Online Organizers Should Attend


Unconference. Unconference in DC will lead a series of sessions and conversations about using social media to create networked communities and movements. Join Amanda Rose, founder of Twestival as she kicks off the unconference with a special keynote. Conference season is gearing up. With so many conferences to choose from and ranges in ticket prices, it can be overwhelming to decide which conferences to attend. Here's Frogloop's top four picks for the next few months.

Dear Nonprofits, Be Fearless


Michael Smith, the Director of the White House''s Social Innovation Fund , spoke to the Unconference after lunch. This is our final installment of Nonprofit 2.0 keynotes. In the last couple of weeks, we were able to recap Majora Carter and Craig Newmark. And we finally have the workshop session notes up for you to check out. His topic? Be Fearless. He encouraged every nonprofit and strategist to embrace being fearless. Michael stressed the need for social change in our country.

Welcome Julia Smith, NTEN's Community Development Manager!


She loves facilitating unconferences and retreats, volunteering at Chicago farmers markets, and indulging both a longtime penchant for film photography and a newfound one for Instagram. I''m so excited to officially welcome Julia Smith as NTEN''s new Community Development Manager! Julia began working with NTEN on the Communities of Impact (CoI) project earlier this year, and now we''re thrilled to have her on the NTEN staff!


Why aren't we supporting leadership in a way that helps people grow?


Unconference we explored how to disrupt social change in the nonprofit sector. Unconference Storify here. Yesterday at the Nonprofit 2.0 The day began bright and early, bursting with energy. Majora Carter started us off as the first keynote. Majora Carter is an activist, urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She recently launched another nonprofit to help train low-income people in the Bronx to code.

Letter from Participation Camp: The Digital Divide

Forum One

As a relative newbie here at Forum One, I wasn't sure what to expect when as I headed to my very first "unconference." The unconference was about connecting government managers and staff, public engagement experts, online tool developers, and citizens to encourage shared insights, decisions, and actions in government. Thus, in typical unconference style, we created our own session on the agenda called "Fostering Participation in Hard Economic Times."

Join Us for the SF Online Community Report MeetUp: Wednesday, June 24

Tech Soup Blog

The Online Community Report MeetUp is back this month, fresh from the Online Community Unconference and ready to discuss online community tools and techniques. This month our guest speaker is Brad Selby from Flixster , an online community for movie lovers. Brad's talk will kick off an informal discussion on online community strategies, so bring your ideas, questions, and topics of interest.

"Real Time Web" Summit - Thursday, October 15, Mountain View CA

Forum One

The event will be an unconference format - leveraging users' interests to drive the sessions, and ensuring plenty of time for interactions. We're pleased to be partnering with ReadWriteWeb on an exciting conference this week - " The Real Time Web Summit ". If you will be in the SF Bay area you should really think about going! The real-time web is creating new opportunities in business, media, communication and collaboration.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The unconference/camp model of learning about technology issues is really great, but falls a little short when dealing with a specific tool, and an audience that is mostly unfamiliar with it. at 5:48 pm Michelle, I had an opportunity to “force&# the unconference/camp model of learning, as you described it, on participants at the AIRS (www.airs.org) conference in Houston ( [link] ).

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Nonprofits Need to Focus on Results


Unconference, and we promised to keep ''em coming. And in the meantime, you can check out the Storify recap of the Unconference. Last week we gave you a recap of Majora Carter''s keynote at the Nonprofit 2.0 This week, we''ll dig into what Craig Newmark had to say during his keynote. Craig Newmark is the founder of craigconnects and craigslist, and tends to focus on getting stuff done. He''s pretty much a pro at that, and had some really great feedback for the nonprofit community.

Tips to Humanize Your Social Media


Unconference this really resonated with me when Paul Young of charity: water said in his keynote, what if your online communications (website, social media, fundraising appeals) looked like how you talked. There has been a lot of great discussion over the past year about organizations striving to be more human. During the 3 rd annual Nonprofit 2.0

Where's the Care2 Team in June 2011?


There are conferences, and then there are e-conferences.and unconferences. Unconference Washington, DC. and summits. conventions. forums. expos. banquets. dinners. galas. meetings. daycamp. bootcamp. rootscamp -- add these to the alphabet soup of acronyms and you've got a recipe for confusion! The truth is, there are just so many great conferences and events out there for nonprofits that it can be difficult to keep track of them all, much less to know which ones are worth attending.

Notes from SOCAP09: Thoughts on Micro-Donations, Crowd-Sourcing, Radical Collaborations, and Mobile Tech

Tech Soup Blog

On Thursday, I attended the unconference/open space portion of SOCAP09 (Social Capital Markets 2009). This post is cross-posted on my personal blog and on the NetSquared Blog. I found a few tech sessions that were relevant to the purposes of TechSoup, and as is always the case, I collected the business cards of some intelligent people doing good work. The spontaneous conversations in the halls, are really the reason why we go to conferences, right?

Six Lessons from #Untech10 – Engage365

AFP Blog

Six Lessons from #Untech10 – Engage365: "By now, you’ve all heard about how the UnTech10 unconference sprung out of the cancelled ASAE Technology Conference (and if not, here’s the scoop).As As one of the organizers of Untech10, I have, of course, been thinking a lot about not only how awesome it all was and how great it felt to be part of it, but also what this means as a case study for the use of

Join us for the social collaboration game at SHINE

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s what David said : If you want to find out how social technology can be used collaboratively to solve neighbourhood problems, do join me and colleagues for a lively session on May 16 in London at the SHINE unconference for social entrepreneurs. My colleague, friend, and collaborator David Wilcox just posted about the social collaboration game we are going to be putting on at SHINE derived partly from the social media game and from our work on the Social by Social project.

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The Social Web is Not Flat

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In less than 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane bound for Mumbai to present at the NASSCOM conference called NASSCOM India Leadership where I'll be on a panel on NGO and Social Media as well as lead a discussion at an unconference on whether CEO/Executive Director's should use social media.

Women Who Tech: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base

Amy Sample Ward

How do you set up an unconference? Here are two great resources to get you started: unconference and open space technology. Yesterday was the 3rd annual Women Who Tech Telesummit , bringing together over 600 women (and men) from for-profit and nonprofit organizations and technology start, connecting developers and techies with those new to the field, igniting conversations and long-term collaborations.

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

On December 8, 2018, Seattle Pacific University, AI and Faith, and TheoTech hosted an unconference to explore the relationship between AI and faith. Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society. We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI and Social Good.

Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It's structured as an unconference, where the 300 or so folks showing up design the conference program of roughly 70 sessions in about an hour the first night. I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. I think this is my third or fourth Foo Camp, and the energy around public uses of technology was palpable. The picture above has the schedule for just one half of the rooms/tents on Saturday!

10NTC: Open Data and Transparency: What's the Carrot?

Tech Soup Blog

This morning, NetSquared hosted a special unconference at NTC on open data. It was a fascinating discussion that touched both on many of the reasons why nonprofits are taking a look at data sharing and on why consequential data sharing can sometimes be challenging or unfeasible for nonprofits. Jake Brewer talked about how his organization, The Sunlight Foundation , has played an instrumental role in the development of new data transparency standards in the US government.

Listening Tools


Unconference on Friday, June 25th. People want to be better listeners. Or at least they want to figure out what the right tools are. Beth Kanter’s final session of the day “Listening Tools&# drew a large crowd of curious attendees at the Nonprofit 2.0

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For my mom on Ada Lovelace Day

Amy Sample Ward

Hosting unConferences across the United States, She’s Geeky aims to inspire women technologists in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, provide a space for women geeks to create enduring communities, and foster collaboration and innovation among peers.&#.

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WiserEarth.org Goes Multi-lingual: Guest Post by Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This will be an unconference where social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and individuals will share and discuss innovative technology moving us towards a just and sustainable world. Note from Beth: I've been fan of Wiser Earth ever since I had the opportunity to hear Peggy Duvette and Angus Parker discuss their approach almost a year ago. I'm thrilled that Peggy Duvette, Executive Director, agreed to share a post about their new capacity to speak many languages and its offline events.

Interview with NTEN's Content Manager: Steph Routh


I remember going to an amazing unconference led by Ash Shepherd and Amy Sample Ward a number of years ago in Portland. We''re so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh to the NTEN team! Steph will be managing and keeping the great online community content flowing, while doubling as one of Portland''s most revered bike & transportation advocates outside the office. You may have also met her at the 14NTC, where she was working with the NTEN team behind the scenes.

She's Geeky: A Women's Tech (un) Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is an unconference so it will have an agenda created by the people who attend. She's Geeky : A Women's Tech (un)conference. October 22-23 in Mountain View, CA. The She's Geeky (un)conference will provide an agenda-free and friendly environment for women who not only care about building technology that is useful for people, but who also want to encourage more women to get involved.