Headlines: After the 11NTC (Nonprofit Technology Conference)

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Panelists from the "Free Agents" session. Photo via Beth Kanter (Flickr/Creative Commons).

Elise and I went to NTEN‘s annual conference in Washington, DC last week. It was great to meet many of you there! Here are some of the takeaways we’ve spotted thanks to the still-buzzing #11NTC Twitter stream

Change doesn’t have to be scary

Online fundraising

Kudos for transparency

Be nice to your tech people

  • Maybe I just have it easy? (Bailey Kasten, Wish You Worked Here). At the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, muses Kasten, “operations and technology have a voice.” She offers some advice to the folks in workplaces where that’s not true.

Storytelling through specific channels

  • DoGooder Video Awards Announced at NTC! (Maddie Grant, SocialFish.org). Thinking of incorporating video into your organization’s communications strategy? Check out the winners of “best thrifty organization video,” “best small organization video,” and more categories.
  • Using Location Based Services for Your Nonprofit (John Haydon, SocialBrite) recaps a session about how services like FourSquare can be included in your strategy to raise awareness and money.

And these are just the beginning!

Are you blogging about your 11NTC experience? Leave a comment below with a link!

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Comments (4)


  1. Amber Manning writes:
    March 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Great summary. So much information was shared throughout NTC it can be hard to leave with real concrete lessons learned. I posted my overview here: http://www.echoditto.com/blog/roi-ntc-2011


  2. Debra Askanase writes:
    March 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Great roundup – I just published a summary and the slide deck of my presentation (with Seth Giammanco of Minds on Design Lab) at NTC on The Social Website on my blog: http://www.communityorganizer20.com/2011/03/22/the-social-website-integrating-social-media-into-your-website/


  3. Julia writes:
    March 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Thank you both for sharing! Debra, I was sorry I couldn’t make it to your session. I love that case study/activity – I wish my farmer’s market had a site like that.


  4. Rebecca Frank writes:
    March 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I put my thoughts together here: http://frankrebecca.posterous.com/the-problem-with-popularity although not necessarily focused on my panel topic, the Hyperlocal nonprofit.


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