Off to Washington D.C. for the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference? Before you pack your bags for the big event (happening from March 23rd to 25th), you’ve probably glanced over the program guide to see what sessions the conference is offering. But which ones to choose?
One of the cool things about NTEN is that their programming tends towards quirky and fun, not boring and dry. Here are five sessions that caught our eye – check them out and let us know what you think!
Digital Content – How to Organize Your Assets and Protect Yourself From Being Sued – Thursday March 23, 1:30pm – 3pm
Your nonprofit has likely built up a significant assets library, with tons of content and graphics. Are you keeping them all straight? Mismanagement could possibly lead to legal infringement – not great for a nonprofit of any size. This session will both show you how to keep your assets organized and keep them out of trouble.
For the Love of Volunteers! How Do You Choose the Right Technology to Help Manage Them? – Thursday March 23, 3:30pm – 5pm
A subject near and dear to our hearts, volunteer solutions are key to the sustained growth and success of any nonprofit – but sometimes it can be tricky to manage your volunteer army. This session will examine the tools available, and it even includes a case study to demonstrate the best solution.
Are You There Congress? It’s Me, Tweeting. Online Advocacy Tactics That Actually Get Heard – Friday, March 24, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Ah, the unicorn that is online advocacy for your nonprofit. This session looks at this quest from the lens of Capitol Hill staffers who read your tweets asking for policy changes, and what you can do to make your requests more effective.
The Nonprofit Tools Variety Gong Show Extravaganza – Friday, March 24, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
How’s that for a title? This session promises to be a good time as it provides info on – and demonstrates – various tools that nonprofits can use for fundraising, data management, and more. They note that “there may or may not be an actual gong at this show” so you might want to show up just to see if a gong makes an appearance.
We Are the Champions of . . . What, Exactly? Tracking Digital Metrics That Matter – Saturday, March 25, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Sure, you may be ensuring that your nonprofit has a strong digital presence, but how are you measuring it? Are you struggling to determine ROI for various marketing efforts? This session will demystify the process around gathering and analyzing data, leading your organization to a sharper picture and a better path for change.
No matter what sessions you choose to attend, be sure to get the most out of the conference – and send us some tweets to let us know how you’re enjoying it!