I've been a proud member of the Nonprofit Technology community since, yikes, 1993 and a part of NTEN/NTC community since the early days. This year's Nonprofit Technology Conference will be my 11th one.
If you are involved with the nonprofit technology field, then you probably already know about the NTC the most attend event for nonprofit techies. We get to see each other, present, go to parties, and even have pillow fights.
The NTC also provides scholarship assistance to those nonprofit techies whose organizations are facing budget hardships. What's amazing about it is that the scholarship fund is something that the community supports. The goal is to raise $10,000 to send 57 people to the conference. And, thanks to Convio, NTEN can more waive registration fees because Convio will match all gifts dollar for dollar up to $10,000.
Every year, Holly Ross, the Executive Director, comes up with a creative idea to rally the community. So, in addition to Convio matching dollars, if you donate you get to nominate someone from the community to participate in a video version of the Muppets Movie they will create and share at the opening plenary.
Well, that alone was enough for me. Hmm... who would make a good Kermit?