The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is to nonprofit techies what SXSW is to social media professionals. Translation: You have to go!
I've been going before the NTC was the NTC. This year's conference will celebrate the 10th Anniversary. Woo Hoo!
While the registration is affordable, when you add the travel and lodging, and it is stretch, especially if you're just starting out. But that hasn't deterred dedicated and passionate folks, younger people, in the nonprofit technology field to take to the social web and ask their friends for help.
That's why I want to help Kara Carrell. I feel it is important to help encourage the next generation of nonprofit techies. She isn't some random person. I had the pleasure of meeting her back in 2008 at the Making Media Connections Conference in Chicago where I delivered the keynote.
Last year, my friend, Eddie Harran, successfully launched a campaign to get to the NTC from Australia. I helped, of course, and as a bonus got some timtams. This year it is Kara C is trying to raise the extra funds to get herself to the NTC. It's a modest goal - $10 will go a long way.
I've already donated my extra frequent flyer miles to another attendee, my hotel points to another, and have donated to Kara's campaign. Why don't you?