This year the Nonprofit Technology Conference turns 10! I've been going for the past nine years and every year it is like a family reunion. I have a number of colleagues who I have been seeing almost every year at the NTC for the past decade.
I have also been involved with the Day of Service, the annual conference event where techies give back to the local community for the past decade, along with my colleague Cheryl Hanback who ran the first one. This year we have over 100 volunteers to install a wireless network or work with local nonprofits on strategy consults.
It is going to be a busy couple of days, but wanted to share my schedule of where I'll be presenting and signing books.
Wednesday, April 7th
The Annual Night Before the Day of Service Dinner: Every year we go out to dinner before the day of service. We have a full list and the restaurant can handle any more people in our party! As is tradition, we usually come back and hang out for awhile in the lobby. So come find us if you weren't able to make for dinner.
Thursday, April 8th:
The Day of Service starts bright and early at 8:00 am where we will gather for breakfast before sending off a team of 30 nonprofit techies on a bus to a community center in Atlanta to install a wireless network. The remaining techies will work one-on-one with almost 60 local organizations providing strategy consults. There's the NTEN member reception at noon. Later in the day, I hope to swing by the Science Fair and check out the all booths before hearing some of the ignite presentations.
My friends at the Nasscom Foundation will be attending the conference and have a fantastic networking opportunity. As soon as find out where and when, I'll you know. I'm packing some of Indian dressy outfits so I can participate in style!
Friday, April 9th:
Allison Fine and I will be presenting a session at 3:30-5:00 called The Networked Nonprofit where we'll cover some of the themes in our soon to be published book, The Networked Nonprofit. Here's an interview with did with Holly Ross about the session.
Saturday, April 10th:
At 1:30, I'll be doing a panel with colleagues Jordan Viator, Carie Lewis, and David Neff called "The Real Housewives of Social Media." I'll be talking about some kitchen measuring tools like funnels and metrics. And David Neff will be forced to wear an apron. I also heard a rumor that there will be some really interesting photos. At 3:30, I'll be presenting with Kivi Leroux Miller "Designing Technology Trainings That People Love" and since it is the last session of the conference, we've incorporated a wine tasting!
There will also be six book signings at NTC and I've contributed a chapter or been an author of four of them!
Internet Management for Nonprofits (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) (contributed a chapter)
Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders (contributed a chapter)
The Networked Nonprofit: Using Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change (co-author with Allison Fine)
#SOCIALMEDIA NONPROFIT tweet: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas for Nonprofit Social Media Engagement. (co-author with Janet Fouts)
See you in Atlanta!