Social Media, Marketing, Fundraising and Communications are all important. But they get plenty of attention.
For years I have done my best to stay out of the "vote for my session cuz it is the best and I am popular" tweets, posts and general campaigning for sessions. My sessions tended to make the cut because people found them valuable and voted on them without me hyping it up.
But this year is different. Here is some of the feedback that is listed on the NTEN website about what people are looking for:
More than 70% of 13NTC attendees surveyed identified as either managers or directors at nonprofits. More than 60% of that number also identified as intermediate or journey-level learners. When asked what kinds of content they're specifically looking for:
So here I am campaigning for sessions. Here are the ones I would recommend you take a few minutes to vote for. And if possible take time to go through the IT Track.
- 53% indicated they'd like to see an emphasis on technical how-tos
- 50% indicated they'd like to see an emphasis on programmatic uses of technology
- 40% indicated they'd like to see an emphasis on management strategy
- Requests for Proposals: Making RFPs work for Nonprofits and Vendors
- An Introductory Session on CMS, CRM, and other Three Letter Acronyms
- Tech Planning Smack Down! Tactical Vs. Strategic Vs. Missional
- Data Governance - 10 Steps to Building Yours
- Tech Tools for NPTechies
- It's not the software, it's you. Process Mapping.
- Cloud Migration and Integration Workshop
- From talking about data to actually tracking your data: The right technology for Data-Informed Nonprofits
- Playing it Safe: Keep your network secure with the 20 Security Controls
- Manage Any Project Better
Please take a few minutes and vote for my Top Ten! Or suggest your tech session in the comments and I will check it out!