Social Media and Communications session suggestions out number the tech and tool session suggestions in mass quantities.
We need your help to get the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference to have a better Technology focus.
Here is some of the feedback that is listed on the NTEN website about what people are looking for:
I suggested sessions on:
- 58% of respondents identified as nonprofit managers or directors, 17% coordinator/associate level, 17% as executives, and 8% as other.
- More than 63% describe their level of tech adoption in relation to other colleagues as journey level (knowledgeable and experienced in a few areas), 34% as apprentice (have some knowledge/experience in a specific area), and about 3% as novices (new to it all).
- What topics did they hope to learn about? 52% identified communications as being a core interest area and 42% named IT as their priority, followed by leadership (34%) and fundraising (30%).
- 59% mentioned a preference for sessions featuring technical how-tos, 52% wanted to focus on programmatic uses of technology, and 40% requested content about management strategy.
- Making Technology Decisions
- Help Desk or Service Desk, either way IT should be a partner
I would love to see some others that have experience suggest some of the following:
- Working with technology consultants - how do you pick?
- Using a managed network vs hiring your own network admin
- My favorite Network and technology management tools: what do you use to monitor your network, run help desk, measure bandwidth, review capacity, audit security, etc?
- Data mining and dashboards
- Office365 vs Google Apps
- Back to the basics on Project Management
- The value of a technology committee (project review, peer advisory, etc)
- Best practices in desktop support\management
- BYOD and other policies needed for todays tech
- Governance of all kinds, data, process, etc
- Choosing a CRM
- What differentiates today's Fundraising Software
- How to manage data when you use so many different cloud based or free tools
Anyway, that is just my initial list, I am sure you have ideas, so go suggest them now!
But before you do! Be sure to read this awesome post from Peter Campbell about how to suggest a session.
Then go to NTEN and suggest your session! Before June 22, yeah, only 11 days left.