It’s no secret – the Nonprofit Technology Conference is where all the cool kids go to learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology, new media marketing and yes, lots and lots of networking. I’m stoked this year to be leading a We Are Media workshop with James Young on live streaming, seeing a ton of great nptech rockstars and meeting some great new faces in San Francisco.
And to top it all, this year’s NTC has the most rockstar lineup yet of speakers and sessions topics!
A few of the session highlights I’m looking forward to seeing the most this year are:
Some of the top nptech social media practitioners will be discussing their insider secrets about what they’ve learned in executing social media campaigns at their respective organizations – including what has not worked and why. It also doesn’t hurt that the speakers @daveiam, @humanesociety and @starfocus are all total rockstars!
Amazon will be out in full force at NTC, showing how nonprofits can help maximize their online fundraising campaigns and attract millions of potential donors with Amazon Payments. And, rumor has it they will be making a special announcement there that will help the nonprofit sector : )
The 501c3cast Podcast founder and fellow Convion Corey Podhorodsky himself, along with Chad Norman, will discuss how to produce a podcast using free tools and from scratch, including pre-production, recording, editing, processing, and rendering, and then look at various ways to market podcasts via websites, the social web, and the iTunes Music Store. Hearing about podcasting from the nonprofit Podfather himself – it just doesn’t get much better than that!
I’ve written about the Change the Web Challenge here repeatedly, but this session will help not only go over what the actual challenge is, but will also allow the founder and ED themselves to talk about how the Challenge has gone this year. As an added bonus, the great folks from CTW will be announcing the winners of the challenge live from NTC during the conference.
I know, I know, I tend to write on Connection Café a lot about online video (see Enhancing your Nonprofit’s Online Presence with Online Video, Nonprofit Online Experts share top 4 tips for using YouTube and Nonprofit Rockstars and YouTube Nonprofit Manager share why video is so powerful for storytelling), but I just can’t seem to stress how great its implications are for nonprofits. YouTube’s own Ramya will not only cover how to use YouTube on a shoestring budget, but she’ll also be discussing actual case studies of nonprofits who have succeeded greatly using the Nonprofit Program at YouTube. Nonprofits take note: if you’re looking for a chance to learn the basics of online video, you won’t want to miss this one.
Follow on me Twitter @jordanv and if you’re wandering around the Science Fair on Sunday, stop by the Convio booth (#77) and say hi.
Can’t wait to see all you there!