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NTC 2011 is Upon Us!

By on Nov 5, 2010


2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11ntc) is ramping up by kicking off the community voting website for over 400 nonprofit focused sessions! We have until September 30th to vote for those we think will be the most valuable to the overall NPTech community.  If you’re not familiar with the Nonprofit Tech. Conference head over and take a look at the agenda, the sessions, the day of service, and who attended in the past. I think those resources will give you a good idea of what’s going on.

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2011

This year’s event will be from March 17th – 19th in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton. I hope to see you there …

The challenge with over 400 sessions is figuring out which ones you think sound interesting or would be valuable to you and the overall community of people attending. It’s no easy task to go through 400 entries. I’m mostly looking forward to the communications and fundraising tracks so I spend a bit of time looking over those entries and found a handful or so that look interesting to me. Don’t worry; they’re not all Blackbaud sessions (though some are). Please have a look through them and vote for a few.

A few of the sessions that caught my eye …

How to Vote

At the bottom of each session description is a widget with 5 stars. Click the star rating that corresponds to your opinion of the idea (1 being the lowest). So easy! By clicking the session title, you’ll be taken to a detail page, where you can leave comments, thoughts, ideas, feedback, etc, if you wish. If you get confused here’s an FAQ for ya.

There are multiple pages of sessions to vote on so make sure to spend some time looking through everything. If you are only interested in a particular track you can narrow the results by using the menu in the right column. Some of the tracks include Communications, Fundraising, IT Staff and Leadership.

Here are a couple other resources for you to check out:

Vote for Your Favorite Nonprofit Technology Conference Panels by Beth Kanter

The Nonprofit Technology Conference 2011 Sessions Are Up To You by Debra Askanase

What’s the most exciting part of NTC to you?


Frank Barry, formerly worked at Blackbaud helping nonprofits use the Internet for digital communication, social media, and fundraising. He’s worked with a diverse group of organizations including LIVESTRONG, United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, ChildFund Int’l, InTouch Ministries, Heifer Int’l, University of Notre Dame and University of Richmond. Along with writing for industry publications like Mashable and Social Media Today, Frank facilitates discussions, presents solo sessions and organizes panels for industry conferences such as NTC, SXSW, BBCon and numerous others. When he’s out and about he enjoys talking to interesting people about how they are changing the world – check out his interviews. Say Hi on Twitter – @franswaa or Google+

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