Next week should be officially be named “Nonprofit Techie Week” in San Francisco! The centerpiece is NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference which will take place from April 3-5th in San Francisco and is book-ended and surrounded by many educational and social events geared for nonprofits techies. If you have not registered for the NTC, it is sold out, but they are offering the opportunity to participate virtually with NTC Online. You can find the details here.
I’m speaking at three events as follows:
Monday, April 2, 2012, 11:30 am
At the Cross Section of Web, Social and Mobile
Disparate marketing channels complicates the life of the average NPO today. How can a non-profit today use mobile technology, social and web in a way that increases participation, ensures success and provides easier management campaign and their resulting data points. Learn about the tools available that bring mobile, web and social together.
I will be facilitating a panel discussion with:
Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director, NTEN
Amy Gahran, CNN Journalist
Arlene McCrehan, Goodwill
Bryan Breckenridge, Linked In
Wednesday, April 4, 2011 – 10:30-Noon
The NTC Conference
Picturing Your Data is Better Than 1,000 Numbers:Data Visualization Techniques for Social Change
Are you intrigued by infographics and how they could improve your communication strategy? Are you interested in what it takes for an organization to systematically use data? Or are you maybe even drowning in data and looking for someone to throw you a life-saving suggestion for software and other tools? Then this is the session for you!
Through lively sharing and discussion this session will cover a range of topics related to nonprofit engagement with data and information visualization, including: Organization culture and practice: What does it take for organizations to systematically use their data? Approaches and tools: What are the basic guidelines for designing and using data and information visualizations? What are the go-to tools? Exciting examples: What are some great examples from nonprofits? Data and information visualizations for advocacy, evaluation, social media, network analysis, operations, and more!
- To understand why organizational culture and standard operating procedures are important to developing and maintaining data/infoviz practice
- To learn why and how visuals strengthen communications and improve the likelihood of your message cutting through the clutter
- To share techniques and low costs tools for data visualization that nearly any user can begin using quickly
I’m on a panel with Brian Kennedy, VP of Marketing for Children Now and Johanna Morariu, Director, Innovation Network.
Here’s a video interview I did about the session with Holly Ross from NTEN.
RSVP for the session on the conference webpage! http://e.myntc.zerista.com/event/member?item_id=1195672
Thursday, April 5th, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Plenary Session: Innovation and Nonprofits
Innovation is today’s buzzword for a reason. The need to find new ideas and ways of working is key to success in our complicated, fast-paced world. Innovation is vital for nonprofits to solve wicked problems. Organizations that use innovation to fuel their missions are leading the pack in the quest for funding and other resources. Some nonprofits claim to be innovative, but fail to do it well. Some have cultures that simply can’t embrace the risk-taking that’s needed to lead to innovation. Still others are clueless about where to begin. Experts in innovation in the nonprofit sector will discuss why innovation is important, share some examples, and ways that more nonprofits can embrace innovation.
I’ll be facilitating a plenary panel with:
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Founder, Chairman Emeritus and former Chairman (1998-2008) of SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund) and author of Giving 2.0
Meg Garlinghouse, LinkedIn for Good
Brian Reich, senior vice president – global editor for Edelman and author of Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society (Wiley, 2011)
George Weiner, CTO for Dosomething
RSVP for this session here: http://e.myntc.zerista.com/event/member/42882
Are you attending the NTC? Are speaking or hosting an event? Let me know in the comments.