November 5, 2014

15NTC Registration is Open: Be part of the largest #nptech gathering out there!

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Registration for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (15NTC) is officially open – and you’re invited to help us make it the best conference yet! Aside from registering, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the most out of the NTC, as well as be a key part of the program.

Navigating this event can get a bit overwhelming, so we’ve prepared this quick round up to help you get acquainted with what we’re offering this year at 15NTC, and opportunities for participation.

Program 
This year, the 15NTC will take place in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center, and will showcase more than 100 sessions that focus on nonprofit technology, across five categories: Communications, Fundraising, IT, Leadership, and Program. You can already review the agenda at-a-glance online as well as the listing of individual sessions.

Pre-Conference Events on March 3
Similar to last year, we will organize free pre-conference events for registered attendees, such as Drupal Day, but with some surprises: we will organize the first WordPress Day, and expand our Days of Service beyond just one day to include virtual volunteering opportunities. Thanks to our sponsor, VolunteerMatch, you can get started as either an individual looking for volunteer work in the Austin area, or an organization based in Austin that’s looking to volunteer, check out our Days of Service page for more information.

Apply to be an Ignite Speaker
davidkrumlauf_amysampleward.jpgOn the main stage, we’re bringing Ignite presentations back – twice! Given it’s popularity last year, we’ve added one extra day of this event, where five people each day will take part in this fast-paced, fun, and thought provoking event. Ever dreamed of presenting at the 15NTC? Here’s your chance. Apply to present an Ignite session by December 15 and you might be part of our star Ignite lineup.

15NTC Scholarships
Thanks to the generous support of the NTEN community, we’re able to provide scholarships to at least 50 individuals to attend the NTC who otherwise might not be able  to attend. Applications are now open for 15NTC Scholarships! Check out the NTC website for more information, and help us spread the word!

Thanks to our 15NTC Scholarship Partner sponsors!

For many, the NTC is like a family reunion of close nonprofit peers, as well as a meeting place for new friends. Together, it’s a space to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and gain insight through valuable networking. Just ask David Krumlauf (pictured right) with NTEN’s CEO Amy Sample Ward at 14NTC- #ntenthanks to you for being the first 15NTC registrant (for the upteenth time in a row!) and for being an NTEN Community Champion this year to help raise funds to benefit programs such as NTC Scholarships.

We hope to see you in Austin for the 15NTC! To learn more, visit myNTC.nten.org.

Joleen Ong
Joleen is a strong advocate of the nonprofit sector’s role in bringing about social change, and the power of technology to make this happen. At NTEN, Joleen is the editor of NTEN: Change, the quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders, and helps to support NTEN’s 50,000+ community members meet their mission through technology. Joleen is a published writer and researcher on the topic of nonprofit fundraising, communications, marketing, as well as international human rights and labor relations in Asia and Latin America. Prior to NTEN, she was the Communications Manager at Social Accountability International in New York for five years, where she focused on supporting programs to advance workers rights in factories around the world. Joleen earned her MS in Nonprofit Management from the New School, and BA in International Studies and Spanish/Anthropology at the College of New Jersey. She has led presentations on the topic of nonprofit marketing, communications, and sustainability worldwide. She is also a member/blogger of the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board (IMAB) and frequent webinar trainer for FundsForNGOs. Joleen is also the editor of two award-winning social justice documentaries that focus on responsible procurement with Fair Trade on college campuses, and military recruitment.
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