Community is at the heart of 22NTC

As we do every year after the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we reviewed evaluations, debriefed the entire conference as a team, and brought ideas to our various committees to help us plan an even better event the next time. This year, we are excited to have expanded Community Conversations, live art, and music events at the NTC. Learn what all of our excitement is about:

Community Conversations

Connect with fellow attendees through Community Conversations on a wide range of attendee-initiated topics! This year, we’re offering seven 30-minute Community Conversations periods throughout the conference agenda. We’ve also included an expanded 1-hour session one evening for the opportunity to have even deeper connections and discussions in a longer, more relaxed setting. 

These are opportunities to find, network, and connect with others who may share an interest (technology-related or not!) or have ideas about something you are working on. They will take place in Zoom, and you can come and go between as many as you’d like. Topic suggestions will open in February.

Virtual Art Exhibit

Back by popular request, the 22NTC Virtual Art Exhibit brings you a space to unwind and learn about four talented artists from across the U.S. Each artist will present a few pieces of their work while talking with attendees and answering questions live. 

Music With Friends

Join us for music from exceedingly talented singer-songwriters performing beautiful pieces in an intimate setting. Genre offerings range from neo-soul to guitar-driven indie pop. Each pre-recorded performance will be fully captioned, and lyrics will be provided beforehand. In addition, performances will be streamed live so that we can enjoy the music together. 

NTC in Your Neighborhood

We know that many people are longing for opportunities to meet up in person once again. While 22NTC will be virtual, we’re considering what kinds of small, local social networking events may be possible simultaneously. Many factors will contribute to whether or how these come to be offered, including accessibility, community health, local guidelines, and practical capacity. When you register, you’ll be able to indicate if you are potentially interested in attending or even helping to host one of these local networking events.

Jude Koski
Membership & Community Director

I have dedicated my career to serving marginalized communities through work in the nonprofit sector since 1996. I have helped youth experiencing homelessness access education, advocated for LGBTQIA+ youth and families, worked to reform foster care policy, and helped preserve urban open space and community gardens. Before joining the NTEN staff, I served on the NTEN Board of Directors and participated in the NTC since 2012. I hold an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. As a transgender professional, I have experienced the NTEN community as particularly welcoming and supportive. As membership and community director, I am deeply committed to ensuring everyone experiences solidarity within this important and unique community.

Outside of work, I am a Trap-Neuter-Return practitioner and advocate for feral community cats and serve on the Guiding Coalition for the San Francisco SPCA Community Cats Program. I live in San Francisco with my partner and four rescued kitties. I enjoy being creative through designing and woodworking with repurposed materials, gardening, and hiking in the Bay Area.