June Member Round-Up: The accidental speaker, podcasts, and why working with nonprofits is different

Charrose KingCharrosé King arrived at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) as an attendee, but left as a speaker. As Charrose shares:

“I was excited to be an NTC attendee again. I was also looking forward to seeing my colleague, Erin Gamble, present with her grad school professor, Nicole Fernandez.

“Unfortunately, the wintry weather in DC was not so friendly with Nicole’s flight, and she was snowed in. So Erin asked me to be her co-presenter on social network analysis (SNA). I had some experience with SNA by using it in my grad school capstone project that I was working on at the time, so I gladly agreed to join her.

“Audience members were supportive and engaged, and I had a great time presenting. I even met with a presentation attendee when I got back to DC and helped her to use SNA in her own grad school capstone project. Erin and I also presented our session together again at another conference a few months later, incorporating feedback that we received from the NTC session survey. I had such a great experience as an accidental speaker, that I intend to submit my own session idea for the 16NTC!”

Charrosé King has a BFA in Communication Design from the New School’s Parsons School of Design, and an MPS in PR and Communications from Georgetown University. She is the Online Media Coordinator at ACDI/VOCA in Washington, DC.

Here’s more news from NTEN Members:

  1. There are social good podcasts galore for your earbuds! Check out the new Cloud TNT podcast for nonprofits using Salesforce, from Tracy Kronzak and Joni Martin. Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio is a weekly podcast that includes many 15NTC speakers. Be sure to also check out The Nonprofit Exchange from Synervision Leadership Foundation with recent conversation with NTEN.
  2. We believe technology can help you do more with your mission and EveryAction agrees. They share 5 Ways Technology Can Help You Do More Good.
  3. When it comes to environmentalism, sometimes leadership comes from where you’d least expect it. The Nature Conservancy explores how business leaders can help save the planet…and lead a joyous life in the process.
  4. NTEN’s 501 Tech Club in San Francisco, SFTech4Good, featured a panel of social good community managers at their last event, including NTEN Members Jim Nickerson, Grand Assembly; Alicia Schmidt, Salesforce Foundation; and NTEN’s Megan Keane. Exponent Partners recaps the community management tips shared by panelists.
  5. Nominations are now open for 501cTech‘s 2015 Technology Innovation Awards! If you’re a DC-based nonprofit, submit your technology project idea by July 15 for a chance to receive funding for your project.
  6. New to working in the nonprofit sector? Big Duck explains key differences of why working with nonprofits is different and offers tips for success.
  7. The Communications Network recently launched the Communication Matters initiative. This new microsite seeks to curate and disseminate information to help social sector professionals better understand the unique role strategic communication plays in advancing mission and driving social change.
  8. Is your online community ready for Millennials? SocialFish shares their suggestions for how to prepare your online community for the digital generation.
  9. Get to know NTEN’s own Amy Sample Ward – one of the authors of the new VolunteerMatch book: Volunteer Engagement 2.0.

Want to share your Member success story or latest news? Email us your latest nptech win (and how NTEN helped you along the way) or other news you have to share, and we may feature it in an upcoming Member Roundup and in our monthly Member Newsletter!

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