Community Input FAQ

Do I need to be an NTEN member to favorite proposals?

Nope! We encourage anyone interested in the Nonprofit Technology Conference content to create a free NTEN account and favorite the proposals they would most like to see become sessions at the NTC.

Do I need to log in to select my favorites?

Yes. This allows us to ensure individuals can only favorite any given proposal once. Still, you can change your favorites throughout the community input period and can favorite as many as you like.

How many proposals can I favorite?

As many as you like, there is no limit. We’d love when community members take the time to read all the proposals!

Can I change my favorites?

Yes. At any point, you can log in and change your favorites on any of the proposed sessions.

Can others see what I favorited?

No, only you can see your favorites.

Are proposals listed in alphabetical order?

On the View All Proposals page, proposals are listed in alphabetical order. You can also view random session proposals by clicking “Show me another session” on any proposal page.

How can I find submissions on topics I am interested in?

With nearly 450 submissions, there’s a lot to choose from. However, you can narrow down the options to topics that interest you in several ways:
• Use the search box to search for keywords.
• Sort by category, sessions you’ve read, or sessions you’ve already favorited using the Filter options.
• Click a submitter’s name or organization to see other sessions from this person or organization.
• Click “show me another session” on any proposal page to see a session proposal at random.

I was listed as a co-presenter on a session proposal. So why am I not showing up in searches?

The “additional information” field is not included during community input. If the session is selected, the person who submitted the session will receive instructions for adding you to the agenda.

Can I encourage people to favorite a session proposal?

You’re welcome to share proposals you are excited about to build support for the topic and the conference in general. However, we discourage people from engaging in “campaigns” around proposals they submitted (e.g., sending out email blasts). Campaigns focus on individual sessions and run counter to gathering feedback on the overall program and content the community wants to hear at the conference. If you encourage someone to support your session, encourage them to also select other sessions they find interesting.

Can proposals be edited once community input is open?

NTEN can help clean up obvious typos requested by the proposal submitter, but no other changes are allowed once proposal submissions have closed. All selected sessions will have ample time to adjust the title, description, and learning outcomes before the conference.

Do the most favorited session proposals get selected for the final agenda?

The final selection of sessions is based on two things:
• A ranking by the total aggregate score for each proposal (60% community input, 40% Session Advisory Committee input).
• Ensuring a balance of topics from the top-ranked sessions. For example, if ten sessions focused on project management were in the top 100, only one or two would be added to the program to ensure the final program covers an appropriate range of topics.