How the Program Is Created

How do we bring you incredible sessions and valuable networking year after year? The secret is you, our community!

The NTC is community-driven from the very beginning. NTEN staff work with community advisory committees to shape NTC’s educational content, develop community programming, and make the conference more welcoming and inclusive.

Educational Programming

Here’s how the educational session agenda is created:

1. Propose: We begin with a public call for content ideas, when NTEN members and anyone from the nonprofit technology community can submit session proposals through a form on our website.

2. Vote: Proposed sessions are voted on by the community via our website. A session advisory committee of representatives from across the sector cast their votes via a secure and private jury voting process.

3. Score: The two scores (from the community, the session advisory committee) are then combined to create an aggregate score. This aggregate score is used as the main framework for session selection.

4. Review: Finally, we review the overall selection of sessions to ensure a well-rounded program is created across five categories: program, IT, leadership, fundraising and development, and marketing and communications. For example, if there are some sessions that are very similar in topic and have high votes, we may pick the most supported one or combine the sessions. We also hold a few spots in the agenda for any timely and critical topics that may emerge.

The session proposal deadline for the 18NTC has passed. We will open the session proposal process for 19NTC in July of 2018.

18NTC Session Advisory Committee Members

Lanette Rivera
Development and Communications Associate with NV Partnership for Homeless Youth

Kate Berry
Senior Manager of Annual Giving with Save The Redwoods League

Jazmyn Henry
Associate Director, Donor Communications & Audience Engagement with International Planned Parenthood Federation

Or Cingilli
Vice President Operations with Precept Ministries International

Jason Samuels
IT Operations Manager with American Craft Council

Jennifer Jordan
Development and Finance Specialist with Kids’ Food Basket

Norman Reiss
Senior Project Manager with Center for Court Innovation

Jeanne Allen
Consultant with Jeanne Allen Consulting

Rima Dael
Executive Director with Institutional Advancement & Foundation

Ceci Dadisman
President with Cardinal + Company

Julia Campbell
Digital Marketing Strategist with J Campbell Social Marketing

Charrosé King
Senior Social Media Specialist with American Psychiatric Association

Micah Sewell
Marketing Coordinator with Ecology Project International

Sue Anne Reed
Director, Online Production Services with The Engage Group

Maegan Ortiz
Executive Director with Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California

Community Programs

Many of the NTC’s networking and community program offerings were started by community members and have been developed and supported by NTEN. This year, we involved a community program advisory committee to strengthen offerings and help make the conference more welcoming and inclusive. Committee members are currently advising Birds of a Feather and Dine Around NOLA, as well as discussing how implement the Pac-Man rule and developing a new conference buddy system.

Community Program Advisory Committee Members

BJ Wishinsky
Fabulous Social Media and Online Community Manager

Elizabeth Neal
Associated Director, Web Content Strategy with the American Foundation for the Blind

Heather Martin
Chief Operating Officer with InterFaithFamily

James Porter
Director, Communications with The END Fund

Joshua Allen
Data Manager & Analyst with Museum of History and Industry

Mandy Valentine
Advancement Manager with Samaritas

Meico Whitlock
Speaker and Trainer with Mindful Techie