21NTC Community Input

It’s time to share your feedback and let us know which session you’d most like to see at the 2021 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Log in to your NTEN account, then click the “View All Proposals” tab above to get started. Review the FAQ for more information about how community input works.

How the Program Is Created

The NTC is community-driven from the beginning. NTEN staff work with our session advisory committee to shape NTC’s educational content to make the conference welcoming and inclusive. Here’s how the agenda is created:

Proposals: 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.

Community Input: The community reviews proposed sessions via our website. A session advisory committee of representatives from across the sector weigh-in on their selections via a secure and private jury selection process.

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

Review: NTEN staff review and curate the overall selection of sessions to ensure a well-rounded program is created across six categories: program, IT, leadership, fundraising and development, digital inclusion, and marketing and communications. For example, if some very similar sessions have high community support, we may pick the most supported one or combine them. We also hold a few spots on the agenda for any timely and critical topics that may emerge.


Public Proposals: October 16–November 20
Session Advisory Input: November 24–December 13
Public Community Input: November 30–December 13
Advisory Final Review: January 4–10
Session Notifications: January 15

New Session Formats for 21NTC

30 Minute Session 1–2 presenters

Similar to the “Sprint” session of past NTCs, these short sessions are distributed throughout the conference to provide attendees with energizing, fast-paced opportunities to learn from experts in focused topic areas.

60 Minute Session 2–4 presenters, at least one presenter must represent a nonprofit.

Presenters determine the format and distribution of time. Presenters can collaborate on a single session experience or divide the time to highlight various perspectives and approaches.

60 Minute Workshop 1–3 presenters

These sessions are interactive workshops designed to help you create a framework for your projects. They could include a strategy template, project plan, pitch, or another structured tool that the session host will provide for the participants.

Community Input

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Session Proposals Dashboard

Below you will find the proposals you submitted for the 21NTC. Sessions cannot be edited now that they are in review by the Session Advisory Committee and the community. Session notifications will be sent on January 15.