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Suggested Session Proposal Topics

By reviewing the feedback from attendee surveys and collecting input from the NTC Session Advisory Committee and community feedback throughout the year, we’ve created this list of suggested topics.

Proposals are not limited to the suggested topics below. These lists are meant to offer insight into the feedback and suggestions we’ve received. You’re encouraged to put your best idea forward when sharing a proposal, even if it’s not listed.

Marketing and Communications

  • Accessibility: Website, Social Media, Video
  • Analytics: Google Analytics & Alternative Options
  • Branding: Development, Messaging, Alignment
  • Budgeting For Marketing Teams
  • Content: Generation, Management, Curation
  • Cross-Team Collaboration/Communication
  • Data Visualization & Infographics
  • Digital Advertising: Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.
  • Digital Privacy: What to Know and How to Implement
  • Digital Teams
  • Email Automation
  • Email: Trends, Tools, and Tactics
  • Emerging Trends & Current Research
  • Internal Communications Management
  • Journey Mapping
  • Marketing Automation & Retargeting
  • Mobile: Design, Strategy & App Development
  • On A Budget: Tips & Tools
  • Project Management for Mar/Com Teams
  • Segmentation: Why and How
  • Storytelling: Frameworks, Tools, and Tips
  • Testing: What are the Options and How to Approach It
  • Text/SMS: Tools, Tips, and Strategies
  • Understanding UI/UX
  • Video: Tools, Tips, and Resources

Fundraising

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Fundraising
  • Automation In the Fundraising Context
  • Campaigns: Social Media, Multi-Channel, Reactivation
  • Current Trends & Research
  • Digital Advertising Strategies in Fundraising
  • Donor Data Security
  • Donor Engagement Strategies
  • Email Lists: Generation, Management, Segmentation
  • Email: Strategies, Trends, and Tools
  • Fundraising and Marketing: Cross-Team Strategies
  • Fundraising Platforms: Trends and Possibilities
  • Innovative Use of Digital Tools for In-Person Events
  • Integrated Approaches: Integrating Your Digital Platforms
  • Landing Pages/Optimizing Forms
  • Metrics: Meaningful Data In The Fundraising Context
  • Mobile Strategies in Fundraising
  • Privacy Policies: Developing, Implementing & Sharing
  • Remarketing: What it is & when to use
  • Social Media Fundraising Options
  • Storytelling with Impact
  • Strategies for Crowdfunding & P2P
  • Sustained Giving/Recurring Donations
  • Testing: A/B, Donation Pages, Accessibility
  • Text/SMS for Fundraising
  • Video for Fundraising

Leadership

  • Accessibility: What it Includes and Why it Matters
  • Being an Ally: The Importance, How to, etc.
  • Board Collaboration: Tools and Tips
  • Building/Managing Remote Teams
  • Career Development: Paths, Important Skills
  • Change Management
  • Creating and Supporting Digital First Teams
  • Data-Driven Organizations: Strategies & Resources
  • Developing a Culture of Collaboration, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Developing Technology Road Maps
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Hiring & Team Management
  • Evaluating The Impact of Technology
  • Making a Case For Technology/Getting Buy-in
  • Managing Technology Discussions Across Teams
  • Mentorship: The Whys & Hows
  • More Effective Meetings: Technology, Distributed Teams, etc.
  • Project Mangement
  • Recruiting/Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Self-Care: Time Management, Team Management & Digital Burnout
  • Systems and Strategies for Internal Communications
  • Technology Budgeting
  • Technology Related Policies: Privacy, BYOD, Transparency
  • Understanding Technology-Related Roles
  • Working with Vendors/Consultants

IT

  • Accessibility: Assistive Technology & Internal Systems
  • Accessibility: Website, Forms & External Systems
  • Automation in an IT Context
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Change Management for Technology Projects
  • Compliance: PCI, GDPR, HIPPA
  • Data Management: Warehouses, Databases
  • Data-Driven Organization: Why, What, & How
  • Future of Tech/Emerging Trends
  • In-House vs. External Expertise
  • Integrating Tech Across Teams
  • Internal Skill Development: Training, Onboarding, etc.
  • Internal Systems For Support
  • IT Budgeting
  • IT Management: Best Practices & Policies
  • IT Staffing/Trends, Models & Strategies
  • Knowledge Management: Documentation, Tools, etc.
  • Policy/Governance: Best Practices & Emerging Topics
  • Project Management: People, Process & Methodologies
  • Project Management: Tools & Tips
  • Security: Internal and External Considerations
  • Supporting Remote Employees & Distributed Teams
  • Systems Integration
  • Technical Considerations Regarding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Technology Strategic Planning

Program

  • Accessibility in Program Design/Delivery
  • Building & Managing Effective Program Teams
  • Concepts Explained: Machine Learning, AI
  • Considerations for Creating Equitable Programs
  • Dashboards for Reporting Program Impact
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Literacy: Internal and External
  • Digital-First Organization: What, Why and How
  • E-Learning and Online Training
  • Finding, Vetting, and Using New Technologies
  • HR: Recruitment, Staff Development & DEI Considerations
  • Integrating Technology and Program Design
  • Integrating Technology into Program Development
  • Managing a Product Selection Process
  • Metrics & Analysis in a Program Context
  • Privacy and Data Management
  • Program Data: Gathering, Management & Reporting
  • Program Evaluation
  • Technologies for Inclusive Program Delivery
  • Technology as a Tool for Trainers
  • Tools and Tips for Collaboration
  • Understanding Implicit Bias in Program Development & Delivery
  • Using Technology to Scale Programs
  • Volunteers: Program Design
  • Volunteers: Recruitment & Management

Sprint

  • Accessibility
  • Automation: Tips & Tools
  • Becoming A Consultant
  • Career Development: Critical Skills, Role Paths, etc.
  • Collaboration: Tools & Processes
  • Community: Building, Support & Resources
  • Graphic Design: Tips & Tools
  • Data: Collection, Management, Visualization
  • DEI: Team Management, Communications, Community
  • Effective Meetings: Tools, Tips & Resources
  • Hiring: For Tech Skills, Diverse/Inclusive Teams, etc.
  • Identifying & Managing Technical Debt
  • Internal Training: Tips & Tools
  • IT Management: Ecosystem Mapping, Tool Inventory
  • Knowledge/Asset Management
  • Must-Have Tools & Tips: Websites, Email, Social Media, etc.
  • Process: Journey Mapping, User Testing, Brainstorming
  • Project Management: Model & Frameworks
  • Remote/Distributed Teams: Building & Supporting
  • Team Management
  • Tech Support: Help Desk/Ticketing Systems
  • Testing: Websites or Email
  • Tool/Product Selection
  • Trends: Skills, Tools, Research
  • Working with Consultants/Vendors