NTC Session Proposal Suggested Topics

By reviewing the feedback from attendee surveys from 18NTC, the 19NTC Session Advisory Committee and community feedback throughout the year, we created a list of suggested topics for each topic category.

Proposals are not restricted to the suggested topics below. The following lists are meant to offer insight into the feedback and suggestions we have received but you are encouraged to put your best idea forward when sharing a proposal, even if it is not on this list.

Marketing/Communications

  • Accessibility: Website, Social Media, Video
  • Audits: Content, Social Media, Communications
  • Branding: How, Voice, Brand Ambassadors
  • Chatbots
  • Content Strategies: Repurpose, Curation, Etc.
  • Creating Effective Calls To Action (CTA)
  • Cross-Team Collaboration/Communication
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Privacy: What to Know and How to Implement
  • Editorial/Communications Calendars
  • Effective Storytelling: Frameworks, Tools, and Tips
  • Email: Drip Campaigns
  • Email: Trends, Tools, and Tactics
  • Email: Welcome Series
  • Emerging Trends & Current Research
  • Geofencing: Define, Considerations and How
  • Getting Buy-In/Participation in Strategy Development
  • Internal Communications Management
  • Mobile Strategy
  • Segmentation: Why and How
  • Small Communication Teams
  • SMS: Tools, Tips, and Strategies
  • Social Advertising: Facebook, Twitter, Etc.
  • Strategy Tips: Social Media, Websites, Email
  • Video: Tools, Tips, and Resources

Fundraising

  • A/B Testing
  • CRM: Selection, Management or Transitions
  • Crowdfunding
  • Cultural Competency in Fundraising
  • Current Trends
  • Data for Fundraising: Qualitative & Quantitative
  • Donor Engagement Strategies
  • Email: Strategies, Trends, and Tools
  • Ethical Fundraising: Consent, Data, and GDPR
  • Fundraising and Marketing: Cross-Team Strategies
  • Fundraising Platforms: What is Possible These Days
  • Integrated Approaches: Integrating Your Digital Platforms
  • Landing Pages/Optimizing Forms
  • Mobile Strategies in Fundraising
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
  • SMS for Fundraising
  • Social Media Fundraising Options
  • Storytelling with Impact
  • Sustained Giving/Recurring Donations
  • User-Generated Content for Fundraising
  • Video for Fundraising
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality in Fundraising
  • Volunteers to Donors/Donors to Volunteers
  • Welcome Series/Donor Onboarding

Leadership

  • Accessibility: What It Includes and Why It Matters
  • Board Collaboration: Tools and Tips
  • Building A Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Building/Managing Remote Teams
  • Change Management
  • Creating Healthy Work Environments/ Self-Care
  • Developing a Culture of Learning
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Evaluating Organizational Capacity Related to Technology
  • Fostering a Data-Driven Culture
  • Making the Case For Technology/Getting Buy-In
  • Managing Digital Distraction
  • Managing Technology Discussions Across Teams
  • Recruiting/Hiring From Underrepresented Communities
  • Recruiting/Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Staffing For Technology Success
  • Systems and Strategies for Internal Communications
  • Technology Budgeting
  • Technology Related Policies: Mobile, Privacy, Etc.
  • Technology Strategic Planning
  • Timely Legislation: GDPR, Net Neutrality, Etc.
  • Understanding Technology-Related Roles
  • What Can Be Learned From Startups. Private Sector, Education, Etc.
  • Working With Providers/Vendors
  • Working with Vendors/Consultants

IT

  • Accessibility: Internal Systems
  • Accidental Tech Leadership
  • App vs Website
  • Automation in an IT Context
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Change Management for Technology Projects
  • Data-Driven Organization: Why, What and How
  • Database/CRM Selection
  • Database/CRM Transitions
  • Digital/IT Security
  • Future of Tech/Important Trends
  • GDPR: Compliance and Implications
  • Help Desk/Ticketing Systems
  • Integrating Tech Across Teams
  • Internal Technology Training
  • IT Budgeting
  • IT Management: Best Practices & Policies
  • IT Staffing/Trends, Models & Strategies
  • PCI: Compliance and Implications
  • Product Roles: Owner vs. Manager vs. Support
  • Productivity: Managing Tech Distractions & Burnout
  • Project Management
  • Rural Technology Development
  • Systems Integration
  • Technology Strategic Planning

Program

  • Concepts Explained: Machine Learning, AI
  • Considerations for Creating Equitable Programs
  • Data/Storytelling
  • Demonstrating Program Impact
  • Design Thinking
  • Developing an Alumni Program
  • Digital Literacy: Internal and External
  • Digital-First Organization: What, Why and How
  • E-Learning and Virtual Learning
  • Finding, Vetting, and Using New Technologies
  • Grants: Technology and Tips
  • Improve Existing vs. Get New Technology
  • Integrating Technology and Program Design
  • Managing a Product Selection Process
  • Open Data
  • Privacy and Data Management
  • Program Evaluation
  • Technologies Explained: Crowdmapping, Disaster Response, Etc
  • Technologies for Inclusive Program Delivery
  • Technology as a Tool for Trainers
  • Text/SMS for Program Delivery
  • Tools and Tips for Collaboration
  • Understanding and Leveraging Hackathons/Solveathons
  • User/Human-Centered Design: Understanding and Application
  • Using Technology to Scale Programs

Tactical

  • A/B Testing: Websites or Email
  • Automation: Tips and Tools
  • Chatbots
  • Collaboration: From Tools to Adoption
  • Communications Calendars
  • Creating Graphics
  • Dashboard Essentials
  • Data Modeling Basics
  • Google Adwords Essentials
  • Google Analytics: Basic and Power Users
  • Internal Mentoring/Coaching
  • Internal Training: Tips and Tools
  • Landing Page Optimization
  • Mobile Technology: What Is Out There
  • Must-Have Tools and Tips: Websites, Email, Social Media, Etc.
  • Project Management
  • Project Requests: Tools, Processes, and Tips
  • Segmentation/Personas
  • Sourcing Images: Sources and Strategies
  • Surveys: Tips and Tools
  • Tech Support: Help Desk/Ticketing Systems
  • Technology for Effective Meetings: In-Person and Remote
  • Technology Onboarding with Internal Staff
  • Time Management
  • Video: What Tools Are Available