Format

Most clubs hold two hour events which include time for networking, a formal presentation, and Q&A. Clubs often hold an informal, social event over the summer and/or winter.

Tech Clubs not meant to serve as user groups or provide pro bono service.

Topics

Tech Club events are not sales pitches, nor are they for representatives from the for-profit world to lecture the nonprofit sector. Events should focus on education related to nonprofit technology with topics accessible to different experience levels.

NTEN provides a theme calendar that organizers may use to help guide event planning. However, as long as events are relevant to nonprofit professionals, organizers are free to pick the topics that will be most beneficial to their communities.

Timing

Each club is expected to host an event at least once a quarter.

Events are generally held on weekday evenings, though some clubs find that events on weekday mornings or lunchtimes work better for their communities.

Registration Fees

Tech Club events must remain free of charge. Organizers may solicit small donations at the door, however there should be no barrier to entry. Any donations received are to go directly back to the club or NTEN and not to any other groups.