NTEN's #17NTC kicks off Thursday, March 23rd in Washington, DC. This is one of my favorite nptech conferences as it's always packed with three days of insightful panels and, of course, fun events like the annual #NTCBeer gathering and dance parties like the 80s Dance Party I'm co-hosting on Friday night.
If you're planning on attending #17NTC and haven't had a chance to go through the program, here's a quick overview of our top panel recommendations.
Thursday, March 23 at 8:30 AM
Keynote – My _____ Fail Ignite Talks
Seven Ignite fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations focused on “My ___ Fail Story.” You’ll hear from community members about their lessons learned – often the hard way – and recommendations for how you can benefit from their experiences.
Thursday, March 23 at 10:30 AM
New Tools from the 2016 Elections That Nonprofit Techies Need to Know About
Winning political campaigns require sophisticated digital tools and advanced fundraising strategies. Which new organizing and fundraising technologies and innovations were introduced during the 2016 election cycle? What tools and tactics can benefit nonprofit organizations?
From one-click donations to online action forms and mobile apps—find out how nonprofits can learn to use presidential-campaign-quality tools to engage members and build support.
Thursday March 23 at 1:30 PM
Welcome to the Future: Mobile Wallets, Payments, and Philanthropy
Join payment and securities expert to discuss how you should be thinking about payment methods as it impacts your organization, what you need to know about security of the various payment methods, and how your organization can be set up for success for transaction processing.
Friday, March 24 at 8:30 AM
Keynote – Data Visualization: Effective Communication With Maps, Charts, and Graphs
Data visualization tools are improving at an accelerating pace, and they’ve become both more affordable – or free – and easier to use. However, that growth hasn’t been accompanied by an increased understanding of the principles and best practices to choose graphics to match the data and arrange graphics into data narratives.
Friday, March 24 at 10:30 AM
Are You There Congress? It’s Me, Tweeting. Online Advocacy Tactics That Actually Get Heard
Which online advocacy tactics have an actual impact when it comes to influencing decision makers and politicians? Get the inside scoop from the staff receiving your tweet storms and supporter messages, and make your online army more effective.
Friday, March 24th at 1:30 PM
Fundraising Like A Startup
Nonprofits spend a lot of staff time and resources raising small dollar donations. The foundation fundraising route has become unsustainable as the nonprofit sector continues to grow rapidly. Can fundraising like a startup be a viable model?
Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 AM
How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program
Learn how to protect donor, employee and client information in order to ensure that your nonprofit isn't the next victim of a cyber security incident—and to know how to respond if it is.
Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 PM
Digital Outlook Report 2017
Not sure how to support your digital teams, what you should focus on in 2017, or what others are planning for the year? Talk trends and tips with the experts to help inform your 2017 digital planning.
Will you be attending #17NTC this year? Unfortunately, if you haven't already gotten your tickets, it's all sold out. You can follow along with people's live tweeting using #17NTC, though. If you are attending, please let us know your favorite panels, and definitely stop and say hi!