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Allyson Kapin 8 min read

12 Sessions to Check Out at the NTC Conference

What an incredible line up of panels the folks at NTEN programmed for the 10th annual NTC - scheduled for April 8th - 10th in Atlanta. With so many informative panels to choose from (such as Diversifying Your Tech and Online Communications Teams by Frogloop bloggers Jocelyn Harmon and myself as well as Ivan Booth and Shireen Mitchell) on topics ranging from online fundraising, recruitment, and social media - it was a real challenge to come up with my top 12 picks. Have some favorite panels of your own? Let us know in the comments section.

For those of you in DC who can't make it to NTC this year, Care2 is hosting a remote viewing party on Friday, April 9th. Click here to RSVP.

April 9th Sessions

1. Architecting Your Site For Search Engine Performance: And We Ain't Talkin' Just Keywords  Time: 10:30 AM

Panelists: Dottie B. Hodges, Northridge Interactive, JoMarie Hoholik,  Balance Interactive Kira Marchenese, Environmental Defense Fund, Liz Murphy, RedEngine Digital, and Eric Werner, Northridge Interactive

2. The Generational Divide of American Giving
10:30 AM 

Panelists: Andrew Magnuson, Convio and Matthew Mielcarek, Convio

3. The Trouble with Slacktivism 

Time:  10:30 AM

Panelists: Jacob Colker, The Extraordinaries, Wendy Harman, American Red Cross Nancy Lublin, DoSomething.org, Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project, and Marcia Stepanek, Cause Global

4. Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns

Time:  1:30 PM 

Panelists: Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0, Ivan Boothe, Rootwork.org, and Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared

5. Mobile Fundraising: Case Studies, Strategies & Social Media 

Time:  1:30 PM

Panelists: Jonathan Kalan, Causecast and George Weiner, DoSomething.org

6. Death of Online Strategy: The Choice Ahead for Movement Building Organizations

Time:  3:30 PM

Panelists: Michael Silberman, EchoDitto and Tim Walker, Biro Creative

7. Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist

Time: 3:30 PM

Presenter:  Sarah Dijulio, M+R Strategic Services

8. The Future of Online Organizing

Time: 3:30 PM

Panelists: Leslie Hall, DemocracyInAction.org, Geoff Harcourt, Wired for Change, Chris Lundberg, DemocracyInAction.org, April Pedersen, DemocracyInAction.org, Jeanette Russell, DemocracyInAction.org

9. The Networked Nonprofit: Using Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change 

Time: 3:30 PM

Panelists:  Allison Fine, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action Beth Kanter, Beth’s Blog


April 10th Sessions:

10. Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth About How People Really Think & What It Means for Promoting Your Cause: Behavioral Economics for Nonprofit Leaders

Time:  10:30 AM

Panelists:  Katya Andresen, Network for Good powered by Groundspring, Alia McKee, Sea Change Strategies, and Mark Rovner, Sea Change Strategies

11. Diversifying Your Tech and Online Communications Teams

Time:  1:30 PM

Panelists:  Ivan Boothe, Rootwork.org, Jocelyn Harmon, Care2, Allyson Kapin, Rad Campaign and Shireen Mitchell, Digital Sisters

12. Standing Next to a Mountain: How Do We Approach the Big Issues?

Time: 3:30 PM 

Panelists: Robert Baker, Kabimba Media, Jay Davis, Equality California, Apollo Gonzales, Natural Resources Defense Council, Mark Horvath, InvisiblePeople.tv, David Kobia, Ushahidi, and Reuben Theissen, Opportunity International

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Allyson Kapin

Allyson has been named one of "Top Tech Titans" by the Washingtonian, one of the Most Influential Women In Tech by Fast Company, and one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in technology and social media. As Founding Partner of Rad Campaign, she leads the firm's client and online strategic services. For over a decade Allyson has helped non-profit organizations and political campaigns create dynamic and award-winning websites and online marketing and recruitment campaigns. She works side-by-side with her clients to meet their web needs and maximize their online effectiveness to create real world impact.