And while I may be a self-proclaimed geek, NTC is not just for geeks anymore! This year’s audience boasted wide variety of folks involved in all levels of nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and community organizing. The refreshing diversity of social media influencers, philanthropists, and social responsibility leaders created a unique community of vibrant energy motivated to find a way to “make it work” and do good.
Where AFP is a decidedly more mature organization of fundraising professionals, NTEN’s network of younger, more tech-savvy nonprofit leaders offers a perspective on the future of nonprofit management. As a product marketer, it’s a great opportunity for me to spot new trends — like using mobile technology to engage constituents; moving tech solutions to the cloud; or for the fashion conscience, donning patterned leggings with a vintage dress. (Vanessa R., I’m looking at you!)
If you weren’t able to make it to #12NTC this year, no worries! One of the best things about having a tech-savvy audience is that NTEN is able to leverage the power of their attendees to crowdsource session notes. Check out the full list of Google docs here with session notes from everything from online community engagement to data analysis to nerd-herding!
And, of course, watch this blog for my learnings and key takeaways from #12NTC over the coming months!
Product Marketing Manager, geek, and proud NTEN member