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This year's #16NTC Nonprofit Technology Conference is in San Jose, right around the corner from TechSoup's San Francisco office. And we can't wait to see you there!
TechSoup will be ALL OVER NTC this year. We'll be exhibiting, speaking at sessions, offering office hours and special events, and sharing exciting new TechSoup offerings. Plus, we've got a delicious surprise for you at #NTCBeer.
Here are seven ways you can get connected at NTC.
TechSoup will be in booths 939 and 941.
Make TechSoup's booth your starting point in the exhibit hall. Our staff would love to meet you and hear about the great work you're doing.
We'll also be sharing news about upcoming events, educational opportunities, and new TechSoup offerings. We're especially excited to talk about three great offerings:
Be sure to visit our donor partners in the exhibit hall as well.
We are thrilled to have so many partners with us at NTC and look forward to introducing you to them in the exhibit hall and throughout the conference!
Not receiving TechSoup donations yet? Our exhibit hall booth staff will help you register your organization and check your eligibility.
So You Wanna Build an App for That: Experts Share Tips on Taking Apps from Need to Launch — Wednesday, March 23 — 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
A well-designed app can be a great way for your nonprofit to motivate people to take action, change behaviors, convey important information, and inspire real change. But how do you create a successful app? Join Caravan Studios CEO Marnie Webb (@webb) and a panel of other app development experts for a highly interactive discussion in which you can learn their app development secrets.
Bridging the Divide: Online and Offline Community Managers — Thursday, March 24 — 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meet and learn from your fellow community organizers, managers, and advocates. Discuss the struggles, challenges, and rewards of community organizing. TechSoup's NetSquared (@netsquared) community manager, Eli van der Giessen (@elijah), and Tech4Good SWFL organizer Birgit Pauli-Haack (@bph) are thrilled to offer this opportunity for online and offline community organizers to learn from each other!
Three Affordable Solutions: Using Open Data and Open-Source Data Science to Reach Your Goals — Friday, March 25 — 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Are you curious about how to use open-source tools and free open datasets to better deliver on your mission? See how these tools help different organizations reach their fundraising, operational, or online community outreach goals, particularly focusing on online abuse management with open-source tools.
This fully inclusive and interactive session featuring TechSoup's data scientist, Steph Nagoski (@informationchef), will help you effectively use open data and open-source tools.
Getting Your Clients the Help They Need: Three Models for Resource and Referral Apps — Friday, March 25 — 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The nonprofit sector has long struggled with the best way to refer people to services, but new technologies can change that. Caravan Studios (@caravanstudios) will convene and moderate a diverse panel of technologists and program managers who have created resource and referral tools to better serve their communities, including
NetSquared is TechSoup's volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. NetSquared has groups in 20 countries, and it held over 600 events last year, helping more than 17,000 nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders with technology.
Want to know if NetSquared is right for you? NetSquared community organizers will be hosting a variety of entertaining and educational events at NTC. See what a NetSquared event is all about at these event demonstrations:
You can also learn more about NetSquared and NTEN's 501 Tech Clubs at a birds of a feather session on Wednesday, March 23.
If you're interested in online community management, social media, and group collaboration, then you won't want to miss the special #octribe event, Activating the Advocates. This panel discussion featuring Edutopia is on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m., at our donor partner Adobe's San Jose office.
We'll be demonstrating one of TechSoup's most exciting new offerings, our Consultant Connection. If you're a consultant looking to connect with nonprofits or a nonprofit in need of IT support, Consultant Connection can help you achieve your tech goals.
Ask about Consultant Connection in the TechSoup booth or visit the Microsoft booth for this scheduled demonstration:
Our nonprofit consultant friends at Tech Impact will also be holding office hours at the Microsoft Lounge at these times:
Michael Enos is the senior director of community and platform at TechSoup. More importantly, he's an award-winning home brewer AND he's organizing #NTCBeer this year.
This year's #NTCBeer is on Tuesday, March 22 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Original Gravity Public House, 66 South 1st Street. There's a rumor that Michael will have a tasty surprise in store just for #NTCBeer.
If you see anyone in a snazzy TechSoup blue t-shirt, say hi! We'd love to hear more about your organization, answer your questions, and learn about how TechSoup can help you.
We've also come up with a little something special to make your visit to the exhibit hall even more fun. Check your NTC tote bag for this TechSoup postcard and play along with us.
We promise you'll learn something new and you'll maybe even win some sweet prizes! The first 100 attendees to answer four simple questions get a power bank, so they can stay connected at NTC. All attendees who submit their answers to us by 4:00 p.m. each conference day will also be entered into a daily grand prize raffle. We thank our generous donor partners who are contributing the below awesome prizes to make up the daily raffle grand prizes. Check back here as the prize list keeps growing!
6 – 9 p.m. — #NTCBeer at Original Gravity Public House, 66 South 1st Street
All day — Visit our booth!
Lunchtime — NetSquared Birds of a Feather
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Chat with Steve Heye, NetSuite's social impact solution consultant, at TechSoup booth
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — NetSquared Demo in the Microsoft Lounge
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Chat with our Chief Business Development Officer Gayle Samuelson Carpentier at TechSoup booth
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — So You Wanna Build an App for That: Experts Share Tips on Taking Apps from Need to Launch
7:00 p.m. — Online Community Meetup, featuring Edutopia: Activating the Advocates at Adobe's San Jose office
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Bridging the Divide: Online and Offline Community Managers
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Office Hours with Amazon Web Services at TechSoup booth
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — NetSquared Demo in the Microsoft Lounge
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Chat with Peggy Duvette, NetSuite's social impact director, at TechSoup booth
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Consultant Connection Demo in the Microsoft Lounge
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Chat with our Chief Business Development Officer Gayle Samuelson Carpentier at TechSoup booth
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Getting Your Clients the Help They Need: Three Models for Resource and Referral Apps
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Three Affordable Solutions: Using Open Data and Open-Source Data Science to Reach Your Goals
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Chat with Peggy Duvette, NetSuite's social impact director, at TechSoup booth
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NetSquared Organizer Day
Images 1 and 2: NTEN
Image 3: Janette Phan
Image 4: Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC
Image 5: Steph Nagoski
Images 6, 7, 8, and 9: TechSoup
What a pleasure to connect with TechSoup staffers - familiar faces and new folks alike. Thanks for being a part of a great #16NTC!
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