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I’m a speaker at the Nonprofit Technology Conference

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Hey! I’m excited to officially announce that I’m a speaker at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C. It’ll be my third year attending but my first presenting at this event organized by NTEN that attracts 1600+ people from across the United States, Canada and the world who have an interest in using technology at nonprofits. It’s an interesting mix of communications, fundraising and IT folks.

I’m on two panels.

Going from Wing It to Win It: Case Studies on Taking Online Communications to the Next Level

Friday, March 14 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm     #14NTCWinIt

With Kate Kleinschmidt of Kiva & Jason Wilson of SOS

Official Description: Join Share Our Strength (SOS), Communicate and Howe, and Kiva as they explore what it takes to go from a digital upstart to a digital leader as a nonprofit. Learn about tools that help with project management, discuss strategies for growing your base and maximizing online revenue, track milestones to focus on as you grow your organization’s digital presence, and take away practical know-how for getting the resources you need without breaking the budget. Learn what pitfalls to avoid as you go from planning to implementation, and connect with other nonprofits that are experiencing similar challenges and successes.

My contribution: I’ll concentrate on the communications strategy used for the integrated awareness campaigns I lead for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region with a focus on the online components. So it’ll be a mix of the best practices shared in my posts about the 2012 Prince Charming/Harming campaign and the 2013 What about the kids campaign. Videos played a prominent role in both so in part I’ll look at how we shared them.

30 Ideas for Tech Tools: Digital Marketing You Can Use Monday Morning and Get Results

Saturday, March 15 • 1:30pm – 3:30pm     #14NTCbigidea

With Cheryl ConteeWendy Marinaccio Husman & Liz Murphy

Official Description: What will you learn? Learn more about trends and opportunities around social media tools and digital marketing big ideas. Join our experts and learn about tools that exemplify the latest innovations that get results first thing Monday morning. Who is this for? Audiences of all types who want to gear up their digital marketing plans with Big Ideas. What will you leave with? Up to 30 ideas that you can use out of the box, a look at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and how you can ramp up those channels, a plan that will help guide your digital marketing strategy.

My contribution: I’ll be sharing 10 ideas on effectively using LinkedIn Company pages. The ideas are from examples such as the 10 great nonprofit LinkedIn pages I highlighted including what makes them great. Look for at least one more related blog post before I arrive in D.C.

Interested in learning more about the Nonprofit Technology Conference?

See my posts providing an overview of the 2012 conference or summaries of some 2013 sessions.

Hope to see you there!

Hopefully you can attend in person or online. If our paths cross, be sure to say hi!

 

 

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