I just returned from the 16th Annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (or 16NTC as it is often known). The NTC is unlike any other conference and brings together a diverse group of nonprofit technology professionals, enthusiasts and advocates.
I met dozens of nonprofit staff from organizations of all sizes and missions, networked with fellow NTAPs (nonprofit technology assistance providers) and checked out the latest software solutions and services for nonprofit organizations.
I also had the privilege of presenting a session on IT Maturity with our CTO, Matthew Eshleman, and a session on Document Management solutions with our Vice President, Johanny Torrico. If you are interested, the slides from both sessions are available on our SlideShare account.
Contrary to popular opinion, nonprofits, despite their resource constraints — or maybe because of them — have developed a resourceful, creative and engaged approach to using technology effectively. There is a growing awareness that this involves management (people and process) as much as the technology itself. And many sessions and conversations this past week were as focused on the “fuzzy” side of using technology effectively. From visual design to website strategy, from IT security to engaging the board, from leveraging data to reporting metrics, the NTC has it all.
Next year, NTEN brings its fabulous conference to DC, so if you are in the area, I would strongly encourage registering for the 17NTC.
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Johan Hammerstrom, President & CEO