The “NTC,” as it’s called, is hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and brings together nonprofit professionals from around the world to talk about how technology can be utilized by organizations working to change the world. This year it will take place April 3-5 in our hometown of San Francisco.
For the team at VolunteerMatch, it’s an exciting opportunity for us to share what we know with, and learn from, the nonprofits we serve throughout the year. Whether you recruit volunteers using our online tools, increase your knowledge using our free webinars, or connect with other members of the community on our Community Powered Support page, technology plays a role in your relationship with us. And we want to make sure that relationship is a great one.
There are several ways you can run into us at the NTC this year. Check out the awesome events below, and make sure that you add them to your schedule so we can geek out over technology and volunteer engagement together:
Join us the night before the conference (4/2) at a party we are throwing to welcome you to the Bay Area. Network with other nonprofits, including our friends Causes, CivicActions, Social Media for Nonprofits and LinkedIn for Good. Check out award-winning co-working facility The Hub SOMA, eat and drink treats from the Bay Area, soundtrack provided by a talented VolunteerMatch staff DJ. Click here to RSVP before it fills up!
This year we worked with NTEN to make the Day of Service an impactful dive into the San Francisco social good scene. In fact, it’s no longer just one day – this year, the opportunities to volunteer extend throughout the conference. So check out the available listings and sign up to make a difference at the NTC this year.
There is a dizzying array of tools out there that you could use for volunteer engagement. How do you decide which technologies are right for your program? This session, led by yours truly, will provide an overview of the what’s out there, present concrete examples of how organizations are using technology for volunteer engagement, and have you walking away with ideas for what to do tomorrow to implement some best practices. Sign up now!
Wish you had some great pro bono tech help? There are plenty of techies and companies out there looking to volunteer for nonprofits. This panel, led by VolunteerMatch VP of Communications & Marketing Robert Rosenthal will outline how you can be a great pro bono partner for techies, agencies and companies. Sign up now!
Nonprofits are often cash- and people-strapped, and volunteers can be the answer to both. VolunteerMatch recently launched a new Listing Wizard to help you identify and communicate the skills you need to effectively involve volunteers in your mission. Learn about the new, easier process, and come away with best practices for successfully integrating skilled volunteering into your volunteer engagement strategy. Sign up now!
Not able to make it to the NTC this year? You can follow along with most of it by registering for the Online NTC.
Are you going to the NTC this year? Let us know and we’ll meet up!
Shari led Online Marketing and Communications at VolunteerMatch from 2010-2015. After working with nonprofits for 9 years, she moved over to the corporate sector and is now leading Inbound Marketing for a tech company in San Francisco.