Help Us Represent You at SXSW and NTC

Vote for volunteering at this year's conferencesWouldn’t it be awesome if volunteering and volunteer engagement were on the lips – and in the Powerpoint slides – of folks at two of the biggest social change conferences in the country?

Help us make this vision a reality! We’ve submitted session proposals to South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Both are premier events bringing together technology leaders and innovators in the social good space.

Here’s where you come in: You can help us by simply voting for the sessions below. It’s fast and easy (for SXSW you’ll need to create a quick free login,) so it will take you less than five minutes to make a real impact on the volunteer engagement field. Vote for these sessions now!


Social Good Smackdown: Online vs. Offline Impact

What’s better: 10,000 Facebook Likes or a group of dedicated volunteers? Join VolunteerMatch and Network for Good for a American Idol-style smackdown!

Under the Social Good Hood: Staying Power to Last

It’s easy to start a “social good” platform, right? Sure – anyone can do it! But how many “markets for good” like VolunteerMatch have lasted? Why not? Hear from a panel with Network for Good, VolunteerMatch, GlobalGiving, and TechSoup Global.

Back to the Future: Why Old CSR Trends are Hot Now

Here’s a dirty little secret: The latest craze of involving employees in your company’s social good efforts is something smart companies have done for years – and technology continues to make it easier and more effective. VolunteerMatch and Discovery Communications (producers of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, etc.) will share the journey toward effective employee engagement.


How Many Rungs? Social Change and the Expanding Engagement Ladder

Slacktivism versus real engagement is a false dichotomy – it’s all “good”. But if new technologies are adding more rungs to a ladder of engagement in the form of sharing, viral promotions, microvolunteering and micro-giving, is there a clear way to make sense of it all?

nptech FAIL: How to crash and burn and turn it into a win

We’ve all been there, dealing with the frustration, embarrassment and worry that come with a failed program. As #nptech leaders, however, it’s important to see these failures for what they really are: opportunities. Join VolunteerMatch, Points of Light and Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Online Communities as a Recruitment Tool: The New Phase of Volunteer Engagement

Last year VolunteerMatch adopted Get Satisfaction to provide online help for users… and to build community. 2,068 users later, hear from community managers what lessons other organizations can learn about using online support platforms to find and connect with new volunteer audiences and spread awareness in new ways. Vote for these sessions now!

Social Media and the 3 Rs: Content Strategy Basics for Engaging Volunteers

It’s hard to find guidance on using social media to succeed within the “3 Rs” of involving volunteers. In this session, we’ll tackle social media and volunteer engagement as a content challenge, exploring the building blocks of using social content to find, recruit and re-engage the time and talent of volunteers.

Secrets of the Content Marketing Sorcerers

Done well, content marketing has the magical power to pull new supporters toward you, change conversations, deliver services to your audiences, and generate lasting brand awareness for your organization. In this session you’ll discover the powerful alchemy of social media and content marketing.

Help us represent you at the biggest conferences of the year by voting for these sessions!