We'll kick off Day 1 by announcing the NTENny Award Winners, and the winners of the Care2 Impact Prize
. These prizes will recognize individuals in the nonprofit sector who have made an outstanding impact on the field of online advocacy, online fundraising, or both.Wednesday Plenary
Following the awards, join NTEN's CEO, Amy Sample Ward, and start your conference off with a bang! This morning will feature 6 special Ignite presentations chosen from our community.
- Capitalizing on the Colbert Effect
Speaker: Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director, Options for Sexual Health, @jjbreakspear
In February 2010 I was the Executive Director of QMUNITY - BC's Queer Resource Centre, a small non-profit in Vancouver and we hosted the first ever PRIDE House for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Among the visitors was Stephen Colbert who taped an interview with me for the Colbert Report. Although the clip ultimately didn’t make it to air, amateur videos of his visit and our conversation went viral online and every few months I get a Google news alert that my few minutes of playing 'straight man' to Stephen Colbert has popped up somewhere online again. The whole reason for PRIDE House was to shine a light on homophobia in sports and social media regularly renews Stephen Colbert's visit to PRIDE House Vancouver and continues to shine that light and poke fun at the inanity of discrimination.
- Social Good Shark Tank
Speaker: Peter Panepento, Principal, Panepento Strategies, @ppanepento
Events like GivingTuesday are helping condition people to give online and raising awareness about the importance of giving. But they aren’t going to cure cancer, reduce hunger, or improve pre-K education. If we really want to unleash the full power of social networks and online fundraising to advance change, we need to do more. A new effort called “________ Awareness Month” combines the best elements of GivingTuesday, issue-specific events like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and crowdfunding to create a large-scale, focused national giving campaign.
- Transcending "Social:" Visibility and Empowerment In An Uber-Mega-Meta Self-Conscious Age
Speaker: Jianda Johnson, Business and Resource Development Specialist, Guadalupe Montessori School, @MontessoriEdTec
Let's explore the pitfalls and pratfalls of creating a social/media presence, in an educational context, in the hyper-digital (often hyper-critical) digital age. Where can we divine our soul connections in the maelstrom of tech/social's seeming dictates? How can we protect yet empower ourselves, our kiddos, families and communities among the multiple data streams social/media converge?
- Ten Years of Mistakes and Lessons Learned: The Greatest Hits
Speaker: Jeff Coburn, Web Services Manager, Institute for Community Inclusion, @Coburnicus
Having worked within technology for a diverse and rapidly expanding non-profit, focused on the inclusion of people with disabilities, I’ve been a part of my share of poor decisions and “teaching moments.” Let’s revisit them publicly. And then, let’s never speak of them again.
- How to Be a Mindful Techie
Speaker: Meico Whitlock, Senior Manager Communications, NASTAD
Are you wondering how we as nonprofit techies can maintain our cool and focus, stay productive and passionate, and navigate the ever-evolving technology challenges and shifting priorities of our organizations? Take a deep breath and come into the present moment to learn how to become a mindful techie. You’ll come away with a few simple and practical steps you can take to be more effective in your work and more useful to the world.
- Data's New Clothes
Speaker: Greg Schneider, Information Systems Director, National Institute on Money in State Politics
Data is becoming more and more transparent and that is changing the world. What data are you wearing and what is it showing? Is it time for a change of clothes?