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Friday, March 6 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Day 3 Plenary: Ignite with Ideas

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Friday Awards
We'll kick off Day 3 by announcing NTENny Award Winners, and winners of the 2015 IMAB Integrated Marketing Awards. The IMAB awards recognize the results of innovative integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns or programs in each of three core pillars of integrated marketing as defined by the IMAB.

Friday Plenary 
Following the awards, join NTEN's CEO, Amy Sample Ward, as we launch into our last day of the conference. This morning will feature 6 more special Ignite presentations chosen from our community.
  • You Can Change Your Story
    Debra Askanase, Digital Engagement Strategist, National Brain Tumor Society, @askdebra
    Our identities are created as we live. They are created from stories we tell about ourselves, and stories affixed to us by others. Over time, it becomes harder and harder to remember that any story we believe about ourselves is just one possible version of who we are. This is an Ignite about how I had a story, and chose to change it. 
  • Digital Battles for the World's Souls
    Chris Worman, Senior Director Global Media, TechSoup Global, @chrisworman
    While many of us are busy celebrating the relative accomplishments of the Middle East and Eastern Europe’s digitally driven (r)evolutions, governments are fighting back. Just as we are beginning to experience the promise of open-data-driven programming, the digital space necessary to engage, debate and design with the citizens we hope to serve is being restricted. One highly successful project coming out of our work in the Balkans links citizen reporting, anti-corruption, philanthropy and the Montenegrin government provides a particularly enlightening insight into how we might flip the trend, solidify and strengthen our sector’s position. 
  • Why I Don't Use Volunteers
    Liza J Dyer, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Multnomah County Library, @lizaface
    How do you communicate the impact of your organization’s volunteers? Whether through social media, your website, email, or word of mouth, the way we talk about volunteers matters. I’ll share why you shouldn't say you “use” volunteers, what you should say instead, and showcase specific examples from organizations who are leading the way when it comes to communicating volunteer impact.
  • Get the message: low tech tools are critical to reaching YOUR stakeholders
    Laura Walker McDonald, CEO, Social Impact Lab (SIMLab), @techladylaura
    American teens still send more SMS than any other type of message - and send more SMS than any other age group. Despite the predictions, SMS isn't dead - and nor, despite so many other options being available, is radio, or community bulletin boards, or the personal connection we get from meeting in person. Community mobilization and engagement in this century defaults to high-end digital, and in so doing, excludes the 100m Americans without a smartphone. Inclusive approaches weave together platforms like SMS and voice - available to all mobile phone users - with radio, human networks and analogue communications tools to reach everyone, including those without any phone at all - the most vulnerable in our society.
  • The Technology of Social Change
    Speaker: Ivan Boothe, Creative Director, Rootwork.org
    Being at a tech conference, it's natural to give a lot of attention to really cool technology. But too often, successful social movements are only examined on the surface, and from Tahrir Square to Ferguson all we hear are cries of the "Twitter revolution" or criticisms of "slacktivism." We need to go deeper. We need to look at how social justice works, apply it to your own situation, and then pick the tools that support that work. While Ivan works as a freelance web developer, his degree is in social movement theory and his background is community organizing, and he'll spend a few minutes talking about what really powers successful social change.
  • Digital Activism? Get Real!
    Speakers: Molly Brooksbank, Sr. Director, Digital Engagement, Sierra Club & Arielle Kilroy, Senior Director of Digital Product, The Sierra Club
    It's never been easier to engage supporters online. But how do you give more power to people online to make change in the real world? The Sierra Club is taking a fresh approach by launching AddUp.org -- a platform that helps win campaigns by using new school strategy with old school activism -- here at NTC. Molly Brooksbank and Arielle Kilroy, Senior Digital Directors at Sierra Club will show how they plan to cultivate an online movement that drives real world action by connecting the dots between actions and impact. Will it work? You decide.

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Amy Sample Ward

CEO, NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network
Amy Sample Ward is NTEN's CEO. She is also a speaker author focused on real social change and the technologies that support it. In 2013, Amy co-authored Social Change Anytime Everywhere with Allyson Kapin. She previously co-authored Social by Social: A handbook in using new technologies for social impact. She has worked in and with advocacy organizations, private foundations, and community groups around the world.

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Debra Askanase

Digital Engagement Strategist, Community Organizer 2.0
Debra is the Director of Outreach at the National Brain Tumor Society, and as such thinks a lot about how to create meaningful relationships with online stakeholders. Debra also founded Community Organizer 2.0, a digital media strategic consulting firm to nonprofit organizations and businesses, and blogs at www.communityorganizer20.com. Before founding Community Organizer 2.0, Debra worked for 20 years in the nonprofit sector wearing many... Read More →
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Ivan Boothe

Creative Director, Rootwork.org
Working with nonprofits and social change groups on web + online strategy. Into creative social protest and radical nonviolent praxis. #nptech #Drupal #4change ↵ Ivan is the creative director of Rootwork.org, working with nonprofits and community groups as a Drupal developer and online organizer. He co-organizes PDXTech4Good, affiliated with both NTEN and NetSquared, and co-facilitates NTEN's monthly Drupal Community of Practice... Read More →
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Molly Brooksbank

Sr. Director, Digital Engagement, Sierra Club
Molly leads the Digital Engagement team at Sierra Club, including online campaigns, innovation and fundraising. She is the business lead in Sierra Club's project to convert to Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and is heading up the marketing launch of a new Sierra Club advocacy platform anticipated this spring. | | Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Molly was the product marketer for Convio Luminate. She also led a team of strategy consultants... Read More →
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Liza J Dyer, CVA

Program Coordinator, Volunteer Services, Multnomah County Library
Liza J Dyer, CVA* has over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors including libraries, museums, and science centers. Liza is currently a Program Coordinator in Volunteer Services at Multnomah County Library, a public library system which connects meaningful volunteer opportunities to over 1,900 community members each year. | | *CVA = Certified in Volunteer Administration
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Arielle Kilroy

Senior Director of Digital Product, The Sierra Club
Combining her passion for art and nature with a love of connecting people, Arielle has helped lead everyone from musicians to nonprofits through the discovery, strategy, and execution of using technology to connect with audiences. | | Arielle currently heads up the Sierra Club's Digital Product and Social teams. She came to the Sierra Club from the music industry, where she helped redefine being an artist in the age of Web 2.0 through her... Read More →
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Laura Walker McDonald

CEO, Social Impact Lab (SIMLab)
As the Chief Executive Officer of Social Impact Lab, Laura supports people and organizations around the world to use inclusive technologies to make systems and services more accessible, responsive, and resilient. Drawing on her expertise in humanitarian aid, human rights law and international development, she brings a cross-disciplinary approach to communications, innovation and information management. Before coming to SIMLab, Laura worked for... Read More →
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Christopher Worman

Senior Director, Global Media, Techsoup Global
Chris Worman, Senior Director of Global Media for www.TechSoupGlobal.org has been working in civil society since 1998. After several years with American non-profits, Chris joined Peace Corps in 2006 and ended up starting Romania’s first community foundation, www.szka.org. Over the next 5 years Chris built a variety of civic-engagement-through-philanthropy processes designed to create alternative and enabling power... Read More →

Friday March 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall 1
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