Thank you for your interest in speaking at the NCTech4Good Conference.
Who comes to the NCTech4Good Conference?
We have a diverse group of about 125 folks with a mix of nonprofit, social good, and technical backgrounds who attend the NCTech4Good Conference. Primarily, nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers participate, but there are also consultants who work with nonprofits. Small business owners are welcome. Tech adoption varies. Most are knowledgeable and experienced in a few areas.
What are the session formats?
Concurrent sessions are 60 minutes. You choose how that time will be spent (workshop, how-to, user experiences, strategies, single presenter, panel — max of 3), but we ask that you reserve 10 minutes at the end for questions and discussion.
How will conference sessions be selected?
- Proposals are selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, noncommercial, objective, and diverse program. Attention will be given to diversity of institutions and presenters.
- Session proposals must be submitted by midnight on February 21, 2018.
- Our community will cast their votes through March 4, 2018.
- Applicants will be notified by March 16, 2018.
What session topics are appropriate?
We’re looking for proposals that will be diverse, informative, and relevant to folks working in nonprofit technology, including, but not limited to the following topics:
|Cyber security best practices||Lessons learned using text messages to raise money
|How to use Facebook to help your cause||How to get people to care about your cause
|How important is a presence on LinkedIn for nonprofits?||How to keep donors engaged|
|How to turn data into stories||What nonprofits should know about Bitcoin/Blockchain
|Sketchnotes and visual communication||How nonprofits will use emerging technologies like Amazonsmile and Echo
|How to not suck at digital youth engagement||Building websites for seniors|
|Reaching and engaging a truly diverse audience||Favorite low-cost tools and resources|
|Website redesign case study||E-waste and e-recycling tips|
|Budgeting for technology||Using tech to reach underserved populations|
|Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy||Managing online communities|
|Coalition Building||Managing technology consultants and volunteers
Review last year’s sessions to better understand session offerings.
What are my obligations as a presenter?
- We ask that presenters participate in the entire day of the conference, and we will cover your registration fees for the day you are presenting. If this is not possible, be sure to let us know your time constraints in advance. If you chose to attend the Workshop, you are responsible for those fees.
- We assume you will use your own computer. The standard room setup includes an LCD projector. Be sure to let us know if you would like us to provide a computer or if you need us to provide flip charts or any other special equipment or setup.
- We ask that presenters pitch their pre-selected sessions during the opening session of the conference.
- We ask that you post or provide links to presentation slides, hand-outs and other materials associated with your session to the conference website within two weeks after the conference.
- We ask that you explain any acronyms or technical terms to the greatest extent possible, and keep content neutral. You are welcome to bring marketing materials for attendees to peruse and take home, but do not make your presentation overly self-promotional. Our attendees do not want a sales pitch, they want strategy and to be made aware of various options.
- Please read our policies before submitting your proposal.
How will my session be publicized?
Conference organizers will promote the event, however presenters are strongly encouraged to promote to your personal and professional networks as well.
Note: The 2018 NCTech4Good Conference’s hashtag: #18nct4g.
Where we will publicize the event:
- Our listserv
- N.C. Center for Nonprofits’ Nonprofit Calendar
- NTEN’s event calendar
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions.