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NTEN 2010 Session Ideas – NPOs Rock!

October 9, 2009

nten logoI’ve always admired the folks at Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). They are empowering nonprofits across the county to harness technology for good. Who couldn’t love that? I’ve applied to present at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta, GA. I need your help making my dream a reality. Please click on the class descriptions and vote for your favorites. There are a ton of great sessions so surf around the site and vote for the ones you’d love to see.

Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

Blogging seems so passe now that we have microblogging sites and robust social networks but blogs can be a powerful for nonprofits. This session will look at the difference between a blog and other social media platforms, why nonprofits should blog and best practices of a successful blog. Also during the session, work on creating a voice for your organization and find out how you can blog without even having a blog!

Session Takeaways:

  1. Basics of how to blog as a nonprofit
  2. Ideas on how to create a voice for a nonprofit blog
  3. Time saving tips for successful blogging

Social Media Basics for Nonprofits

You’ve heard of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but want to put it to work for your nonprofit? Get the tools you need to get started in social media to build donations, awareness and advocates.

Session Takeaways:

  1. Learn the basics about the most popular social media platforms
  2. Measurement tools to share social media engagement with board and staff
  3. Ask social media guru your questions

I’ve got Friends, Followers and Subscribers…Now What?

Your organization has joined the world of social media, now what? Learn how to maximize social media strategies for your nonprofit. Get strategies for specific causes and tools to create a social media plan.

Session Takeaways:

  1. Specific social media strategies for different cause groups – human services, arts, foundations, etc.
  2. Social media planning tool that puts structure, responsibility and focus to social media involvement
  3. Time to ask specific questions to social media practitioner

It’s a Hater’s Ball: How to Deal with Social Media Meanies

We’re all excited about the potential of social media, but what happens when a user says something nasty or damages your organization’s reputation. Does your nonprofit have a posting policy? Who has the authority to intervene and what can they say? Get concrete tips on how to engage disgruntled users on your blog, Facebook, Twitter and more. Further the conversation by engaging in misinformation about your cause on other sites and online conversations.

Session Takeaways:

  1. Communications tips on how to deal with disgruntled users
  2. Tips on establishing a social media engagement policy
  3. How to engage in damaging conversations outside your social media profiles

Build a Twitter Army

Harness the social power of the Twittersphere by building meaningful relationships with your followers. Get tips on how to engage Twitter users to help spread the good word about your cause and become brand stewards. This session will include tips on how to find good followers, how to convert them into spokespeople and how to mobilize them to help you in other social media forums.

Session Takeaways:

  1. Learn how to engage your followers
  2. Tips on how to make followers brand stewards
  3. Ways to rally followers to help your cause beyond Twitter

Tweet Power

Learn the ropes and get ideas on how to make your Twitter profile sing. Get a basic tutorial of the social media site and content ideas for fundraising, communications and advocacy. Also get measurement tools and ways to tweet in just 10 minutes a day. Tweet power to the people!

Session Takeaways:

  1. Learn the basics of Twitter for nonprofits
  2. Content ideas for fundraising, communications and advocacy
  3. Measurement and timesaving tools
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kyle (Denveratlast) permalink
    October 9, 2009 11:49 am

    Dawn really knows here stuf. So much valueable information I trust. Thanks Dawn.

    Kyle J Soltesz (Denveratlast)

    • dawnacrawford permalink*
      October 9, 2009 12:24 pm

      Wow! Thanks Kyle!

  2. carpoolmom permalink
    October 14, 2009 2:04 pm

    Excellent list. Knock ’em dead! What a great conference!!

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