Walking into the huge San Jose Convention Center to set up our exhibit for 16NTC was very exciting. What's 16NTC? It's the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference organized by NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network). It brings together over 2,000 of the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world for 3 days to collaborate, innovate and discover new ways to spark change with technology.
This was the first time that Altus Dynamics had participated in the conference, and we were immediately wow'd by the amount of people in attendance and the over 100 educational sessions offered over the 3 days. As a sponsor of the event, we set up our booth in the Exhibit Hall so that we could meet attendees during the breaks. We even ran a fun little game to get people "engaged" with others at the conference.
But what we really enjoyed doing is sharing our experience in digital marketing and CRM best practices during our session: "Relationship Building 101: How to Make Your Constituents Fall in Love with You". We presented the session with Kathryn Murphy from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and we covered things such as best practices on how to find new donors, win them over and then build a long term relationship with them. If you are interested in the content, you can view the slide share below and we're most likely going to offer it as a webinar in the upcoming months so stay tuned!
The highlight of the conference for me (and also the most stressful part!) was that I was selected to present on the main stage as part of the Ignite Keynote series. Have you ever head of an Ignite Keynote? Well, it's a 5min presentation where you are allowed to have only 20 slides that advance AUTOMATICALLY every 15 seconds. Now you understand the stressful part! Lucky for me, I was presenting on a topic that I was super passionate about and an audience of people who work in the nonprofit sector make for the most supportive and encouraging group to present to.
You can check out the Ignite here:
We hope that we will see you all at #17NTC in Washington DC next year!