We're enjoying the last bits of summer but we're also looking ahead to March for NTEN's 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference. We love being a part of the NTEN community and attending NTC to see old friends, make new ones, and learn from such a vibrant and robust community.

We've submitted a few proposals on digital strategy and technology that we think the NTEN community would find valuable. Could you support us and vote for our five sessions before midnight EST on Friday, August 31? You do not need to be an NTEN member to vote but you do need to create a log in (which is quick and easy to do).

 

100 Years Young: How a Historic Brand Stays Digitally Relevant

Proposed with League of Women Voters

It’s challenging for any organization to stand out in our digital world. But how do you make your brand’s rich history feel relevant to new audiences? In this session, we will explore how the League of Women Voters, a nearly 100-year-old organization, reinvigorated their brand and voice to reach a new, primarily digital audience. You’ll learn how to reflect a new brand and voice through your website, SEO, social media, and marketing campaigns. We’ll also show you how to use robust analytics to track the effectiveness of these changes so you can remain digitally relevant for years to come. Vote for this session.

 

Automated Testing: Let the Robots In!

Proposed with Union of Concerned Scientists

Automated testing is a key component in modern development. The benefit is being able to deploy code confident that you aren’t breaking functionality. Testing robots do the work while you sit back satisfied that your army of bots is making sure you’re shipping code with more confidence. In this session we’ll run through the basics that will help you get an automated testing program started. We’ll introduce you to some of our robot buddies we’ve been working with to increase testing coverage in deploying web sites. We’ll also talk about how to incorporate testing into your dev ops. Vote for this session.

 

How to Use Your “Listening Ears” to Transform Your Website User Experience

Proposed with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) had a loyal, extremely interested audience: parents of children with food allergies. But they realized that they weren’t giving visitors the web experience they needed to navigate their daily food allergy challenges. Walk through FARE’s process of user journey transformation, which led to a complete redesign and overhaul of the website and the creation of the FARE College Database, a place for prospective and current college students to browse food allergy accommodation information for U.S. schools. If you suspect your website isn’t providing what it should for your audience, this is a must-attend session. Vote for this session.

 

Let’s Integrate: How to Super Power Your Website

Proposed with Foundation Center

In this session, we will show you how Foundation Center redesigned and created a new GrantSpace.org focused intently on training nonprofits to succeed. A big part of the solution was integrating a WordPress website with best-in-class, user-friendly software solutions, including Eventbrite, GoToWebinar, Bridge LMS, and Stripe. This integration transformed a custom-built and difficult to manage website into a highly functional tool that significantly improved the user experience for finding and enrolling in nonprofit training courses. We’ll give you an inside look into the website, the transformation process, and how cross-team collaboration was essential to success. Vote for this session.

 

Titans of Media: The Battle of Google vs. Facebook

Proposed with Human Rights Watch

Two powerhouses – but which is stronger? Hear Facebook and Google experts debate and duke out the merits, pros and cons of using Google and Facebook to acquire donors and leads.

See examples of successful donor and lead acquisition campaigns from the National Audubon Society, Human Rights Watch, Climate Reality Project, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and more. See what was tested, what worked and learn how you can do the same. Vote for this session.

 

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