EVENT WATCH: NTC Breaks New Barriers Across Nonprofits & TechMarch 13, 2014
We’ve noticed a trend in the past few weeks….Washington D.C. has been KILLING IT with can’t-miss conferences and tradeshows covering the digital landscape. But if there’s one sector that identifies Washington D.C. more than any other, it’s the world of nonprofit organizations. As the city of politics and ideation, D.C. eats, lives, and breathes nonprofit advocacy.
From today until this Saturday, our nation’s capital (and Zoomph home base) will showcase the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park hotel. This signature, three-day gathering, hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), will bring together nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize impact across the nonprofit sector.
Given that Zoomph has already partnered with hundreds of nonprofits to help them expand their messaging scope, of course we’re going to be in attendance (in fact, we’re already here! Come see us at booth #1211 and say hi!) Throughout the next three days, we’ll be showcasing Twitter Walls, Event Displays, and Social Hubs that will be collecting, ranking, streaming, and even gamifying your social media content. Let the engagement begin!
When it comes to growth in the realm of nonprofit and advocacy, we can’t overstate this event’s importance. Due to post-recession donation struggles, a recent study by the Nonprofit Finance Fund stated that 42% of its nonprofit respondents didn’t have the finances to be effective, and 39% planned to change the main ways they raise and spend money in 2014.
The takeaway is loud and clear: new technologies are needed to make the nonprofit sector more efficient, cost-effective, and profitable. And that’s exactly what NTC plans to do.
So if you haven’t signed up to attend NTC this year, do yourself a service and register today. But, even if you can’t attend, make sure to remain a part of the conversation by monitoring and Tweeting #14NTC. See you there fellow nonprofit & tech junkies!