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Thursday, March 13

8:30am EDT

Day 1 Plenary: Ignite with Ideas

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Thursday Awards

Before we begin, we'll announce the winner of the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards (presented by See3 Communications, YouTube, the Nonprofit Technology Network, The National Youth Media Network and National Alliance for Media and Culture, and sponsored by Cisco).

Thursday Plenary

Join Amy Sample Ward and start your conference off with a bang! This morning will feature the DoGooder Video Awards as well as 6 special Ignite presentations chosen from our community.
  • Online Fundraising Lessons Learned from 80's TV Shows
    Speaker: Rich Dietz, Founder, Nonprofit R+D
    I watched WAY too much TV in the 80's. For years I thought it was a total waste of time, but now I realize there were some very valuable fundraising lessons to be learned in those cheesy 80's sitcoms.  (80’s attire optional but highly encouraged)
  • Bringin’ Techie Back
    Speaker: Steve Heye, Manager of Technology, The Cara Program
    The world of technology has changed and continues to rapidly change. In fact, it even seems the very definition of technology has changed. Today's techie is a reflection of this, but it seems we may have lost sight of what makes a techie a techie. So I am bringin’ techie back.
  • What we've learned in 6 months of "When You Work At A Nonprofit"
    Speaker: Leanne Pittsford, CEO & Founder, Start Somewhere
    In August 2013, we created "When You Work At A Nonprofit", which catalogs daily life working in the nonprofit sector. Since its explosion, we've learned a ton about the amazing people who work for social good. In this session, Leanne Pittsford will walk through what we've learned and what it means for the sector, as told through the top 10 Gifs on "When You Work At A Nonprofit".
  • Community Media: Empowering Community Technologists
    Speaker: Craig Sinclair, Digital Media Manager, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
    For over 35 years, Community Media has empowered media makers across the US, providing audio/ video training and distribution. Now both our individual and non-profit community producers are also community technologists, mastering new digital skills, and creating new technologies.
  • From Pessimist to World-Changing Optimist: The Five-Year Plan
    Speaker: Sue Anne Reed, Account Manager, The Engage Group
    In 1994, I dropped out of college and couldn’t keep a job because I was depressed and couldn’t manage my chronic pain. I hated the world, and I thought the world hated me back. How did I go from depressed pessimist to world-changing optimist? It wasn’t easy.
  • 7 Sexy Secrets of Highly Successful Campaigns
    Speaker: Cheryl Contee, CEO, Fission Strategy
    Some campaigns are more awesomely impactful & inspiring than others. We've all stood back in amazement at some of our favorites. Cheryl will enlighten you on the secrets you can use to make your next campaign sparkle!


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Cheryl Contee

CEO & Co-Founder, Fission Strategy
Cheryl Contee is the award-winning CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading non-profits, foundations and social enterprises design digital ecosystems that create change globally. She is also the co-founder of groundbreaking social marketing software Attentive.ly... Read More →
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Rich Dietz

Founder, Nonprofit R+D
Rich Dietz began his nonprofit career when he was the director of a mentoring organization in college. He has spent the last 20+ years working both in and with a wide variety of nonprofit, political, and government organizations as well as technology companies focused on the nonprofit... Read More →
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Steve Heye

Principal Solutions Consultant, NetSuite(Oracle)
Steve Heye is a Principal Solutions Consultant at NetSuite (Oracle) where he acts as a technical expert on the Social Impact team which donates the NetSuite solution to nonprofits. He is the author of Chapter 1 on IT Alignment in the NTEN book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission... Read More →
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Leanne Pittsford

CEO & Founder, Start Somewhere

Sue Anne Reed

Project/Production Manager, The Engage Group
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Craig Sinclair

Digital Media Manager, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Craig has worked in multimedia IT and Humanities academia since the late 90s, harmoniously integrating the two worlds in his myriad pursuits. He connects people and technologies, translating theorists and developer speak for end users (and vice versa), as an academic, designer, editor... Read More →

Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Salon 1
  Plenary, Plenary
Friday, March 14

8:30am EDT

Day 2 Plenary: Where Does Tech Belong and Who's in Charge?

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Friday Award Presentations

Before the plenary, we'll present two awards:

The Care2 Impact Prize recognizes individuals in the nonprofit sector who have made an outstanding impact on the field of online advocacy, online fundraising or both.

The 2014 IMAB Integrated Marketing Awards recognize the results of innovative integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns or programs in each of three core pillars of integrated marketing as defined by the IMAB.

Friday Plenary

Join a roundtable of experts to take a deep look at where technology belongs and who exactly is in charge. Following a point-counterpoint tradition, NTEN's CEO Amy Sample Ward will facilitate a conversation with panelists Michael Enos, CTO, of the Second Harvest Food Bank, Gouri Sadhwani, CEO of the Akanksha Fund, and Rick Cohen, Director of Communications and Operations at the National Council of Nonprofits.

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Rick Cohen

Director of Communications and Operations, National Council of Nonprofits
Rick brings wide-ranging expertise to his role as Director of Communications & Operations for the National Council of Nonprofits. In managing the communications and internal operations of the Council of Nonprofits, his areas of responsibility span media relations, finance, compliance... Read More →

Michael Enos

Chief Technology Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Michael Enos's professional career began in social work after graduating from University of California, Santa Cruz. A native of Orange County, Michael stayed in the Santa Cruz area and worked in the social services profession as first a provider of direct care for persons with developmental... Read More →

Gouri Sadhwani

Executive Director, The Akanksha Fund
Gouri Sadhwani is an experienced leader in human, labor and women’s rights. She is the Executive Director for the Akanksha Fund Inc. where she leads their efforts to raise awareness and support for the Akanksha Foundation - a nonprofit organization in India that provides children... Read More →

Friday March 14, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Salon 1
  Plenary, Plenary
Saturday, March 15

8:30am EDT

Day 3 Plenary: The Future of Technology

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Saturday Award
Before today's plenary, we will announce the winner of the Tides Foundation 2014 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The Pizzigati Prize recognizes one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.

Saturday Plenary
Watching the signs. Join Willa Seldon, leading nonprofit expert and Partner at the Bridgespan Group, for a look at the big trends in nonprofits and philanthropy, and what that could mean for nonprofit technology.


Willa Seldon

Partner, The Bridgespan Group

Saturday March 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Salon 1
  Plenary, Plenary