Idealware and NTC

The Idealware team of bloggers and staff are so excited to be part of the upcoming Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta April 6-8, 2010. There are a lot of great sessions at NTC, and the our team will be offering a number of them. We'd love to meet you in person at NTC, so please stop by and introduce yourself to us if you attend any of our sessions!  Idealware will also have a table in the Science Fair stacked full of great information. Please do stop by the table and meet Laura Quinn (Executive Director), Andrea Berry (Development Director) and other Idealware board members and bloggers.  At the table, you can pick up free Idealware articles, free review copies of our reports, buy a copy of the Field Guide, or to be entered into a raffle to win one of three free Field Guides. The Science Fair will take place on Thursday, April 8 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

Some of the awesome NTC sessions from the Idealware team:

Are you a techie, accidental or otherwise? Idealware blogger and board member Peter Campbell organized a 5-session Tech Track designed for people who install and support the use of technology at nonprofits. It is intended as a resource-sharing track for techies...accidental and otherwise. The goals of the track are knowledge, peer-sharing, and community-building. Peter is a speaker in all of the sessions, and fellow blogger Johanna Bates will be a session speaker in Tracks 3 and 4.

Tech Track 1: Working Without A Wire (But With A Net): Dealing with Wireless Networks, Laptops, and Cell Phones. April 9 at 10:30am. (Peter Campbell, Tracy Kronzak, Michael Sola, session speakers)

Tech Track 2: Proper Plumbing: Virtualization and Networking Technologies. April 9 at 1:30pm. (Peter Campbell, Matt Eshleman, John Merritt, session speakers)

Tech Track 3: Earth to Cloud: When, Why, and How to Outsource Applications. April 9 at 3:30pm. (Peter Campbell, Johanna Bates, Tracy Kronzak, Michelle Murrain, session speakers)

Tech Track 4: Budget vs. Benefits: Providing Top Class Technology in Constrained Resource Environments. April 10 at 10:30am. (Peter Campbell, Johanna Bates, Tracy Kronzak, Thomas Taylor, session speakers)

Tech Track 5: Articulating Tech: How to Win Friends and Influence Luddites. April 10 at 1:30pm. (Peter Campbell, John Merritt, Thomas Taylor)

Are you redoing your current website with a content management system? Are you wondering how to adapt content management practices to content management-based website projects? This session is intended for staff at nonprofits looking at CMS-driven website redesigns, and consultants who haven't worked with OS CMS before. The style will be conversational and engage the audience. Fellow bloggers Steve Backman and Heather Gardner-Madras are two of the speakers in this session.

Making It Real: Getting Project Management Right for Content Management Web Projects. April 9 at 1:30pm (Steven Backman, Ted Fickes, Heather Gardner-Madras, Mimi Kantor, session presenters)

Is your organization planning an online advocacy or fundraising campaign? I'm co-presenting a session focused on applying the principles of traditional community organizing to create successful online advocacy and fundraising campaigns. In this session, we'll review these principles, several case studies, and break out into planning groups to plan an actual online campaign. Come ready to learn and participate!

Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns. April 9 at 1:30pm. (Debra Askanase, Ivan Boothe, Amy Sample Ward, session presenters)

Do you have an idea for a tech project at your organization, but not sure how to lead it? You don't have to be the CTO or ED to lead a successful tech change! This session will explore principles of change management for successful tech projects (with or without formal authority), and learn from real life stories. (Chocolate included!)

Leading Tech Change When You're Not The Boss. April 10 at 10:30am. (Marc Baizman, Dahna Goldstein, Simone Parrish, session presenters)

Look forward to seeing you at NTC! Are you going?