NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, puts on a massive, be-there-or-be-square conference for nonprofit professionals every year (in 2009, we met in San Francisco). The next event is April 8-10, 2010, in Atlanta, GA. But, if you don’t want to wait until April to dive into the knowledge and expertise in the NTEN network, you don’t have to!
The NTEN community co-authored a book and is planning an online conference for this Fall drawing on the contributors to move from writing to speaking. Here’s what NTEN says:
Information Technology is an increasingly essential element of any nonprofit’s operations. But how often is IT an afterthought, often housed in a corner with the staff charged with implementation not brought to the decision-making table? In spite of this, many recognize that an effective technology manager or a well-oiled IT department can and does help extend the reach and scope of any organization. Helping technology managers and leaders understand and rectify the critical issues at the intersection of technology and mission is the inspiration behind the new NTEN book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders.
Now, the authors and other top experts in the nonprofit tech field will expand on the content and theme of the book during the interactive Online Nonprofit Technology Conference: Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission on September 16 and 17, 2009.
This is a great opportunity for people to participate in a national event, but without travel expenses! To learn more about the topics and speakers, and how to register, visit: