I’m really happy to be part of the 11NTC Scholarship fundraising campaign this year. Why? Well, the Nonprofit Technology Conference is an amazing experience every year: people from all kinds of organizations, all kinds of backgrounds, and with all kinds of passion, joining together to talk about how we can use technology to make even more social impact – it’s just my kind of community! And, as you may know, every year, NTEN tries to raise $10,000 to send staffers from small nonprofits to the conference who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend. Every dollar is matched by Convio, allowing NTEN to send up to 57 people this year!
While they’ve used the public humiliation of their own staff as a theme in the past, this year NTEN is celebrating the collective awesome of the NTEN community. Which means, many of us in the community offered up ourselves or our favorite things to help the cause! For example, I’ve got two things in the auction: a 2-hour community building consultation session, and my very own gluten free and vegan carrot cake recipe!
You can bid on nearly 100 items in the first silent auction, getting something great for yourself, and supporting the campaign at the same time.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Create an account at our auction site. You must use our link to register: http://allthis.com/rR1BK. (The system will send you a confirmation email you must respond to before you can log in for the first time. It went into my spam filter, FYI.)
- When you see an offer you want to bid on, click the “I want this button” in the upper right hand corner of the item. You should also choose to “Follow” any items on which you bid.
- Each day, all auction items will be updated with the latest bids, so keep an eye out to see if you’ve been out-bid.
- Bidding closes at 5pm Pacific on February 11. We’ll contact winners and arrange for payment then.
Sharing auction items with your friends is easy via the handy Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and e-mail integrations built right into each listing. And you don’t have to be an NTEN member or attend the NTC to make a bid and support our campaign!
You can also support the 2011 NTC Scholarship Campaign by donating an item to the auction. It’s not too late! Just submit your item to us.