There was a lot to learn at last weekend’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11NTC)… but what information will people bring back to the office from this year’s 3-day event? Sarah DiJulio and Jeff Regen of M+R both attended the event, and shared with us their key take-aways.
M+R’s Sarah DiJulio, Steve Daigneault, and Jeff Regen will all be at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11NTC) on Friday and Saturday. Come say hello!
This year the M+R team is leading two sessions at NTC — both at the same time, so you’ll have to pick:
- Multichannel Donor Marketing: No More Talk, Let’s Make It Happen. Jeff and Milo Sybrant of Amnesty International will lead a lively interactive session looking at the potential of multichannel donor marketing (hint: multichannel donors are worth waaay more than single channel donors); walking through case studies including Amnesty’s multichannel response to the recent crisis in Egypt; and discussing ways to break down barriers to ensure your organization can really make multichannel marketing happen. (Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00, International Ballroom West)
- 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Release. Be among the first to learn what changed this year in online fundraising and advocacy! Vinnie Wishrad, League of Conservation Voters and Chris Burley, Defenders of Wildlife, will also join our panel to talk about how they use benchmarks and other data to help drive their online fundraising and advocacy programs forward. (Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00, Jefferson East)
Just FYI, if you miss the Benchmarks event at NTC but still want your dose of data, come geek out with us at the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Webinar from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22nd. RSVP here.
See you there!
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