Are you fascinated by the nonprofit world? Fundraising, donations and causes are some of the most important words in the English dictionary for you? Are you interested in how technology can help your church or nonprofit organization?
Then save this date and location – March 23-25, 2016: San Jose, CA – the 16th Nonprofit Technology Conference. If you have not marked the event on your next year’s calendar yet, find out more about this year’s edition and discover what’s in for conference-goers who attend the NTC.
- The #15ntc hashtag was included in thousands of tweets and after almost a month from the event, ths hashtag is still being used;
- Other popular hashtags were #15ntcrebrand , #15ntctechtrends, #15ntcsustainers, #15ntcemaildesign, #15ntcvisualmedia, and #15NTC50stats;
- Thousands of nonprofit professionals took part in the 15th edition of the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas;
- 15NTC partners included Microsoft, MailChimp, OnGood, LinkedIn for Good, Volunteer Match, National LGBT Task Force, ATEN, Salesforce Foundation, SCALE computing, ClientTrack and many others;
- The official photos, available here, were taken by Trav Williams and Broken Banjo Photography;
- 231,000 Twitter users follow NTEN’s profile.
Conferences are awaited impatiently by most attendees because they are so much fun; nonprofit professionals taking part in the 15NTC had the opportunity to ride around on Segways, eat barbecue, wear funny green socks branded for the event, and have their headshot photos taken. What’s left after unpacking the luggage? Great memories, valuable resources, and a good number of statistics and insights that will help attendants attract more supporter engagement and collect more funds:
- Almost 10% of online donations are made using a mobile device;
- Following up with monthly donors should represent a top priority, as they have the highest impact on your organization;
- A staggering percentage of nonprofit websites are not optimized for mobile – 84;
- Responsive websites and donation forms lead to a 34 percentage increase in conversion rate;
- Rebranding efforts do pay off; 50% of nonprofits updating their look and online presence managed to collect more funds;
- Video content customized for Facebook, YouTube and Twitter is critical – it’s also important to remember that many of these videos are auto-played without any sound;
- Saying “Thanks” often is one of the most effective ways of keeping your supporters happy;
- 2,25% of nonprofits account for 90% of the total reported revenue; it’s high time your organization got a bigger slice of pie, don’t you think?
- 72% of US charitable giving comes from individuals;
- The nonprofit sector is still not using technology at its fullest potential, which means that having a responsive website and a mobile donations app can still represent a significant competitive advantage for your charity.
For more information on the 15thNonprofit Technology Conference, check NTEN’s report and collection of links on the event.
Will you be taking part in 16NTC next March?