Just over a couple of weeks ago, I was in San Francisco to attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2012. This is my second year attending this amazing conference by NTEN and I think I loved it even more than I did the first time around. Something I didn't expect, really.
As the wonderful, smart and generous Beth Kanter pointed out, it felt more like a reunion. Yes, even though I barely see the people in this community and I live in Australia, attending this year's NTC felt like a homecoming of some kind. And, Beth was only one of the many that I ended up spending great time with.
In my second year at NTC, I have been asked to facilitate Global Connections: The World of International Nonprofits, which is a networking session for individuals and organisations interested in international NFPs. If you visit the link, you will find a summary of the session I covered. This is my second year facilitating this session as well and I feel a lot happier about it too.
Apart from speaking at this networking session, I was involved in a number of other activities - both official ones (like the Day of Service, where I ended up volunteering at a local senior community centre in San Francisco + a number of meetings and sessions I attended) and the social ones (lost count of the number of dinners and parties I found myself in).
There are so many stories to tell, so instead of recounting each one here, I thought I'd finally use Storify to summarise my #12NTC experience. In this summary, I share a number of tidbits and useful resources that might be of interest to some of you. I'm hoping to write a bit more about some of the fun stuff that I encountered during my US trip, outside of the #12NTC adventure.
For now, I hope you enjoy this: