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:
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.