In 2011, I conducted the International Nonprofit Organisations Affinity Group at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC (Mar 2011). For my first #11NTC, I was genuinely interested in finding out what many NFPs wanted to learn about. That time, the 80+ attendees wanted to talk about managing virtual teams, cultural adaptation, translation issues, developing global partnerships, scalability, and managing issues-based causes (e.g., crisis management in different countries).
This year, when I was invited to do the International Nonprofit Organisations “Birds of a Feather” networking session at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, California (Apr 2012), I wanted to see if the same issues would arise during our group discussions. The 50+ attendees this year discussed the following topics:
- Culture & Technology / Global Fundraising / Transparency & Open Data
- Platforms for Communication
- Impact Measurement
- Global Advocacy
Even though there were less participants this year, there were actually a few more discussions that led to fruitful sharing between the delegates. The notes from the discussion groups may be found in this #12NTCIntNPO document.