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NTC Round-Up: Mini-Presentations from the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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Were you unable to attend the 2014 NTC? That's OK! This month, hear short mini-presentations from locals who spoke at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (


• The 2014 Drupal Day for Nonprofits: How the Drupal movement is serving the nonprofit sector with Sean Larkin

• Why You Need to Structure Your Content Now with Brett Meyer

• Spark Emotional Connection with Video Stories in Annual Reports with Yasmin Nguyen

• Strategy Is Not A 4-Letter Word with Amanda Heidtke

• What online advocacy can learn from community organizing with Ivan Boothe


Sean Larkin is a co-founder and the Director of Strategy at ThinkShout, Inc., a boutique open source tech firm serving the nonprofit sector.

Brett Meyer is a strategist withThinkShout, Inc., a boutique open source tech firm serving the nonprofit sector.

Yasmin Nguyen, as a master at eliciting authentic stories of impact and gratitude that inspires donors and activate champions, combines this with videos, online marketing best practices and strategic nonprofit/business partnerships to ignite massive sustainable global giving.

Amanda Heidtke, as the lead Digital Strategist at Hodges Consulting, works to leverage data-driven insights to develop and execute content-led digital, mobile, and social platform and engagement strategies for progressive, non-profit organizations. In her talk, Strategy Is Not A 4-Letter Word, she addresses the importance of strategy: "If you want to reach and engage your audiences – don’t be afraid of the word strategy. Audience targeting, surveying, and social monitoring should inform how you move forward as an org, whether it be with your site, with your social content, or with your online marketing. Don’t think like an org. Think like your constituents."

Ivan Boothe is the creative director of (, working with nonprofits and community groups as a Drupal developer and online organizer. I'm a co-organizer of PDXTech4Good and the NTEN Drupal Community of Practice group. I have a background in community organizing, was a co-founder of the Genocide Intervention Network, and sit on the board of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.


Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm/6:30pm
Presentations 6:15pm/6:30pm-8pm


Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: We will not use a PA system at this venue. We will have ample seating directly in front of the speaker.

Sight Access: We will use a projector at this venue. Slides will also be made available after the event.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Parking & Transportation

Wheelchair parking within two blocks and non-wheelchair parking at curb out front.

OpenSourcery is on the NS Streetcar line.

What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.