The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is June 28-30 in New York City. The NCVS conference is an opportunity for volunteer and service leaders to get together for in-person networking and learning. If you're going to be there, we'd love for you to get in touch!
Here's a listing of sessions and spaces hosted by NetSquared and TechSoup:
Community-Driven Social Impact Session
Amy Sample Ward from NetSquared Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010; 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Room: 1471 This session focuses on strategies and case studies for creating successful community-driven media, events and campaigns. Participants will learn about best practices and work in small groups to put learning into practice.
Technology Planning for Nonprofits Session
Catherine Hurd and Elliot Harmon from TechSoup Global Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Room: 1374 This session will help participants to assess their organization's technology needs and capacity; work with technical volunteers; and understand the role of technology planning as the foundation for an effective operating environment.
Mixed Reality Learning Lab
Susan Tenby from TechSoup Global along with Nonprofits in Second Life team members Evonne Heyning and Josephine Dorado Dates: All conference long! Location: In the lounge near the ballroom entrance corridor between the conference host exhibit spaces The team at TechSoup has brewed up a select menu of tools and strategies to provide a social media curriculum to conference attendees on how to explore Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and applications for engaging volunteers and supporters around the world.
Attendees can join a tour of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life or learn how to use digital storytelling and Facebook for quick and easy updates to keep connected to supporters. Quick tips and tools will be provided on how to get started as well as support for more advanced users. Also, engage in mixed reality events as avatars and representatives from nonprofits around the world discuss their work both virtually and in their communities.
Join the conversation in Second Life at the Nonprofit Commons!
Monday June 28: 7-10AM PST (10AM - 1PM EST)
Tuesday June 29: 7-8AM PST and 11-12:30PM PST (10-11AM or 2:00-3:30PM)