I'm at the Nonprofit Technology Confernece in San Francisco with over 1000 nonprofit colleagues from all over North America. I'll be doing my best to provide blog updates, but your best bet is to follow me on Twitter at @canadahelps or @mon_amy.
The most interesting session I attended today was called "More Than Apps: Affordable Program Delivery Through Mobile Phones," and was lead by Laura Quinn from Ideaware. Showcasing real examples from real organizations, Laura provided practical information and mobile solutions for nonprofits. If you'd like to see the notes from the session, the graphic notes should be uploaded on here in the next few hours. Here are some bit-size notes I gathered:
- Is your website mobile-friendly? See what your organization's website looks like on a mobile phone on www.mobilephoneemulator.com.
- QR codes are a great tool, free and easy to create, but currently few people actually use them
- People more likely to respond via text (20%) than to click through a link (10%) - Mobile Commons
If you're missing the conference this year, be sure to check out Online NTC to follow along remotely. There is so much going on at once here that I'll most likely have to logon to Online NTC to catch what I missed. Another great way to follow along with the conference, is to follow the designated hashtags on Twitter. Check out the NTC Agenda for the hashtags and follow along to the sessions that interest you.
- Amy, Marketing & Communications Coordinator