It’s almost time for the Nonprofit Technology Network’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, and we could not be more excited! This year’s event, held this Wednesday through Friday, April 11 through 13 in the beautiful city of New Orleans, offers more than 120 educational sessions. The only downside to the conference will be that we can’t attend them all!

Here are the top five reasons we’re looking forward to 18NTC. We hope you’re as excited as we are!

Reason #5: Networking With All our Professional Peers  

Who doesn’t love roaming the exhibit halls at technology conferences of any type? Lots of cool swag, demos of all the latest technologies, and tons of networking opportunities. 18NTC has all of this and more … because, it’s a tech conference specifically geared for the nonprofit industry. So, all the networking, swag, and demos are designed just to help you make the world a little bit better through your organization and mission. While you’re there, make sure to stop by and visit the Community Brands family in Booth 113.  

Reason #4: Having Fun at the Official NTC Party!

When you’re running on adrenaline and in the company of lots of new friends, all with similar goals and priorities to yours, you just have to stick around and party with them! At the official NTC party, enjoy an authentic Cajun boil, music by Acadian phenomenon T’Monde, and even Cajun dance instruction! And, of course, the camaraderie of good people.

Reason #3: Attending Beneficial Educational Sessions

Like we said, there are 120-plus sessions planned for 18NTC. Take some time to map out the ones best suited for you (and don’t be afraid to session hop, which is common at NTC). The best way to do this is to download the conference app and create a custom schedule. You’re sure to learn a lot from any and all of these amazing sessions.

Reason #2: Hearing Keynote Speaker Luvvie Ajayi

If we weren’t already excited about NTC, then finding out that Luvvie Ajayi was the keynote speaker would have done it. Ajayi, humorist and New York Times best-selling author of I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, is sure to give a lot of great advice in a way that will have us all rolling in the aisles.

Reason #1: Raising a Lot of Money at Our Auction in Support of Friends of City Park

Number one on our list is our auction. We’ll have a lot of great items up for bid at our booth (113). Visitors can place a bid using our very own fundraising technology. All the money we raise will be donated directly to Friends of City Park, an organization that helps preserve the beauty of New Orleans’ City Park. We will be presenting the check on next Tuesday, April 17.

Come see our auction technology in action, all while feeling good about supporting a terrific cause! Of course, one of the best things about our technology is that you don’t have to be present to participate. Come by and see how it works and get notifications on your phone when you’ve been outbid, no matter where you are in the conference center.