#NPTechClubATX is an all-volunteer organization co-sponsored by NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network and NetSquared (a division of TechSoup). Home is online, on the NTEN platform.
We also maintain a Facebook group
We host free educational programs during the year. Our goal is to help nonprofits identify tech solutions and techniques that enable them to operate more efficiently and effectively. Join us!
We find small business professionals also enjoy attending our programs, and we welcome them.
We would love to have more help with the following:
- Sharing speaker and topic ideas with the team (you can obtain the Google Drive link to our shared folder with club information from Carolyn)
- Interfacing with guest speakers in advance, mostly online and/or by phone as questions arise (especially important if you were the volunteer suggesting them as a speaker)
- Posting new events on the NTEN/Bevy Labs platform (requires a headshot, background/landscape image, short speaker bio and program description) - Carolyn is currently in charge of this (but if you'd like to learn how to use the platform, let her know)
- Sending out e-blasts from the NTEN/Bevy Labs platform (once a week one month prior to the event, and early morning the day of - these can be scheduled in advance)
- Ordering refreshments and having them delivered and/or bringing them yourself (NTEN will reimburse you - we do have a budget - Dale Thompson is in charge of this)
- Sharing information on your own social media platforms, and encouraging others to share online (registered hashtag: #NPTechClubATX)
- At the end of the year, help is welcome developing a Survey Monkey survey or something similar, to determine preferred program topics for the next year
THE DAY OF
- Making sure the guest speaker is all set to speak, and that you will meet them a half hour earlier at the venue to set up (6:00 p.m. or so)
- Event set up, clean up: introduce yourself to our onsite tech support person at Capital Factory; write "welcome" and basic club information on the whiteboard, orient the podium, make sure the tables and chairs are set up in a nice way, then clean table top surfaces afterward should there be food left behind and the like
- Working with onsite tech support to queue live video broadcasts (start and stop), and to share links to live broadcasts on social media (when we meet at Capital Factory)
- Welcoming the speaker at the beginning of the program, and thanking co-sponsors NTEN and NetSquared, Capital Factory and Trianon Coffee (and sharing any other information that is timely)
- If we are not at Capital Factory, and you can handle a live broadcast or Facebook "live" event with your own laptop, that would be wonderful
- Helping us thank guest speakers and hosts by contacting Stacy Dyer at Trianon Coffee at least one day in advance, and going to pick up gourmet coffee gift bags, and presenting those gifts to our guest speakers during programs.
These jobs are all fairly easy but essential to keeping our club functioning properly. The organizing volunteer team members meet in person rarely, often before or after programs. We communicate mostly via email. We do ask all volunteers to register on the NTEN
platform, so they can receive emails and updates.
If you have questions, please send a message. Thank you!#NPTechClubATX is inclusive. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We are always growing our network of people, programs and tools to help everyone grow and manage their careers. Ideas are welcome anytime!