Yesterday, an estimated 700 people from across the Minnesota Nonprofit spectrum gathered at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis for the 4th annual Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference, presented by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) & MAP for Nonprofits. This years theme, Remix*Refresh*Reload, was an experience full of technical programming, including: 28 breakout sessions spread ocross three phases of the day, a keynote by Katya Andresen, various vendor exhibits and focused “learning labs”. The result was an abundance of relevant, high value content and instruction available from various industry practitioners whom either operate exclusively in in the nonprofit sector or alongside various social organizations. While much of the emphasis was on website design/content strategy, social communications, (virtual) community development and fundraising – some of the more niche topics covered mobile, cloud, GIS/mapping, and open data.
Honored at this event were seven groups using technology and communications in inspiring, effective and creative ways. The 2010 Dot.org winners are: