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2011 Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference

February 23, 2011 | Speaking Engagement

Presented by: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits


When it comes to nonprofit technology, successful strategy and implementation can mean the difference between staying current and getting left behind. Nonprofit leaders need to keep up with the constantly changing techcomm environment by remaining curious, flexible and ever able to adapt. As technology advances, the demand for personalization increases. At the same time, however, your messaging will likely reach a broader audience than ever before, leaving the question: What is the balance between individualization and generalization?

This year's Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference will delve into how to design the right eStrategy in today’s iWorld to build an engaged audience for your nonprofit. At the conference, you'll have no shortage of opportunities to learn, network, share, and have some fun. You will walk away with real tools and ideas to keep your nonprofit nimble and resilient moving forward.

Late Afternoon Session - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
From Facebook to Foursquare to FaceTime: Tips for Managing Your Employees in an Age of Rapidly Changing Information Technology Leadership and Management

The explosive use and reach of online social media sites and the rapid evolution of information technology has forever changed the way we communicate, work, and live. The employer-employee relationship is particularly impacted by this fundamental shift. In this environment, managing use of information technology can feel like trying to hit a rapidly moving target. Nonprofit employers should be aware of the employment and labor law issues created by the continued spread of social media sites and other technology. This presentation will summarize those issues, ranging from privacy and federal stored communications law to legal limits on background checks to potential discrimination claims. The presentation will also offer practical tips on how nonprofit employers can avoid some of the recognized pitfalls that can arise in connection with employees’ use of social media and other information technology. Although technology may seem to change every day, nonprofit employers that set thoughtful boundaries for use and supervision have a head start in this evolving frontier.

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

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