8 Reasons to Attend the NPO Engagement Party at #14NTC

NPO Engagement Party

We all know that the best part of any conference are the connections you make: those chance encounters in the Starbucks line or the hotel bar. Your days are packed with high-quality content and inspiring speakers, but at the end of the day it is those kindred spirits you meet in our zany nonprofit technology community that you will remember.

This is what Idealist Consulting’s Nonprofit Engagement Party is all about. It’s happening March 13 in DC during the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference. The Connected Cause is back as a sponsor, and all nonprofit organizations are invited (but space is limited, so RSVP soon).

Here are our top reasons to attend the #NPOEngagementParty:

All the cool kids are there.
The last party held during Dreamforce had over 500 attendees, including the Nonprofit Success Enabler from LinkedIn, CEOs from many top-rated solutions, Salesforce Account Executives, and of course scores of interesting nonprofits. This is where they all go after a long day of conference-ing to unwind.
Photo booth.
Because nothing says nonprofit connection like a photo with your new friends and goofy props.
Idealist NPO Engagement Party Photo Booth
Open bar.
No further explanation necessary.
Like summer camp, only better.
You reunite with all your old friends and make some new ones. No lanyard-making or lake-swimming required.

Great snacks.
The #14NTC party is hosted at New Heights Restaurant, known for delicious seasonal offerings. Chickpea panisse or roasted beets with blue cheese, anyone?
Because sometimes you just want to dance. Send song requests in advance to @idealistcons using hashtag #npoengagementparty. Or click here: DJ play my song!
Just a quick stumble home.
New Heights is just a few short blocks from the NTC conference hotel – no cross-town cab or late-night public transit negotiation required.
More than just a party.
Most of all – the NPO Engagement Party is for you, the nonprofit community, to find your people. From there, almost anything is possible.

Need another reason to attend? Here’s a recap video of the Dreamforce #DF13 #NPOEngagementParty:

Please join us! RSVP here and follow @idealistcons on Twitter (hashtag #npoengagementparty) for all the details.

About Kirsten Kippen

Kirsten joined Idealist Consulting after 8 years of intercultural communications experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors. She enjoys helping organizations advance their missions through tech solutions and her specialties include training, content marketing, and event management. A lifelong Northwesterner based in Portland, Kirsten enjoys exploring the nearby mountains and local food scene in her spare time.


  1. Sarah Gray

    Disappointed that I won’t make it to this event this year, but look forward to a full report!

  2. I’ve been to NPO Engagement parties in cities around the country, and everyone has been amazingly fun. Can’t wait for this one. I”m signed up and I’ll see you there!

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