July 8, 2014

Member Round Up: Game of Thrones and emergency response, diversity data, and an app to help connect youth with summer meals!

Here’s what your fellow NTEN Members have been up to this summer! If you’ve got some happenings and news of your own to share, let us know and we’ll feature it in an upcoming Member News Round Up!

  1. Trying to decide on an email service? Idealist Consulting has a new, free Email Service Providers Comparison Report, an in-depth comparison of 13 of the most common platforms.
  2. Congratulations to Community Technology Network (CTN), who won the Volunteer Center’s Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award.
  3. What does “online engagement” really mean? Well, ModLab, in collaboration with Farra Trompeter of Big Duck, have a cool Online Engagement Spectrum visual resource to help you in your engagement efforts.
  4. Time to do some myth-busting on website performance! Join in Promet‘s upcoming webinar: Myth Busting Website Performance Truisms – Investigating Actual Performance Improvements of Popular ‘Fixes’, and learn more about how to properly & accurately load test, the fundamentals of capacity planning & performance tuning, and more.
  5. Wondering what goes through a Red Crosser’s mind while watching “Game of Thrones”? Turns out, there’s parallels in the fictional series to real-life emergency response.
  6. Open diversity data is an effort to make the diversity data collected by companies publicly available. Check out the companies who’ve made their diversity data transparent and open – and give a nudge to those who haven’t done so yet.
  7. VolunteerMatch unveiled a new partnership with LinkedIn. Now every skilled volunteer opportunity posted on VolunteerMatch.org gets automatically posted to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace, making it easier for nonprofits to recruit skilled volunteers and board members.
  8. Fundraising, social media, and mobile tech are all connected, and TechImpact has 14 stats showing why these three components are a fundamental part of nonprofit marketing.
  9. Registration is open for the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management Center‘s TechNow 2014 conference. This day-long conference is devoted to the latest technology trends and resources for nonprofits, and features NTEN Member, Beth Kanter, as the keynote speaker.
  10. Want to combat childhood hunger? There’s an app for that! Caravan Studios, a project of TechSoup Global, created the Range app to help users find locations that serve summer meals to school aged youth.
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Megan Keane
Megan is a long-time San Francisco bay area resident with an extensive nonprofit background in community management, social media, and volunteer management. She's a problem solver and network builder passionate about connecting with people both on and offline. As NTEN's Membership Director, Megan supports the NTEN community, helping others connect, learn, and make the most of technology, and has spoken internationally on nonprofit technology. While she's not online, Megan can be found teaching or practicing yoga, hiking, or curling up with a good book. She's also a self-professed penguin nutcase, er, enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter: @penguinasana