September 2, 2015

September Member RoundUp: Social media content strategy, TechNow conference, and the future of fundraising

Karlie Drutz

Karlie Drutz is the Charity Community Manager for everydayhero, a peer-to-peer fundraising service provided by Blackbaud, and a member of NTEN’s local 501 Tech Club in San Francisco. Katie used NTEN resources to help her develop her own training sessions:

everydayhero’s Impactful Insights Websites Series explores specific topics in peer-to-peer fundraising, aided by great resources such as those by NTEN. I work with nonprofit staff members in my role as Charity Community Manager at everydayhero, and it is remarkable how the resources and conferences NTEN has can help nonprofits make great strides in technology.

More highlights from NTEN Members:

  • Early Bird registration is open for the 2015 TechNow Conference! Hosted by the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, TechNow is the Pittsburgh region’s annual nonprofit technology conference. Learn more and register for TechNow and Post-Conference Workshop Day on Oct. 29-30.
  • Is your organization in need of a transformation? Member Partner The Association of Advancement Services Professionals’ (AASP) upcoming Summit 2015 is designed to help you not only answer that question, but discover the ways in which to do it. Register for Summit 2015, Oct. 28-30 in Chicago. Be sure to also check out their newly-available best practices webinar library.
  • We were excited to see NTEN Members, Ritu Sharma of Social Media for Nonprofits and Amy DeVita of Third Sector Today, profiled in Wear Your Voice Magazine’s “The Dynamic Women Behind 20 Amazing Nonprofits.”
  • Congratulations are also in order for Cloud for Good, who was recognized on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Next-Gen 250 list, honoring forward-thinking technology solution providers who have transformed their businesses by breaking into emerging technologies.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation recently launched the “Workshift” campaign, with the goal of changing the way we think about, define, and build good jobs for all Americans. Take part in the conversation on the #GoodJobsForAll hashtag.
  • Knowbility’s annual web accessibility competition kicks off on October 1! OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs teams of web developers and designers with nonprofits looking to create a new website. Register by September 20 at
  • What’s the single most important thing that nonprofits can do to prepare for a disaster? TechSoup shares answers from nonprofit leaders, including Peter Campbell, staff from Tech Impact, and our own Amy Sample Ward.
  • Managing your social media effectively is an ever-changing process. Beth Kanter explores how you can continuously improve your social media content strategy.
  • Getting ready for year-end fundraising? Kimbia just released their new eBook, the 21 Proven Practices for a Successful Single-Day Crowdfunding Event, based on their experience helping organizations run successful giving days.
  • Speaking of fundraising, iDonate offers tips to help your board invest in online giving and looks at the future of fundraising.

Want to share your Member success story or latest news? Email us your latest tech win (and how NTEN helped you along the way) or other news you have to share, and we may feature it in an upcoming Member Roundup and in our monthly Member Newsletter!

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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
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