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Wanted: Your Fundraising and Marketing Know-How

December 23, 2016
NTEN is again teaming up with M+R on its Benchmarks Study: an in-depth look at nonprofit data, strategy, and trends. The study helps nonprofit fundraisers, organizers, and marketers make smart decisions based on the experiences of their peers. But we need your help.
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Donor Management Help Is on the Way

December 14, 2016
NTEN and Idealware are partnering to produce the next edition of the Consumers Guide to Donor Management Systems. NTEN members will get early access to the report in February, about a month before its general release.
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17NTC Scholarships: Donate Today!

December 12, 2016
2016 is winding down and the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference is fast approaching, but you can still make a donation to the scholarship fund.
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Help the NTEN Community Have the Best Year Yet!

December 11, 2016
What a year it's been, with highs and lows for all of us individually, our organizations, and our sector. As we look ahead to 2017, I can't help but feel a mix of anticipation and wonder. And, looking back at 2016, I am so proud of all that we've done together.
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Finding and Retaining Donors: Cultivating Your Relationships

November 28, 2016
The average organization’s donor retention rate is 60%—how can nonprofits increase retention and find more new donors? From the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, some steps for cultivating relationships and tracking donors.
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Announcing the 2017 Digital Inclusion Fellowship City Hosts and Call for Fellow Applications

November 28, 2016
The Digital Inclusion Fellowship continues to expand, and applications are now open for 5 new Fellowship positions in Atlanta, Austin, and the Bay Area.
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Seven Deadly Weaknesses of Nonprofit Security

November 28, 2016
Good security doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Here are some tools and tips on the most common security weaknesses—and how nonprofit leaders can address them.
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3 Tips for Using Data To Tell Your Story, Ethically

November 22, 2016
Data is an incredibly valuable tool, and as with any tool, we have an ethical responsibility to use it correctly. When it comes to using data for storytelling, we must find a way to be persuasive without being deceptive.