A Brief History of Tech Clubs in Poland

February 4, 2016
Our Tech Club meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month, have already attracted thousands of people from all over Poland. The formula created by NTEN and transplanted into Poland has proven to be exactly what local NGOs need!
How to build community

The Mindful Community Manager

February 2, 2016
It’s common to think of a community manager as a moderator: someone to control the messaging and make sure things stay on track. While that’s a part of their role, there is so much more to community management than this! Although they do administer and/or create the rules for the community, they guide the members in a direction that educates, facilitates discussion, and helps each other succeed.  
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The Motivating Spark in a Student’s Eye: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

February 1, 2016
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows are working this year on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home Internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. Naymar Prikhodko shares her recent work as a Fellow in Austin, Texas, working for the Skillpoint Alliance.

Announcing the State of the Nonprofit Cloud Report

February 1, 2016
At the end of 2015, we partnered with Microsoft Philanthropies to conduct a round of research to get a better sense of the cloud services being used by nonprofits; fears or struggles around using the cloud; and plans for potential expansion.

Things We Like (January 2016)

January 28, 2016
Digital literacy hopes and ideas, Benedict Cumberbatch on penguins, a typeface flow chart, coffee cereal, and more in this month's roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Stop Winging It! Thoughtful Technology in the Social Sector

January 27, 2016
Recently, we've been talking a lot about the "product team" model which has been so successful for delivering technology at IAVA and a couple of other leading organizations. The crux of this model is that you create a product team inside your organization, charged with stewarding your investments in technology. Adding a product team is a really simple concept, but in practice it ends up being a fundamental shift in how an organization approaches technology.

Community Corner: January 2016

January 26, 2016
News and resources from NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Clubs (volunteer-led local groups of nonprofit professionals and techies who get together for regular in-person events), Communities of Practice (CoPs) (volunteer-organized affinity groups), and the NTEN online community platform (conversations about all things nonprofit tech).

We Appreciate You, Community Managers!

January 25, 2016
For those of you wondering what all those #CMAD posts you’ve seen around the Internet today are about: Community Manager Appreciation Day is a day specifically for celebrating community managers and community organizers for all the fabulous work they do for their communities.