Searching for the “Nonprofit Operating System”

October 6, 2015
You know that feeling of being organized and always caught up? At your peak energy for tackling the day? That’s what we at Airway Science for Kids, Inc. were looking for when evaluating options for having a centralized place to track what matters most to our organization, both within and without. We call it a “Nonprofit Operation System (Nonprofit OS)."

[Your Guest Article Here for MAM Connect]

October 6, 2015
It's that time of year again! Wahoo! November is Member Appreciation Month (MAM) over here at NTEN. To celebrate, Members take over Connect! That means the guest articles featured in NTEN Connect monthly and online come from our Members.

The 9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

September 28, 2015
Now in our ninth year of collecting and reporting on these nonprofit technology spending and practices data, this research provides valuable benchmarks to help you assess and plan your technology budgets and strategies, and considers the nonprofit sector as a whole to gauge the maturity and effectiveness of technology strategies and use.

Things We Like (September 2015)

September 24, 2015
Things We Like is a monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Storytelling, The Spice of (a Nonprofit’s) Life

September 22, 2015
We all talk about the significance of data and metrics. They are important to a nonprofit’s funders and its staff. They can help a nonprofit stay accountable and on track. I value data and have never questioned the important role it plays for nonprofits and, for that matter, all organizations. However, can you imagine your food without any spices? It is very hard to imagine, right? It is the same as offering data without a story.

Beyond the Comfort Zone

September 22, 2015
There’s something about the prompt “tell me a story” that makes people think more about the limitations than the possibilities.

Interview with Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington

September 22, 2015
In this interview, Glynn talks about his origins as a radio show and podcast producer, describes why storytelling matters in the pursuit of social justice, and offers advice for nonprofit organizations within the world of storytelling.

Invited In

September 21, 2015
What are the photographer’s ethical responsibilities in making images of vulnerable populations, like the many to be found in the Syrian refugee crisis?

Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

September 21, 2015
Compelling facts have always been a key ingredient in winning policy campaigns, and the rise of web technology has opened the floodgates for data that would have been out of reach to all but the most dogged advocates just 20 years ago. As an organization founded to advance economic and social equity through policy change, PolicyLink is working to fill this need and equip changemakers with a data-backed narrative to help them win.

Storytelling With Digital Annual Reports

September 16, 2015
Annual reports have grown to be one of the central storytelling tools an organization uses to reach its existing donors and other key audiences. Unfortunately, despite the importance of and resources poured into annual reports each year, a large number of organizations are stuck producing print reports that lack important measurement and storytelling tools.