News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Participate in the 2015 Nonprofit Tech Staffing & Investments Survey!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:06am

Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there's been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits? These are some of the key findings from last year's Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments research. Help us figure out if that trend stayed true in 2014.

Share your experience: please take the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments SurveyEveryone who takes the survey will be invited to enter a drawing for a $500 Amazon Gift Card.

Things We Like (March 2015)

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:20am

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Deep in the Heart of #NPTech: It's time for our #15NTC Round-up

Submitted by bethany on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:27pm

Did you miss the 15NTC? Looking for highlights from a certain session? This round-up post is for you, compiling session notes, blog posts, photos, and more!

Tech Is Everyone's Job

Submitted on Tue, 3/24/2015 - 1:04pm
Technology is everyone’s job because being an effective organization making real progress towards the mission is everyone’s job.

15NTC WordPress Day: Event Recap

Submitted on Tue, 3/24/2015 - 12:46pm
What happens when you bring together 200 developers, power users, content managers, community organizers, and IT-decision makers that are either using or considering, WordPress? A lot! Here's a recap of the first ever WordPress Day for Nonprofit Professionals at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

Adoption Is Integral to Your Tech Project Success: Highlights from #15NTCtechadopt

Submitted on Tue, 3/24/2015 - 11:06am
Learn these tried-and-true methods to plan for successful user adoption and, ultimately, a culture that embraces technology at your organization.

Report Back from Drupal Day 2015

Submitted on Fri, 3/20/2015 - 1:20pm
Drupal Day is so much more than a pre-conference event at NTC; it is an opportunity for community to come together, learn, and explore.

2015 SXSW Interactive Round Up

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:07am

It’s been a busy month in Austin! After wrapping up our annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, and I quickly recharged for SXSW Interactive, where we partnered another year with Beaconfire to host the Beacon Lounge for social changemakers, and with the NonProfit Times to cover stories on the nonprofit technology sector. 

It’s fascinating to see a city transform for this enormous festival, which draws in over 30,000 people from around the world. We were immersed in a crowd of attendees representing digital agencies, start-ups, corporations, and social entrepreneurs. However, there was still a slice of the nonprofit technology contingency still holding strong, with additional social good

Throughout the conference, Amy and I covered a select group of sessions highlighting innovations at the intersection of nonprofit technology and social change space.

This coverage appeared in the NonProfit Times, check them out!

Technology: A Pipeline to Employment for the Transgender Community

Submitted on Thu, 3/19/2015 - 2:29pm
Don't just discover new talent; invest in building your pipeline to support talent and ensure mutual success.

When Should You Use an Existing Tool/Service and When Should You Build Your Own?

Submitted on Wed, 3/18/2015 - 3:46pm
Questions to ask yourself when choosing your own tech adventure.