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.

AARP in the Digital Age

Submitted on Fri, 4/24/2015 - 11:26am
How AARP Studios division is smashing stereotypes about age and digital use, and connecting with its members in ways that matter.

Austin: A Case Study in Connecting What’s Available to What’s Needed

Submitted on Wed, 4/22/2015 - 3:58pm
In the "Silicon Hills" of Austin, TX, work is afoot to close the gap of access to technology among the city's residents.

Interview with Leana Mayzlina, NTEN's Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:18am

Leana Mayzlina is NTEN's newest team member. As the Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager, Leana will be organizing and supporting a network of individuals and organizations across the US and beyond, focused on developing or expanding digital inclusion programs. Learn about Leana's inspiration for working in digital inclusion and more!

Things We Like (April 2015)

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:05am

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

Your Website: It’s Your Kitchen and It’s Your Party

Submitted on Mon, 4/20/2015 - 9:29am
What's cooking for your website, and who's coming to your party?

Net Neutrality and Nonprofits

Submitted on Fri, 4/17/2015 - 3:08pm
Why the future of the Internet's First Amendment matters to your nonprofit.

NTEN and National Volunteer Week

Submitted by bethany on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:37pm

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities.

Time to Redesign: Effective Website Planning

Submitted on Thu, 4/16/2015 - 4:21pm
A website redesign is full of challenges and opportunities. Here's how one nonprofit turned a humble redesign idea into a brand-changing project.

Data Nerd Alert! 15NTC by the Numbers

Submitted by Andrea Post on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:26pm

You did it! You braved sleet and rain and even witnessed a snow day in Austin to take part in the 2015 NTC. While we didn’t get the gorgeous spring weather Austin is famous for, we laughed, we cried, we drank in almost as much coffee as we did knowledge during another record-setting NTC.