News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Participate in the 2013 Tech Staffing Survey!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 12:20am

In partnership with The NonProfit Times, NTEN is conducting the 8th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among the NTEN Community and The NonProfitTimes subscribers.

> Share your experience: please take the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments SurveyEveryone who takes the survey will be invited to enter a drawing for a $500 Amazon Gift Card.

Mobility: We Cannot Afford Not to Take Advantage of It

Submitted on Tue, 4/22/2014 - 2:52pm
Use of mobile technology is exponentially increasing around the world. Are the world's nonprofits keeping up? Explore ways nonprofits can build mobile technology into their mission-based work, and discover what the organizers of the Sektor 3.0 Conference in May are planning to do to get there.

Interview with NTEN's Content Manager: Steph Routh

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:05pm

We're so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh, to the NTEN team! Steph will be managing and keeping the great online community content flowing, while doubling as one of Portland's most revered bike & transportation advocates outside the office. You may have also met her at the 14NTC, where she was working with the NTEN team behind the scenes. 

Check out this interview with Steph, follow her on Twitter @StephRouth, and drop her a message to introduce yourself! 


Going Mobile: The Importance of Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Submitted on Tue, 4/22/2014 - 9:56am
How can you utilize mobile apps to achieve maximum benefit? Learn the most common goals from the for-profit sector, and see how it translates to nonprofit organizations.

2014 NTC Report: The Wins, The Fails, The Ideas for 2015

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:18am

The 2014 NTC ended one month ago, and in the last four weeks we've been busy catching up on sleep. We've also aggregated a great deal of feedback and ideas - things that worked and things that didn't about this year's conference, and ways to do more and ways to do better in 2015. Here's our very long recap!

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:06am

On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies, in belated honor of National Volunteer Week. Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit based in northeast Portland that helps to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with donated supplies. Our remote team in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle also volunteered on different projects with Upwardly Global, One Brick, At the Crossroads, and... at home!

How to Plan a Mobile App Project

Submitted on Fri, 4/18/2014 - 8:30am
What are some of the major things to consider when designing a mobile app? From determining whether to do a native app or mobile web, to defining content, to thinking through revenue and donation options - learn what your nonprofit should be thinking of if you're planning to create an app in the near future.

Want to join the 15NTC Steering Committee?

Submitted by Julia Smith on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:58pm

Want to join the Steering Committee for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference? Here are the details.

Connecting Healthcare to Underserved Communities with Crowdfunding & Mobile

Submitted on Thu, 4/17/2014 - 8:30am
In Nepal, an estimated 75 infants and 12 women die in childbirth every day, many of them needlessly due to inadequate care. The problem isn’t care. It’s coordination. Hope Phones by Medic Mobile and Samahope are working together to bridge that gap.

4 Ways to Max Your Mobile for Diverse Demographics

Submitted on Tue, 4/15/2014 - 1:00pm
If your website is mobile friendly, it means that you're reaching an audience that's not just behind their computers, but on the go. For international audiences, mobile might be the only way that they connect. In this article, learn four different ways to maximize your mobile presence for diverse demographics.