News from the NTEN Connect Blog

21 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Submitted on Tue, 2/18/2014 - 8:43am
I emailed some of the top authors and social media experts from around the world and asked them to quickly answer this question: What is one thing you wish nonprofits "got" about social media? The replies were great! Here they are:

Indexes are the New Infographics

Submitted on Mon, 2/17/2014 - 8:52am
Indexes are de riguer these days. It used to be that indexes (Or more properly, "indices") were used for monetary applications, with well-known examples like the Dow Jones Industrial average and the S&P 500 dominating financial discourse. But now a new breed of index has begun to proliferate some truly unexpected sectors, and they have the potential to have far-reaching impacts.

10 Tips for an Effective Nonprofit Content Strategy

Submitted on Fri, 2/14/2014 - 8:37am
The struggle to create effective content strategies for social networks either comes from not having enough time to devote to social media or not having enough content to post. Truth be told, most nonprofits have an overwhelming amount of content on their websites or other communication channels that can be easily repurposed for social. Below are 10 tips for managing your time and dealing with the problem of feeding your organization’s social media beasts.

On Falling in Love With the NTEN Community

Submitted on Wed, 2/12/2014 - 9:00am
The day before I set off for the Nonprofit Technology Conference in 2012, my boss back in Australia warned me: "Now, don't you go falling in love with San Francisco and not coming back." His warning was prescient. During those three days of scribbled notes, pun tweets, and laughs, I did fall in love with the US nonprofit community, with NTEN, and with a man who I'd move halfway across the world to marry.

What You Need to Know to Launch a Grassroots-led Campaigns Platform

Submitted on Wed, 2/12/2014 - 8:48am
Suddenly, platforms that allow anyone to start a petition and run their own campaigns are everywhere. But many are also asking what it takes to successfully run a grassroots-led campaigns platform. What lessons can we learn from Change.org, 38 Degrees CampaignsByYou, MoveOn.org and other platforms worldwide? What best practices have emerged? What are the steps to success?

Don't Miss Out: NTC Hotel Prices Go Up Soon!

Submitted by Michael on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:25pm

The deadline for special hotel pricing for NTC is February 25th! Don't miss out, book your hotel before prices go up!

Three Elements to Create a Powerful Communications Triangle

Submitted on Mon, 2/10/2014 - 8:47am
When aligning your fundraising strategy, you focus on two major paths: donor retention and donor acquisition. These are the everyday struggles for any nonprofit. While projects emerge from passion and commitment towards a cause or purpose, finding the proper support to get you there and even further is a true quest based on determination and perseverance.

Town Hall Report Back: January 2014

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:04pm

This quarter's NTEN Town Hall report includes updates about NTEN staff, the 2014 NTC, research and more!

NTEN Research Committee: Want to join?

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 7:25pm

Whether you're a data fiend or have a critical eye, we want you to join the new NTEN Research Committee!

Be a Part of the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival

Submitted by Michael on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:36pm

Do you think games have a place in helping to create change? Don't miss the 11th annual Games for Change Festival!