News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Things We Like (December 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:13pm

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

It Might Just Be My Favorite Year: 2014 in review

Submitted on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:55am
It's time to take a moment to marvel at the wonders that the nonprofit technology community has made possible this year (thanks, team!).

48 Hours Only: Double your donations by supporting the NTEN Community!

Submitted by Megan on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:30am

Donate now and your donation will be doubled!Double your donation dollars! Donate to NTEN in the next 48 hours, and Jon Biedermann, VP of DonorPerfect CRM Fundraising Software, will match your donations of up to $2,500! Any donation received on Crowdrise or directly to NTEN will qualify for the match up to $2,500 total. Don't delay; double your impact by supporting the 2015 NTEN Challenge

Five Nonprofit Online Communities that Inspire Action & Generate Results: The Sequel

Submitted on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:42am
An update from the land of online communities: why they matter to mission-driven organizations, how effective they can be, and what they can do for a broad spectrum of organizations.

Wrapping Up Your Work With a Nice Tool Package

Submitted on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04am
Which tools bring your life into focus? Grace shares hers, as her end-of-year gift to you.

The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:56am

 Change, December 2014

The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership.

We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment? The inspiration, as reflected on the quarterly NTEN: Change covers, came from farmers, a profession characterized by the need to be responsive. You can't talk about technology implementation without discussing change. Tending to technology needs in today's changing nonprofit landscape requires ongoing cultivation and adaptability.

We've come full circle. Articles and interviews in this issue reflect on 2014, and offer up some important perspectives to take into the New Year. Read the latest issue today!

Does Your Organization's Story Connect the Dots?

Submitted on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:31pm
If you want a strong story-based strategy (and you do), weave the story of your nonprofit into a tapestry of change.

Help Us Help You: Austin-area service opportunities wanted for the 15NTC

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:18pm

Giving back to the local community that physically hosts the NTEN Community through NTC Days of Service expresses a guiding value of the annual event. Throughout the 15NTC, there will be volunteer opportunities to engage and share the community's skills with Austin, TX area nonprofits. This year, we’ve expanded the Days of Service program at the 15NTC to include virtual volunteering opportunities that engage NTC attendees ahead of the conference, in addition to providing on-the-ground volunteer opportunities in Austin.

Top 10 Tips for How You Can Mobilize with Mobile

Submitted on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:26pm
Here's your checklist for making a mobile campaign hum to your mission's tune.

The Impact of Your Donation: Stephanie Downs, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:08am

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships. To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Stephanie Downs, Founder & President of Voolla.