News from the NTEN Connect Blog

The Equity Atlas: A data-driven conversation

Submitted on Wed, 9/17/2014 - 5:25pm
How interactive maps can be used to start conversations about equity.

Are you Sending Mixed Messages to your Members?

Submitted on Tue, 9/16/2014 - 4:46pm
Organizational data siloes may be the culprit.

Three Reasons Why We’ll Miss Julia Smith!

Submitted by Amy on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:16am

We are all so excited that Julia Smith has found a new opportunity to advance her career that allows her to work offline, in a real office, with other humans in Chicago. We are, of course, sad that it means the NTEN office hasn’t moved to Chicago to be with her. In her time at NTEN, Julia shared many lessons that we will continue to learn from and laugh about for years to come. She will continue to be an active NTEN Member, so it’s not goodbye!

Have any special “Julia” moments? Leave a comment below! Here are just three reasons why Julia will be missed at NTEN:

Putting Data to Use for a Successful Nonprofit Event

Submitted on Mon, 9/15/2014 - 5:03pm
You put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into your fundraising event. How can you use data to get the most out of it?

Member Round-Up: Mobile apps for social change, volunteering inspiration, upcoming conferences,

Submitted by Megan on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:06am

NTEN Members never fail to inspire us. Here's the latest news and events from our Members that has us smiling.

14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:39am

It takes a lot to jump onstage and pitch a brand new idea in front of a new group of people. Will they laugh, start, cheer, or be intrigued? On September 5-6, during the Microsoft evening reception and Idea Accelerator finale at the 2014 Leading Change Summit, 24 brave individuals and teams pitched ideas for social good. It was an incredible testament to the commitment and dedication of the nonprofit sector to put words to action - identifying needs and proposing concrete solutions.  

You can learn about the three winners here. Right now, though, we want to share the 21 other fresh ideas that were pitched. They didn’t make the final cut at the Idea Accelerator, but we are still rooting for them. Interested in any of these ideas? Want to learn more? Leave a comment below and we’ll connect you to the masterminds (and note that the ideas written here are just the initial starting pitches from the opening reception on Friday night; they may have evolved and morphed throughout the day on Saturday).

14LCS Idea Accelerator: Transforming Technology into Social Change

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:10pm

On September 6 in San Francisco, over 250 attendees at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit (14LCS) convened for its finale event: the Idea Accelerator. After three days of exploring ideas, gathering feedback on projects and concepts, and thinking critically amongst nonprofit peers, the Idea Accelerator gave participants the chance to switch gears and think about how to put their ideas into action. 

The Future of Data

Submitted on Fri, 9/5/2014 - 5:06pm
Is your organization data-driven or "HiPPO-driven?"

Coming soon: NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Job Board

Submitted by Amy on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:41am

“Where can I post a job?” That’s one of the most common questions we get at NTEN, and we’ve repeatedly heard from many of you in the NTEN community that you’d like to see a job board on NTEN.org. Well, we take your requests seriously; and we are excited to announce that a job board is underway!

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts

Submitted by bethany on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:32pm

In honor of our August theme of "Tools," we invited several of our beloved Tech Club and Communities of Practice (CoPs) organizers to give short presentations about their favorite community organizing tools during the Community Organizing Tools from the Experts webinar on August 21. Did you miss it? Here's a quick recap of some of the helpful tools and resources that they shared. You can also view the entire presentation on Slideshare, and recap on Storify