I’d like to start off this week’s NTEN Member news by congratulating my colleague, Annaliese Hoehling.
Many of you know Annaliese as a great resource for questions regarding any aspect of NTEN’s resources, as well as nonprofit technology in general. Last year she changed her focus at NTEN to became our Research and Publications Director, and she’s already receiving huge honors for her work: Stratton Publishing just named her their “Publishing Trendsetter of the Year” for her management of the NTEN:Change Journal!
[So, if you're not already reading NTEN:Change, you really should be. It's free to subscribe!]
We’d also like to thank the NTEN:Change Journal’s editoral committee for their contributions and support creating an award-winning publication. Thank you, Debra Askanase, Chris Bernard, Rick Birmingham, Britt Bravo, Barbara Buswell, Gavin Clabaugh, Martin Dooley, Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Paula Jones, John Kenyon, Kivi Leroux Miller, Julie Macalik, John Merritt, Laura Quinn, Amy Sample Ward, Ash Shepard, and Michael Stein!
This award is evidence that when the nonprofit community works together to support each other’s causes, we can achieve great things! Now, let's take a look at all the other ways our community came together to do good this week.
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If you’re with an organization looking to analyze and visualize data about your work, or if you need assistance in using data to further your mission, you should apply to be part of the Washington D.C. Data Dive. It will be held March 2nd through the 4th.
Change.org was featured in the Washington Post for being an influential advocate on issues from bullying to bank fees. Read about all the ways Change.org is supporting impact!
This is the last week to purchase early bird tickets to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference, hosted by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits! The conference will be held on March 16, in Minneapolis.
Has your organization told an inspirational digital story? Are you planning to? You should enter TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Challenge. “TSDigs” will begin in February, so learn more now and register to participate in the webinars and Twitter chats!
The 9th Annual Games for Change Festival will take place on June 18-20, in New York City. The call for talks and presentations is now live and the deadline is February 17th! The festival is the leading global event that facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.
NTEN would like to congratulate member Mark Oliphant of Global Impact on being selected as a 2012 SmartCXO by SmartCEO magazine!
Causes is prepping some new fundraising tools on their website! Nonprofits will be able to ask Cause members to make a pledge, create a quiz, and launch a voting contest on their page. Here's an example of the new tools that will be available soon!
Bill Weger, a nonprofit marketing veteran, shares proven methods on how to gain more traction using social media, media relations, branding, and message development in his new book, Inspire Good: Nonprofit Marketing for a Better World. We’re really looking forward to reading this one!
Lastly, ever been to a really bad presentation? Check out these communications #fails, which really do sum up an awful presentation.
Anything we missed? Share your links in the comments!