Each month, NTEN’s Membership team hosts a phone call for new Members. We introduce ourselves, talk a little bit about NTEN’s resources, and then open the conversation up to learn about all of those on the call.
This month, our new Members were interested in ways to engage the community and access our resources on databases. Keep reading to learn more about the topics we discussed on the call!
Resources on Databases
One member on our call was interested in database management, and meeting other nonprofit database managers. We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few of NTEN’s recent educational resources on databases.
- Free Report: 2011 Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems Report
- Blog Post: WordPress vs Drupal... Fight!
- Webinar: Salesforce + CMS Integration Showdown: Plone, Drupal, and Joomla
501 Tech Clubs
Did you know that in cities across the country, NTEN supports local groups meeting every month? These groups are informal, and the structure varies by city, but they're a great place to connect to other nonprofit professionals and learn about technology. All of the groups are free to attend, and open to everyone.
If you don’t see your city on the list, and are interested in starting a Tech Club, contact Sarah, NTEN’s Community Manager.
Communities of Practice
Our Communities of Practice are the perfect place to engage the nonprofit technology community and learn online. They are focused groups that have an online discussion forum and a shared resource library – and also hold monthly webinars or calls. You can see the list of these groups and join in from the community tab on the website as well. Like the 501 Tech Clubs, these groups are free and open to everyone.
Here are a few examples of our Communities of Practice:
Although the New Member Calls are designed for new Members, NTEN also hosts Office Hours every week! Office Hours are hosted Tuesdays at 9am PST/12pm EST. They are the perfect opportunity to ask questions about resources, meet members, or just say "Hi!" Don’t forget, we’d love your feedback about Office Hours!