Ahhh, Labor Day weekend: the barbeques and parades, the hot rod drag race finals, and the wistful goodbye to summer, white shoes, and seersucker suits. Although I think this sentiment, at the NTEN office at least, is eclipsed by football fevor, regardless of what your plans entail, check out the tidbits of member news – including a useful handbook and two upcoming events--before you head out. And have a great holiday!
Thinking of launching a website or in need of a refresher? NTEN Member Yesenia Sotelo, Founder of Chicago-based web development and digital strategy firm SmartCause Digital, has released The Nonprofit Website Project Handbook, downloadable from their website. This guide to web development follows the process step-by-step, "from the organization's capabilities to design and from launch to post-launch training, this handbook provides essential steps and real-life examples to guide you in what can sometimes be a confusing process."
If you're in the Washington, DC area, the early bird registration rate for the AgileDC 2012 conference expires September 1. Now in its third year, the conference is the largest Agile community event serving the DC metro area, and is an opportunity for folks, from Agile novices to experienced pracitioners, to gather, exchange ideas, and learn from leading local luminaries. AgileDC 2012 will run for one action-packed day on October 23, and feature as keynote speaker Jim Highsmith, Executive Consultant with ThoughtWorks, Inc., co-author of the Agile Manifesto, and founding member of The AgileAlliance.
For those in the Golden State, this year will play host to the first-ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival in Fresno on September 27 and 28. Organized by NTEN member Aspiration with help from community partners from around the state, including The Center for Multicultural Cooperation and The Bay Area Leadership Network of Color, the two-day event will bring together both tech-knowledgeable folks and those looking to learn. The Festival hopes to "build capacity and community around technology for social justice causes across California", as well as to honor emerging leaders in the state who are helping others to utilize technology for social change.
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