News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Net Neutrality and Nonprofits

Submitted on Fri, 4/17/2015 - 3:08pm
Why the future of the Internet's First Amendment matters to your nonprofit.

NTEN and National Volunteer Week

Submitted by bethany on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:37pm

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities.

Time to Redesign: Effective Website Planning

Submitted on Thu, 4/16/2015 - 4:21pm
A website redesign is full of challenges and opportunities. Here's how one nonprofit turned a humble redesign idea into a brand-changing project.

Data Nerd Alert! 15NTC by the Numbers

Submitted by Andrea Post on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:26pm

You did it! You braved sleet and rain and even witnessed a snow day in Austin to take part in the 2015 NTC. While we didn’t get the gorgeous spring weather Austin is famous for, we laughed, we cried, we drank in almost as much coffee as we did knowledge during another record-setting NTC. 

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Submitted by bethany on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:48am

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

How Kickstarter Got Subtitles and Captions

Submitted on Wed, 4/15/2015 - 12:34pm
From an idea to a Hack Day to the sacrifice of a guy named Ian's life force: how Kickstarter bolted accessibility to its website.

There's Fun in the Air along with Intense Learning: A first-time attendee shares his 15NTC experience

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:42pm

From networking to ping pong, find out what it's like to attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) through the eyes of first-time attendee, Ravi Ponnapalli.

Carbon Offsets and the 15NTC: The results are in!

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 5:03pm

NTEN loves bringing the nonprofit technology Community together and always looks forward to the NTC as one of the highlights of our year. However, all the travel and festivities around a large event like this take a toll on the environment. While we do our best to cut down on the amount of paper and signage used and the amount of food wasted, there are lots of things beyond our control. That's why we are really excited to share that the 15NTC this March in Austin, Texas, NTEN had its first ever Carbon Emission Offsets Sponsor—Intacct

Everyone Gather Around: Let’s create meaningful and measurable content strategies

Submitted on Fri, 4/10/2015 - 4:22pm
Tracking data from your website is one thing, but what is it telling you about your content strategy (and are you listening)?

Can You Get a Good Website on a Small Budget?

Submitted on Thu, 4/9/2015 - 12:18pm
On choosing strategy before tactics, and avoiding investing in a site that's "a hot mess with a good paint job."