News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Is it Mobile-Friendly or Mobile-Optimized?

Submitted on Fri, 4/11/2014 - 4:48pm
Getting donors to support your cause is the hard part! Make sure you don't turn donors off by having a donation form that isn't user friendly on all devices.

How Women Lead the Trend Towards Social Media Use via Mobile

Submitted on Fri, 4/11/2014 - 2:23pm
A new infographic on how women use social media provides statistics on how they lead the way.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: So Many Thanks to Our Board Members

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:56am

It's National Volunteer Week! NTEN benefits from the service and support of so many volunteers, all year long. Today, please join me in thanking those volunteers who participate on the NTEN Board!

Science Experiment: A Semi-Technical Lowdown on Working with iBeacons

Submitted on Thu, 4/10/2014 - 4:09pm
iBeacons are the first mainstream technology to provide indoor location information to phones. Check out the experiment that the team at ThoughtWorks did to test the performance of iBeacons, and learn about its potential applications for nonprofits.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Kudos to Our Community Champions

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:45am

This week is National Volunteer Week! To recognize the tremendous work of volunteers that support the nonprofit sector, we’ll be publishing a blog post every day this week to celebrate their contributions.

Today we give a huge thanks to our mighty team of NTEN Community Champions: you helped to collectively raise over $30,000 for the greater good of the #nptech community!

4 Strategies from 4 Mobile Trends

Submitted on Wed, 4/9/2014 - 1:06pm
Online giving is on the rise: how can you use the boost in mobile activity to its advantage? Learn four strategies to consider based on four trends in mobile.

Report release: The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:26am

Published today, M+R and NTEN’s 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study returns for the eighth year. We've crunched the numbers from 53 nonprofit organizations to define this year's industry standards for online fundraising, advocacy, and list building. Learn about the 8 big trends that emerged, and how 2013 raised the bar for online fundraising. 

> Download the 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders

Submitted by bethany on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:15am

This week is National Volunteer Week! To recognize the tireless work of volunteers that support the nonprofit sector, we’ll be publishing a blog post every day this week to celebrate their contributions. Today we give a hearty THANK YOU to our 501 Tech Club leaders.

Grassroots Advocacy in the Mobile Age

Submitted on Tue, 4/8/2014 - 11:57am
Advocacy as an industry exists because of people’s desire to improve the world. How can advocacy initiatives reach their goals by leveraging technology?

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Honoring NTEN Committee Members

Submitted by Megan on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:07am

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "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."

To recognize the tireless work of volunteers that support the nonprofit sector, we’ll be publishing a blog post every day this week to celebrate their contributions. Today we're giving a big thank-you to the dedicated members of NTEN's committees.