News from the NTEN Connect Blog

From Offline to Online and Back Again: The Bike Equity Network

Submitted on Tue, 5/12/2015 - 5:04pm
From building a movement to groundtruthing an organization's policies, a listserv can be a powerful tool for a revolution within and beyond an organization.

Vision: Inbox Zero

Submitted on Thu, 5/7/2015 - 3:57pm
We all have a personal love/hate relationship with our inboxes, but with thoughts and a splash of diligence, we can beat the scroll bar.

How to Build and Maintain an Intentional Organizational Culture in a Remote Staff Environment

Submitted on Wed, 5/6/2015 - 10:22am
Tools and new workplace traditions can help support cultural institutions, like water cooler conversations, for both local and remote staff.

NTEN Member Roundup: Technology in 5 Words, Happy Mamas Day, and Nonprofit Life in Magnetic Poetry

Submitted by Megan on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 9:27am

New reports, unique ecards, and a special NTEN discount are among the latest happenings and news from NTEN Members: check it out!

Report Back from the Do Good Data Conference 2015

Submitted by Steph on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:37am

Jessica Holliday, NTEN’s Operations Director, learned a lot at the Do Good Data Conference in Chicago last week and chose to share some highlights with us.

Helping Your Board Collaborate

Submitted on Mon, 5/4/2015 - 3:31pm
Helping your organization's board find better ways to connect and collaborate is a worthwhile endeavor. Online tools can help.

The Rise of Civic Tech for Social Good

Submitted on Fri, 5/1/2015 - 1:55pm
Beyond the hackathon: How can we harness the power of people and technology to support democracy?

Interview with Dan Fellini, NTEN's Web Developer

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:15am

Dan Fellini is our newest team member. As NTEN's Web Developer, Dan will be diving straight into the deep end during our website redesign process; he will also be focused on the planning, development, configuration, integration, and testing of new and existing web-based systems. Learn about Dan in the following interview!

Addressing Digital Inclusion in Every Mission

Submitted on Wed, 4/29/2015 - 12:54pm
What is "digital inclusion," and why should it be part of every nonprofit's mission-based work?

The 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report is here!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:59am

M+R and NTEN’s 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report returns for the ninth year, the ultimate guide to nonprofit industry standards for online fundraising, advocacy, and list building. The data from the nonprofits we survey is big. So big, it couldn’t be contained by two measly dimensions, and had to be released in 3D. But the really exciting thing is that we’ve crunched numbers from a whopping 84 organizations this year (last year we worked with 53 organizations), which means more data, more insight, and more takeaways about nonprofit fundraising, list building, and advocacy to share with all of you.

We’ve also added three new sectors to our line up, which means we have data from organizations working in environmental, international, rights, wildlife/animal welfare, hunger/poverty, cultural, and health fields (also: other).