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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Lisa Heft

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:31am

If you’ve looked over the agenda for the NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit (#14LCS) this September, you’ve probably noticed that we tried to build in a healthy mix of time that attendees will spend in their tracks vs. time that will be spent all together. Today I’m happy to introduce someone who will lead our first chunk of all-attendee, cross-track time on Wednesday, September 3:Lisa Heft.

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:45pm

At #MFOM14, I participated as a speaker, leading one workshop, Email Marketing to Support Year-Round Online Fundraising, and as a panelist for the session, Visual Communication: Create pictures, videos, and presentations quickly, easily, and affordably. Here are the key takeaways, tips, and tools that came out of it. 

#14LCS Series: Meet Emily Lonigro Boylan and Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad

Submitted by Steph on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:52am

Over the past couple of months we’ve been introducing you to the incredible cast of characters who are helping to shape NTEN’s inaugural Leading Change Summit. It’s about time we celebrate the dynamic duo behind the Idea AcceleratorEmily Lonigro Boylan and Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad of LimeRed Studio. LimeRed is a creative services firm that works with organizations that inspire positive change.

It's Your Friendly Communities of Practice Organizers

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:29pm

NTEN Communities of Practice (CoPs) are affinity groups centered on specific topics of interest, from community management to Drupal to nonprofits in the arts. These online groups provide support for your specific needs and interests and offer ongoing opportunities for growth.

But it takes more than a name and a platform to convene a group of thoughtful people; it takes volunteer organizers who are willing to give their time and efforts to build and maintain an online community. We asked NTEN's great CoP organizers to help us understand why they answered the call to nonprofit tech leadership. Following are some highlights from the many answers we received.

One “Suite” Deal for LCS Attendees

Submitted by Andrea Post on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:06pm

We’ve been working all year to make the Leading Change Summit an incredible experience for all of you, so we were excited when the San Francisco Hilton at Union Square presented an opportunity to make it even more spectacular. One lucky attendee will be upgraded to a corner suite with a view for no additional cost.

How to Use Your Website to Increase Donations

Submitted on Mon, 7/28/2014 - 4:37pm
Did you know that when your organization receives a new donation or has a volunteer donate time, you may well be 3/4 of the way to a donation from her/his employer?

Four years of #Commbuild: Looking back, and moving forward!

Submitted on Mon, 7/28/2014 - 3:14pm
It's #Commbuild's fourth birthday, and there's certainly a lot to celebrate!

Things We Like (July 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:53pm

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

Your #14LCS questions answered, NTEN-style!

Submitted by bethany on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:54am

The inaugural Leading Change Summit (LCS) in San Francisco is coming up fast! In true NTEN fashion, we experimented with Instagram to answer a few common LCS questions through video:

Wrestling our way to data exploration greatness

Submitted by jessica on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm

Last week I met some rock stars of the data visualization world (yes, it’s true, there is such a world) at the Data Visualization Knowledge Summit hosted by Periscopic in Portland. The Summit featured a panel discussion with guest speakers: Alberto Cairo, Professor/Author; Kennedy Elliott, Web Developer, Washington Post; Scott Murray, Author/Coder; and Sarah Slobin, Visual Journalist, Wall Street Journal. Although this was a pretty wide-ranging discussion, they all had in common one thing: a high comfort level with uncertainty (not in the strictly statistical sense, however). That was the most inspiring and comforting thing of all.