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2014 NTC Report: The Wins, The Fails, The Ideas for 2015

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:18am

The 2014 NTC ended one month ago, and in the last four weeks we've been busy catching up on sleep. We've also aggregated a great deal of feedback and ideas - things that worked and things that didn't about this year's conference, and ways to do more and ways to do better in 2015. Here's our very long recap!

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:06am

On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies, in belated honor of National Volunteer Week. Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit based in northeast Portland that helps to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with donated supplies. Our remote team in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle also volunteered on different projects with Upwardly Global, One Brick, At the Crossroads, and... at home!

How to Plan a Mobile App Project

Submitted on Fri, 4/18/2014 - 8:30am
What are some of the major things to consider when designing a mobile app? From determining whether to do a native app or mobile web, to defining content, to thinking through revenue and donation options - learn what your nonprofit should be thinking of if you're planning to create an app in the near future.

Want to join the 15NTC Steering Committee?

Submitted by Julia Smith on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:58pm

Want to join the Steering Committee for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference? Here are the details.

Connecting Healthcare to Underserved Communities with Crowdfunding & Mobile

Submitted on Thu, 4/17/2014 - 8:30am
In Nepal, an estimated 75 infants and 12 women die in childbirth every day, many of them needlessly due to inadequate care. The problem isn’t care. It’s coordination. Hope Phones by Medic Mobile and Samahope are working together to bridge that gap.

4 Ways to Max Your Mobile for Diverse Demographics

Submitted on Tue, 4/15/2014 - 1:00pm
If your website is mobile friendly, it means that you're reaching an audience that's not just behind their computers, but on the go. For international audiences, mobile might be the only way that they connect. In this article, learn four different ways to maximize your mobile presence for diverse demographics.

Thank you for your 14NTC feedback!

Submitted by bethany on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:46pm

Thanks again to everyone for being a part of the 14NTC! It’s our community that made the conference such a rich experience—and it’s your feedback that will make the 15NTC even better. 

Is it “Mobile First” or “Content First”?

Submitted on Tue, 4/15/2014 - 8:33am
Mobile is simply one more way to connect to your audiences through content. Without powerful, useful, usable content, channels don’t matter. Mobile doesn’t matter. You have to get your content right, and that requires content strategy.

Last-Mile Impact Measurement: Mobile is the Way

Submitted on Mon, 4/14/2014 - 8:45am
Four nonprofits are leveraging mobile technology to measure the impact of their programs, and hear from their remote beneficiaries that may not have access to the internet. Learn how they're implementing this technology, and the five lessons learned so far on how to maximize participation.

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.