News from the NTEN Connect Blog

7 Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of Google Hangout

Submitted on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:00am
Take advantage of real-time collaboration with your team, constituents, and your community.

NTEN Staff Celebrate 2013: Here's to You!

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:04pm

NTEN staff in Portland celebrated the holidays the best way we knew how: by going to a museum of strange things.

Mobile Matters: The Impact of Mobile Technology on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Submitted on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:00am
As we increasingly adopt mobile devices in our professional and personal lives, we are also turning to mobile technology to help us support charitable causes. We examined the fundraising success of 83,566 participants in a variety of peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to find out more about mobile peer-to-peer giving trends.

Nonprofit Branding - Through Your Website, and Beyond

Submitted on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 8:00am
An organization’s brand is everything it stands for - its vision and values, and the emotional connotations it inspires in everyone who comes in contact with it. With all the focus on social media, multi-channel campaigns, and mobile technology, we may have let slip to the back burner some key reminders of how your website plays an anchor role in your nonprofit's brand.

Mobile Giving 101: Why Mobile Is an Important Part of Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns

Submitted on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 8:00am
Research shows that by 2014 mobile device usage will exceed that of desktop and laptop computers. What does this mean for nonprofit organizations and online fundraising campaigns?

2013: NTEN Year in Review

Submitted on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 7:39pm
What a year! From new programs to new members, 2013 was a great year. Catch some of the highlights, numbers, and links to be sure you didn't miss anything this year.

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Public Radio about Storytelling

Submitted on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 8:00am
We're in the middle of a renaissance of digital audio online and via mobile technology. To take advantage of this is an exciting and pivotal moment, nonprofits should consider adding audio storytelling to your digital communications toolkit.

Ideas for Freshening Up Your Website

Submitted on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 8:00am
When it comes to your website, first impressions really do count! So to entice visitors to respond to your call to action and keep coming back for more, you’ve got to grab their attention, then follow through with some fresh content. And while it may be a little late for an official spring cleaning, why not take advantage of a few slow summer days to freshen up your website.

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

Submitted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:00pm
If each nonprofit organization is now creating their own theory of change, and their own outcome and impact measurements, how do we compare those to another nonprofit’s outcome and impact measures?

Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

Submitted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 8:00am
Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Working with data doesn’t have to be hard, but it can be intimidating when you’re starting out. Most of us were taught that math is hard and numbers are confusing. It’s not true, and you need to un-learn that lesson if it’s scaring you away from your data.