News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Everyone Gather Around: Let’s create meaningful and measurable content strategies

Submitted on Fri, 4/10/2015 - 4:22pm
Tracking data from your website is one thing, but what is it telling you about your content strategy (and are you listening)?

Can You Get a Good Website on a Small Budget?

Submitted on Thu, 4/9/2015 - 12:18pm
On choosing strategy before tactics, and avoiding investing in a site that's "a hot mess with a good paint job."

Two New Domains for Good: The launch of .ONG and .NGO

Submitted on Wed, 4/8/2015 - 4:40pm
What if your domain name could guarantee that your organization is, indeed, a nonprofit?

15NTC Session Highlights and Looking Ahead

Submitted by Ash Shepherd on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:06pm

The 15NTC in Austin was a fantastic event for many reasons. One major reason was the amazing collective contributions our speakers made to the Community. We were pleased to have such a dynamic and diverse group of folks participating this year, a growing number of which were joining us at the NTC for the first time. While there are always lessons to be learned as we gather feedback—through evaluations, emails, and conversations with members of the Community (yup, we really do read them all)—we wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights.

2015 NTC Report: The Wins, The Fails, The Plans for 2016

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:31am

The 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference was a huge success and a whole lot of fun. Here's our report back to the community with feedback from conference evaluations and staff debriefs, including things that went well (WIN) and things we want to change for next year (FAIL).

How to Make Large, Content-Heavy Websites More Engaging & Effective

Submitted on Tue, 4/7/2015 - 2:49pm
How can a content-rich website compel us to linger in an age in which our attention span is worse than that of a goldfish?

April Member Round-Up: Digital strategy from street outreach, top nonprofit blogs, and how to communicate when you don't agree

Submitted by Megan on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:10am

Get inspired, mark you calendars, and enjoy the latest round-up of NTEN Members making news.

The State of the Canadian Web Nation

Submitted on Mon, 4/6/2015 - 11:57am
The State of the (Canadian) (Web) Nation, according to over 500 charities.

April Fools’ Day! + A Real Update about Our Website Redesign

Submitted by bethany on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:11pm

IT Director Karl and I have been dreaming about this little April Fools’ Day prank for over a year. We brought in our Drupal consultant Mark Burgess to create some funhouse-style CSS and asked Membership Director Megan to contribute some of her signature bad puns and goofy jokes to the April Fools’ Day beta launch announcement blog post. Seriously though, the NTEN staff, with help from wonderful consultants, have been making big strides towards the website redesign. Karl and Marketing & Publications Director Joleen give their updates.

You asked, we listened: NTEN’s website redesign beta launch!

Submitted by Megan on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:49pm

We're happy to announce the beta launch of our website redesign! This launch has been a long-time coming. We think our new website reflects our new direction(s) and reflects our responsiveness to the dynamic, often uneven, pace of technology innovation.