News from the NTEN Connect Blog

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress

Submitted by jessica on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:41pm

After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

NTEN is excited to announce we will be working with Pongos Interactive to implement our new site. Pongos is a Wordpress development firm located in Maryland.

Vote for your favorite 15NTC session ideas!

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:23am

Planning to attend the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX? We hope so—and we hope you’ll take a moment to vote for your favorite session proposals. The NTC agenda is created by the community, so your votes are critical for helping shape the program.  

Head to the voting page right now!

NTEN Visits Free Geek

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:59am

Last week, during the quarterly staff retreat, NTEN staff toured Free Geek. Free Geek is a technology reuse, recycle, and education nonprofit based in Portland, OR. Several NTEN staff have been long-time supporters and NTEN has always donated its old electronics to Free Geek. It’s was great to get out of the office together and see the good work being done with technology and nonprofits right here in Portland.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Londell Jackson

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:15am

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Londell Jackson, a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Elissa Perry

Submitted by Steph on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:58pm

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Elissa Perry, a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

Interview with Andrea Post, NTEN's Events Manager

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:03pm

Andrea Post is NTEN's newest team member. As Events Manager, Andrea will be working on events such as the Leading Change Summit and Nonprofit Technology Conference. Read about her inspiration for working in nonprofit technology and more!

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age"

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:40pm

The 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits. We also go behind the scenes with KivaGlobalGiving, Urban Ministries of Durham, and FundsforNGOs, and the Surfrider Foundation reveals the key ingredient that's needed to complement digital tools for effective advocacy and engagement.

>>Read the June 2014 issue! (online or mobile device)

Case Study: NTEN’s Website Relaunch

Submitted by Julia Smith on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:28pm

After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

In our first installment, NTEN’s IT Director, Karl Hedstrom, and Operations Director, Jessica Holliday, answer a few questions about what we’re setting out to do, and how, and why...

Millennial Innovators: Meet Ecoviate, GiveMob, and Scholarships Expanding Education (SEE)

Submitted by Julia Smith on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:41am

Today I'm at MCON, an event focused on Millennial engagement. Here's a postcard of sorts from one piece of the program: the Be Fearless! Pitch-It competition. (I was especially intrigued about this part of the event because, with the help of our friends at LimeRed Studios, NTEN is planning its own Idea Accelerator at the Leading Change Summit this September.) Here are my notes, dashed off in the auditorium at #MCON14 about the pitches from Param Jaffi, Hiraa Khan, and Cabell Maddux. Check them out, and if you read this before 4:45CT today, cast your vote online for your favorite to win $2,000 to put toward their projects! 

Inclusion in Action: A Path to Tech Leadership

Submitted on Thu, 6/19/2014 - 8:19am
Building equity into tech leadership means a whole different— and exciting— way of doing business. Here's a how-to from the emerging movement.