News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Austin: A Case Study in Connecting What’s Available to What’s Needed

Submitted on Wed, 4/22/2015 - 3:58pm
In the "Silicon Hills" of Austin, TX, work is afoot to close the gap of access to technology among the city's residents.

Interview with Leana Mayzlina, NTEN's Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:18am

Leana Mayzlina is NTEN's newest team member. As the Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager, Leana will be organizing and supporting a network of individuals and organizations across the US and beyond, focused on developing or expanding digital inclusion programs. Learn about Leana's inspiration for working in digital inclusion and more!

Things We Like (April 2015)

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:05am

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Your Website: It’s Your Kitchen and It’s Your Party

Submitted on Mon, 4/20/2015 - 9:29am
What's cooking for your website, and who's coming to your party?

Net Neutrality and Nonprofits

Submitted on Fri, 4/17/2015 - 3:08pm
Why the future of the Internet's First Amendment matters to your nonprofit.

NTEN and National Volunteer Week

Submitted by bethany on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:37pm

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities.

Time to Redesign: Effective Website Planning

Submitted on Thu, 4/16/2015 - 4:21pm
A website redesign is full of challenges and opportunities. Here's how one nonprofit turned a humble redesign idea into a brand-changing project.

Data Nerd Alert! 15NTC by the Numbers

Submitted by Andrea Post on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:26pm

You did it! You braved sleet and rain and even witnessed a snow day in Austin to take part in the 2015 NTC. While we didn’t get the gorgeous spring weather Austin is famous for, we laughed, we cried, we drank in almost as much coffee as we did knowledge during another record-setting NTC. 

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Submitted by bethany on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:48am

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

How Kickstarter Got Subtitles and Captions

Submitted on Wed, 4/15/2015 - 12:34pm
From an idea to a Hack Day to the sacrifice of a guy named Ian's life force: how Kickstarter bolted accessibility to its website.