News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Weekly Event Round-Up (Sept. 22-28)

Submitted by bethany on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:31pm

There's a lot happening at NTEN, and we want you to get involved! In this weekly roundup, you'll find the full list of NTEN events, opportunities, and deadlines for participation. Whether it's in-person events such as NTEN Labs or 501 Tech Clubs, online Communities of Practice or webinars, or deadlines for contributing content or applications - this weekly round up has you covered. Also, are you attending an NPTech-related event this month? Check out this page to see where NTEN will be in the community this month, we'd love to link up with you. 

Failing Forward: Why building failure into your organizational culture can make it more successful

Submitted on Fri, 9/19/2014 - 2:42pm
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

Meet Ash Shepherd, NTEN's Education Director

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:13pm

“Ash ShepherdWe are excited to welcome longtime NTEN Member, Ash Shepherd, to the NTEN team. As the Education Director, Ash will be responsible for overseeing and designing programs for the NTEN Community to help them transform technology into social change. 

For many of you, no introductions are needed! Ash has been a go-to resource for NTEN staff and members for years. From a Tech Club organizer, to NTEN Lab facilitator, to NTC speaker, to Editorial Committee member, he has demonstrated his commitment for nearly a decade. 

Learn more about Ash's journey through the NTEN Community, lessons learned along the way, tips, and something that might surprise you about him. 

How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloud

Submitted on Fri, 9/19/2014 - 2:02pm
How can a nonprofit protect the data it holds in the cloud?

#14LCS Recap: Content Round-Up

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:00am

We kicked off September by launching the 2014 Leading Change Summit...and we couldn't have done it without you.

All of us all NTEN are amazed (but not too surprised, really) by the degree of engagement at the 14LCS, and by the movement of individual ideas into actionable projects during the Idea Accelerator. We're grateful for the articles, blog posts, videos, photos, and more from the 14LCS community. Relive the experience and learn what attendees absorbed during the four days at 14LCS through this content round-up.

From Big Data to Big Insights: Using data science to transform your work

Submitted on Thu, 9/18/2014 - 4:36pm
What do the Beverly Hillbillies theme song and data science have in common?

2014 NTEN Awards at 14LCS

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:55pm

This year's inaugural Leading Change Summit brought together an amazing group of nonprofit and tech leaders: executive directors who know they aren’t alone in believing there’s another way to tackle a social issue, communication directors who see the world in a multichannel network, and chief technology officers looking to flip our cycle of adopting new technology on its head. As part of 14LCS, we at NTEN were excited to recognize a few individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to push the limits, redefine the way we approach social impact, and help chart a course for all of us to follow. Here they are, the recipients of the Leading Change Award, the Campaign of the Year Award, and the Technology Impact Award.

The Equity Atlas: A data-driven conversation

Submitted on Wed, 9/17/2014 - 5:25pm
How interactive maps can be used to start conversations about equity.

Are you Sending Mixed Messages to your Members?

Submitted on Tue, 9/16/2014 - 4:46pm
Organizational data siloes may be the culprit.

Three Reasons Why We’ll Miss Julia Smith!

Submitted by Amy on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:16am

We are all so excited that Julia Smith has found a new opportunity to advance her career that allows her to work offline, in a real office, with other humans in Chicago. We are, of course, sad that it means the NTEN office hasn’t moved to Chicago to be with her. In her time at NTEN, Julia shared many lessons that we will continue to learn from and laugh about for years to come. She will continue to be an active NTEN Member, so it’s not goodbye!

Have any special “Julia” moments? Leave a comment below! Here are just three reasons why Julia will be missed at NTEN: