News from the NTEN Connect Blog

The Impact of Your Donation: Leah Horn, 14LCS Scholarship Recipient Shares

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:45am

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to help support the NTEN Community Challenge, which helped to enhance NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

Who did the scholarships go to, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Leah Horn, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

Member Appreciation Month Week 1: What's ahead!

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 5:00am

Member Appreciation Month (MAM) is here! All month long, we have free programs, special prizes, and other surprises exclusively for NTEN Members as our way of letting our Members know how much we appreciate all they do for us all year long.

So, what’s up this week?

Is the New Salesforce Analytics Wave Right for Your Nonprofit?

Submitted on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:38pm
What is Wave Analytics, and why are The Beach Boys singing about it?

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Ann McAlpin: "Connections - Aged-Out Foster Kids and Caring Adults"

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:08pm

As the grand finale to NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit, a number of intrepid 14LCS attendees pitched and developed 24 awe-inspiring projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are only beginning. Today, we want to introduce you to “Connections – Aged-Out Foster Kids and Caring Adults,” an idea pitched by Ann McAlpin and supported by teammates Jill Beasle, Ken Goldstein, and Kait Steele.

The momentum is building for Nonprofits in Motion next week!

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:44pm

We're so excited to attend this year's Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' annual conference, Nonprofits in Motion: Momentum for a New Minnesota, Nov. 6-7, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. NTENners, Megan Keane and Joleen Ong, will be speaking there, along with a number of NTEN Members in the Minnesota area and beyond.

Get ready for NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month!

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:52am

NTEN Members work hard every day to make a difference in the world through their work. Each year, we like to let our members know just how much they are appreciated. In fact, we’re devoting the entire month of November to saying "Thank You!" to our NTEN Members. Throughout the month, come celebrate with free programming and prizes exclusively for NTEN Members, plus special local events and content.

Things We Like (October 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:12pm

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

Solving the Catch-22 of Volunteer Programs with Measurement

Submitted on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:34pm
Volunteer programs: more than a "nice to have" and worthy of your evaluation efforts.

Weekly Event Round-Up (Oct. 20-Oct. 26)

Submitted by bethany on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:25am

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. 

Evaluating Evaluation: Behind the scenes of NTEN's new worksheets

Submitted on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:29am
"Check your assumptions at the meeting room door" and other lessons learned from NTEN's meta-evaluation process.