News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Things We Like (September 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:57pm

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. In this month's edition, we have Puddles the Clown covering Lorde, the continuing and critical Battle for the Net, and plenty of thnigs you may never have thought you'd care about (but suddenly do).

Developing the Data Value Chain

Submitted on Wed, 9/24/2014 - 4:02pm
"Data can create real value for your organization, but it isn’t pixie dust you can just sprinkle down for magical results."

The Unavoidable Decisions You Will Face with Donor Data Migration

Submitted on Wed, 9/24/2014 - 12:21pm
You can’t take it with you. And by "it," we mean all of your legacy data, of course.

Data Maturity: Where Does Your Nonprofit Stand?

Submitted on Mon, 9/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Data sets come in many forms ... and go to many places in the average nonprofit. What's happening with your nonprofit's data?

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?