News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia

Submitted on Wed, 3/26/2014 - 3:46pm
The internet is powered by open source technology—exciting software that's built collaboratively from the bottom-up. Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia?

Building a Supportive Environment for Your Online Community

Submitted on Wed, 3/26/2014 - 2:49pm
To build a supportive environment for your online community, we should incorporate what we've learned from history, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy.

Five Nonprofit Online Communities that Inspire Action & Generate Results

Submitted on Wed, 3/26/2014 - 2:30pm
These five examples of nonprofit communities show the diversity of options and ideas for engaging people around a mission.

You CAN Capture Lightning in a Bottle: Meaningful Strategic Impact Measurement

Submitted on Wed, 3/26/2014 - 1:08pm

What Madison Avenue Ad Agencies Know about Facebook that You Don’t

Submitted on Wed, 3/26/2014 - 12:27pm
Creating an online community for your own organization is a way that you can take control of your social presence, and not be at the whim of Facebook.

CiviCRM: Software Built and Sustained by Community

Submitted on Wed, 3/26/2014 - 11:00am
Founded nearly a decade ago, CiviCRM is now being used by more than 10,000 nonprofits worldwide, with over 15,000 members that help to generate the software’s development, and has been translated into over 20 languages. With a modest core team of six, and its founder just winning the 2014 Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest at the 14NTC, learn how CiviCRM is helping nonprofit communities worldwide build relationships with their constituents.

5 Things Your Online Community Should be Doing

Submitted on Fri, 3/21/2014 - 11:30am
Building a community online isn’t just about you and your organization, it’s about embracing the people who share your vision, purpose, and cause outside of your immediate organization. It should establish commonality, shared identity, and culture that seeks to address and solve problems together.

3 Ways to Make Your Website the Center of Your Online Community

Submitted on Thu, 3/20/2014 - 10:12am
The truth is that no matter how hard we try, we cannot survive without the aid of the community that surrounds us. Donations, volunteers, and message lift are all achievable through your community of stakeholders – the people who have an interest for your nonprofit or cause. Here are three ways that you can help ensure that your website is the centerpiece of your online community.

NTC Plenary Day 3: Change is Coming. Are You Ready?

Submitted on Sat, 3/15/2014 - 1:04pm
The crowd was a bit slower moving this morning after last night’s revelries, but eager nonetheless to hear Willa Seldon from Bridgespan Group discuss new trends in the intersection of technology and philanthropy.

At the 14NTC: Announcing the NTENnies

Submitted by Michael on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 5:51am

While we’re grateful to all members of NTEN, there are, of course, those of you who go beyond the proverbial "call of duty" and impact the NTEN community by providing extra time, resources, and wisdom to assist NTEN's work in this sector. We call you "rockstars" here on this blog (a lot), but each spring, at NTEN's annual conference, we like to do more than that. We like to annoint a new crop of these nonprofit tech warriors.

Today, at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., we unveiled the #14ntc NTENnies and their unique contributions to the NTEN community:

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