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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Beth Kanter

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:27am

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them, recognizing that she needs no introduction to many of you: Beth Kanter, a Lead Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

Tech Planning Smackdown

Submitted on Wed, 6/4/2014 - 3:38pm
Technology is the offspring of vision and innovation. Why is it, then, that IT staff are so rarely invited to the table during the strategic planning process? And how can tech staff change their perceived roles within their organizations?

So you want to submit an NTC proposal?

Submitted by bethany on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:04pm

The 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) will take place in Austin, Texas - interested in being a speaker? Want to know what it takes to submit a successful session proposal? Join our webinar on June 12 where NTEN staff, 15NTC steering committee members, and seasoned NTC presenters will help guide you through what makes for a good session and how to craft a successful proposal. Feeling shy? New to speaking? This webinar will help answer any of your questions and concerns, and provide you with the knowledge you need to create quality sessions.

In Memory of NTEN Member Michael DeLong

Submitted by Megan on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:47pm

Here at NTEN, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news that last week our colleague, Michael DeLong, passed away very suddenly. The outpouring of fond remembrances from the nonprofit community is a testament to the special person he was to so many people.

The 15NTC Steering Committee: Ready for your submissions!

Submitted by Julia Smith on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:09pm

Learn how to propose a breakout session for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference – and who will read it.

Moving to the Cloud: A Practical Guide

Submitted on Thu, 5/22/2014 - 4:39pm
Cloud platforms like Google Apps and Office 365 allow organizations to explore new ways of doing business. Explore some questions your organization should be asking before using the cloud to build a robust, resilient IT system.

Building Operational Efficiencies in the Cloud

Submitted on Thu, 5/22/2014 - 2:02pm
Change can be difficult, but chaos is worse. The reasons your organization may be nervous about developing new processes are often the same reasons new processes are critical for your mission-driven work.

Beyond the Shuffle: Data Accessibility in the Cloud

Submitted on Wed, 5/21/2014 - 3:50pm
Is your organization stuck in the time-honored tradition of shuffling paper-based accounting records? Are you playing traffic cop with different versions of donor lists until your file names look like a misunderstood version of the Dewey Decimal system? Look to cloud-based solutions for your data woes.

What to Consider When Moving List Management to the Cloud

Submitted on Wed, 5/21/2014 - 12:02pm
Few organizational decisions are more nail-biting than choosing a new database solution. But when the developer of a nonprofit's custom-built database moves to a new town, or the local server goes on the fritz, it might be time to consider a move to the cloud.

How #Cloud Computing Will Single-Handedly Save the Nonprofit Sector

Submitted on Tue, 5/20/2014 - 11:08pm
Can an organization really get more for less? Explore how cloud computing enables organizational growth and flexible solutions choices while reducing costs.