News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts

Submitted by bethany on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:32pm

In honor of our August theme of "Tools," we invited several of our beloved Tech Club and Communities of Practice (CoPs) organizers to give short presentations about their favorite community organizing tools during the Community Organizing Tools from the Experts webinar on August 21. Did you miss it? Here's a quick recap of some of the helpful tools and resources that they shared. You can also view the entire presentation on Slideshare, and recap on Storify

NTEN's Website Redesign: Survey results from the community

Submitted by Megan on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:27pm

With NTEN's website redesign project underway, we took a step back and asked, "How do we know how our users use our site and what they want if we don't ask? So we turned to the NTEN community, as we will continue to do at various stages of the redesign process, for their candid feedback about the NTEN website. We conducted a website survey with about 80 respondents, and conducted some one-on-one interviews with eleven members of the NTEN community. Here's what they had to say.

Things We Like (August 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:31pm

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

How to Choose an Email Service Provider: Key Findings

Submitted on Fri, 8/22/2014 - 4:52pm
"How is an organization to go about evaluating email service providers?" and other questions answered with key findings from a new report.

Crowdfunding: From Threat to Friend

Submitted on Fri, 8/22/2014 - 3:57pm
Crowdfunding, how much do we love thee? Let us count the ways (that nonprofits are using and leveraging crowdfunding as a fundraising tool)

14LCS: Idea Accelerator Coaches & Judges Announced

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:37pm

The Leading Change Summit is just 12 days away. We're packing, preparing, designing, and more just to make sure this first Summit is up to NTEN standards. Whether you can attend the full Summit or just a part of it we're making these options available with a two-day Idea Accelerator package for $40 that includes access to the Microsoft evening reception on Friday, September 5, Idea Accelerator on Saturday, Sept. 6, and more.

The Six Simple Stages to Successful Campaign Planning

Submitted on Thu, 8/21/2014 - 1:31pm
Your concise guide to building a winnable campaign.

Stay (Mission) Focused: A Simple Tool to Help You Save Time and Speed Up Your Organization

Submitted on Thu, 8/21/2014 - 10:38am
Here's a simple and elegant way to cut out the cut-and-paste parts of your work life.

Raiders of the Lost Archives, or How I Made Volunteer Data Entry Fun

Submitted on Wed, 8/20/2014 - 1:27pm
Is it possible to create an app that gets volunteers traveling across the country to enter data for a nonprofit?

Helping Cancer Research with "Play to Cure: Genes in Space"

Submitted on Tue, 8/19/2014 - 4:18pm
Become a galactic legend and help further cancer research. Not a bad way to spend part of an evening, no?