News from the NTEN Connect Blog

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.

From the Drawing Board to the Cloud: Creating Compelling Stories in Design

Submitted on Tue, 5/20/2014 - 10:30pm
It takes a team to steward design and a compelling story to go with it. Follow one product design manager's process through genesis to collaboration and beyond, and where cloud-based solutions fit in.

Is Leading Change Summit for You? (Hint: the Answer Is "Yes")

Submitted by Amy on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:44am

This September, join us for the inaugural Leading Change Summit, a conference experience designed to support and highlight all those in the room. Instead of a traditional conference with concurrent sessions and a line-up of speakers, Leading Change Summit (LCS) is designed around the idea that the best ideas can emerge through facilitated workshops and driven conversations. Fun fact: this is not just for Executive Directors! LCS is an event for staff across an organization, with tracks available in three broad categories and the projects or concepts you tackle entirely driven by your most pressing struggles or initiatives. Is LCS for you? 

Send Your Feedback to the FCC: Net Neutrality Needs You

Submitted by Amy on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:08pm

There have been a tremendous amount of issues and disasters in the news recently, but there is also the critically important story that is developing as you read this: once again, our open Internet is in danger. The FCC recently announced that it would consider new rules governing the Internet, including the opportunity for phone and cable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to create two levels of access, or a "fast lane" for those paying a higher price. 

File Sharing in the Cloud

Submitted on Thu, 5/15/2014 - 5:09pm
With so many potential solutions for cloud-based file storage and sharing, which one is an organization to choose? Two guest authors come together to review several options and note important features to consider in choosing a solution.

Using Cloud Technology in Storytelling

Submitted on Wed, 5/14/2014 - 3:48pm
What do storytelling and cloud technology have in common? In Liz Prescott's experience, which she shares here, cloud-based solutions can make the difference between an advocacy victory and a missed opportunity.