News from the NTEN Connect Blog

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Kelly Fitzsimmons on a New Blueprint for Evaluation Plans

Submitted on Thu, 10/9/2014 - 1:05pm
How can a foundation understand *how* a program works, not just *if* a program works?

The Nonprofit Tech Jobs Board is here!

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:11pm

That's right, your one-stop-shop for all things nonprofit tech has just become even more one-stop-shop-y: The NTEN community now has a job board!

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Spencer Bolles: "Nonprofit InfoSec"

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:41pm

As the grand finale to NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit, a number of intrepid 14LCS attendees pitched and developed 24 awe-inspiring projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are only beginning. Today, we want to introduce you to "Nonprofit InfoSec," an idea pitched by Spencer Bolles and his team.

Evidence = Funding: A new blueprint for evaluation plans

Submitted on Wed, 10/8/2014 - 3:14pm
The White House's Social Innovation Fund has developed a new program evaluation guide based on best practices. And it's not even our birthday!

Are You an "Accidental Evaluator?"

Submitted on Tue, 10/7/2014 - 12:00pm
How to get started navigating the trials and tribulations of the person tasked with "pulling a few numbers" for their nonprofit.

We Crave Your Content for NTEN Connect Next Month!

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:15pm

November is Member Appreciation Month over here at NTEN. To celebrate, Members take over Connect! That means the guest articles on the NTEN Blog and the featured content in the NTEN Connect monthly come from our Members.

The 2014 NTEN Community Survey Report is here!

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:21am

Cover of the 2014 NTEN Community Survey Report

NTEN conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN Community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time. Here's a quick peek at some key findings from the survey.

Weekly Event Round-Up (Oct. 6-Oct. 12)

Submitted by bethany on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:16am

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. 

Outcomes Thinking: How to Measure Your Success

Submitted on Fri, 10/3/2014 - 3:37pm
Outcomes management is the journey your mission should travel in order to be useful to the world you wish to better.

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Rebecca Reyes: "Text, Talk, Act"

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:59am

As the grand finale to NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit, a number of intrepid 14LCS attendees pitched and developed 24 awe-inspiring projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are only beginning. Today, we want to introduce you to "Text, Talk, Act," an idea pitched by Rebecca Reyes and her team.