News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Build your best website: a guide for non-profits

Submitted on Tue, 7/15/2014 - 5:03pm
"Don’t let your site become a camel" and other tips for website redesign processes.

The Maker Party is on! Join the global campaign to teach the web.

Submitted by Megan on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:43am

The Maker Party starts today - and you’re invited to attend, no matter where you are in the world! Take part in the global effort to learn and move beyond simply consuming the web to understanding and creating it, so it remains open and accessible to all.

What Nonprofits Can Learn About Content Structure… from Pearl Jam

Submitted on Fri, 7/11/2014 - 4:32pm
You probably know at least some of their lyrics, but are you familiar with Pearl Jam's content structure? Go on a guided tour through the iconic band's websites for tips.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Peter Campbell

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:37pm

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: Peter Campbell, a Facilitator for the Future of Technology track.

Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:22pm

This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit. In addition to the conversations with participants in three separate tracks, #14LCS includes a stellar lineup of keynote speakers who will spark new conversations and nudge existing conversations to introduce new questions. Today we’re excited to share that Deena Pierott, founder of the White House honored youth program called iUrban Teen Tech, will offer a keynote called Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Changing landscapes of nonprofit technology.

Member Round Up: Game of Thrones and emergency response, diversity data, and an app to help connect youth with summer meals!

Submitted by bethany on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:07pm

Here's what your fellow NTEN Members have been up to this summer!

Modernizing Nonprofits with Cloud Technology for Good

Submitted on Mon, 7/7/2014 - 5:15pm
The pursuit of social change globally requires visionary thinking regarding a nonprofit's IT strategy. Now is the time to think about why and how.

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress

Submitted by jessica on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:41pm

After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

NTEN is excited to announce we will be working with Pongos Interactive to implement our new site. Pongos is a Wordpress development firm located in Maryland.

Vote for your favorite 15NTC session ideas!

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:23am

Planning to attend the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX? We hope so—and we hope you’ll take a moment to vote for your favorite session proposals. The NTC agenda is created by the community, so your votes are critical for helping shape the program.  

Head to the voting page right now!

NTEN Visits Free Geek

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:59am

Last week, during the quarterly staff retreat, NTEN staff toured Free Geek. Free Geek is a technology reuse, recycle, and education nonprofit based in Portland, OR. Several NTEN staff have been long-time supporters and NTEN has always donated its old electronics to Free Geek. It’s was great to get out of the office together and see the good work being done with technology and nonprofits right here in Portland.