News from the NTEN Connect Blog

The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Taylor Smith

Submitted by James on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:14pm

Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the new Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness (ONTR) program. As we open up applications for the next cohort starting in April, you may find yourself asking questions like, “Who participates in this program?" and, "What did it mean for them?” We want to introduce you to Taylor Smith, Technical Services Manager for the Oregon Food Bank, to share his answers to these questions and a few more.

Attend the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference at your desk!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:05am

We're just a week away from kicking off the largest gathering of nonprofit technology professionals at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX. We wish that everyone could attend in person, but we know that's not always possible. Luckily, you can still catch a good number of sessions remotely by registering for the 2015 Online Nonprofit Technology Conference (15ONTC), which will give you access to the plenary sessions and 28 select breakout sessions on demand. 

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

Submitted on Mon, 2/23/2015 - 6:16pm
What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common? Online community management, for one thing.

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source

Submitted on Mon, 2/23/2015 - 2:01pm
Debunking the myths of contributing to open source, one frequently asked question at a time.

Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

Submitted on Fri, 2/20/2015 - 5:04pm
For decades, volunteering has transcended time and space to help organizations around the world. Learn how virtual volunteering has evolved.

Supporting Communities Within Your Community

Submitted on Wed, 2/18/2015 - 8:20pm
When thinking about communities to support, let's not forget to look inward at our staff and board members.

To Engage Your Community, Be Helpful, Be Grateful

Submitted on Wed, 2/18/2015 - 4:21pm
Connecting people and thanking them can create a supportive, affectionate place.

Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole?

Submitted on Tue, 2/17/2015 - 10:52am
You know that guy who always asks for your opinion and never does anything with it? Don't be that guy. And by "that guy," we mean "that organization, foundation, or agency."

Top Tips for an Amazing 15NTC

Submitted by Megan on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:32am

With 15NTC just mere weeks away, there's a lot of planning to do! With 100+ sessions to choose from, a packed social event calendar, and long attendee list, how do you make the most of your conference experience? Luckily, the NTEN Community is full of advice on places to go, things to do, dishes to eat, and how to navigate NTC like a pro.

See How Digital Games Have Big Impact at the 12th Annual Games for Change Festival in NYC!

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 8:24am

See how digital games have big impact at the 12th Annual Games for Change Festival (April 21-23 & 25), the largest gaming event in New York City. Register by Friday, February 20 for early-bird pricing, plus an additional 10% discount with the special NTEN discount code.