News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Wrapping Up Your Work With a Nice Tool Package

Submitted on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:04am
Which tools bring your life into focus? Grace shares hers, as her end-of-year gift to you.

The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:56am

 Change, December 2014

The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership.

We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment? The inspiration, as reflected on the quarterly NTEN: Change covers, came from farmers, a profession characterized by the need to be responsive. You can't talk about technology implementation without discussing change. Tending to technology needs in today's changing nonprofit landscape requires ongoing cultivation and adaptability.

We've come full circle. Articles and interviews in this issue reflect on 2014, and offer up some important perspectives to take into the New Year. Read the latest issue today!

Does Your Organization's Story Connect the Dots?

Submitted on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:31pm
If you want a strong story-based strategy (and you do), weave the story of your nonprofit into a tapestry of change.

Help Us Help You: Austin-area service opportunities wanted for the 15NTC

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:18pm

Giving back to the local community that physically hosts the NTEN Community through NTC Days of Service expresses a guiding value of the annual event. Throughout the 15NTC, there will be volunteer opportunities to engage and share the community's skills with Austin, TX area nonprofits. This year, we’ve expanded the Days of Service program at the 15NTC to include virtual volunteering opportunities that engage NTC attendees ahead of the conference, in addition to providing on-the-ground volunteer opportunities in Austin.

Top 10 Tips for How You Can Mobilize with Mobile

Submitted on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:26pm
Here's your checklist for making a mobile campaign hum to your mission's tune.

The Impact of Your Donation: Stephanie Downs, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:08am

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships. To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Stephanie Downs, Founder & President of Voolla.

Volunteer at the 15NTC!

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:07pm

Ever wondered what it takes to put on the largest conference of changemakers that put tech to work for their causes? Volunteering is a great way to go behind the scenes and contribute to the experience that is the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Sign up today to be a volunteer at the 15NTC in Austin, Texas this March! 

4 Donation Pages to Help Jumpstart Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Submitted on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:48am
Is your donation page inspiring and inviting your would-be donors? Here are some tips in case your site needs a tune-up.

What does "digital strategy" look like in your organization?

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:34am

What does "digital strategy" look like in your organization? For many nonprofits, digital strategy teams can incorporate staff from a range of departments. What are these teams investing in for 2015? How are these efforts funded? How many people are on the team, and who's in charge of it?

We've teamed up with hjc and Care2 to gather feedback from community members like you to create the 2015 Digital Strategy Outlook Survey. Your answers will help provide an outlook on digital strategy in 2015. The deadline for responses is December 31. 

>> Share your feedback, and get entered to win one of two incredible prizes (including a waterproof GoPro action camera to capture your 2015 impact!)

My Year in Drupal: The Power of a Collaborative Community

Submitted on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:42pm
The Drupal community is awesome and other takeaways from BADCamp, et al.