News from the NTEN Connect Blog

How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Board Portal

Submitted on Wed, 8/13/2014 - 4:50pm
Find your portal to better Board engagement.

10 Extra Scholarships Available for 14LCS in San Francisco

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:27pm

Just when you thought you missed the boat, here's your second chance!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Event360, we now have 10 extra scholarships available for individuals interested in attending the 2014 Leading Change Summit this September 3-6. The deadline to apply is next Friday, August 22, but scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible

Mobile Fundraising: Why aren’t we there yet?

Submitted on Tue, 8/12/2014 - 2:36pm
If mobile devices are becoming consumers’ Swiss Army Knife, why aren’t we raising more money with them?

Postcard from the #14LCS "Future of Tech" Facilitators

Submitted on Mon, 8/11/2014 - 2:46pm
Take a sneak peek behind the curtain of the Future of Technology track planning for 14LCS.

Work-Life Balance Tool: Intentional Airplane Mode

Submitted on Mon, 8/11/2014 - 11:00am
The joys of "airplane mode," or how to begin reducing distractions and instead allow focus to thrive.

Le Web, C’Est Moi

Submitted on Wed, 8/6/2014 - 3:52pm
What do words and phrases like Webmaker, Maker Parties, and Thimble have in common? They are keys to web literacy and innovation.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Lisa Heft

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:31am

If you’ve looked over the agenda for the NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit (#14LCS) this September, you’ve probably noticed that we tried to build in a healthy mix of time that attendees will spend in their tracks vs. time that will be spent all together. Today I’m happy to introduce someone who will lead our first chunk of all-attendee, cross-track time on Wednesday, September 3:Lisa Heft.

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:45pm

At #MFOM14, I participated as a speaker, leading one workshop, Email Marketing to Support Year-Round Online Fundraising, and as a panelist for the session, Visual Communication: Create pictures, videos, and presentations quickly, easily, and affordably. Here are the key takeaways, tips, and tools that came out of it. 

#14LCS Series: Meet Emily Lonigro Boylan and Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad

Submitted by Steph on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:52am

Over the past couple of months we’ve been introducing you to the incredible cast of characters who are helping to shape NTEN’s inaugural Leading Change Summit. It’s about time we celebrate the dynamic duo behind the Idea AcceleratorEmily Lonigro Boylan and Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad of LimeRed Studio. LimeRed is a creative services firm that works with organizations that inspire positive change.

It's Your Friendly Communities of Practice Organizers

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:29pm

NTEN Communities of Practice (CoPs) are affinity groups centered on specific topics of interest, from community management to Drupal to nonprofits in the arts. These online groups provide support for your specific needs and interests and offer ongoing opportunities for growth.

But it takes more than a name and a platform to convene a group of thoughtful people; it takes volunteer organizers who are willing to give their time and efforts to build and maintain an online community. We asked NTEN's great CoP organizers to help us understand why they answered the call to nonprofit tech leadership. Following are some highlights from the many answers we received.