News from the NTEN Connect Blog

April Nonprofit Blog Carnival: The Work Behind the Work - Finding Productivity and Balance

Submitted by Megan on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:14pm

This month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival, hosted by Nancy Schwartz is on the topic: The Word Behind the Work. How do you find productivity and balance in your work and life?

Are you ready for your high-impact fundraising campaign?

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:49pm

Fundraisers, are you gearing up for your annual campaign? November might seem far away, but now is the perfect time of the year to get started with planning (if you haven’t already!). Read on for some inspiration and an opportunity exclusively for NTEN Members. 

Mobility: We Cannot Afford Not to Take Advantage of It

Submitted on Tue, 4/22/2014 - 2:52pm
Use of mobile technology is exponentially increasing around the world. Are the world's nonprofits keeping up? Explore ways nonprofits can build mobile technology into their mission-based work, and discover what the organizers of the Sektor 3.0 Conference in May are planning to do to get there.

Interview with NTEN's Content Manager: Steph Routh

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:05pm

We're so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh, to the NTEN team! Steph will be managing and keeping the great online community content flowing, while doubling as one of Portland's most revered bike & transportation advocates outside the office. You may have also met her at the 14NTC, where she was working with the NTEN team behind the scenes. 

Check out this interview with Steph, follow her on Twitter @StephRouth, and drop her a message to introduce yourself! 


Going Mobile: The Importance of Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Submitted on Tue, 4/22/2014 - 9:56am
How can you utilize mobile apps to achieve maximum benefit? Learn the most common goals from the for-profit sector, and see how it translates to nonprofit organizations.

2014 NTC Report: The Wins, The Fails, The Ideas for 2015

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:18am

The 2014 NTC ended one month ago, and in the last four weeks we've been busy catching up on sleep. We've also aggregated a great deal of feedback and ideas - things that worked and things that didn't about this year's conference, and ways to do more and ways to do better in 2015. Here's our very long recap!

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:06am

On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies, in belated honor of National Volunteer Week. Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit based in northeast Portland that helps to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with donated supplies. Our remote team in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle also volunteered on different projects with Upwardly Global, One Brick, At the Crossroads, and... at home!

How to Plan a Mobile App Project

Submitted on Fri, 4/18/2014 - 8:30am
What are some of the major things to consider when designing a mobile app? From determining whether to do a native app or mobile web, to defining content, to thinking through revenue and donation options - learn what your nonprofit should be thinking of if you're planning to create an app in the near future.

Want to join the 15NTC Steering Committee?

Submitted by Julia Smith on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:58pm

Want to join the Steering Committee for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference? Here are the details.

Connecting Healthcare to Underserved Communities with Crowdfunding & Mobile

Submitted on Thu, 4/17/2014 - 8:30am
In Nepal, an estimated 75 infants and 12 women die in childbirth every day, many of them needlessly due to inadequate care. The problem isn’t care. It’s coordination. Hope Phones by Medic Mobile and Samahope are working together to bridge that gap.