News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Case Study: NTEN’s Website Relaunch

Submitted by Julia Smith on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:28pm

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.

In our first installment, NTEN’s IT Director, Karl Hedstrom, and Operations Director, Jessica Holliday, answer a few questions about what we’re setting out to do, and how, and why...

Millennial Innovators: Meet Ecoviate, GiveMob, and Scholarships Expanding Education (SEE)

Submitted by Julia Smith on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:41am

Today I'm at MCON, an event focused on Millennial engagement. Here's a postcard of sorts from one piece of the program: the Be Fearless! Pitch-It competition. (I was especially intrigued about this part of the event because, with the help of our friends at LimeRed Studios, NTEN is planning its own Idea Accelerator at the Leading Change Summit this September.) Here are my notes, dashed off in the auditorium at #MCON14 about the pitches from Param Jaffi, Hiraa Khan, and Cabell Maddux. Check them out, and if you read this before 4:45CT today, cast your vote online for your favorite to win $2,000 to put toward their projects! 

Inclusion in Action: A Path to Tech Leadership

Submitted on Thu, 6/19/2014 - 8:19am
Building equity into tech leadership means a whole different— and exciting— way of doing business. Here's a how-to from the emerging movement.

Webinar Recap: So you want to submit an NTC proposal?

Submitted by bethany on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:50pm

Don't miss out! 15NTC proposals are due this Sunday, June 22. In case you missed our recent webinar, So you want to submit an NTC proposal? , we've compiled this handy dandy list of key takeaways, tips, and words of encouragement from our awesome NTEN community members about how to submit a successful NTC session proposal. Good luck!

Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders

Submitted on Wed, 6/18/2014 - 10:39am
iUrban Teen is working with students to spark and fuel the fires of innovation within tomorrow's tech leaders.

Is Your Organization Ready for Open Source Software?

Submitted on Tue, 6/17/2014 - 3:06pm
A new core technology decision is not just about choice; it's about ownership. What does this mean when weighing your open source options?

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 1:37pm

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: Deepa Kunapuli, a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

Matt Groch to Offer Keynote on Measuring Impact at #14LCS

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:55am

This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit. Today we’re excited to share that Matt Groch, Director of Solution Delivery atMission Measurement, will offer a keynote called Moneyball for Social Impact, Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the implications of a discrete closed-loop factor analysis framework for social impact. 

It's Your Friendly Neighborhood Tech Club Organizers

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:02pm

You may have attended your local Tech Club, as an attendee, speaker, or organizer. NTEN 501 Tech Clubs are informal, local groups that meet regularly in many cities. These meetings allow people interested in nonprofit technology to meet local colleagues, develop professional support networks, and talk shop in a relaxed setting.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tanya Tarr

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:11am

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: Tanya Tarr, a Lead Facilitator for The Future of Technology track.