News from the NTEN Connect Blog

What You Need to Know to Launch a Grassroots-led Campaigns Platform

Submitted on Wed, 2/12/2014 - 8:48am
Suddenly, platforms that allow anyone to start a petition and run their own campaigns are everywhere. But many are also asking what it takes to successfully run a grassroots-led campaigns platform. What lessons can we learn from, 38 Degrees CampaignsByYou, and other platforms worldwide? What best practices have emerged? What are the steps to success?

Don't Miss Out: NTC Hotel Prices Go Up Soon!

Submitted by Michael on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:25pm

The deadline for special hotel pricing for NTC is February 25th! Don't miss out, book your hotel before prices go up!

Three Elements to Create a Powerful Communications Triangle

Submitted on Mon, 2/10/2014 - 8:47am
When aligning your fundraising strategy, you focus on two major paths: donor retention and donor acquisition. These are the everyday struggles for any nonprofit. While projects emerge from passion and commitment towards a cause or purpose, finding the proper support to get you there and even further is a true quest based on determination and perseverance.

Town Hall Report Back: January 2014

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:04pm

This quarter's NTEN Town Hall report includes updates about NTEN staff, the 2014 NTC, research and more!

NTEN Research Committee: Want to join?

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 7:25pm

Whether you're a data fiend or have a critical eye, we want you to join the new NTEN Research Committee!

Be a Part of the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival

Submitted by Michael on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:36pm

Do you think games have a place in helping to create change? Don't miss the 11th annual Games for Change Festival!

50 Shades of Social Media

Submitted on Wed, 2/5/2014 - 8:37am
There are a lot of gray areas in social media that fall between personal and professional. The space between just being playful and being held for libel – and it can quickly become all too serious. These types of situations demand our inquiry and our preparation.

New Report! Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

Submitted by Amy on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 11:01am

In 2013, Microsot and NTEN supported 18 different nonprofit leaders in exploring data projects, trying out new solutions, and discovering opportunities to improve their work through data. After a full year together, we've compiled case studies, lessons learned, and recommendations from these participants to help you and your teams - whether you're looking at impact evaluation, measurement dashboards, or collecting the right data to start with. Download the collection today!

The 2014 DoGooder Video Awards: Open for Nominations!

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:12pm

It’s that time of year again- the DoGooder Awards are back! If you made a video in 2013 that had an impact in your community or around the world, we want to see it. If your organization produces creative, inspiring videos, we think you deserve recognition for the work you’re doing – and maybe even some incredible prizes. The submission period is February 1-15, 2014, check out contest details and submit your video today!

You Asked, We Delivered: Extended 14NTC Registration Deadline

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:07am

That's right: we're showing our love by extending the Regular Registration deadline to February 14th!