News from the NTEN Connect Blog

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!

2013 NTEN Challenge Report

Submitted by Amy on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:40pm

We have to start somewhere with all of our 'thank you's, so here it is! Names, numbers, and many more statements of our gratitude for all those that supported the 2013 NTEN Challenge campaign!

Coming to NTC? You can get a tech consult from NPower!

Submitted by Michael on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:19pm
Do you wish you had access to over 3,000 technical experts? Now you do! As a benefit of your NTC registration, your nonprofit has an opportunity to schedule a complimentary 30 minute phone call in February with a skilled tech expert from NPower’s volunteer program, The Community Corps. The Community Corps mobilizes technology volunteers from top corporations to give back to schools, nonprofits and individuals. Speak with a skilled professional about your most pressing technology questions, get advice and get recommendations on NTC sessions to attend! 

Serious About Online Fundraising? Get Your Copy of the Online Fundraising Report Card

Submitted on Thu, 1/23/2014 - 5:20pm
Wouldn’t it be great if someone looked at the end-to-end donor experience of over 150 charities and analyzed the results?

What's New at the NTC This Year?

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:24pm

The 2014 is going to be here in just a matter of weeks - are you registeredWe are confident that the 2014 NTC is going to be the best one yet, and to prove it check out some of the highlights we have planned for you in DC!

An Era of Profound Change

Submitted on Wed, 1/22/2014 - 8:52am
Disruptive changes in the technology landscape are posing serious challenges for IT Departments. IT Leaders are trying to plan for an environment that seems to be changing every 6 months. Which solutions are still going to be around over the next 5 years? Which approaches to managing IT are going to be relevant? How is the landscape going to change? How can we adapt to the changes as they're happening?

Share, Use, Remix: An Overview of Creative Commons

Submitted on Wed, 1/22/2014 - 8:31am
Copyright laws can be confusing and so mired in legalese that they're almost incomprehensible. Creative Commons has tried to make copyright law easier to understand and allow content creators to share what they've created, and to allow other people to use the content they've created for their own purposes. Plus, it lays out the set of circumstances where nonprofits may use content that is licensed under one of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial licenses

Social Media Superpower: Tapping Creativity to Mobilize your Community #14NTCsuper

Submitted on Mon, 1/20/2014 - 12:04pm
There are so many different ways for a nonprofit to reach out to its community, how do you choose the one that will give you the most bang for your buck? For time-strapped nonprofits, having so many new apps, tools, and communication channels available can be overwhelming and make engagement feel like a chore. The answer isn't using the newest channel to reach out, but how you're using your existing communications channels creatively and effectively.