News from the NTEN Connect Blog

Case Study of NTEN’s Website Relaunch: The home page

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 8:02pm

We at NTEN are finally working on a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersection of technology and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches. In this installment, we asked people to test drive the home page.

Scholarships still available for 15NTC - apply today!

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:24pm

Have you considered attending the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (15NTC)? We are expecting more than 2,100 attendees and over 100 breakout sessions - don't miss out! We encourage you to apply for a scholarship!

The Impact of Your Donation: Judy Griffin, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:56am

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Judy Griffin, Director of Resource Development of Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (VAFCC).

The Impact of Your Donation: Udaya Sharma, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Submitted by Steph on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:30pm

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Udaya Sharma, CEO of RDIC.

#GivingTuesday is almost here! NTEN Members share their campaign plans

Submitted by Megan on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:45am

We're less than a week away from #GivingTuesday, an international annual day of giving to kick off the giving season. #GivingTuesday takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, falling on December 2 this year.  Get inspired by these NTEN Members taking part in #GivingTuesday campaigns to support their cause and join NTEN for a free #GivingTuesday community celebration.

Member Appreciation Month Week 4: Gobble Up the Grand Prizes and Congratulations to Last Week's Winners

Submitted by Megan on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:22am

It's the last week of Member Appreciation Month (MAM) here at NTEN, so be sure to cook up some #ntenthanks, take advantage of special offers, and find out how to win the grand prizes!

The Impact of Your Donation: Karen Borchgrevink, 14LCS Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:30pm

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Karen Borchgrevink, Recruiter at Taproot Foundation.

Things We Like (November 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:15pm

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

The Impact of Your Donation: Paul Webster, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Submitted by Steph on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:15pm

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Paul Webster, Community Builder & Technology Advisor at Lasa.

How Nonprofits Can Navigate the New Media Landscape

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:59am

In 2009, Clay Shirkey predicted, “For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases.” Meaning, as print news becomes obsolete, nuanced approaches to information-sharing will emerge that will meet the intended goals of journalism; consumption of information will change; and reporters will no longer be the only ones who are breaking news. Shirkey also said, “Now is the time for experiments, lots and lots of experiments.”

Fast forward to 2014, and this prediction still holds true. There are ample opportunities for nonprofits to help inform, shape, and create stories for the media. In this recap from the 2014 Independent Sector Conference in Seattle, where I attended the session, “Navigating the New Media Landscape," I sum up five key opportunities for nonprofits.