NTEN established the NTEN: Change Journal in 2011 to address the strategic and practical considerations nonprofit leadership staff and board members need to make in order to make sound investments and effective planning decisions that will help their nonprofit organizations achieve their missions. See more information about the journal here.

Audience: Executive Directors, CEOs, and other non-technical leadership staff at small to mid-sized nonprofits.

Subscribers: Over 39,000

Average Open Rate (2014): 18%

Click-through Rate (2014): 22%

While NTEN and the Journal’s Editorial Committee generally plan and solicit for content several months in advance of each issue, we accept guest articles on a rolling basis. Prior to submission, please contact editor@nten.org to discuss content ideas. If you are not familiar with the Journal and the articles described, we recommend you familiarize yourself and subscribe to it before submitting.

Feature Article

  • 1,500 words
  • Article must have a strategic focus that is closely tied to the quarterly theme, and looks at nonprofit leadership and internal organizational processes
  • Includes 1-3 high-resolution graphics (eps format preferred) to support the content, and one high-resolution headshot/profile photo of the author (and/or relevant logo)
  • Includes description of author/organization, maximum 30 words
  • Additionally, articles must be submitted with a separate 85-word summary of key takeaways to include in the Journal’s “At a Glance” section
  • See examples of previous feature articles, from the September 2014 Journal:
Project Spotlight & Behind the Scenes 

  • 1,000-1,200 words
  • Provide a “behind the scenes” look at a project/organization that has been operating for over a year. The project/organization should demonstrate how it takes an innovative approach to integrating technology into their activities, such as for data collection, reporting on impact, etc.
  • Note: This piece could be in either interview format, or narrative
  • Includes facts and figures about the project, such as the project duration, amount of funding, and donor/foundation
  • Emphasis should be on the nonprofit’s “story” – direct quotes and analysis from organizational staff are especially appealing
  • Includes 1-3 high-resolution graphics (eps format preferred) to support the content, and one high-resolution headshot/profile photo of the author (and/or relevant logo)
  • Includes description of author/organization, maximum 30 words
  • Includes data for the “Fast Facts” side bar:
    • Year established
    • Project duration
    • Number of staff members
    • Operating budget
  • Additionally, articles must be submitted with a separate 85-word summary of key takeaways to include in the Journal’s “At a Glance” section
  • See examples of previous Project Spotlights/Behind the Scenes, from the June 2014 Journal:

How to Submit

  • Please submit your article for consideration as a Word document attachment, and the images as a hi-res eps file to: publications@nten.org.
  • Include urls you would like referenced in the article (as examples or additional resources) to be embedded in the text.
  • Include in your byline: Name, title, organization/affiliation, social media channels (include relevant links)

2015 Editorial Calendar

Issue Theme Deadline for Content Publication Date
March 2015 Digital Inclusion & Technical Divides February 5, 2015 March 30, 2015
June 2015 Organizational Effectiveness at Scale: How to become more efficient and effective May 1, 2015 June 29, 2015
September 2015 Websites, Mobile & the Future Shape of the Web July 16, 2015 September 28, 2015
December 2015 Nonprofits & Data October 22, 2015 December 21, 2015

2014 Issues