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Is there a monthly theme or topic that excites you and of which you have expertise you are willing to share with the NTEN community? You’ve come to the right place! Thank you for your interest in writing a guest article for Connect.

2016 Connect Themes

  • January 2016: Looking Ahead / NTC Preview
  • February 2016: Community Management
  • March 2016: Measuring Impact
  • April 2016: Diversity / Inclusion
  • May 2016: Tech Leadership & Innovation
  • June 2016: Storytelling
  • July 2016: Fundraising
  • August 2016: Crisis Communication
  • September 2016: Work and Productivity
  • October 2016: Dark Side of Social
  • November 2016: Member Best Practices
  • December 2016: The Year in Review / Best of 2016

What Connect Articles Are

Articles offer tips, tricks, how-tos, how-not-tos, and higher level conversations that help other nonprofits do their jobs better. Connect articles are about ideas. Our authors are generous experts of their own experience who share lessons learned with as well as support for other community members. Almost all articles are originally created for and published on the NTEN site by active NTEN community members.

Who Connect Authors Are

Authors are primarily active members of the NTEN community—people who have spoken at or participated in community-based events (e.g., Tech Clubs, online groups), attendees of NTEN educational events or programs, etc.

At NTEN, we strive to ensure a diversity of perspectives and voices, including but not limited to: gender identity, race, geographic location, job type, and organization size and type. We generally do not publish more than two pieces by any one organization in a calendar year, to ensure a diversity of community voices.

What Connect Articles Are Not

We have very strict non-promotional guidelines. Submitted drafts that focus on specific platforms or services will not be accepted, or will be altered beyond recognition (you have been warned!). Link bait, press releases, or open invitations to demo a product or service will be rejected.

What and When to Send to NTEN’s Editor

If you have a topic idea, you can either submit via the Suggestion Box Form at the bottom of this page or email to pitch your prosey idea. Once the topic has been greenlighted, please send your draft article to the editor by the 21st of the month preceding the monthly theme (e.g., March 21 for April’s theme).

  • 700-1,200 word guest article
  • 2-3 sentence bio, including your organization and role (and Twitter handle, if applicable)
  • Profile photo: 500+ pixels wide, please
  • Feature image that complements the article: 700+ pixels wide, to which you own the rights or which is available on Creative Commons

Promoting Your Article

Once your article is published on the NTEN site, we will send you an email with the link to your article. Please tell the world! Rampant social media sharing is encouraged (with bonus points if you tag NTEN), as is sharing with friends via email, newsletters, and any other platform at your disposal.

  • Email, Twitter handle, etc.