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What's This: Livestreaming

Submitted by Annaliese on Fri, 12/30/2011 - 8:45am

[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue by subscribing to the journal for free!]

Livestreaming events is increasingly becoming a popular way to share content with remote audiences. It is surprisingly simple and affordable. There are three main parts: the source, or camera that you use to capture video and audio; the encoder, which is software that you use to produce the live video; and the player that viewers will watch the video on.

Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Submitted by Annaliese on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 12:12pm

[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete article, "From Outcomes to Impact," by subscribing to the journal for free!]

By Julie Macalik, with Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine. In order to be successful in this step you will need full management support and a dedicated key project lead for your team. This person will take the helm on laying out tasks in a sequence, informing other staff of their roles and assignments, and providing assistance to people as they complete their parts of the evaluation.

From Computers to the Cloud: Technology Essentials for Nonprofit Leaders

Leadership and thoughtful planning are crucial to the successful use of technology in nonprofits. This webinar will help you make the most of the time that you, as a nonprofit leader, devote to thinking about technology, by diving into the strategies and tactics that will help you foster technology planning in your organization. Learn more »

Effective Internet Presence

Four generations of potential supporters and donors are already talking and interacting via email and social media. How can your organization tap into the rapidly evolving social web and connect with people online? What tools and tactics should you use to build relationships with donors and supporters that really last?  This webinar will walk you through major internet trends, then we’ll discuss tactics for getting your message across to supporters and keeping them engaged.  Learn more »

Nonprofits & Data: Data Visualization: Tools and Tactics

We’ll check out free visualization tools and use data from our workshop participants to start learning how data can inform changes in our organizations and programs. Learn more »

New Issue of NTEN:Change: From Outcomes to Impact

Submitted by Annaliese on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 7:35am

The December issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press

Featured in this issue:

  • "From Outcomes to Impact," by Julie Macalik with Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, which provides guidance for measuring the real impact of your nonprofit.
  • "How To Track Everyone Who's Anyone To You," from Idealware's Laura Quinn, which provides the foundation for why and how to lead your nonprofit to a "greener" bottom line.
  • Three Case-Studies that document how three different nonprofits are tracking their constituents.
  • Nonprofit Leaders discuss managing their organizations through change.

Six Reasons It’s Time for Nonprofit Board Management Software

Submitted on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 3:03pm
Six ways nonprofit board management software can streamline communication, improve efficiency, ensure compliance, save time and money, and make a real difference in your organization.

Nonprofits & Data: Transforming Data into Knowledge: Measuring Performance, Outcomes and Social Impact

Data is just bits and bytes. Understanding your data and using it to empower your organization’s work to make better decisions and communicate your work towards your mission is essential. To make data truly valuable, it has to be transformed into information, knowledge, and into understanding of performance and impact. Learn more »

IT Budgeting for Nonprofits

IT costs are often a mix of equipment refresh cycles, convoluted software licenses, and often confusing IT service provider proposals. Add into the mix, cloud computing and managed service providers and how do you even start to develop an IT budget? This session will provide an overview of an IT budgeting approach that enables organizations to take a more proactive approach to managing their IT investment.  Learn more »

Product Spotlight: How Nonprofits or NGOs Can Take Advantage of the Newly Evolved Internet

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is the nonprofit organization currently managing the trusted .ORG domain, which is widely used among the nonprofit community. With the coming expansion of the top level domain name system next year, PIR is proposing to apply for a domain extension designed exclusively to meet the needs of the global nonprofit community-- .NGO. Learn more »