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2012 Nonprofit Marketing Communications: A Recap of Trends, Tools, and Tactics

Submitted on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 4:41pm
The more communications technologies change, the more they stay the same.

DIY Nonprofit Technology: 5 Steps to Prepare Staff for Merging Technology

Submitted by Annaliese on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:10am


[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:ChangeNTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Read the complete issue on "Collaboration" when you subscribe to the journal for free!]

By Michelle Hines, UCP/CLASS

Since the economic downturn, an increasing number of organizations have explored and implemented mergers or collaborative agreements. Many factors should be considered when organizations begin to work on mergers, including technology. Beyond financial and equipment matters, one of the most important concerns that can dictate the technological success or failure of a merger is change management. To ensure a smooth transition during a merger, you can prepare your staff for merging technology in five steps:


Issue 8 of NTEN:Change: The "Collaboration" Issue

Submitted by Annaliese on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 2:30pm

The "Collaboration" issue is live!

NTEN's publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and hot off the press

This issue of NTEN:Change takes a look at the various aspects of collaboration that nonprofit leaders should consider: benefits, tools, examples, pitfalls, and organizational “readiness.”

We also have more DIY tips, organizational perspectives, and leadership profiles from the NTEN community, a podcast from the CTK Foundation, and... I couldn't possibly list everything here, so please check out the new issue to see more (and make sure your Executive Director and Board Members read this):

Getting Intimate with Your Donors: Fundraising Trends of 2012

Submitted on Tue, 12/4/2012 - 1:08pm
As you wrap up another year of working toward your mission, here are a few things to add to your 2013 to-do lists.

Nonprofits, the Cloud & Data: Connections & Opportunities

This year NTEN has hosted a series of webinars on both the Cloud and Data for nonprofits. In this final series, we bring the two together to look at: 1) the connections between how nonprofits use data and how they use the cloud, 2) examples of nonprofits who have moved infrastructure to the cloud and manage their data there, and 3) looking at the Cloud and Big Data, including examples of using them in conjunction to connect folks to programs and support transparency. Learn more »

Forget Strategy: Develop a Social Media Philosophy

Submitted on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 4:18pm
With the social landscape feeling more like a tilt-a-whirl than solid ground, it's far better for a non-profit to adopt a social media philosophy than a strategy.

Livestream: Nonprofits + the Cloud: Technology in the Stratosphere

NTEN continues to lead the field in calling for nonprofits to minimize time spent on mundane tasks like server maintenance, encouraging them instead to focus their resources on technology that will actually serve their mission. One of the greatest tools at our disposal to accomplish this is the Cloud. Learn more »

Fraud Happens: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits to Reduce Their Risk

Submitted on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 5:57pm
Nonprofit organizations are not immune to occupational fraud. It's estimated that the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year. So what can you do?

New Research: The State of Nonprofit Data

Submitted by Annaliese on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 8:34am

In April 2012 NTEN worked with Idealware to conduct a survey of nonprofits about their relationships with data, and what we found was a large dichotomy—either they were doing a lot with their metrics or not much at all.

In addition, we learned that internal factors--such as staff capacity, expertise, and budget--as well as external demands and stakeholders—including funders; local, state and federal governments; donors; clients; and community groups—also hinder an organization’s ability to make strategic use of data they have collected.

Download the complete report, "The State of the Nonprofit Data."

2012 Member Appreciation Month: Focus on Leadership and Technology

Submitted by Amy on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 7:59am

It's already week two of Member Appreciation Month in the NTEN community! Our goal this month is to create a platform to recognize all the sharing and generosity in the NTEN community - and say thank you! Or, rather,#NTENThanks. There are many ways you can get involved in the celebrations this month, and this week we are focused on leadershp and technology.