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Submissions for NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders
NTEN established NTEN:Change 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.
While NTEN and the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board generally plan and solicit for content several months in advance of each issue, we accept rolling submissions for consideration for the following types of articles. If you are not familiar with NTEN:Change and the articles described, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the journal before submitting. We also recommend you read our FAQs regarding guest-authoring content for NTEN.
"DIY Nonprofit Technology"
- 300-500 words
- specific, 1- 2-3 steps that help a nonprofit translate best practices or nonprofit technology trends and concepts into steps they can follow/apply to their organizational strategy.
- generally, the DIY theme implies being able to tackle a project with existing staff and resources
- If the “1-2-3 steps” format doesn't apply, then consider a "top 5 tips/lessons" format
- Example DIY articles:
- 700-1000 words
- Provide “behind the scenes” analysis of a campaign, project, or process involving technology at a nonprofit organization
- Emphasis should be on the nonprofit’s “story” -- direct quotes and analysis from organizational staff are especially appealing
- Note that the journal has high editorial standards for case studies -- these should be journalistic and non-promotional, focusing on process, culture, and organizational impact.
- See examples of the style and depth of case studies we publish online here.
How to Submit
- Please submit your article for consideration as a .doc, .txt, or .rtf attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Include in the subject line: Submission: [article type] (with “DIY” or “Case Study” indicated as the article type).
- Include urls you would like referenced in the article (as examples or additional resources) spelled out in the text.
- Include in your byline: Name, title, organizaiton/affiliation (include link), Twitter/LinkedIn/Personal Blog