Submissions for NTEN: Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders

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 34,000

Average Open Rate: 18%

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 the Journal's editor, Joleen Ong 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.  We also recommend you read our FAQs regarding guest-authoring content for NTEN.

Feature Article

Project Spotlight & Behind the Scenes
  • 800-900 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 85 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:
  • 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)
2014 Editorial Calendar
Issue Theme Deadline for Content
March 2014 Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits: How organizations can stay relevant and resilient amidst the changing environment February 14, 2014
June 2014 Reinventing the Ask: Fundraising & Donor Engagement in the Digital Age May 1, 2014
September 2014 Advocacy & Visual Communications: Getting Your Message to Rise Above the Noise July 31, 2014
December 2014 2014 Year in Review: Nonprofit Best Practices October 29 2014