NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

It's the last week of Member Appreciation Month (MAM) here at NTEN, so be sure to cook up some #ntenthanks, take advantage of special offers, and find out how to win the grand prizes!

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Karen Borchgrevink, Recruiter at Taproot Foundation.

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN's program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we try to raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Paul Webster, Community Builder & Technology Advisor at Lasa.

In 2009, Clay Shirkey predicted, “For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases.” Meaning, as print news becomes obsolete, nuanced approaches to information-sharing will emerge that will meet the intended goals of journalism; consumption of information will change; and reporters will no longer be the only ones who are breaking news. Shirkey also said, “Now is the time for experiments, lots and lots of experiments.”

Fast forward to 2014, and this prediction still holds true. There are ample opportunities for nonprofits to help inform, shape, and create stories for the media. In this recap from the 2014 Independent Sector Conference in Seattle, where I attended the session, “Navigating the New Media Landscape," I sum up five key opportunities for nonprofits.

Participate in the 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study!

Are you ready to crunch some serious numbers and dive deep into nonprofit data? Are you ready to find out how your online program stacks up against your competitors, colleagues, and frenemies? We thought so. Which is why we’re excited to invite organizations to participate in M+R and NTEN’s 2015 Benchmarks Study to help determine this year’s industry standards for online fundraising, advocacy, and list building.

It's hard for us to believe, but we're already halfway through Member Appreciation Month (MAM)! Taking the glass-is-half-full approach, that means there are still lots of free webinars to take advantage of, tons of prizes to give out, and of course, plenty of NTEN thanks! 

November is Member Appreciation Month at NTEN. NTEN's Development Manager, Eileigh Doineau, shares her #ntenthanks for NTEN's Members.

Last week, Joleen and I spoke at Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' (MCN) annual conference, Nonprofits in Motion: Momentum for a New Minnesota (NPIM14), and we have a lot to share!

After months of thoughtful reflection, accompanied by much weeping and gnashing of teeth, we are close to finalizing the design of the new NTEN homepage. Our web design experts from Cornershop Creative have put together a page that we hope will fulfill the intended goals of the redesign: to create a more dynamic, easy to navigate website that will help to support our active community of nonprofit professionals to connect, learn, and change the world. Now it's time to turn it over to our trusted community of people like you to see if our website redesign mockup actually achieves our intended goals in the wild. Will you help us participate in this quick first impression testing?