NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

NTEN Marketing & Publications Director, Joleen Ong (@joleendearest) and I (@penguinasana) attended SXSW on March 7-11 and reported for the Nonprofit Times. Find out more about the social good action at SXSW by checking out our articles below in the Nonprofit Times.

Interested in free wireless Internet for a year for your nonprofit? Apply to participate in Mobile Citizen’s Enabling Programs and Results case study campaign.  

When the words of our quarterly theme, “innovative and competitive” come to mind, I think about what we can learn from farmers. To enjoy the fruits of our labor, we need to be flexible and responsive to external conditions, and have the patience to see it through to harvest. How organizations can stay relevant and resilient amidst the changing environment? Read the March 2014 issue of NTEN: Change!

Cats and nptech? That sounds like NTEN! Check out this interview with NTEN's newest cat-loving nptech-er.

With more than 35,000 attendees at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas from March 7-11, attendees from the nonprofit sector are just one segment of the highly diverse SXSW attendees; but this number is growing, and so are the number of breakout sessions. Within this massive conference, the Beacon Lounge has emerged as a space for nonprofit and social good professionals to connect with each other, and experience some alternative programming, the Do Good Dialogues. Learn more about the three core themes that came out of it. 

While we’re grateful to all members of NTEN, there are, of course, those of you who go beyond the proverbial "call of duty" and impact the NTEN community by providing extra time, resources, and wisdom to assist NTEN's work in this sector. We call you "rockstars" here on this blog (a lot), but each spring, at NTEN's annual conference, we like to do more than that. We like to annoint a new crop of these nonprofit tech warriors.

Today, at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., we unveiled the #14ntc NTENnies and their unique contributions to the NTEN community:

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The NTEN team continues to grow with four new board members and a new team member! Join us in welcoming Bethany, Gayle, Jereme, Maddie, and Miriam.

NTEN is excited to once again head to SXSW in Austin, TX! We're continuing our tradition of being a part of the Beacon Lounge, a comfy conference oasis where geeks and social changemakers - or both! - can relax and find inspiring conversations and connections.

Will you be there? We want to meet you! Here's how you can take part in the SXSW in Austin or virtually.

We’ve been working hard the past few days and are happy to share that we’ve narrowed down this year’s DoGooder Video Award submissions to a few special finalists! It was a difficult task, but NTEN and the DoGooder Team have chosen the finalists- and now it’s up to the public to choose the winners!

Visit the contest site today and cast your vote! Public voting is open through March 10th, 2014. 

14NTC is just around the corner and the community is buzzing with tips, recommendations, and other advice on making your Washington D.C. and NTC experience a rewarding one. We'll be crossing our fingers for a blizzard-free time (13NTC, anyone?) and some early cherry blossoms. But besides packing that warm jacket just in case, you can plan your D.C. trip with the help of your fellow nonprofit attendees.