NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

On September 6 in San Francisco, over 250 attendees at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit (14LCS) convened for its finale event: the Idea Accelerator. After three days of exploring ideas, gathering feedback on projects and concepts, and thinking critically amongst nonprofit peers, the Idea Accelerator gave participants the chance to switch gears and think about how to put their ideas into action. 

“Where can I post a job?” That’s one of the most common questions we get at NTEN, and we’ve repeatedly heard from many of you in the NTEN community that you’d like to see a job board on NTEN.org. Well, we take your requests seriously; and we are excited to announce that a job board is underway!

In honor of our August theme of "Tools," we invited several of our beloved Tech Club and Communities of Practice (CoPs) organizers to give short presentations about their favorite community organizing tools during the Community Organizing Tools from the Experts webinar on August 21. Did you miss it? Here's a quick recap of some of the helpful tools and resources that they shared. You can also view the entire presentation on Slideshare, and recap on Storify

With NTEN's website redesign project underway, we took a step back and asked, "How do we know how our users use our site and what they want if we don't ask? So we turned to the NTEN community, as we will continue to do at various stages of the redesign process, for their candid feedback about the NTEN website. We conducted a website survey with about 80 respondents, and conducted some one-on-one interviews with eleven members of the NTEN community. Here's what they had to say.

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

The Leading Change Summit is just 12 days away. We're packing, preparing, designing, and more just to make sure this first Summit is up to NTEN standards. Whether you can attend the full Summit or just a part of it we're making these options available with a two-day Idea Accelerator package for $40 that includes access to the Microsoft evening reception on Friday, September 5, Idea Accelerator on Saturday, Sept. 6, and more.

A quick update from the those of us tackling the content strategy for NTEN's site relaunch.

Last week I got to attend the National Alliance for Media and Culture (NAMAC) and Alliance for Community Media (ACM)'s first-ever joint National Conference: State and Main 2014 (#StateMain14) in Philadelphia, PA. I took part in the panel: Multiple Platform Social Media Strategies, which explored ways nonprofits can use social media more effectively, and walked away with a big resource list of tools and strategies for social media success.

Just when you thought you missed the boat, here's your second chance!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Event360, we now have 10 extra scholarships available for individuals interested in attending the 2014 Leading Change Summit this September 3-6. The deadline to apply is next Friday, August 22, but scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible

If you’ve looked over the agenda for the NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit (#14LCS) this September, you’ve probably noticed that we tried to build in a healthy mix of time that attendees will spend in their tracks vs. time that will be spent all together. Today I’m happy to introduce someone who will lead our first chunk of all-attendee, cross-track time on Wednesday, September 3:Lisa Heft.