NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Here at NTEN, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news that last week our colleague, Michael DeLong, passed away very suddenly. The outpouring of fond remembrances from the nonprofit community is a testament to the special person he was to so many people.

Learn how to propose a breakout session for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference – and who will read it.

This September, join us for the inaugural Leading Change Summit, a conference experience designed to support and highlight all those in the room. Instead of a traditional conference with concurrent sessions and a line-up of speakers, Leading Change Summit (LCS) is designed around the idea that the best ideas can emerge through facilitated workshops and driven conversations. Fun fact: this is not just for Executive Directors! LCS is an event for staff across an organization, with tracks available in three broad categories and the projects or concepts you tackle entirely driven by your most pressing struggles or initiatives. Is LCS for you? 

There have been a tremendous amount of issues and disasters in the news recently, but there is also the critically important story that is developing as you read this: once again, our open Internet is in danger. The FCC recently announced that it would consider new rules governing the Internet, including the opportunity for phone and cable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to create two levels of access, or a "fast lane" for those paying a higher price. 

What could the advent of Bitcoin - the currency of the cloud - mean for the future of your fundraising efforts? How can you leverage the cloud to hone your relationships with your community? Which processes and tools could help migrate your organization's files and emails seemlessly to the cloud? Learn the answers to these questions and more during this month's suite of three webinars.

We just had a flurry of exciting new Communities of Practice (CoPs) emerge since the 14NTC. Check them out!

This month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival, hosted by Nancy Schwartz is on the topic: The Word Behind the Work. How do you find productivity and balance in your work and life?

Fundraisers, are you gearing up for your annual campaign? November might seem far away, but now is the perfect time of the year to get started with planning (if you haven’t already!). Read on for some inspiration and an opportunity exclusively for NTEN Members. 

We're so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh, to the NTEN team! Steph will be managing and keeping the great online community content flowing, while doubling as one of Portland's most revered bike & transportation advocates outside the office. You may have also met her at the 14NTC, where she was working with the NTEN team behind the scenes. 

Check out this interview with Steph, follow her on Twitter @StephRouth, and drop her a message to introduce yourself! 

 

The 2014 NTC ended one month ago, and in the last four weeks we've been busy catching up on sleep. We've also aggregated a great deal of feedback and ideas - things that worked and things that didn't about this year's conference, and ways to do more and ways to do better in 2015. Here's our very long recap!