NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Last week, during the quarterly staff retreat, NTEN staff toured Free Geek. Free Geek is a technology reuse, recycle, and education nonprofit based in Portland, OR. Several NTEN staff have been long-time supporters and NTEN has always donated its old electronics to Free Geek. It’s was great to get out of the office together and see the good work being done with technology and nonprofits right here in Portland.

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Londell Jackson, a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Elissa Perry, a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

Andrea Post is NTEN's newest team member. As Events Manager, Andrea will be working on events such as the Leading Change Summit and Nonprofit Technology Conference. Read about her inspiration for working in nonprofit technology and more!

The 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits. We also go behind the scenes with KivaGlobalGiving, Urban Ministries of Durham, and FundsforNGOs, and the Surfrider Foundation reveals the key ingredient that's needed to complement digital tools for effective advocacy and engagement.

>>Read the June 2014 issue! (online or mobile device)

After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

In our first installment, NTEN’s IT Director, Karl Hedstrom, and Operations Director, Jessica Holliday, answer a few questions about what we’re setting out to do, and how, and why...

Today I'm at MCON, an event focused on Millennial engagement. Here's a postcard of sorts from one piece of the program: the Be Fearless! Pitch-It competition. (I was especially intrigued about this part of the event because, with the help of our friends at LimeRed Studios, NTEN is planning its own Idea Accelerator at the Leading Change Summit this September.) Here are my notes, dashed off in the auditorium at #MCON14 about the pitches from Param Jaffi, Hiraa Khan, and Cabell Maddux. Check them out, and if you read this before 4:45CT today, cast your vote online for your favorite to win $2,000 to put toward their projects! 

Don't miss out! 15NTC proposals are due this Sunday, June 22. In case you missed our recent webinar, So you want to submit an NTC proposal? , we've compiled this handy dandy list of key takeaways, tips, and words of encouragement from our awesome NTEN community members about how to submit a successful NTC session proposal. Good luck!

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Deepa Kunapuli, a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit. Today we’re excited to share that Matt Groch, Director of Solution Delivery atMission Measurement, will offer a keynote called Moneyball for Social Impact, Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the implications of a discrete closed-loop factor analysis framework for social impact.