NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

At #MFOM14, I participated as a speaker, leading one workshop, Email Marketing to Support Year-Round Online Fundraising, and as a panelist for the session, Visual Communication: Create pictures, videos, and presentations quickly, easily, and affordably. Here are the key takeaways, tips, and tools that came out of it. 

Over the past couple of months we’ve been introducing you to the incredible cast of characters who are helping to shape NTEN’s inaugural Leading Change Summit. It’s about time we celebrate the dynamic duo behind the Idea AcceleratorEmily Lonigro Boylan and Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad of LimeRed Studio. LimeRed is a creative services firm that works with organizations that inspire positive change.

NTEN Communities of Practice (CoPs) are affinity groups centered on specific topics of interest, from community management to Drupal to nonprofits in the arts. These online groups provide support for your specific needs and interests and offer ongoing opportunities for growth.

But it takes more than a name and a platform to convene a group of thoughtful people; it takes volunteer organizers who are willing to give their time and efforts to build and maintain an online community. We asked NTEN's great CoP organizers to help us understand why they answered the call to nonprofit tech leadership. Following are some highlights from the many answers we received.

We’ve been working all year to make the Leading Change Summit an incredible experience for all of you, so we were excited when the San Francisco Hilton at Union Square presented an opportunity to make it even more spectacular. One lucky attendee will be upgraded to a corner suite with a view for no additional cost.

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

The inaugural Leading Change Summit (LCS) in San Francisco is coming up fast! In true NTEN fashion, we experimented with Instagram to answer a few common LCS questions through video:

Last week I met some rock stars of the data visualization world (yes, it’s true, there is such a world) at the Data Visualization Knowledge Summit hosted by Periscopic in Portland. The Summit featured a panel discussion with guest speakers: Alberto Cairo, Professor/Author; Kennedy Elliott, Web Developer, Washington Post; Scott Murray, Author/Coder; and Sarah Slobin, Visual Journalist, Wall Street Journal. Although this was a pretty wide-ranging discussion, they all had in common one thing: a high comfort level with uncertainty (not in the strictly statistical sense, however). That was the most inspiring and comforting thing of all.

We are excited to release the 8th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report: Learn more and download the latest report today!

With support from TechSoup Global, NTEN is excited to provide 12 scholarships to the 2014 Leading Change Summit. Learn more about eligability and apply today!

The Early Bird registration deadline for the 2014 Leading Change Summit has been extended to July 31st! Between now and July 31st, we're offering the lowest rates to you, our amazing community members!  Join NTEN as we launch the Leading Change Summit on September 3-6 in San Francisco.

If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out. And if you needed more convincing, here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend the Leading Change Summit!