NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

According to Blackbaud’s Online Marketing Benchmark Study for Nonprofits, online giving is on the rise–but only represents a fraction of total giving. Nonprofits have an unprecedented opportunity to reach more donors and increase revenue through online marketing channels, including search, video, and social media.

Flickr: Juushika RedgraveFlickr: Juushika RedgraveThis past weekend saw the first offical day of fall which means we can all look forward to months of potted mums, candy corn, and annual conferences. This latest Member Round Up features lots of goodies, from tips on social media and email campaigns, to new research on impact investing and Idealist's funny obsession drawing a famous actor.

Every year after the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), we get the feedback that folks wished they had longer to dive in a specific topic in more depth. Well, we heard you and are excited to offer our new master classes to give you the opportunity to do just that.

Yes, Labor Day is now long past (or so it already feels), but the three-day weekend never slowed down the nptech community! They managed to pump out reports and research, organize webinars and conferences, and even play around with the definition of volunteering. Read up on your ever generous, thoughtful, and talented peers and have a great weekend!

Flickr: ccbrandFlickr: ccbrandEven though summer's in full swing and it's so easy to spend those lovely afternoons just sipping lemonade, the nptech community is hard at work putting out new research, collecting data, and figuring out how to put technology to work to solve today's most pressing issues. Inspired? Read on to get the full effect:

Are you thinking about making a change to a process you already have in place? Do you want to be able to show that the changes had an effect on the process? There are a few things you should think about before you make the change...

Since August 2010, folks who work in the world of online community building, mostly at nonprofits and NGOs, have been gathering weekly for networking, professional development, and resource-sharing via the Twitter hashtag #CommBuild. To celebrate #CommBuild’s three year anniversary, we asked several invested community members why this chat has lasted so long, what challenges they’ve faced along the way, and how curious newcomers can get involved.

Flickr: photofarmerFlickr: photofarmerThis year, we're formalizing our efforts and rolling out a new sustainability plan to help us be even more effective in 'greening' the NTC. And we need YOU, our wonderful community, to help! We’re looking for some creative, environmentally minded nptechies to gather their ideas and experiences and join our Sustainability Committee. 

NTEN's staff just keeps growing! Meet James Sigala, our new Program Coordinator!