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Wrangling Stakeholders: Managing Internal Buy-In for Technology Projects

Technology is key to the success of your organization, but somewhere between 37% and 75% of technology projects fail. Webinar hosts Leah Stern and Dar Veverka want yours to be among those that succeed. Join them to discuss ways to manage stakeholders and get internal buy-in for your tech projects. Learn more »

Things We Like (April 2014)

Submitted by Steph on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:10am

April Nonprofit Blog Carnival: The Work Behind the Work - Finding Productivity and Balance

Submitted by Megan on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:14pm

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?

Town Hall: October 2014

We want to hear from you, and our quarterly Town Halls are a way to create a dedicated, open line for NTEN staff to provide updates and insights about our work, and hear from you (yes, you) about what you're working on, how we can better serve you and your team, and discuss hot topics in the community. Learn more »

Town Hall: July 2014

We want to hear from you, and our quarterly Town Halls are a way to create a dedicated, open line for NTEN staff to provide updates and insights about our work, and hear from you (yes, you) about what you're working on, how we can better serve you and your team, and discuss hot topics in the community. Learn more »

Mobile for Good: How Mobile Wallets Will Transform Fundraising

Submitted on Wed, 4/16/2014 - 8:30am
What is the potential for mobile wallets on processing payments and fundraising? It's not just the convenience of swiping. Learn more in this excerpt from the new book, "Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits."

Last-Mile Impact Measurement: Mobile is the Way

Submitted on Mon, 4/14/2014 - 8:45am
Four nonprofits are leveraging mobile technology to measure the impact of their programs, and hear from their remote beneficiaries that may not have access to the internet. Learn how they're implementing this technology, and the five lessons learned so far on how to maximize participation.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: So Many Thanks to Our Board Members

Submitted by Amy on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:56am

It's National Volunteer Week! NTEN benefits from the service and support of so many volunteers, all year long. Today, please join me in thanking those volunteers who participate on the NTEN Board!

Science Experiment: A Semi-Technical Lowdown on Working with iBeacons

Submitted on Thu, 4/10/2014 - 4:09pm
iBeacons are the first mainstream technology to provide indoor location information to phones. Check out the experiment that the team at ThoughtWorks did to test the performance of iBeacons, and learn about its potential applications for nonprofits.

4 Strategies from 4 Mobile Trends

Submitted on Wed, 4/9/2014 - 1:06pm
Online giving is on the rise: how can you use the boost in mobile activity to its advantage? Learn four strategies to consider based on four trends in mobile.

Grassroots Advocacy in the Mobile Age

Submitted on Tue, 4/8/2014 - 11:57am
Advocacy as an industry exists because of people’s desire to improve the world. How can advocacy initiatives reach their goals by leveraging technology?

#SXSWGood: Articles from NTEN on SXSW Social Good Sessions

Submitted by Megan on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:47pm

NTEN Marketing & Publications Director, Joleen Ong (@joleendearest) and I (@penguinasana) attended SXSW on March 7-11 and reported for the Nonprofit Times. Find out more about the social good action at SXSW by checking out our articles below in the Nonprofit Times.

Interview with NTEN's Community Program Coordinator

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:08pm

Cats and nptech? That sounds like NTEN! Check out this interview with NTEN's newest cat-loving nptech-er.

Leaders Leveraging Wireless: 10 Ways to Lead by Leaving Your Desk

If you or anyone in your organization has a laptop, we want to encourage you to leave your desk! This webinar will explore the many facets of your organization including communication, fundraising, programs, community outreach and staffing/volunteerism, and challenge your thinking on ways to leverage wireless technology in each area. Learn more »

5 Things Your Online Community Should be Doing

Submitted on Fri, 3/21/2014 - 11:30am
Building a community online isn’t just about you and your organization, it’s about embracing the people who share your vision, purpose, and cause outside of your immediate organization. It should establish commonality, shared identity, and culture that seeks to address and solve problems together.

3 Ways to Make Your Website the Center of Your Online Community

Submitted on Thu, 3/20/2014 - 10:12am
The truth is that no matter how hard we try, we cannot survive without the aid of the community that surrounds us. Donations, volunteers, and message lift are all achievable through your community of stakeholders – the people who have an interest for your nonprofit or cause. Here are three ways that you can help ensure that your website is the centerpiece of your online community.

Town Hall: April 2014

NTEN is the community where changemakers come together to find new collaborators, learn from other organizations, and share big ideas about the ways we can use technology to meet our missions and change the world. Pretty lofty stuff. Pretty amazing people.We want to hear from you, and these quarterly Town Halls are a way to create a dedicated, open line for NTEN staff to provide updates and insights about our work, and hear from you (yes, you) about what you're working on, how we can better serve you and your team, and discuss hot topics in the community. Learn more »

NTC Plenary Day 3: Change is Coming. Are You Ready?

Submitted on Sat, 3/15/2014 - 1:04pm
The crowd was a bit slower moving this morning after last night’s revelries, but eager nonetheless to hear Willa Seldon from Bridgespan Group discuss new trends in the intersection of technology and philanthropy.

At the 14NTC: Announcing the NTENnies

Submitted by Michael on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 5:51am

While we’re grateful to all members of NTEN, there are, of course, those of you who go beyond the proverbial "call of duty" and impact the NTEN community by providing extra time, resources, and wisdom to assist NTEN's work in this sector. We call you "rockstars" here on this blog (a lot), but each spring, at NTEN's annual conference, we like to do more than that. We like to annoint a new crop of these nonprofit tech warriors.

Today, at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., we unveiled the #14ntc NTENnies and their unique contributions to the NTEN community:

Most likely to . . .

NTC Plenary Day 2: Tech is Everywhere and We’re All In Charge

Submitted on Fri, 3/14/2014 - 7:47am
There may have been less tears on stage this morning, but Friday’s opening plenary at #14NTC was inspiring nonetheless. The session started with the announcement of several awards given to organizations and individuals using technology for good in the nonprofit space. That was followed up by a touching Microsoft video showcasing its efforts to use technology to unite and inspire people.