An update on NTEN’s DEI work

A lot has happened this quarter at NTEN. Obviously, COVID-19 has changed how we live our lives, both personally and professionally. The world has turned its collective life upside down to accommodate and combat this unforeseen global threat. As we enter into a new spring season filled with change and transition, NTEN recognizes that this […]
Posted: April 23, 2020

Update to the community on NTEN's DEI work

As another summer draws to a close, it’s time to update you on the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work NTEN has undertaken this quarter. You may have read last month that NTEN is making a membership shift this fall. I love this new approach because it aligns so well with our commitment to equity. […]
Posted: August 28, 2019

Join NTEN's new DEI Committee

Are you passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with a focus on racial equity? Are you doing DEI work in your organization or community? Do you have lived experiences that inform the changes you want to see in the NTEN community and the world? Then we’d love to have you join our new DEI […]
Posted: August 16, 2019

NTEN's DEI Taskforce: The work continues

You may have seen last week’s post about the Racial Affinity investments we made at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference. That work hasn’t happened in a silo. NTEN’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce continues to meet regularly and help the organization advance our goals for creating a more just and engaged world. This post is […]
Posted: April 24, 2019

Suggested Session Topics

The Session Advisory Committee crafted these lists of suggested session topics based on feedback from past NTC attendee surveys and input from the 22NTC Session Advisory Committee. Think of them as a jumping-off point for your brainstorming, so don’t feel obligated to limit yourself to these suggestions. You’re encouraged to put your best idea forward […]
Posted: August 24, 2021
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Samara Islam

Samara believes strongly in the power of human cooperation and collaboration and is passionate about community engagement, DEI, and fair representation. She has a BA degree in Organizational Communication from Washington State University and an MBA from Oregon State University. She is an experienced public speaker and loves giving presentations. Samara also sings and plays […]
Posted: August 5, 2021

Commitment to Equity & Liberation

As a team and a community, we work to dismantle systems of white supremacy and oppression in ourselves, organizations, and our world. We center those most impacted personally and generationally to build new systems and structures for equity and liberation. The layers of our identities and experiences make our relationships stronger as our freedoms are […]
Posted: June 4, 2021

Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

About The Prize The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. The Pizzigati Prize honors the brief life […]
Posted: June 1, 2021


The NTEN community exhibits award-winning generosity and kindness. Each year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we honor a few of those outstanding community members and organizations. for their exceptional contributions to nonprofit technology and our community. Rob Stuart Memorial Award NTEN’s Rob Stuart Memorial Award honors Rob Stuart, who was pivotal in creating the NTEN […]
Posted: March 20, 2021

3 Ways Philanthropy Tech Will Change In 2021

Reflections from the 2020 State of Philanthropy Tech Survey by TAG It’s often said that philanthropy moves like a bear in hibernation, slowly and only when forced to do so. And yet, I am convinced that 2021 will be anything but torpid for the role of technology in philanthropy and the social sector more broadly. […]
Posted: December 8, 2020