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Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteering describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other Internet-connected device. Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, digital volunteering, and e-volunteering, and includes microvolunteering, crowd-sourcing, telementoring, teletutoring, and various other online activities undertaken […]
Posted: February 20, 2015
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Member Round-Up: Mobile apps for social change, volunteering inspiration, upcoming conferences,

NTEN Members never fail to inspire us. Here’s the latest news and events from our Members that has us smiling. There’s a terrific schedule of sessions and an all-star lineup of speakers (including NTEN Members, Steve McDonell of ACHIEVA and Beth Kanter) planned for the Bayer Center for Nonprofits’ upcoming Tech Now Conference in Pittsburgh, […]
Posted: September 12, 2014
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Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!

On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies, in belated honor of National Volunteer Week. Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit based in northeast Portland that helps to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with donated supplies. Working with Schoolhouse […]
Posted: April 18, 2014
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How to develop a volunteer management plan

Earlier this year, I met with one of our volunteers to go over some training materials. This particular volunteer started out as a computer mentor at our Digital Inclusion Computer Help Lab, but he wanted to do more by volunteering with another one of our programs as well. As I spoke with him, I was […]
Posted: August 3, 2018
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How to use tell-a-friend campaigns for volunteer recruitment

A version of this article originally appeared on VolunteerPro and is reprinted here with permission. Volunteer recruitment “tell-a-friend” campaigns are easy ways to expand your volunteer recruitment campaigns by tapping into the networks of your existing volunteers. Your biggest fans will be more than happy to help you spread the word, but they need encouragement […]
Posted: March 19, 2018
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Making our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion real

In 2017, NTEN revised our Vision and Mission to read as follows: We envision a more just and engaged world where all nonprofits use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. We support organizations by convening the nonprofit community, offering professional credentials and training, and facilitating an open exchange of […]
Posted: March 1, 2018
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New connections, friends: Volunteers share what they love about the NTC

It takes a lot of work to put on a conference for a few thousand nonprofit professionals—luckily, we have some dedicated volunteers who help us make it happen. Besides saving you a chunk of change on registration, volunteering at the Nonprofit Technology Conference is a great way to meet people. You get to help attendees, […]
Posted: January 29, 2018
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Announcing the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows

NTEN is pleased to introduce the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows! These 17 emerging leaders represent the best of community and public service professionals. We are thrilled that they are joining the Fellowship to hone their skills and develop new and enhanced digital literacy programs for adults. The fourth cohort of Fellows work at a variety […]
Posted: January 8, 2018
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How data can make your website better

As the food bank serving Chicago and Cook County, we have a variety of audiences for our website—all with different interests and needs. Many are looking for pantries and food programs in their neighborhoods, or they’re social workers seeking food assistance for their clients. Others are interested in donating, volunteering, or starting a food drive. […]
Posted: November 27, 2017
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Member spotlight: Lanette Rivera

Lanette Rivera has been an NTEN member since 2017. What’s your current position? Give us a brief overview of what you do in your work. I am currently the Development and Communications Associate at Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. I started as a volunteer for NPHY […]
Posted: November 6, 2017