November 23, 2015

A Community That Gives: Donate to support scholarships and accessibility

This year, NTEN has seen the launch of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship and expansion of the Nonprofit Tech Academy, new research projects on digital strategy and Internet use in nonprofits, and new staff and board members, all to support an increasingly diverse and growing community.

I’m inspired every day – by the NTEN team and community – by the level of openness, sharing, and genuine desire for everyone to succeed together. There is no community quite like the NTEN community and I am grateful to be part of this work.

Just as programs have launched or expanded this year, so have the number of ways we work to make all programs, membership, and participation as accessible as possible. And we do this with the support of your donations.

The scholarships offered for the Nonprofit Technology Conference are often the most visible impact of your support (and applications for 16NTC scholarships are still open!), and donations we receive throughout the year contribute to so much more:

  • scholarships to all NTEN conferences and educational events,
  • monthly stipends for local Tech Clubs,
  • memberships for organizations who otherwise would not be able to pay,
  • free access to research reports and resources.

Donations to NTEN – from $1 to $10,000 – are also an example of the incredible generosity in this community, with members giving back so that others have the opportunity to participate and give back next time.

We’ve seen NTC scholarship recipients gain knowledge and skills at the Conference and then get that job they had been hoping for, donating the following year so another community member could join them at the NTC. And we’ve seen long-time members donate to cover the cost of another organization joining the community for the first time.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference before the end of year, donate to NTEN and support a community of over 70,000 people who know that technology can help us make a real impact in our world.

Want to be inspired about the power of this community? Watch the 2015 Year in Review webinar that features community members talking about some of their favorite programs and events from the year – the same programs that your donation will support in 2016!

Thank you for being part of the NTEN community – your support is making this community what it is and we are so glad you’re here. Please donate today to help us bring even more people into the community transforming technology into social change.

Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.