January 14, 2016

January Member Roundup: 2016 Predictions, Nonprofit Fundraising 101, and Digital Trends Ahead

This Month’s Member Success Story

Leili Khalessi

Leili Khalessi, Director of Communications, Marketing, and Development at RedRover, not only skyrocketed her own professional development, but also that of her team:

NTEN consistently connects me with the information I need to serve my organization. From articles, to research studies, to budget-friendly webinars, I know I can look to NTEN for the latest information for nonprofit trends. I’m what is called an “accidental techie.” When my organization needed someone to lead a complex database migration project, the Nonprofit Tech Academy prepared me to step up. It’s a must for any staff who are responsible for technology. NTEN has done so much to shape my career and my impact on the world.

When I first joined NTEN, I had no idea the community and education I would receive – and my entire team has advanced their use of technology through our Membership.

Want to share your Member success story? Email us your latest technology win (and how NTEN helped you along the way), and we may feature it in an upcoming Member Newsletter and on the blog.

More highlights from NTEN Members:

  • Hey fundraisers, there’s a new book for you out next week. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by Darian Rodriguez Heyman is a comprehensive, practical guide to all aspects of nonprofit fundraising. Pre-order your copy and ensure you get a copy as soon as it’s released.
  • Speaking of fundraising, do you know who your donors are? Download Blackbaud‘s Diversity in Giving ebook to gain a better understanding of the changing philanthropy landscape.
  • The nonprofit sector has changed a lot since social media came around. Tech Impact‘s infographic shows how digital and social media have transformed nonprofits.
  • But social media isn’t the only thing changing nonprofits. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published their 40 Under 40 list of young nonprofit leaders making a difference. Congratulations to NTEN Members, like Trish Tchume of YNPN, who made the list.
  • With 2015 at an end, is your organization ready for 2016? Prichard Communications explores three digital media trends in 2016. (P.S. Get yourself ready for 2016 trends by taking part in NTEN’s Ask the Expert event on January 13).
  • TechSoup also has their annual technology predictions and looks back at the important technology developments in 2015.
  • Applications are now open for the Google RISE Awards, $10-25k USD grant from Google for Education given to nonprofit organizations globally that give girls and underrepresented students access to computer science through extracurricular outreach programs.
  • Putting a new technology into place for 2016? Norman Reiss advises what to do after you roll out a new system.
  • Calling all documentary storytellers! Expand your vision and join an engaged national community of creative media artists as part of Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)‘s 2016 National MediaMaker Fellowship. The early deadline for applications is Friday, January 22, 2016. Apply at bavc.org/mediamaker.


Megan Keane
Megan is a long-time San Francisco bay area resident with an extensive nonprofit background in community management, social media, and volunteer management. She's a problem solver and network builder passionate about connecting with people both on and offline. As NTEN's Membership Director, Megan supports the NTEN community, helping others connect, learn, and make the most of technology, and has spoken internationally on nonprofit technology. While she's not online, Megan can be found teaching or practicing yoga, hiking, or curling up with a good book. She's also a self-professed penguin nutcase, er, enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter: @penguinasana
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