January 6, 2015

NTEN Member Roundup: 2015 predictions, the future of fundraising, and why open data matters

Check out the latest articles news and events from NTEN Members:

What lies ahead for nonprofits in the coming year? TechSoup Global makes their 2015 tech predictions, while Prichard Communications alerts us to the 3 Communications Trends in 2015 Your Nonprofit Can’t Ignore. Plus, Carolyn Appleton looks into a crystal ball and makes her fundraising predictions for 2015 and beyond.

Now that you’ve secured those holiday donations, it’s important to cultivate your new donors. PicNet offers techniques for turning your holiday donors into year-round supporters.

Wondering what the future of fundraising looks like? See3 has a new white paper that shares 9 insights on the future of fundraising, along with simple tips you can put into action immediately to improve your fundraising efforts.

Innovation is not the problem.” Andrew Means, Data Analysts for Social Good, argues that it’s important to value impact, not innovation alone.

Open data is another big topic with implications for nonprofits. Idealware provides a simple overview of open data and why it matters.

Calling new executive directors! NTEN Member Partner, Maine Association of Nonprofits is accepting applications through Feb. 6 for the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Institute for New Executive Directors. Set goals and create action plans for professional growth and organizational development.

What does the post-2014 election landscape mean for foundations? Learn more in Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)‘s upcoming webinar: Supersized Imbalance: Post-2014 Election, What Foundations Should Know. NTEN Members can attend for free with the promo code: NTEN2014.

Do corporate-style branding practices help or hinder nonprofits? Bonnie McEwan shares her views and points out new research on effective methods of nonprofit branding.

Got some news or happenings of your own to share? Let us know and we may include it in a future NTEN Member Roundup.

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