Participate in new professional development research

NTEN and Cornerstone are partnering on new research to assess the practices, culture, and investment in professional development in the nonprofit sector. NTEN’s research on tech staffing and investments has regularly shown that nonprofit staff report they have the tools to do their work but not the training to use those tools well. We have never conducted research that was inclusive of all types and topics of professional development and we want to learn more about the ways that our sector is or is not investing in continued learning and growth.

We are interested in gathering feedback from nonprofit staff in all departments and of all job types – whether you are on an IT, marketing and communications, fundraising and development, programs and services, or organizational leadership team, this survey is for you!

Participate in this new research by taking this brief survey.

By way of thank you, each survey respondent will be able to enter a drawing for one full registration to the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference or an NTEN online course of their preference.

The survey includes 24-28 questions (your answers may mean additional questions are skipped), and we anticipate it to take about 10 minutes to complete. The results will be compiled into a report scheduled for release in March 2019. If you have questions about this research or other NTEN reports, please email

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.