To enjoy the fruits of our labor, we need to be flexible and responsive to external conditions, and have the patience to see it through to harvest. You can’t rush nature, but you can set yourself up for success.
The articles in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal capture stories of nonprofits in transition; they’re transforming from one stage to another, using technology to fuel their campaigns, initiatives, and to optimize their day-to-day work.
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Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s in this issue:
- The Future of Technology, by Willa Seldon, The Bridgespan Group
- Scaling Up Social Change, by Jesse Littlewood, EchoDitto
- The Three Elements Behind Successful Technology Change in Organizations, by Michael Reardon, Blackbaud, and Andi Sobbe, UNC – Chapel Hill
- The Evolving Role of IT on Leadership, by Steve McDonell, ACHIEVA
We also go behind the scenes with Ask Big Questions and Text, Talk, and Act, and Bonnie McEwan explores the campaign tactics behind PETA’s campaign against SeaWorld. We converse with the team from the Ashoka Empathy Intiative and DataKind demonstrates how data can, in fact, save lives.
Plus, check out 15 Minutes to Better Website SEO, and the NTEN Voices section: community tweets, our transition to become a community-driven organization, sustainability, and more!
>>Enjoy, and subscribe! The NTEN: Change publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and ready to download!
True to its name, the Change journal is changing. We’re proud to welcome new Editorial Committee members, and introduce Ashley Paulisick, the artist behind the cover painting. Look inside to learn the story behind the cover portrait, a tribute to Juanita Baltodano, President of the APPTA Fair Trade cacao and banana cooperative in Costa Rica. She is the real farmer that brought inspiration to this issue – even age-old farming practices can be revitalized for broader community impact.