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Is it time to clean up your Facebook?

October 19, 2017
Does your organization need a quick Facebook cleanup? These steps will consolidate any stray profiles, pages and groups without losing any of your audience or content.
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9 best practices for engagement in virtual meetings

October 10, 2017
More nonprofits are recognizing that offering some workplace flexibility to employees is not only an attractive benefit, but also can increase productivity and help prevent burnout. Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings, but there are some challenges to running effective virtual or hybrid meetings. Here are some tips to increase engagement and productivity.
NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward high-fives some of the Certificate earners at the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

The Professional Certificate turns 1: Let’s celebrate!

October 6, 2017
It feels like just yesterday we were announcing the pilot of the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate. And now it's the 1st birthday of the Certificate! Besides eating some cake, we took a look back at the progress and accomplishments that have happened during this first year.
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Member spotlight: Emilio Arocho

October 3, 2017
NTEN member Emilio Arocho, Director, Technology and Digital Strategy at the  Food and Drug Law Institute, shares his nonprofit tech story, including what his organization did when their website platform failed, the importance of project management skills, and how your contributions make a difference (even if you don't realize it).
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Interview with Pattie Carlin, NTEN’s Finance & Operations Director

September 28, 2017
We're pleased to welcome Pattie Carlin, NTEN's Finance & Operations Director and newest staff member. Read on to learn more about her history with NTEN, superpower dreams, and what's really important for nonprofit funding.
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4 questions to ask when creating your technology plan

September 26, 2017
Does your nonprofit have a technology plan? With a little forethought and strategic thinking, you can create a technology plan for your nonprofit that is effective and sustainable.
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What to know before advertising on LinkedIn

September 25, 2017
Social media advertising has become one of the biggest revenue generators and online traffic drivers in marketing. But LinkedIn advertising is quite different than using Facebook or Twitter, from the interface down to targeting. Here are a few things we’ve learned while running advertising tests on LinkedIn.

Keep Austin connected: A vision for digital inclusion

September 21, 2017
The City of Austin’s vision is for every resident to have access to the knowledge and resources needed to participate in our emerging digital society. We need affordable and available devices for all residents. And it is critical that all Austinites understand technology and its relevancy to their daily lives, whether for helping with their kids’ homework, looking for jobs, getting access to health information, or accessing online government information.
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Why #GivingTuesday 2017 is the year for peer-to-peer fundraising

September 15, 2017
This year, you can leverage peer-to-peer fundraising to meet not only your #GivingTuesday goals, but to reach new supporters and increase your year-end giving overall.