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Social fundraising has real-world value

March 12, 2018
Social fundraising is about getting the most out of what you're already doing. Harnessing the value of social fundraising can be a powerful tool to meet next-level fundraising.
2018 Digital Outlook Report

2018 Digital Outlook Report

March 8, 2018
NTEN and its partners have produced the 2018 Digital Outlook Report, which includes data collected from over 500 nonprofit professionals in more than 20 countries.
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A first-timer’s guide to enjoying the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 7, 2018
Thinking back to my first time at the NTC, I remember being in a state of ecstasy and overwhelm for much of the event. So many like-minded people! So many exhibitors! So many breakout sessions! There was so much to see and do, it felt nearly impossible to absorb it all. I left energized but exhausted. I've learned a few things in the decade since of attending this conference and have some tips to share.
Contessa Siegner

Member Spotlight: Contessa Siegner

March 5, 2018
I had the honor of attending my first Nonprofit Technology Conference last year in DC and loved connecting with other individuals who also work in the technical field of nonprofits. It is so good to share ideas and best practices. I love that I can throw out a question to our NTEN community about a problem that I am trying to solve and hear feedback and solutions that have already been implemented.
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Making our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion real

March 1, 2018
In 2017, NTEN started our work around diversity, equity, and inclusion—and most importantly, how that commitment will guide our work and decisions. Inline with our Values, we want to hold ourselves accountable to you, our community, and both document our process and ask you to join us on this journey.

Let’s read 18NTC keynote presenter Luvvie Ajayi’s book together

February 23, 2018
Let’s read 18NTC keynote presenter Luvvie Ajayi’s book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, together. A dynamic and humorous speaker known for her straight talk, Ajayi brings a wealth of nonprofit tech and digital strategy experience. She even presented at 11NTC!

Restoring trust with blockchain

February 20, 2018
Donors—both individuals and institutions like foundations—are increasingly calling for greater accountability and are exploring both existing and new methods to improve transparency. Nonprofits would be well served by getting ahead of the curve and exploring how blockchain can be used to improve accountability, decrease corruption, and facilitate efficiencies in mission pursuits.
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4 fundraising metrics to watch

February 15, 2018
Data-driven decisions continue to dominate the workplace, and a demand for leanness is inspiring nonprofits to find ways to turn their qualitative performance into a quantitative metric. Regardless of the size of your nonprofit, you can employ industry-leading analysis to improve your fundraising performance.
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5 steps to measure your mission

February 13, 2018
Do you know how well your nonprofit is doing to meet its mission? Is your team able to reflect on ways to improve at meeting your mission? You can improve your effectiveness by making your mission measureable with these five steps.