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Announcing the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows

January 8, 2018
NTEN is pleased to introduce the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows! These 17 emerging leaders represent the best of community and public service professionals. We are thrilled that they are joining the Fellowship to hone their skills and develop new and enhanced digital literacy programs for adults.

Member spotlight: Melissa Berrett

January 2, 2018
I often compare my IT motivation to climbing a mountain. Just when you get to the top and celebrate, you realize you are only half way done with your climb. Things are always changing in IT and I never want to feel stagnant or “done.”

Website redesign questions to ask your nonprofit staff

December 19, 2017
When you’re in the planning stage of a website redesign project, it’s important to involve lots of people from your organization. Every nonprofit staff person is a wealth of institutional and experiential knowledge! Your coworkers may rely on your website for important back-office functions or they might interact daily with the people your organization serves online. Hearing these things early in the planning stage will improve the result of any website redesign project.

18NTC: What’s new and what’s making a comeback

December 12, 2017
For the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference, we are headed back to New Orleans for the first time in 10 years! I'm excited to see all of you there and to ensure you are just as excited about it, I'm sharing some of the conference highlights that are new or unique this year.
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Net neutrality fight enters final days (updated)

December 12, 2017
Organizations including NTEN are taking part in a day of action on December 12 to "break the internet" by spreading a message of support for net neutrality on every channel possible, so our lawmakers know there is widespread and passionate support.

Online volunteer opportunity

December 4, 2017
We’re recruiting members to join our network of fabulous volunteers who support NTEN’s online community groups!
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Empowering accidental techies with the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate

December 1, 2017
As a solo communications professional, I’ve always had to learn technology by myself. This has often left me with that vague sense of “I need formal training.” It’s funny how that feeling never leaves you, even when you have been working successfully as an accidental techie for years.

How data can make your website better

November 27, 2017
When we launched a new website last year, we knew that we could improve both the structure and the content of our site to better serve the needs of these many audiences. By continually monitoring our site’s analytics, we’ve been able to increase engagement and reduce bounce rates on our landing pages.