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Seven tips for a successful website redesign process

September 12, 2017
In 2016-2017, a Washington, DC–based nonprofit with a staff of about 40 and a 3.5 million-dollar budget undertook a redesign process to convert a ColdFusion website into a content management system with a custom mobile-responsive theme. Feedback loops were built in to the ongoing process in order to course correct and gain early constructive criticism from internal stakeholders.

Sharing the news of Aaron Bramley’s passing

September 2, 2017
We are sad to share the news that long-time NTEN community member Aaron Bramley has passed away.
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Share your nonprofit tech story

September 1, 2017
Share your nonprofit techie story with the world! The NTEN Stories video app makes it really easy for you to share your experiences and learn from others in this amazing community.
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7 communication tips for nonprofit technology professionals

August 23, 2017
As an IT professional, the one hat that I wear every day is my “communications” hat. The following tips are bite-sized truffles of hard-earned wisdom intended to help the IT professional communicate with staff members more clearly about technology projects.
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18NTC session voting now open!

August 22, 2017
NTEN's Education Director Ash Shepherd shares the latest updates on 18NTC session voting and answers some common questions. Don't wait: Voting closes September 1!
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Ready, set, chat?

August 17, 2017
Online and mobile chat or text options are being offered by more nonprofit organizations everyday. For people in situations where making a phone call isn't possible, online chat services can provide a desperately needed lifeline that traditional telephone hotlines can't. Here are some basic facts and considerations to assess the feasibility, organizational readiness, and capacity of starting a similar service for your nonprofit.    
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Building connections to change lives

August 16, 2017
From July 2016 to July 2017, Digital Inclusion Fellows launched an impressive array of programs, initiatives, and events to promote digital inclusion and digital literacy in their communities. Along the way, they recorded data showing their progress and shared success stories and challenges from the field.

The rise of civic tech for social good

August 9, 2017
Civic tech is suddenly on a lot of people's minds. The reality, of course, is that many civic-oriented problem-solvers have been using innovative technology as part of their work for years. But the pace of experimentation and implementation now seems much faster. A closer look, however, shows that there are some critical gaps that need to be filled before civic tech can really claim to be solving important problems at scale.
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Burqueños and beyond

July 31, 2017
This September, we are partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence to host two days of learning, sharing, and dreaming big about digital campaigns and digital access. I chatted with Amanda Douglas, the Communications Manager at CNPE, recently about the Roundup. Check out what she is looking forward to and how you can learn with her in Albuquerque, this September.

9 lessons learned doing social media during a mass mobilization

July 26, 2017
Mass mobilizations have grown so much more powerful through social amplification. The stories are all around—you just need a few people to collect them, the desire to raise all voices (not just your own), a clear game plan, and a hub to manage it all.