Announcing the 2017 NTENny Award winners

November 7, 2017
This year’s awardees include several NTC steering committee members, presenters, and attendees; an NTEN board member; organizers of NTEN’s Drupal, WordPress, and Data online community groups; champion online community discussion starters; an NTEN membership committee member, a former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow; and a Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate participant, recipient, and faculty member.

Member spotlight: Lanette Rivera

November 6, 2017
NTEN member Lanette Rivera, Development and Communications Associate at the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, shares her journey into nonprofit work, her passion for telling the stories of homeless youth, and why collaboration is better than competition.

Terrifying tales of nonprofit tech

October 31, 2017
It’s Halloween, so we seek out spooky stories, scary movies, and a frightful amount of candy. But truly frightening things may already be inside… the… house! Or our desks. Or the tech closet. Join us for some bone-chilling tales of terrifying tech!

Applications for Digital Inclusion Fellowship are open

October 30, 2017
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the fourth cohort of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship! Nonprofit staff selected for the Fellowship will create and expand digital inclusion programs to help bring their communities online. These programs empower communities in innumerable ways: They can help parents connect with teachers, instruct job seekers on how to craft a professional resume, promote low-cost internet offers, show seniors how to video chat with family, and so much more.

Tech Accelerate

October 26, 2017
Created by NTEN in partnership with The Forbes Funds, Tech Accelerate puts a decade of data and evaluation into a simple-to-use assessment, report, and benchmarking tool for the nonprofit sector.

To the cloud: One agency’s IT transformation

October 26, 2017
In 2013, several elements of our IT infrastructure were beginning to crumble and needed some major attention in order to make them more efficient. We needed our technology to be a useful tool instead of a hindrance to our staff. We decided to take a leap into the cloud—read our case study.

Creating inclusive user experiences

October 25, 2017
It is easy to assume that the consumers of our website or app are just like us: they have sight and hearing intact, they have keyboard and mouse input, they have reliably fast internet connection. But this is not always the case, which is further underscored by the lack of access due to socioeconomic issues, and particularly so when people with disabilities face obstacles using the web.

5 ways to create smiles when teaching tech

October 24, 2017
For first-time users as well as some senior tech users, learning a new tech concept can be a difficult experience. Because of this difficulty, it can cause these users to feel animosity towards technology. By using digital empowerment as the framework for tech education programs, you can target students' specific needs and interests, creating an effective and interactive learning experience.

Why your organization needs a rebrand

October 23, 2017
It is hard to get attention in an oversaturated market where everyone is competing for the same funding and using the same platforms (social media, website, email, print). Your nonprofit's brand needs to be unique and professional to help you stand out amongst the noise.

Rethinking the technology lifecycle replacement process

October 20, 2017
By making better technology decisions at the time of purchase, you can significantly increase the longevity, usefulness, and overall value of your technology investments.