Changing the Face of Literacy through Digital Inclusion: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

February 26, 2016
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows are working this year on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home Internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. De'Andre S. Pickett shares his recent work as a Fellow in Atlanta, GA, working for Literacy Action.
"Make a ruckus for good"

Engaging a Large (and Lively!) Global Community on Social Media

February 26, 2016
It’s hugely helpful to get tips, and it’s wise to seek new ideas and strategies. But in my experience, there are a few basics that make engagement work—and they’re not driven by hashtags or apps or vanity metrics...or even That One Weird Old Trick. To illustrate what’s worked for our community, let me paint a picture.

Things We Like (February 2016)

February 25, 2016
Diary of Hogwarts' IT guy, digital sundials, Dorito roses, and more in this month's roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Connecting the Underconnected: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

February 23, 2016
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows are working this year on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home Internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. Maithri Vangala shares her recent work as a Fellow in Atlanta, Georgia, working for TechBridge.

How Does Technology Affect Low-Literate Adults? Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

February 18, 2016
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows are working this year on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home Internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. Sarah Bell shares her recent work as a Fellow in Kansas City, working for Literacy Kansas City.

Community Corner: February 2016

February 18, 2016
News and resources from NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Clubs (volunteer-led local groups of nonprofit professionals and techies who get together for regular in-person events), Communities of Practice (CoPs) (volunteer-organized affinity groups), and the NTEN online community platform (conversations about all things nonprofit tech).

How to Say Goodbye to a Valued Supporter

February 17, 2016
When a new volunteer walks into the doors of your organization, they feel the possibilities are endless. During the early stages of the budding relationship, you tend to be more attentive. Somewhere along the way—maybe a year from now, maybe 10 years from now—things change. That supporter moves on to something new. It doesn’t have to be an ugly breakup.  
James Butts, DIF Fellow

Call for Applications for City Hosts in the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

February 17, 2016
In May of last year, we announced the first ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), in partnership with Google Fiber, and with additional funding support from the Knight Foundation in Charlotte, N.C . We’re excited to announce that we’re extending the Fellowship for a second year. Today, we’re opening Fellowship City Host applications in several cities.

NTEN Staff Social Media Pet Peeves

February 12, 2016

Earlier today, Amy Sample Ward was interviewed on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio about social media pet peeves. In preparation for the conversation, she asked NTEN staff to share practices on social media that make their eyes roll. The email thread was epic! So for a little levity on a Friday afternoon, we thought we’d share some staff social media peeve picks.