New connections, friends: Volunteers share what they love about the NTC

January 29, 2018
"One of the best parts of NTC is meeting people who really understand the nature of the work you do and who share a lot of the same values as you." We talked to three previous NTC volunteers about their experience—here's what they had to say.

PCI compliance and PCI DSS: A brief primer that may save your organization

January 24, 2018
PCI compliance is a phrase fairly unknown to most people, but one that can send chills down the back of those familiar with e-commerce and online donations. If your nonprofit sells anything or accepts donations, here's what you need to know to make sure the service you use to accept those funds is PCI compliant.

Don’t lose your Google Ad Grant

January 23, 2018
In mid-December, while nonprofits were winding down for the holidays, Google Ad Grant account holders received an email announcing that the $2 cap on the Maximise Conversions bidding strategy had been lifted. Well, that was a nice Christmas present. But did you read the new terms and conditions? Here's what you need to know.

A vision for digital inclusion in Atlanta

January 18, 2018
As the end of my time with the Fellowship draws near, I have a vision for what the next evolution of digital inclusion work could look like in Atlanta. I want to make it easy for my communities to understand—and to eventually implement and create change.

The robots have arrived: How nonprofits can use bots for good

January 16, 2018
Not surprisingly, enthusiastic techtopians are pronouncing all the wonderful ways that robots are going to help us. However, a fuller examination of the darker side of the bots is also required because they are going to change our relationship with society and with one another. And anything that affects our humanity and our relationships has profound implications for the nonprofit sector.

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.

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.