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.

Is it time to clean up your Facebook?

October 19, 2017
Does your organization need a quick Facebook cleanup? These steps will consolidate any stray profiles, pages and groups without losing any of your audience or content.

9 best practices for engagement in virtual meetings

October 10, 2017
More nonprofits are recognizing that offering some workplace flexibility to employees is not only an attractive benefit, but also can increase productivity and help prevent burnout. Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings, but there are some challenges to running effective virtual or hybrid meetings. Here are some tips to increase engagement and productivity.

The Professional Certificate turns 1: Let’s celebrate!

October 6, 2017
It feels like just yesterday we were announcing the pilot of the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate. And now it's the 1st birthday of the Certificate! Besides eating some cake, we took a look back at the progress and accomplishments that have happened during this first year.

Member spotlight: Emilio Arocho

October 3, 2017
NTEN member Emilio Arocho, Director, Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute, shares his nonprofit tech story, including what his organization did when their website platform failed, the importance of project management skills, and how your contributions make a difference (even if you don't realize it).

Interview with Pattie Carlin, NTEN’s Finance & Operations Director

September 28, 2017
We're pleased to welcome Pattie Carlin, NTEN's Finance & Operations Director and newest staff member. Read on to learn more about her history with NTEN, superpower dreams, and what's really important for nonprofit funding.