The 2015 NTEN Community Survey Report Is Here!

November 2, 2015
Every year, NTEN conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN Community. We strive to be a community-driven organization, in all aspects of our work, to offer the kinds of programs and services that will benefit our constituents. Our annual Community Survey is one way we listen to your needs and experiences to inform our work.

Member Appreciation Month Is On!

November 2, 2015
November is the best month to be an NTEN Member! Every year, for Member Appreciation Month (MAM), we dedicate the entire month of November to saying thanks—or rather #ntenthanks— to our amazing Community of NTEN Members. That means we've packed the calendar full of webinar events this month—all free for NTEN Members.

Who Shut Off the Internet? Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

October 30, 2015
In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows are working year on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. Ruben Campillo shares his recent work as a Fellow in Charlotte, NC.

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Diane Mora: “Helping Kids Succeed”

October 30, 2015
As the grand finale to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit, a covey of 15LCS attendees pitched and developed changemaking projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are just getting started. Today, we want to introduce you to “Helping Kids Succeed,” an idea pitched by Diane Mora.

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Teresa Peltier: “The Change Jar”

October 29, 2015
As the grand finale to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit, a covey of 15LCS attendees pitched and developed changemaking projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are just getting started. Today, we want to introduce you to “The Change Jar,” an idea pitched by Teresa Peltier.

Things We Like (October 2015)

October 23, 2015
Things We Like is a monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

Lean Data in Action: “WorkerTech” Improves Factory Conditions

October 23, 2015
Today’s global supply chain is an expansive and enigmatic network. Much uncertainty lies beneath the surface of your smartphone and favorite pair of jeans. Who made them? Where did they come from? Was the factory manufacturing this product a dream job or a place of nightmares? It is hard to know—for you the consumer, and for the company sourcing from factories across the globe.

Stories of Gender Equality Fights from 2015

October 20, 2015
I recently launched an online campaign called "Work To Equality," on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2015. The campaign is a result of a brainstorming session on issues faced by women currently working in technology field. It was attended by fifteen women and thought leaders from different technology companies. One purpose of the meetings was to identify possible solutions and collaborations for an action-based campaign to empower and train more women and girls to join technology fields.

From Storytelling to Social Change

October 20, 2015
It works like this: First, audience members point their mobile devices to our mobile web app and self-identify by category (e.g. police officer, survivor, social worker, etc.). Then, once the film begins, participants swipe up when they feel motivated to act and swipe down when they feel helpless, generating digital data that helps guide an analog discussion following the screening.