Digital Inclusion, and Popcorn, Too! Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

December 10, 2015
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. Susan Reaves shares her recent work as a Fellow in Nashville, working for Nashville Public Library.

Seeking Balance in Flux

December 10, 2015
A lot has changed since this time last year when I wrote a blog about how to balance work and life as preview to a panel discussion I was part of at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin. To start with, I got married over the summer. Then recently, I learned that the public partnership where I work, MAMA, lost its core funding—we’ll be closing up shop at the end of the year, and I need to find a new job.

How and Where to Get Started with Business Intelligence

December 9, 2015
Infographics and data visualizations are everywhere. Your board and colleagues are sending you articles with charts and recommending you do things based on a tweet and a cool graph. Like everyone, you like these sparkly visualizations, but you hesitate to make changes to your organization based on a few interactive circle graphs. What can you do and how will this add value?

Present from the Main Stage at 16NTC

December 9, 2015
The NTC program (of over 120 educational sessions!) is put together by the Community suggesting sessions and topics, then voting on the hundreds of submissions to help us narrow down to the final agenda. It shouldn't be a surprise, then, to know that we want to showcase Community members up on the main stage—sharing their ideas and stories in front of 2,000 attendees!

Innovation in Digital Literacy: Digital Inclusion Fellowship Voices

December 8, 2015
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. Daniel Lucio shares his recent work as a Fellow in Austin, working for Austin Free-Net.

Database Administrator to English Dictionary

December 8, 2015
To be a successful data-informed nonprofit, it is important to establish good communication with the Database Administrator (DBA). Here's a helpful guide to make sure you are speaking the same language!

December Member Roundup

December 7, 2015
Check out the latest news and happenings from NTEN Members.

Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating a Community For Fundraising

December 7, 2015
The stronger your community is, the more trust they’ll have in your nonprofit. And the more trust they have, the more they’ll want to donate to see your cause flourish, or even better, become fundraisers through peer-to-peer fundraising.

What Is Nonprofit Technology?

December 4, 2015
For the past 14 years, I've been working for nonprofits. I've also become active in what we call the "nptech" community—"nptech" being shorthand for "nonprofit technology.” But nonprofits, which comprise about 10% of all US businesses, have wildly diverse business models. To suggest that there is a particular type of technology for nonprofits is akin to saying that all of the businesses in downtown Manhattan have similar technology needs. So what is nonprofit technology? It’s less of a platform and more of a philosophy.

5 Reasons To Attend The 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC)

December 2, 2015
Here are a few reasons you might want to join us in San Jose, California March 23-March 25 — and register before Early Bird rates end December 15.