What Is a Follower Worth?

March 14, 2016
The ability to reach people through social networks is an important part of an organization’s marketing strategy. What if your followers could do more than just be passive recipients of your message? What if they could actively spread your message?

March Member Round-Up

March 14, 2016
Here's some of our favorite recent news, events, and resources from NTEN Members.

Nonprofit Tech Job Board: Beyond the Jobs

March 11, 2016
One common question I receive is, “Where can I find a good person to “(fill in the blank)?” Be it to install a new database, redesign a website, or plan an event, nonprofits are frequently in need of skilled people to join their team for specific projects. Enter NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Job Board.

The Next Generation of Collaborative Impact

March 10, 2016
Poverty, homelessness, crime, unemployment etc. persist today in even the wealthiest of countries. But just imagine if we could build on the existing efforts of social sector organizations, leverage trillions in private capital, and bring the same level of focus and entrepreneurship for improved schools, employment opportunities, better public services, and safer streets. It is already happening, and it is called impact investing!

Interview with Drew Pizzolato, NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

March 10, 2016
Drew Pizzolato is our newest team member. As NTEN's Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager, Drew will be organizing and supporting a network of individuals and organizations across the US and beyond, focused on developing or expanding digital inclusion programs. Learn about Drew’s inspiration for working in digital inclusion and more!

Data Visualization for Nonprofit & Foundation Annual Reports

March 7, 2016
Annual reports are where nonprofits and foundations pull out their designer big guns. This is where they show off their muscles. The annual report is the place where an organization oils its accomplishments 'til they shine. The annual report is so important, most organizations still put in the cash to publish it in hard copy. Graphic designers load the report with beautiful pictures of success stories. But the data visualization sucks. Every time. And by “sucks,” I mean it’s nonexistent.

Use Facebook To Measure The Cost Of New Members

March 3, 2016
You run a small nonprofit and/or membership-based organization and you’re looking for inexpensive ways to gain new members. Have you thought of advertising on Facebook?

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.

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.