NTEN convenes the brightest minds on nonprofit technology. In our press clips are mentions of NTEN, our annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, our Digital Inclusion Fellowship, and articles by our CEO, Amy Sample Ward.

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19NTC Preview with NTEN’s Amy Sample Ward

February 13, 2019
The Philanthropy Podcast

NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward shares the plans for the upcoming 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

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People on the Move: Gabryella Desporte

February 5, 2019
Austin Business Journal

2019 Digital Inclusion Fellow Gabryella Desporte received professional recognition as part of the announcement of this year’s Fellowship.

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Successful Run/Walks & #19NTC

February 1, 2019
Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Our CEO Amy Sample Ward discusses the plans for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

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Nonprofit Selects Austinite to Help Bridge Digital Divide

February 1, 2019
Austin Statesman

A profile of Gabryella Desporte, one of nine fellows selected for the 2019 Digital Inclusion Fellowship.

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Amy Sample Ward Thinks About Community

January 2019

On this podcast episode, our CEO Amy Sample Ward discusses how nonprofits can build a community of supporters and find efficiency in their marketing efforts, and the challenges and resources for nonprofits adopting new technology.

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A Discussion About Nonprofit Cybersecurity

January 10, 2019

NTEN, in partnership with Microsoft, recently released its inaugural State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity report, which looks at what nonprofit organizations are doing to develop secure technology practices. Amy Sample Ward, NTEN’s CEO, discusses the findings in this interview with GrantStation’s Kevin Peters.

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Save the Children’s Hacking Lesson: Be Cyber-Aware or Be Taken

December 18, 2018
Nonprofit Quarterly

In a story on a major international nonprofit’s $1 million hacking scam, NTEN and Microsoft’s State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity Report 2018 is featured as a resource.

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Nonprofits Have Room to Improve in Cybersecurity Readiness

December 13, 2018

New research from NTEN and Microsoft, the November 2018 “State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity” report, is based on a survey of more than 250 organizations across the country. One of the biggest takeaways is that nonprofits should do a better job of thinking about cybersecurity risks before they happen.

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5 Tips to Help Nonprofits Stay GDPR-Compliant

November 6, 2018

NTEN’s IT director Karl Hedstrom shares his insights on the General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect in May 2018, and what it means for nonprofits’ technology policies and systems.

FundRAGING with Friends

October 16, 2018
Cathexis Partners

If your community is mad, it means they are ready to take action. And, you need to be prepared to direct that energy toward productive actions for your organization. What does that mean? Rage fundraising: Supporters starting campaigns to raise funds from their friends and family as a means of taking action and feeling like they are contributing to the change they want to see.

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Donating with Bitcoin: 18NTC Session Review

May 15, 2018
The NonProfit Times

A summary of the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference session Blockchain For Nonprofits: Fact vs. Fiction. 📷: y12

8 Nonprofit Success Tips

April 26, 2018

Key takeaways from the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference and International Fundraising Conference include the importance of donor-centered planning, and thinking of tools as investments, not overhead.

Our Favorite 18NTC Moments

April 24, 2018
The Modern Nonprofit

We were thrilled to attend our first Nonprofit Technology Conference this year! With over 60 sessions spanning topics from fundraising and leadership to marketing and tech, there was a ton to learn from thought leaders in each field.

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Accessibility and Social Justice at 18NTC

April 17, 2018

For the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference, I teamed up with fellow DevCollab team member and content strategist Eileen Webb, and Rose Liebman from Advomatic, to present about accessibility content, design, and code.

18NTC and the Nonprofit Fundraising Stack

March 28, 2018

Many nonprofits attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference to learn more about new nonprofit technology that could be useful to their organization. When you are exploring the conference, here are a few of the most important things to consider.

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Few Web Visitors Become Donors

March 16, 2018
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Only 37 percent of nonprofit organizations track whether visitors to their websites also donate to their campaigns, according to the 2018 Digital Outlook Report, produced by NTEN, Care2, hjc, and Resource Alliance.

Empowering Nonprofits Through Tech

February 20, 2018
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Amy Sample Ward is the CEO of NTEN, a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource for other nonprofits seeking to use technology more efficiently. She has a passion for using technology to connect others and empower them.

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What in the World is Blockchain?

January 9, 2018
Oregon Business

What is blockchain, exactly? And why is it getting so much attention in Oregon? Venture capitalists and technology experts, including NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward, weigh in on its applications.

NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship Q&A

November 2, 2017
Smart Chicago

NTEN has just announced that applications are open for their 4th Cohort of the National Digital Inclusion Fellowship.

Questions Nonprofits Should Ask in 2018

November 2, 2017

Nonprofit organizations should be thinking through their IT staffing and priorities as they get ready for next year. Here are the key questions NTEN has identified that nonprofits should consider as they make their 2018 technology plans.

Stand Out from the Year-End Giving Crowd

September 25, 20117
The Chicago Community Trust

Many nonprofits competing for the same donors, at the same time, with #GivingTuesday. But Illinois has a unified campaign to help organizations coordinate and leverage this opportunity.

The Ins and Outs of Community Engagement

September 13, 2017
Nonprofit Hub

In this podcast, NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward urges organizations to think about their communities as a group of people directly related to them, and should never be something to “target.”

Literacy Action helps boost computer skills

August 11, 2017
Neighbor News Online

NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship is giving Atlantans the skills they need to thrive in a digital world.

Addressing Nonprofit Cybersecurity

August 9, 2017
Nonprofit Quarterly

NTEN Editorial Committee member Jeanne Allen explores best practices for nonprofits relating to cybersecurity.

Stations Improve but Face Fundraising Strife

July 6, 2017

An overview of the state of digital fundraising in public media. Resources include NTEN and M+R’s benchmarks report.

Turn Your Tech Job into a Social-Impact Career

June 21, 2017
Fast Company

Whether you’re a project manager or a developer, there are lots of ways to use the skills you’ve developed in the tech industry for a social mission.

Digital Ads and Nonprofits: It’s a Match!

May 11, 2017
Business 2 Community

NTEN and M+R have released their annual benchmark report on nonprofit digital activities. It’s chockablock with interesting information about how nonprofits are using various digital tools and how it’s working out for them.

Utah Ranked 11th, Strives for Digital Inclusion

May 8, 2017
KSL Broadcasting

Utah is the 11th most connected state, but some rural areas like San Juan and Daggett County lag significantly behind, and over 53,000 Utahns don’t have access to any internet providers at all.

Powering the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

April 26, 2017
Atlanta Daily World

Atlanta resident Anthony Johnson was ready to take his life in a new direction after being released from prison. He joined a program run by NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship and is using his new skills to apply for jobs.

Lorena Cuffy – Bridging the Digital Divide

April, 2017
El Ravenswood

NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow Lorena Cuffy shows how her program is bringing digital literacy to her community.

Five Tips On How To Fund Your Next Project

March 9, 2017

Five experts from Forbes Nonprofit Council offer their guidance on what alternate funding is available for nonprofits.

Startup Not Scaling? Maybe it’s Your Tech

February 24, 2017
Fast Company

Startups don’t stay startups forever. New organizations become not-so-new ones. But just because time passes doesn’t mean these ventures scale.

4 Pearls of Wisdom for Nonprofit Tech in 2017

February 13, 2017

For leaders at nonprofit organizations, technology is poised to make their work and missions more effective.

Top 3 Growth Cloud Careers are at Nonprofits

February 12, 2017
Media Planet

Nonprofits are embracing cloud technologies at an accelerating rate, but smart investment in security and data specialists are needed for organizations to keep pace.

Should Your Nonprofit Hire a Data Scientist?

February 10, 2017
Nonprofit Quarterly

What does it mean for a nonprofit to be data-informed? Many nonprofits, some with years of service under their belt, are still becoming aware of the power of big data.

The Top Three Nonprofit Jobs Of The Future

February 7, 2017
Fast Company

The nonprofit world kicked off 2017 with a bang and, in some cases, a much bigger budget. That’s creating some job openings.

Why Obama Was Innovator-in-Chief

January 20, 2017
Fast Company

As President Obama leaves office, entrepreneurs and tech leaders weigh in on his legacy.

Solve Your Team’s Annoying Tech Problems

January 10, 2017
Fast Company

One expert explains why it’s so important to stop seeing technology as just a functional skill when it’s really a matter of culture.

Tackling Kansas City Adult Literacy

November 27, 2016
The Kansas City Star

Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network have teamed up to install a full-time digital inclusion fellow at Literacy KC whose entire focus is to increase digital skills training into all aspects of the programming.

Expert Interview: Amy Sample Ward

November 14, 2016
Paysa blog

Paysa interviewed NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward to learn more about the technology challenges facing nonprofits today and ask her advice for tech professionals interested in working in a nonprofit.

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