Topic: Digital Communications

Building the Bedrock

July 28, 2015
If you haven’t heard of it yet, NTEN’s 2nd annual Leading Change Summit (LCS) promises to be one of the coolest and innovative gatherings emerging in the nonprofit community. Our team at Forum One is proud to join the community’s effort to fuel the future of nonprofit innovation—and we’ll be helping kick things off the first day with a half-day training on Digital Strategy.

My Future Podcast

July 8, 2015
In regular life, it's hard to find time and space to plan new projects. That's why I'm so excited about going to the Leading Change Summit again this year.

One Year Later: Say This Not That Start-up

July 6, 2015
Starting a start-up was the last thing on my mind when I pitched the Say This Not That (STNT) idea at the 2014 Leading Change Summit’s Idea Accelerator. But taking home the top prize and the Community Choice Award, as well as the continual positive feedback after the 14LCS, were strong indicators that it’s an idea worth pursuing!

DMANF Multitrack Fundraising Conference in NYC, August 4-5

June 24, 2015
Several NTEN staff and NTEN Members are presenting sessions at the DMANF Nonprofit Conference, August 4-5 in New York City. Mark your calendars and register to attend with a special NTEN discount.

3 Days Left: Tips & Inspiration for Submitting your 16NTC Session Ideas

June 23, 2015
Whether you’ve thought about it for weeks and are crafting the perfect submission, or just got wind of this opportunity - the deadline is the same: Friday, June 26.

Five Can’t-Miss NPTech Opportunities

June 4, 2015
Did you miss the news? There's a lot going on, and we don't want you to miss out!

What to Consider When You’re Considering Investing (In Video)

August 23, 2012
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: producing video in-house at your organization isn't as scary as it sounds. More than ever before, orgs are using video as their primary vehicle for communicating their issues and telling the stories of their cause while the tech becomes easier for laymen to use. That's not to say that you don't need at least one professionally produced video. You do. But orgs rarely have the budgets to hire pros (like my team) to create every piece of video content. Creating your second tier video content in-house is within reach. First, you need to know how to navigate the galaxy of good, bad and in-between products that is the video marketplace. Here's a roundup of gear and other things to think about from a seasoned producer's point of view.

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources

August 21, 2012
Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I've collected in a visually pleasing visual way. As the platform has evolved over the past few months, I've been facilitating a few introductory workshops and briefings about Pinterest for nonprofits with a goal of explaining it, what it does, benefits, and examples of how nonprofits and others are using it. Chris Sietsama has a great piece, Abandonment Issues: What To Do With Content Archipelagos, in which he asks you to take a bird's eye view of your content and figure out if there is a content area that is "standing alone" and not integrated into your overall strategy. If you're just starting to think about adding Pinterest to your content strategy or if you jumped in before you had a strategy, you can do this type of questioning on the front end, perhaps coming up with a small experiment that supports an overall goal and a measurement strategy.