Topic: Leadership

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How to work with freelancers when their work is a mystery

September 5, 2018
You're not going to know everything about what your freelancer does, and that's OK. But it's important that you own your organization's Why and let it shape every decision you make together.

Why the NTC proposal process is different

August 3, 2018
Submitting a session proposal for a conference can be intimidating, overwhelming, and stressful. The Nonprofit Technology Conference proposal process is different.

Gala events are horrible and everyone hates them

July 24, 2018
Fundraising events take what should be a social transaction and convert it into a monetary transaction with a low reward. What's a nonprofit to do?

Online volunteer opportunity

December 4, 2017
We’re recruiting members to join our network of fabulous volunteers who support NTEN’s online community groups!

How can you ensure a quick and easy culture change? (Hint: You can’t.)

November 22, 2017
In March 2016, my organization embarked on an agency-wide database migration from one CRM to another. To build a sustainable new system requires us to ensure the tools meet our colleagues work needs, and it means building people’s confidence, expertise, and understanding of how the tools can do this.
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Burqueños and beyond

July 31, 2017
This September, we are partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence to host two days of learning, sharing, and dreaming big about digital campaigns and digital access. I chatted with Amanda Douglas, the Communications Manager at CNPE, recently about the Roundup. Check out what she is looking forward to and how you can learn with her in Albuquerque, this September.

Don’t have Jedi-level skills in tech? There’s an assessment for that.

July 25, 2017
We want a shiny new website (or a new email marketing platform, or a new CRM system…) like yesterday, but we don’t always fully understand what that means or have the words to explain what we’re really trying to solve for. That’s where being inquisitive comes into play. The Discovery Assessment is a tool that can help organizations prioritize their needs, uncover risks and constraints, and analyze the impact of a project on their current systems—all before diving into that project. 
NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward high-fives some of the Certificate earners at the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

Congratulations to the first 20 Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate earners!

June 5, 2017
It's official: 20 movers and shakers have now earned their Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate! This first group to earn their Certificate represent an amazing group of diverse and driven individuals. They fill a wide range of roles from IT directors to communications staff to consultants.
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Let’s Talk Accidental & Intentional Nonprofit Tech Careers

January 5, 2017
Organizations, their mission goals, their workers, and the nonprofit sector as a whole are best served when accidental techies advocate for themselves, formalize their job functions, and grow in their careers.
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Seven Deadly Weaknesses of Nonprofit Security

November 28, 2016
Good security doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Here are some tools and tips on the most common security weaknesses—and how nonprofit leaders can address them.