Topic: Leadership

Stop Winging It! Thoughtful Technology in the Social Sector

January 27, 2016
Recently, we've been talking a lot about the "product team" model which has been so successful for delivering technology at IAVA and a couple of other leading organizations. The crux of this model is that you create a product team inside your organization, charged with stewarding your investments in technology. Adding a product team is a really simple concept, but in practice it ends up being a fundamental shift in how an organization approaches technology.

6 Ways to Think Like a “CRM” Admin: Nonprofit Edition

January 14, 2016
As customer relationship management systems (CRMs) take on a larger role in the nonprofit sector, the admin role is becoming critical for the operations of a data-driven organization. If you have recently taken on the responsibility of an admin, or if this position is in your future, you may wonder if you have what it takes.

Hour of Code = Hour of Awesome!

January 5, 2016
Coming to the NTC? Good stuff. Do you have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Great. Then you should attend the "Hour of Code" workshop to learn how stuff works, like our smartphones and the software that runs them.

Technology Failing Is Not Your Problem: A Case Study

December 29, 2015
Organizations of all missions and sizes come together throughout the year to share their tech challenges, successes, and dreams with other NTEN Lab participants. We asked Birgit Pauli-Haack, from NPTechProjects, to answer a few of our questions and share her organization's relationship to nonprofit technology.

Tips and Tools for Board and Committee Engagement

December 14, 2015
A common goal I’ve seen during my service on 11 nonprofit boards and government-related advisory committees is wanting to better engage a board or committee. Scaling a positive impact in the community requires hard work and intense collaboration. Involving strategic help from influential leaders is a key asset during this process. Here are some key questions you may be wondering about with answers about tips and tools.

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?

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Rita Radostitz: “ Justice for the Exonerated”

October 19, 2015
As the grand finale to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit, a covey of 15LCS attendees pitched and developed changemaking projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are just getting started. Today, we want to introduce you to “Justice for the Exonerated,” an idea pitched by Rita Radostitz.

2015 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

September 28, 2015
Now in our ninth year of collecting and reporting on these nonprofit technology spending and practices data, this research provides valuable benchmarks to help you assess and plan your technology budgets and strategies, and considers the nonprofit sector as a whole to gauge the maturity and effectiveness of technology strategies and use.

Congratulations to the 2015 Leading Change Summit Award Winners!

September 13, 2015
With innovation and ideas in the air at this year's Leading Change Summit, we at NTEN were thrilled to present our second annual Leading Change Summit Awards to honor several organizations and individuals who have taken innovative approaches and blazed new paths for social change. Based on the inspiring nominations we received from the community, we were honored to select three recipients for this year's awards.

“Undocumented and Unafraid!”

September 10, 2015
"I am undocumented and unafraid." These were the words that my friend, Uriel Alberto, boldly stated directly to an immigration committee in Raleigh, North Carolina, affirming publicly that he valued his life as an undocumented immigrant and was unafraid to say it to anyone, regardless of the risk.