Topic: Staffing

Your guide to nonprofit IT investment

May 24, 2017
NTEN has been collecting data for a decade on how nonprofits invest in technology staff and tools. Here is the 10th Annual Technology Staffing and Investments Report.
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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Succeeding as a Remote Employee

January 24, 2017
When it comes to working at home, there are some definite perks. But to get these perks, you need to first prove that you can be productive and successful at your job. Here are 5 tips for employees on how to make the most of working remotely.
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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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Managing Virtually for Ultimate Productivity

September 6, 2016
Working outside of a traditional office environment is not for everyone, but with the right tools and resources, organizations and managers can set their employees up for success.
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Nonprofit Tech Jobs Roundup

May 2, 2016
The latest career opportunities, RFPs, and short-term gigs from the Nonprofit Tech Jobs Board.

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.

Working with Distributed Teams

December 16, 2015
Information technology (and especially the Internet) have helped to remove geographic barriers that once defined working teams. Organizations of all sizes are finding that the benefits of distributed teams outweigh the risks and weaknesses.

Interview With Allison Jones, NTEN’s Marketing & Publications Director

November 4, 2015
Allison Jones is our newest team member. As NTEN’s Marketing and Publications Director, Allison will be diving into stewarding our research, communicating with our great Community, and guiding branding and messaging for NTEN's myriad programs. Learn about Allison in the following interview!

Digital Badge Systems for Professional Development

October 16, 2015
Open digital badges were designed to showcase skills and accomplishments. Similar forms of rewards have been around for centuries in the form of ribbons, arm badges, and buttons. This concept has been digitalized in small icons, called badges, and are used to showcase skills online.