Topic: Leadership

Navigating the New Technological Frontier: Let Best Practices Be Your Guide

May 9, 2016
With the increasing use of technology to deliver services, there is a parallel need to identify best practices of care when using these new delivery methods.

Technology as a Strategic Asset

May 4, 2016
To date, the primary use of technology has been to increase the efficiency and productivity of their existing work. While productivity will always be important, technology is now also transforming how we work and how we engage with our constituents.

The Benefits and the No Buenos of Multilingualism

April 12, 2016
If what we want is to prompt some behavior on the web, the safest bet we can make is to talk to people in their first or native language.

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?