Topic: Leadership

Helping Your Board Collaborate

May 4, 2015
A nonprofit’s board of directors requires a lot of collaboration—with other board members, committee members, and organizational staff. That collaborative work requires the ability to review, comment on, and even vote on an enormous amount of material. Everyone involved wants that information to be easily accessible, readable, and actionable. The burden often falls on your staff.

Tech Is Everyone’s Job

March 24, 2015
Let’s face it: It’s 2015. Technology is a central part of how we do our work, communicate, and even fundraise. The idea that technology – from decisions to training and even testing new tools – would be something reserved for a single staff person or department doesn’t simply meet the needs we have as organizations anymore.

The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Luann Algoso

March 21, 2015
Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness (ONTR) program. We want to introduce you to Luann Algoso, Communications and Special Projects Coordinator for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, to share her answers to some of our questions.

When and How to Communicate a Technology Rollout Plan

March 16, 2015
New technology often brings with it a sense of optimism. Perhaps information will be centralized, communication easier, time and money saved, or mundane tasks automated. But a few months later, data quality hasn’t improved, processes remain inefficient and only half your staff is using the product.

When Millennials Take Over: How to Prepare Your Nonprofit For the Future of Business

January 13, 2015
The Revolutionary War. The Civil War. The Great Depression and World War II. And now the Millenials. Every four generations brings a significant generational transition. Is your nonprofit ready?

How and Where to Get Started with Business Intelligence

January 12, 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?

Helping Youth Find Their Tech Genius: This year with iUrban Teen

December 10, 2014
According to Albert Einstein, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." To his point, there are many people who are brilliant but aren’t encouraged to see themselves as such. At the core of the iUrban Teen programs is the desire to create opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius. We do this by exposing youth to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art (STEM and Arts) through experiential learning workshops.

2014 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

July 21, 2014
This report examines technology staffing levels, technology budgets, overall organizational approach to technology decisions, as well as technology oversight and management practices.

Inclusion in Action: A Path to Tech Leadership

June 19, 2014

There are many ways to approach technology leadership. For some, it’s about recognizing and putting to use the latest and greatest technologies. For others, it’s about taking a thought leadership position and leveraging that position to speak at prominent tech conferences, or embracing a set of ideals and finding open source alternatives to address your technical needs. The most exciting development in tech leadership right now is the emerging movement towards greater inclusion in the technology space.