Topic: Policy

SaveDotOrg campaign succeeds, ICANN rejects sale

April 30, 2020
The nonprofit community united in saying no to selling the digital home of nonprofits to private equity, and ICANN listened. The sale has been rejected.

Cloud Computing for Nonprofits

February 26, 2020
Is moving to the cloud right for you? Do you know what questions to ask to make an informed decision? Our handy guide explains what you need to know.

The digital home of nonprofits is under attack

November 22, 2019
The Internet Society is selling control of .ORG to Ethos, a private equity firm. Read the letter NTEN and 26 organizations have sent protesting this betrayal.

I’m good at my job. Should I be fired for joining an LGBTQIA kickball league?

October 7, 2019
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether or not Title VII protects LGBTQIA employees from discrimination. CEO Amy Sample Ward explains why the nonprofit sector should be concerned.

6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

June 20, 2017
Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. Five years later, this change may be the most significant stress-reducing and time-saving policy I’ve ever put in place at NTEN since I started working here more than 10 years ago.

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

March 13, 2015
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people. The typhoon, which was the deadliest in the country’s history, left the area littered with rubble and in complete darkness. The response to the disaster made history, too: It marked the first time that unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, were used to save lives and provide relief in the aftermath of a storm.

On Transparency, Data, and Trust

October 20, 2014

Transparency in data handling practices is becoming a clear and valuable trend as organizations begin to realize the competitive advantage available to them as a result of developing that capability. The importance of transparent data dealings are particularly relevant for mission- and values-based organizations that depend in large part on deep engagement and trusting relationships with their partners, constituents, and members.