Topic: Staffing

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.

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.

Working with Distributed Teams

July 9, 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.

Our Hiring Practices Are Inequitable and Need To Change

May 22, 2015
We have been relying heavily on the for-profit world’s hiring model, which has not been aligned with our sector-wide values of equity and community. It leaves out too many good people, and it is time that we as a field examine and change how we hire people.

What Does Organizational Behavior Have to Do with Nonprofit Technology? Everything!

March 31, 2015
Defender! Analyzer! Prospector! Reactor! Could this be a new set of superheroes? Well, sort of. In an organizational context, it is a set of descriptors for the strategic approaches organizations use to make plans and decisions. In some organizations, those approaches are fueled by behaviors that are akin to superpowers. I’d like to introduce you to four strategy typologies and share with you how knowing your strategy typology and its accompanying organizational behavior superpowers can help your organization become a superhero in aligning technology with its mission.