Reports and Resources

NTEN’s research provides key data to help nonprofit professionals learn about best practices and make good decisions. Regular reports include technology investment and digital strategy. Also in this section are NTEN workbooks.

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2021 Technology-Enabled Operations Report

Partners: Unit4

Many communities lack access to income or health care during the pandemic. This report explores nonprofits’ related technology and operational challenges.

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How to Plan Virtual Fundraising Events

Partners: Pledgeling

Hosting a fundraising event online involves different needs than in-person events. Download this guide to learn how to make your next fundraiser successful.

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2020 Data Empowerment Report

Partners: Fidelity Trustees’ Charitable Initiative

Download a report on how organizations from across the nonprofit sector collect and manage data and the policies they have in place to secure it.

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2020 Tech Accelerate Report

Partners: Microsoft

This new report analyzes assessments completed using NTEN’s Tech Accelerate tool. Download the report and complete an assessment of your nonprofit organization.


NTEN Reports Archive

The latest reports and resources produced by NTEN, separated by nonprofit tech topics, starting with the most recent.

Digital Communications & Marketing

How to Plan Virtual Fundraising Events

FEBRUARY 2021
Hosting a fundraising event online involves different needs than in-person events. Download this guide to learn how to make your next fundraiser successful.

2019 Digital Outlook Report and webinar invitation

FEBRUARY 2019 | Partners: Care2, hjc
NTEN and partners Care2 and hjc have produced the 2019 Digital Outlook Report, which includes in-depth guides and expert advice based on data collected from nonprofits in more than 20 countries.

2018 M+R Benchmarks Study

APRIL 2018 | Partners: M+R
The M+R Benchmarks Study is your in-depth annual review of what’s working, what’s trending, and what’s changing for online fundraising, advocacy, and marketing.

2018 Digital Outlook Report

MARCH 2018 | Partners: Care2, hjc, Resource Alliance
NTEN and its partners have produced the 2018 Digital Outlook Report, which includes data collected from over 500 nonprofit professionals in more than 20 countries.

2017 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report

MAY 2017
Find out how other nonprofits are investing in technology staff, hardware and services and see how they compare to yours.

Fundraising & Development

How to Plan Virtual Fundraising Events

FEBRUARY 2021
Hosting a fundraising event online involves different needs than in-person events. Download this guide to learn how to make your next fundraiser successful.

2018 M+R Benchmarks Study

APRIL 2018 | Partners: M+R
The M+R Benchmarks Study is your in-depth annual review of what’s working, what’s trending, and what’s changing for online fundraising, advocacy, and marketing.

Digital Fundraising Workbook for Nonprofits

FEBRUARY 2018 | Sponsored By: DonorPerfect
Taking you step-by-step through the development of a successful strategy, this workbook helps you craft a plan that includes a single goal, clear objectives, and detailed, measurable tactics.

2017 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report

MAY 2017
Find out how other nonprofits are investing in technology staff, hardware and services and see how they compare to yours.

2017 Digital Outlook Report

MARCH 2017 | Partners: Care2, hjc, and Resource Alliance
A hands-on guide to developing first-class digital strategy, advocacy, and fundraising programs, tailored to three experience levels.

Operations & Organization Management

The Opportunity of Collaborative Benchmarking

AUGUST 2019 | Partners: The Blackbaud Institute, NetHope
NTEN and partners the Blackbaud Institute and NetHope help you lay a foundation for benchmarking your organization against your peers. Read on to learn why it's important for our sector to collaborate.

State of Nonprofit Professional Development March 2019 report

MARCH 2019 | Partners: Cornerstone

Tech Accelerate

OCTOBER 2017 | Sponsored By: The Forbes Funds
Created by NTEN in partnership with The Forbes Funds, Tech Accelerate puts a decade of data and evaluation into a simple-to-use assessment, report, and benchmarking tool for the nonprofit sector.

2017 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report

MAY 2017
Find out how other nonprofits are investing in technology staff, hardware and services and see how they compare to yours.

2015 NTEN Community Survey Report

NOVEMBER 2015
Every year, NTEN conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN Community. Our annual Community Survey is one way we listen to your needs and experiences to inform our work.

Program & Service Delivery

Nonprofits and Artificial Intelligence

FEBRUARY 2020
Artificial intelligence is a popular topic in fiction, but what's realistic today? How can your nonprofit deploy machine learning in your work? Our handy guide walks you through the opportunities and questions you should be asking.

Digital Adoption in 2018

APRIL 2018 | Sponsored By: Mobile Citizen
While some digital adoption gaps are closing, there are still significant roadblocks for organizations serving the 60 million Americans who don’t have internet access at home.

2017 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report

MAY 2017
Find out how other nonprofits are investing in technology staff, hardware and services and see how they compare to yours.

Online and in the Office: The State of Technology-Based Learning in the Nonprofit Sector

SEPTEMBER 2016 | Partners: Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation
NTEN is proud to release its landmark report on technology-based learning in the nonprofit sector.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship: A Year of Learning

AUGUST 2016 | Partners: Google Fiber
It has been a year of learning and adapting. As we close out the pilot year of the NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellowship Program, we have been capturing the lessons and successes we have all experienced.

Technology Management

2020 Data Empowerment Report

NOVEMBER 2020
Download a report on how organizations from across the nonprofit sector collect and manage data and the policies they have in place to secure it.

2020 Tech Accelerate Report

NOVEMBER 2020
This new report analyzes assessments completed using NTEN's Tech Accelerate tool. Download the report and complete an assessment of your nonprofit organization.

Cybersecurity for Nonprofits

FEBRUARY 2020
Do you know how to protect your data and constituents online? Our guide helps you evaluate your current cybersecurity and explains what steps you need to take.

Cloud Computing for Nonprofits

FEBRUARY 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.

Nonprofits and Artificial Intelligence

FEBRUARY 2020
Artificial intelligence is a popular topic in fiction, but what's realistic today? How can your nonprofit deploy machine learning in your work? Our handy guide walks you through the opportunities and questions you should be asking.