What we’re looking for
Thank you for your interest in writing a blog post for NTEN.
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Everyone who works in a nonprofit uses technology, which means our audience represents every job function and mission focus. Our blog posts cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Automation for engagement, donors, volunteers, and others.
- Communicating with stakeholders.
- Data and evaluation.
- Digital literacy and digital inclusion.
- Project management.
- Strategic planning, budgeting, and training for technology.
- Tech equity.
- Using tech tools strategically, ethically, and equitably.
Those are just a sample of topics we’ll consider. If you have a pitch about a nonprofit technology angle related to current news, we’d love to read it.
Avoid: We do not participate or respond to offers of sponsored posts or link swap deals. Clickbait, press releases, or invitations to demo a product or service are immediately deleted and flagged as spam.
Pitches: Please send pitches. Do not send completed posts until we ask you to. Before sending us your pitch, review our posts to better understand what we publish. In your pitch, be concise. Tell us your pitch in just a few sentences. Include the approximate word count and when you can send the completed post.
Content: Focus on tips, tricks, how-tos, lessons learned, and higher-level conversations to help nonprofit professionals work better. Tactics don’t have to be nonprofit-specific but should be relevant to the nonprofit technology community. We prefer original content but may occasionally consider republishing a post from another site if it’s highly relevant to our audience. We do not publish AI-generated copy as original, nor do we publish AI-generated images.
Quality: NTEN is tool- and consultant-agnostic. Do not pitch ideas about solutions that require purchasing specific software or becoming a client. Readers should become better informed regardless of what they have or whom they work with.
Length: Posts can be anywhere from 800–2,000 words.
Images: Alt text is required for any images in the post. The World Wide Web Consortium has guidance about writing effective alt text for graphs and charts. Please include alt text for all images you submit.
Diversity: We strive for a diversity of perspectives and voices, including but not limited to gender identity, race, geographic location, job type, and organization size and type. We generally do not publish more than two pieces by an organization in a calendar year to ensure a diversity of perspectives and voices.
Honorarium: We offer a $50 honorarium to authors to increase the diversity of voices in our blog.
Promotion: Once your post is published, we’ll email you the link. We’ll share it in our newsletter and on LinkedIn and link to your profile. We encourage you to share your post on your own social media and send it to colleagues and friends through email, newsletters, and any other platform at your disposal.
Pitch us your idea
After you’ve completed both of those steps, email your pitch to us. We’ll let you know if we think our audience would be interested. We do not send rejection emails.
If we accept your pitch, we’ll discuss the submission deadline and publication dates with you. We will edit the copy to conform to our style and let you know if more significant edits need to be made.Email your pitch