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Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals. I was accustomed to […]
Posted: June 6, 2013
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Tech Tips for Executive Directors: 5 Mobile Apps for Busy Nonprofit Leaders

By Sophia Guevara With so many apps available in the iPhone App Store and Google Play, it is difficult to find which ones could actually provide value for the needs of a nonprofit leader. With this being said, here is a list of five apps you may not already have on your phone but are […]
Posted: May 30, 2013
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Donating to the NTC Scholarship Fund Helps the Sharing Continue: A Past Scholarship Recipient Reports

NTC Scholarships don’t just help first-time conference attendees. And that helps goes beyond just the scholarship recipient. TEXT “NTEN” to 25383 to donate $10 and nominate your scholarship attendee now! NTC Scholarships don’t just help first-time conference attendees. This year’s conference wasn’t going to be a possibility for Amy Quinn, Content Curator & Speaker, Fundraising Innovators, […]
Posted: May 23, 2013
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2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

Whew, what an NTC! Now that we’ve had a chance to catch a cat (dog?) nap and dusted the snow off, we want to share the huge outpouring of blog posts, videos, pictures, and other media from the NTEN community. We’ve been reading, reflecting, getting inspired, and learning a lot from all of you. Our […]
Posted: May 7, 2013
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Managing Your Constituents in the Cloud

Many of us take “the cloud” for granted. We’ve grown accustomed to having anywhere, anytime access to our data and systems. But while surveys – such as NTEN’s The State of the Nonprofit Cloud Report (released in 2012) – suggest that the “vast majority of nonprofits are using hosted software,” many nonprofits and membership organizations have […]
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Nonprofit Innovation and the Cloud

Recently NTEN posed an interesting question to us: Is there a connection between cloud technology and innovation in nonprofit organizations? There’s no doubt that many organizations are using cloud technologies in innovative ways. But, more specifically, what links might we find between the unique aspects of cloud technology, and the conditions and success factors for […]
Posted: May 6, 2013
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Things We Like (April 2013)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Karl wasn’t joking; thanks to 1600 people (some not sticking to the ‘one device at a time’ rule), the NTC internet crashed. That’s a metric of success for us – everyone is taking notes, tweeting, and more! Now that you’re back in the […]
Posted: April 30, 2013
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13NTC: A Message of Thanks from the NTEN Board

Amy Borgstrom, Chair, NTEN Board of Directors Wow! We’ve all heard the United States Postal Service creed, the one that starts “neither snow nor rain.” I think the 2013 NTC proved we need a creed of equal match for this community. Neither snow nor ice, flight delays or road closures can prevent this community of […]
Posted: April 19, 2013
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Google Drive as an Organizational Document Management System: an NTEN Case Study

While it’s no secret that most people love spending their extra time elbow deep in their Internal Document Management Systems, tweaking things until everything is just right, I still do hear of the occasional fringe case where an organization is just trying to figure out the best way forward, as old policies and methods no longer match […]
Posted: February 22, 2013
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Tech Across Your Org: Sharing a Cause and Data Across Multiple Orgs

[Editor’s note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change, NTEN’s quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Read the complete issue on “Collaboration” when you subscribe to the journal for free!] By Rachel Weidinger, Upwell Developing a High Touch, Human Platform for Collaboration At Upwell, we’re inventing a new way to work together. We’re […]
Posted: February 11, 2013