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Creating Technology for Nonprofits

Download a PDF of the entire guide, including notes for a facilitator. Download Watch an October 29, 2020 community call discussing how the guide was created and how you can use it in your organization. Watch Nonprofits, funders, and technology vendors each create technologies that nonprofits use. These tools are sometimes designed specifically for the […]
Posted: September 23, 2020
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Equity Guide for Nonprofit Technology

Introduction Download a PDF of the entire guide, including notes for a facilitator. Download Watch an October 29, 2020 community call discussing how the guide was created and how you can use it in your organization. Watch Nonprofit technology is marked by inequities in both the technology sector and the nonprofit sector. You can see […]
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Making Videoconferencing Sessions Fun

In the COVID-19 emergency, I’m watching lots of organizations and groups go through technology adjustments to maintain operations, aka “get stuff done.” It would be a struggle, especially if their online life was minimal before. If their technology was focused on the web, social media, and CRM, moving to real-time conferencing can be a challenge. […]
Posted: June 2, 2020
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The most important meeting of my day, every day

As an organization that has had virtual teams for 12 years, NTEN is often asked how we keep staff connected, maintain high communication, and support collaboration across time zones and locations. Now that organizations are forced to move to a virtual set up, we’re fielding even more of those questions. My number one recommendation: a […]
Posted: March 20, 2020
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What we learned from the 20NTC session proposal process

The 20NTC session selection process is underway with over 600 proposals submitted! However, we want to share that we made a mistake and have learned from the experience. We require that anyone submitting a session have an “Organization” affiliation listed in their profile. Our guidelines include session application limits for individuals and teams or organizations to […]
Posted: August 14, 2019
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19NTC Agenda

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Posted: July 16, 2019
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Same name, new look for NTEN

If you thought something looked a little different on NTEN’s websites today, you’re right! We’ve got a new logo and we are happy to have it out in the world. Here’s your inside scoop on what’s new and what isn’t changing. First, the name. We’re NTEN! We have been and we will keep being NTEN. […]
Posted: November 20, 2018
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Tech tools to improve collaboration

Are you part of a team with members located in different places? If so, it can sometimes be tricky to keep the team on the same page when it comes to projects. Stop the endless chain of emails back and forth, and consider using some collaboration tools. Here are some that work for me. Shared […]
Posted: November 16, 2018
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Use your brand and engage donors this year-end season

With the light still with us to mid-evening and the pumpkin spice barely dusted, it’s hard to think about the negative wind chill and frantic fundraising that is coming in December. But as one of Big Duck’s resident fundraising mavens, year-end campaign season–often dubbed “a nonprofit’s most financially rewarding time of the year”–is always on […]
Posted: October 5, 2018
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5 tips to make sure your next project is successful

Nonprofit professionals are used to wearing many hats and having a wide variety of responsibilities. With so much going it can sometimes be hard to keep track of big projects that have multiple milestones along the way. This is where project management comes in. With the right approach, nonprofit teams and external vendors can partner […]
Posted: August 21, 2018