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New connections, friends: Volunteers share what they love about the NTC

It takes a lot of work to put on a conference for a few thousand nonprofit professionals—luckily, we have some dedicated volunteers who help us make it happen. Besides saving you a chunk of change on registration, volunteering at the Nonprofit Technology Conference is a great way to meet people. You get to help attendees, […]
Posted: January 29, 2018
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Meet the 2018 Fellows

NTEN is pleased to introduce the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows. These 16 emerging leaders represent the best of community and public service professionals. We are thrilled that they are joining the Fellowship to hone their skills and develop new and enhanced digital literacy programs for adults. The fourth cohort of Fellows work at a variety […]
Posted: January 10, 2018
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Announcing the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows

NTEN is pleased to introduce the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows! These 17 emerging leaders represent the best of community and public service professionals. We are thrilled that they are joining the Fellowship to hone their skills and develop new and enhanced digital literacy programs for adults. The fourth cohort of Fellows work at a variety […]
Posted: January 8, 2018
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How data can make your website better

As the food bank serving Chicago and Cook County, we have a variety of audiences for our website—all with different interests and needs. Many are looking for pantries and food programs in their neighborhoods, or they’re social workers seeking food assistance for their clients. Others are interested in donating, volunteering, or starting a food drive. […]
Posted: November 27, 2017
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Member spotlight: Lanette Rivera

Lanette Rivera has been an NTEN member since 2017. What’s your current position? Give us a brief overview of what you do in your work. I am currently the Development and Communications Associate at Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. I started as a volunteer for NPHY […]
Posted: November 6, 2017
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Make the Case

Thank you for deciding to join us at 19NTC. We know that you will leave the conference buzzing with knowledge and with sore arms from hugging so hard, but we also know that sometimes, it’s not up to you to decide whether you get to go. Aside from financial considerations, if you’re a lean team, […]
Posted: October 1, 2017
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12 tips for engaging pro bono volunteers

In many nonprofit organizations, especially smaller ones, the staff are generalists: good at wearing many hats, and responding to the myriad needs of programs, clients and constituents. But imagine: What you could accomplish if you weren’t limited to the time and talent of paid staff? All volunteers bring their skills and talents to our organizations, […]
Posted: April 24, 2017
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How to create wicked simple volunteer email campaigns that inspire supporters

For nonprofits and membership-based organizations, volunteer management can feel overwhelming. There are often too many people and not enough time to maintain a personal touch with every person. Automated “drip campaigns” are the perfect intersection of technology and volunteers and can be a simple way to stay in touch, nurture relationships, and even weave together […]
Posted: March 2, 2017
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Meet the 2016 Fellows

We are thrilled to introduce the amazing people who will be the second cohort in the Digital Inclusion Fellowship. The Fellows stood out in a crowd of hundreds as the most skilled and passionate digital inclusion advocates. This group brings an incredibly diverse array of backgrounds, skills and experiences to the Fellowship and their host […]
Posted: January 3, 2017
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Finding and Retaining Donors: Cultivating Your Relationships

A new year presents new opportunities to assess and grow your individual fundraising program. Do you know how your nonprofit compares to similar organizations? Where do you excel or where do you hope to grow? Focusing on nonprofits with revenues under $2 million, the Individual Donor Benchmark Report is back again with fundraising data for […]
Posted: November 28, 2016