Working with Distributed Teams

For this month’s Connect theme, we are highlighting some of the speakers, facilitators, keynotes, attendees, sponsors, and scholarship recipients of the 2015 Leading Change Summit in Washington, DC September 13-16. Information technology (and especially the Internet) have helped to remove geographic barriers that once defined working teams. Organizations of all sizes are finding that the benefits of […]
Posted: July 9, 2015

July Member RoundUp: Infographics, sizzling campaigns, and an alliance for digital inclusion

Check out the latest news and happenings from NTEN Members: NTEN has joined the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), an alliance representing those on the ground providing public Internet access, home broadband programs, and digital literacy training and tech support in order to create new operational resources for us. NTEN Member, Community Technology Network, is […]
Posted: July 7, 2015

Things We Like (June 2015)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth. Throughout the month, we’re celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage. Share your story! Chris Lysy shares this Digital Inclusion cartoon as a celebration of NTEN’s new Digital Inclusion Fellowship program and a recognition that lack of access in […]
Posted: June 25, 2015

Things We Like (May 2015)

Following is the monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. This great piece extends context to the long, painful, and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore. Privilege and racism in history extend far beyond Baltimore’s gates. Walidah Imarisha answers the question, “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?” in […]
Posted: May 28, 2015

Contribute to Connect

Thank you for your interest in writing for Connect. We’re always looking for articles from our members and the broader nonprofit technology community. We publish several articles per month on a wide range of topics, including 2 to 3 on specific topics: January: Security/privacy February: For the love of data—how to use it effectively March: […]
Posted: May 22, 2015

How to Build and Maintain an Intentional Organizational Culture in a Remote Staff Environment

Whether we’re co-located or remote, every company wants their teams to be aligned towards achieving their vision, mission, and goals. And just like in the office, remote workers have to be deliberate about creating an inspiring culture. We just use different techniques. So how do we create closeness even though we’re far apart? One way […]
Posted: May 14, 2015

NTEN Member Roundup: Technology in 5 Words, Happy Mamas Day, and Nonprofit Life in Magnetic Poetry

When longtime NTEN Member, Jen Newmeyer, tweeted about her NPTech work, magnetic poetry-style, it gave us the idea to ask her to share her latest technology success story. As Digital Media Manager for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Jen is putting technology to effective use by putting on a digital fundraiser: […]
Posted: May 6, 2015

Helping Your Board Collaborate

A nonprofit’s board of directors requires a lot of collaboration—with other board members, committee members, and organizational staff. That collaborative work requires the ability to review, comment on, and even vote on an enormous amount of material. Everyone involved wants that information to be easily accessible, readable, and actionable. The burden often falls on your […]
Posted: May 4, 2015

Things We Like (April 2015)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog. TechKlub Kraków just had an event this week with 150 attendees! Hats off to organizers bringing people together through technology. An unfortunate reply-to email fracas in Berkeley ended up bringing people together for a picnic. What do nonprofits […]
Posted: April 22, 2015