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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How Kickstarter Got Subtitles and Captions

Last week, Kickstarter added an important new feature to its website: the ability for people to place captions and subtitles on the videos they upload. Project videos have always been a huge part of Kickstarter — they’re a chance for creators to speak right to you, explain who they are, and demonstrate what they’re trying […]
Posted: April 15, 2015
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Webinar: Secrets of the Content Marketing Sorcerers

What the Hell is Wrong with You People? What the Hell Just Happened? 8/7 You have a great idea, perhaps the best idea ever, but you work with a bunch of know-it-alls, scaredy cats, well poisoners and…well, you get the idea. You need a project management cycle that praises, emboldens, listens and inspires. So, how […]
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Webinar: Need a New Website? Have You Gone Through a Discovery Process? Information Architecture, Wireframing, and Project Planning

What the Hell is Wrong with You People? What the Hell Just Happened? 8/7 You have a great idea, perhaps the best idea ever, but you work with a bunch of know-it-alls, scaredy cats, well poisoners and…well, you get the idea. You need a project management cycle that praises, emboldens, listens and inspires. So, how […]
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