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Member Retention: 4 Best Practices That Win Members for Life

Many nonprofit organizations have already caught onto the fact that implementing a membership program can incentivize more donors to give to their organization. After all, the very nature of membership programs is incentivizing. When becoming a member, donors receive certain benefits or perks in exchange for making donations in the form of membership fees or dues. […]
Posted: November 14, 2016
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Digital Literacy: More Than Just a Skill

In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows comprised the first cohort, and they have shared their work with us. Dustin Steinacker gave us an update on his work with the United Way […]
Posted: October 11, 2016
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How to Use Your Database to Ruin Productivity in 5 Easy Steps!

Just Use Excel! Who Even Needs a Database!? If you truly want to maximize the amount of time you spend on simple everyday tasks at your nonprofit, then don’t even bother using a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database! Multiple Excel spreadsheets will do nicely. The danger of investing in a CRM database is that you […]
Posted: September 26, 2016
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Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A with Adam Strizich

In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows comprised the first cohort, and they have shared their work with us. We asked Adam Strizich to give us an update on his work with the Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC). What […]
Posted: September 9, 2016
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Meet the 2016 Fellows

Meet the 22 Fellows who comprise our 2016 cohort, working on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. Adam Strizich, hosted by Martha O’Bryan Center in Nashville, TN Adam Strizich is an energetic community organizer and Music City enthusiast. He returns to the Digital […]
Posted: August 3, 2016
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Avoid Technology Traps to Achieve Fundraising Success

We all know in this day and age that technology plays an increasingly important role in fundraising, as it does in many other aspects of our lives. As someone who works in implementing technology for nonprofits, I am passionate about the enormous benefits that the right technologies can bring to nonprofits. If chosen and implemented […]
Posted: July 6, 2016
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Digital Inclusion Fellowship in Review: A Q&A With Danny Lucio

In May 2015, NTEN and Google Fiber launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a new national program investing in local communities and nonprofit organizations to address the digital divide. Sixteen Fellows comprised the first cohort; and they shared their work in progress earlier this year. We asked Daniel Lucio to give us an update on his work with Austin […]
Posted: June 28, 2016
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Introducing the 2016 Digital Inclusion 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: June 13, 2016
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How to Create an Ideal Audience Persona: Three reasons & a worksheet

Knowing who you are as an organization and how you are perceived is a critical part of the branding process. Once you’ve got a handle on your mission, vision, values, and messages (congrats!), you’ll want to start disseminating your brand identity to the world. But do you really know who you’re trying to reach? A […]
Posted: June 9, 2016
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Technology as a Strategic Asset

For the past year, we’ve been thinking a lot about how new technology is transforming organizations. To date, the primary use of technology has been to increase the efficiency and productivity of their existing work. While productivity will always be important, technology is now also transforming how we work and how we engage with our constituents. […]
Posted: May 4, 2016