Technology Management

DIY PCI compliance: What nonprofits need to know to protect their donors

March 14, 2018
Becoming PCI compliant is imperative, especially as more organizations’ data practices are under increased scrutiny. While all the rules and regulartions sound extremely technical, PCI compliance is not just an IT function—it involves buy-in from leadership and the entire organization.

Restoring trust with blockchain

February 20, 2018
Donors—both individuals and institutions like foundations—are increasingly calling for greater accountability and are exploring both existing and new methods to improve transparency. Nonprofits would be well served by getting ahead of the curve and exploring how blockchain can be used to improve accountability, decrease corruption, and facilitate efficiencies in mission pursuits.
Nonprofit Technology Conference pre-conference events

Extend your 18NTC experience with day-long intensives

February 2, 2018
Sometimes three days of the Nonprofit Technology Conference are just not enough. Join us for one of our four pre-conference events, focusing on Drupal, WordPress, CiviCRM, and Microsoft.
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Help us map the nonprofit digital landscape

January 31, 2018
As part of our commitment to increasing nonprofit capacity, we are mapping the landscape with our second Digital Adoption Survey. We want to know more about the way nonprofits are making decisions about technology, both inside their organizations and as part of their programs.
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The robots have arrived: How nonprofits can use bots for good

January 16, 2018
Not surprisingly, enthusiastic techtopians are pronouncing all the wonderful ways that robots are going to help us. However, a fuller examination of the darker side of the bots is also required because they are going to change our relationship with society and with one another. And anything that affects our humanity and our relationships has profound implications for the nonprofit sector.
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Net neutrality fight enters final days (updated)

December 12, 2017
Organizations including NTEN are taking part in a day of action on December 12 to "break the internet" by spreading a message of support for net neutrality on every channel possible, so our lawmakers know there is widespread and passionate support.
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Empowering accidental techies with the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate

December 1, 2017
As a solo communications professional, I’ve always had to learn technology by myself. This has often left me with that vague sense of “I need formal training.” It’s funny how that feeling never leaves you, even when you have been working successfully as an accidental techie for years.

How data can make your website better

November 27, 2017
When we launched a new website last year, we knew that we could improve both the structure and the content of our site to better serve the needs of these many audiences. By continually monitoring our site’s analytics, we’ve been able to increase engagement and reduce bounce rates on our landing pages.
Tech Accelerate tool for nonprofits

Tech Accelerate

October 26, 2017
Created by NTEN in partnership with The Forbes Funds, Tech Accelerate puts a decade of data and evaluation into a simple-to-use assessment, report, and benchmarking tool for the nonprofit sector.

To the cloud: One agency’s IT transformation

October 26, 2017
In 2013, several elements of our IT infrastructure were beginning to crumble and needed some major attention in order to make them more efficient. We needed our technology to be a useful tool instead of a hindrance to our staff. We decided to take a leap into the cloud—read our case study.