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The September Issue of NTEN:Change is Now Available

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The third issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press. Plus: Watch NTEN's mini-documentary video on Data-Driven Nonprofits Listen to an episode of the "askDeborah" podcast series, presented by the CTK Foundation. As well as articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections.

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The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

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The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership. We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment? The inspiration, as reflected on the quarterly NTEN: Change covers, came from farmers, a profession characterized by the need to be responsive.

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The 13th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits"

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The articles in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal capture stories of nonprofits in transition; they’re transforming from one stage to another, using technology to fuel their campaigns, initiatives, and to optimize their day-to-day work. >>Read Plus, check out 15 Minutes to Better Website SEO , and the NTEN Voices section: community tweets, our transition to become a community-driven organization, sustainability, and more! >>Enjoy,

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Issue 8 of NTEN:Change: The "Collaboration" Issue

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This issue of NTEN:Change takes a look at the various aspects of collaboration that nonprofit leaders should consider: benefits, tools, examples, pitfalls, and organizational "readiness.". NTEN's publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and hot off the press. Feature: Tools for Project Collaboration Management ," from Idealware's Kyle Andrei.

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The Content Curation Issue: NTEN:Change Six is Live

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I'm pleased to announce Issue Six of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! NTEN's publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and hot off the press , and in the current issue you'll find: "The Unexpected Benefits of Content Curation for Your Staff," by Beth Kanter, who makes the case for improving productivity and effectiveness with content curation practices.

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Issue 9 of NTEN:Change: Risks and Rewards

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What is the risk of not adapting to a changing technology culture? This issue of NTEN:Change presents variations on that theme: tips and quizzes, inspiration and cautionary tales, examples and humor, all from peers and experts in the nonprofit and technology communities. NTEN's publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and hot off the press.

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NTEN Announces Launch of New Publication for Nonprofit Leaders (and It's Free!)

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You already know that technology can help you and your organization create the change you want to see in the world. NTEN's mission is to help you do that. As part of that effort, we’re excited to introduce NTEN:Change , a quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Today at the 11NTC , NTEN's Executive Director, Holly Ross, announced the launch of the journal during the morning plenary. While social change might be hard, getting NTEN:Change is easy!

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Introducing a New NTEN Workbook: Getting Started With Data-Driven Decision Making

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Over the last few years, NTEN has been working with nonprofits to understand how to better wrangle all the data they’re creating and what’s available to them into improved results: more mission impact. In 2012, NTEN was able to survey a sample of US nonprofits to find out how they were doing when it comes to being data-driven: were they collecting data and tracking metrics?

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Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More

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Has it been a year already since we launched NTEN's quarterly digital journal for nonprofit leaders? I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! NTEN's publication (which was recently honored with a Publishing Trendsetter Award ) is free and hot off the press. The latest issue also features articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections.

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New Issue of NTEN:Change: From Outcomes to Impact

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The December issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press. Nonprofit Leaders discuss managing their organizations through change. Plus: Watch NTEN's mini-documentary video on Cloud for Nonprofits Listen to an episode of the "askDeborah" podcast series, presented by the CTK Foundation. As well as articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections.

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Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

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[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. In order to be successful in this step you will need full management support and a dedicated key project lead for your team. There are many types of technology and other management tools available to assist in this process, and now is the time to take stock of your technology and the tools you are going to use to track your data.

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6 Key Steps to Post-Implementation Tech Project Success

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Change Management implementation success Leadership Missy Longshore nptech nten Organizational Culture IT Staff Missy Longshore. Post-Implementation Salesforce Success Consultant. Longshore Consulting.

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NTEN Member Case Study: Rebranding the Accidental Techie

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Flickr: kool_skatkat Last month, NTEN's Executive Director, Holly Ross, posted a provocative article on our blog: " Rebranding the Accidental Techie." I posed a question to our NTEN Members' LinkedIn Group about this challenge, specifically asking our members there to suggest ways NTEN could help more "accidental" techies re-brand themselves. If you're a member of NTEN, you can read the entire thread and particpate here.).

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Reflecting on NTEN Publications Accomplishments in 2011: We Launched a Digital Journal for Nonprofit Leaders!

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Recently, I've been thinking about the launch of NTEN's newest resource: NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders. Background As part of NTEN’s strategic planning in 2010, we identified a particular constituency in the nonprofit sector that our current programs weren’t directly serving: the non-technical leaders who make the strategic decisions, approve the budgets, and have the big picture in mind about the direction and work of their organizations.

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Disruption: The New Normal

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Business Development Manager. It's true that the only true constant is change, but then how can nonprofits plan? change management Change Management Leadership Josh Schukman. VolunteerMark. Disruption is the new normal. Institutions and industries that have existed for generations are being crushed by the onslaught of technology and its propensity for exponential growth.

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Have You Ever Tried Changing the Tires While Driving the Car?

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How to navigate change management when your nonprofit doesn't have the luxury of putting your mission work on pause. Today we are all navigating our way through massive change. Change Management change management psychology Leadership Lisa Colton. Chief Learning Officer. See3 Communications.

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Technology Leaders Are Change Agents: Discussion from the NTEN Community

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Flickr: ePublicist A recent discussion thread on NTEN's main community email list really hit something home for me. NTEN member Sean Watson brought up his concern about the lack of staffing around, and interest in, "business processes" in most nonprofit organizations. Here's a little more background from him on this topic: " I spent my days at [a for-profit company] working with managers on process improvement.

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Hot Off the Press: Issue Two of NTEN:Change is Live

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What do Guerrilla Video, Facebook for Volunteer Management, and #GettingSlizzard have in common? They're all featured in the latest issue of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! NTEN's newest publication is free and hot off the press. There are also articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections. Advocacy Change Management Community CRM Leadership Planning Social Media

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Using Technology for Mission: Ontario 211 and NTEN Hear From the Arthritis Society

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[Editor's note: Ontario 211 and NTEN asked Ontario nonprofits about how they were using technology – and how they’d like to be using technology – for their work. What’s the biggest technology change you’ve implemented in your organization in the last few years? We've also hired a Social Media manager, which is a new position for us. All of our changes have allowed us to better interact with our supporters and allies.

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If You Had 300 Words in NTEN's Online Journal.

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Well, NTEN has a similar opportunity for you nonprofit technology experts out there – one that doesn't involve microphones or travel expenses: > Contribute a "DIY Nonprofit Technology" article for NTEN's online journal for nonprofit leaders. NTEN's newest publication, NTEN:Change , is designed for non-technical leaders of small to mid-sized nonprofits, features a regular section called "DIY Nonprofit Technology".

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Where is NTEN Headed in 2011 and Beyond? You Tell Us

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From virtualization and cloud computing to geolocation services to Twitter and Facebook, the changes are exciting and powerful. Over the last decade, NTEN has been part of this transformation of technology from back-room efficiency builder to disruptor of every department in your organization. The NTEN community has been on the front lines, helping every one of us find the skills and connections we need to make the most of this opportunity.

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Tech Across Your Org: Social Media Collaboration Across the NYC Elder Abuse Center

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[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. The Center staff includes just five staff members (four full-time) plus one very part-time social media manager at five hours a week. The social media team includes the Deputy Director, the Special Projects Director, the Social Media Manager, the social media consultant, summer interns, and an outside content development consultant.

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NTEN Community Call: Your Perspectives on the Blackbaud-Convio Acquisition Announcement

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While NTEN can't offer a crystal ball (or insider knowledge, for that matter) about the specifics of the decisions or details about products, we CAN provide a safe, un-biased platform to explore questions, concerns, and possibilities surrounding the transition and the possible impact on the wider nonprofit technology landscape. blackbaud Change Management CMS Community community call convio CRM Infrastructure nptech Policy Social Media

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Applications for the Nonprofit Tech Academy are due April 8

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change management Change Management Digital Strategy intensive it Leadership Leadership nonprofit tech academy NTA social media Staffing Strategy IT Staff We still have a few slots available in our Nonprofit Tech Academy for spring 2014, but the application deadline is fast approaching. Does the following sound good to you?

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DIY Nonprofit Technology: 5 Steps to Prepare Staff for Merging Technology

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[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Beyond financial and equipment matters, one of the most important concerns that can dictate the technological success or failure of a merger is change management. Address change and set expectations. Discuss the pros and cons of change, in general, without going into the specifics.

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The Change Journal's 10th Issue is Out: It's a Mobile World

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This issue of NTEN:Change provides statistics you should probably know about your supporters and constituents, strategies that might need to incorporate mobile technology considerations, tips, stories, and insights from nonprofit professionals and technology experts. NTEN''s publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and hot off the press.

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Getting Beyond the Slacktivism Debate

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[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ] Managers need to make sure the right questions are being asked. But if you ask for a campaign that achieves goals based on a sound theory of change, then you can get that too. What is the theory of change?

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The End of IT? With Freedom Comes Responsibilities

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Change Management Cloud Infrastructure Leadership Michael Enos nptech nten Richard Cooper IT Staff Richard Cooper. Director of Programmes. The role of IT has historically been, “Here is your computer, and your database, and your file system, and this is how you enter information and save files.” However, it is rapidly becoming, “Here are all the ways you can work with information, now go to town and see how you can use this stuff to get our goals met!”.

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Storm the Castle! Staging an IT Coup in 5 Steps

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Change Management Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture IT StaffJeremiah Dunham. President. Design-PT, Inc. We want the IT Department to have a seat at the leadership table. You want the IT Department to have a seat at the leadership table. What about your leadership? Here’s the situation: You are the IT person in your organization, but you don't have a seat at the decision-making table or you don’t feel that IT gets the respect it deserves.

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What Are We Accomplishing and How Do We Know?

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What can the nonprofit community learn from NTEN's own journey toward demonstrating its impact with data? Change Management Data Leadership nptech nten Organizational CultureAmy Luckey. Independent Consultant. What does your organization do?". That is a question most nonprofit folks can answer pretty easily. We have our elevator pitches ready to go. What is your organization accomplishing ?".

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The 11th Issue of NTEN: Change is out: Managing Through the Noise

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In this issue of NTEN: Change, we take a holistic approach to looking at some of these internal processes, including trust building to demonstrate impact, making decisions with data, and prioritizing activities through evaluation. Tech Tips for Executive Directors: The Non-Geek/Nonprofit Guide to Keeping Current on Technology , from Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. Have you looked outside your organization lately?

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Using Technology for Mission: Ontario 211 and NTEN Hear From the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

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[Editor's note: Ontario 211 and NTEN asked Ontario nonprofits about how they were using technology – and how they’d like to be using technology – for their work. What’s the biggest technology change you’ve implemented in your organization in the last few years? Thinking about your answer to the previous question, or other recent changes that involved technology, please explain how this has impacted your organization?

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This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Online Fundraising

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From those first few clicks to the latest multichannel campaign, online giving has continued to grow and change the nonprofit sector. From those first few clicks to the latest multichannel campaign, online giving has continued to grow and change the nonprofit sector. 14ntc Change Management Community Fundraising Mobile nptech nten online fundraising Strategy Fundraising Steve MacLaughlin. Director, Idea Lab. Blackbaud. The online donation form is now a teenager.

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Tips for Content Curators from Beth Kanter: How To Avoid Getting "Content Fried"

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[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a feature article in the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. As you encourage content curation activities for your staff, you may also want to remind them of techniques for being efficient and staying focused: Manage Your Attention, Not Just Your Time: Don't just create a to-do list, lay it out on daily and weekly schedules, breaking down key tasks of the project into chunks.

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This Just In: Computers Are Dead. It's a Mobile World (How Does Your Nonprofit React?)

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There is no such thing as the FAIL organization -- at least as far as we know -- and NTEN does not propose the actions described above. Please stay tuned for the June issue of NTEN:Change for a recap of this event and your reactions and responses.]. Change Management community Infrastructure mobile Mobile nptech nten:change Organizational Culture Social Media strategy Strategy Web Sites Communications IT Staff Program

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Learn From Each Other, Not Just the Data

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Change Management Data kd Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture Strategy CommunicationsKatie Delahaye Paine. KD Paine & Partners. Using data to help your organization succeed in its mission involves achieving consensus on what success looks like, getting good data that helps drive decisions making, and performing good analysis so you understand what is and is not working.

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When Millennials Take Over: How to Prepare Your Nonprofit For the Future of Business

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Millenials will be taking over: is your nonprofit ready for the cultural sea change? Change Management cultural change Leadership millenials nonprofit technology culture Organizational Culture Maddie Grant, CAE. Principal. Culture That Works. The Revolutionary War. The Civil War. The Great Depression and World War II. And now the Millenials. Every four generations brings a significant generational transition. Is your nonprofit ready?

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New Research: 10 Case Studies on Nonprofit Transition to the Cloud

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Are there other challenges with this topic that you'd like NTEN to address in future studies? Change Management Cloud Infrastructure infrastructure in the cloud Leadership nonprofit technology nptech nten research transition to the cloud IT StaffThere's a lot of buzz about the Cloud being the future of data storage and processing, and more and more Cloud-based options are available to users every day.

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Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

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Mina Chang. Advocacy Change Management disaster response tech management unmanned aerial vehicles Program Linking the World. Innovation and adoption of new technologies is not without controversy. For example: How does your nonprofit leadership feel about unmanned aerial vehicles? Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people.

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We Are Media: Webinar Series from NTEN

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NTEN’s gathered some of the top nonprofit social media experts to help your organization devise a solid strategy as well as learn the secrets of using a variety of social media tools. Explore the organizational change management issues that social media raises and how to talk about them. Tags: digital learning events elearning nten wearemedia webinar

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