Four More Community Members Join the NTEN Board

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NTEN’s mission to support those working to change the world but ensuring they can do so with strategic and racially equitable technology use has never been more relevant than the last couple of years. I look forward to supporting NTEN’s outstanding staff and engaging with members.

Be Part of the NTEN Community Year-round

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NTEN’s online forums connect community members virtually around topics of interest from technology tools to job experiences to personal identities. NTEN’s Tech Clubs connect community members in local areas across the U.S.,

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The 2013 NTEN Community Survey Report

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The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN Community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time. >

It's Your 2015 NTEN Community Challenge!

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I am so excited about the 2015 NTEN Challenge that I made a video about it, as you can see. At NTEN, we believe technology can transform how you make change. We empower and equip the more than 50,000 individuals in our community with the networking, education, and resources they need to be effective and efficient. I would like to invite you to donate today to join the NTEN Board and Community Champions in the 2015 NTEN Challenge !

Exciting Changes in the NTEN Community: Our New Community Platform

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Recently we took a survey of the NTEN community to get your opinions about online platforms and how you like to engage online. We looked at the survey results and also looked at the concerns raised about our existing my.nten.org community platform. In taking all of your input in consideration, we''ve decided to move to a new community platform to better meet the needs of the community.

The NTEN Community is Everyone's Community

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Flickr: vernhart Like many folks in our community, I do not come from a tech background. So, when I first came to NTEN in the summer of 2012, I was a little overly conscious of my underdeveloped technology muscles. We are part of this community because we use technology in our work in some capacity, however small, and because we value drawing upon the knowledge and experiences of others. Community mam Member Appreciation Month nptech

The 2014 NTEN Community Survey Report is here!

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Every year, NTEN conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN Community. We strive to be a community-driven organization, in all aspects of our work, to offer the kinds of programs and services that will benefit our constituents. Our annual Community Survey is one way we listen to your needs and experiences to inform our work. The annual Community Survey serves us in two critical ways.

48 Hours Only: Double your donations by supporting the NTEN Community!

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Now you can double the impact of your donation dollars by supporting the 2015 NTEN Challenge. Donate to NTEN in the next 48 hours, and Jon Biedermann , VP of DonorPerfect CRM Fundraising Software, will match your donations of up to $2,500! Any donation received on Crowdrise or directly to NTEN will qualify for the match up to $2,500 total. In Jon''s words, "Technology by itself is just a tool, and NTEN provides the strategy to make technology work for nonprofits.

The 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report

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The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time. >

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The NTEN Community just got a facelift!

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The NTEN Community platform recently went under the knife! After a transplant and a few initial scars, we''re excited to report the new platform is alive and rejuvenated with a fresh new face and a host of new features to help you engage in the community. Simply visit my.NTEN.org to login or create a username and password, and check out the new face of our online community! community Community community platform nptech nten Communications

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Welcome Julia Smith, NTEN's Community Development Manager!

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I''m so excited to officially welcome Julia Smith as NTEN''s new Community Development Manager! Julia began working with NTEN on the Communities of Impact (CoI) project earlier this year, and now we''re thrilled to have her on the NTEN staff! Julia is no stranger to the nonprofit technology community. She came to NTEN after launching a Chicago-based consulting practice for nonprofits and artists.

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Join me for an NTEN Webinar! More than just a community: Using communities to reach your program goals

Amy Sample Ward

Next Tuesday, I’m running a webinar with NTEN discussing “More than just a community: Using communities to reach your program goals.&# As always, I hope it’s a fun and informative session, but it’ll also have space for sharing and lots of questions. Description : Your nonprofit has a presence on Facebook or maybe your own private online community. Or login to your NTEN account.). field when registering to receive the NTEN member rate!

Interview with NTEN's Community Program Coordinator

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NTEN''s newest team member, Bethany, is focused on our community programs, including the Communities of Practice and Tech Clubs. This month''s theme is building community, on and offline - a perfect time to interview Bethany about her inspiration for working in nonprofit technology and more! How did you first become involved with the NTEN community? I discovered NTEN and the nptech community about four years ago.

Community is at the heart of 22NTC

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This year, we are excited to have expanded Community Conversations, live art, and music events at the NTC. Learn what all of our excitement is about: Community Conversations. Connect with fellow attendees through Community Conversations on a wide range of attendee-initiated topics !

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NTEN's Website Redesign: Survey results from the community

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With NTEN''s website redesign project underway, we took a step back and asked, "How do we know how our users use our site and what they want if we don''t ask? So we turned to the NTEN community, as we will continue to do at various stages of the redesign process, for your candid feedback about the NTEN website. We conducted a website survey with about 80 respondents, and conducted some one-on-one interviews with eleven members of the NTEN community.

Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report

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The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time. >

On Falling in Love With the NTEN Community

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During those three days of scribbled notes, pun tweets, and laughs, I did fall in love with the US nonprofit community, with NTEN, and with a man who I''d move halfway across the world to marry. Australia is a small place, and the nonprofit community is tiny. NTEN does an incredible job of fitting in a huge program, while at the same time, making sure everyone feels at home, even for those of us who had come a long way and knew no one at the conference.

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN and @Kanter

Amy Sample Ward

The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and you’re invited to join the celebration with NTEN! Here are three easy ways you can be part of the giving season kick-off: Donate to the 2013 NTEN Challenge. We are so excited to celebrate the strength of this community, now 50,000 people stong! The 2013 NTEN Challenge will raise $50,000 to support expanded programs and continued accessibility for a diverse set of organizations in 2014.

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

You can see the full collection, and how they were voted on by the community here: [link]. The Value-add of Crowdsourcing: For me, the two biggest reasons to include crowdsourcing in your strategic design of community building or contests are: Crowdsourcing invites diversity by encouraging anyone with an idea or interest to participate. The most important way to use social media in a crowdsourced process is to allow the community to use social media anyway they want!

Sharing is Caring, and the NTEN Community Cares!

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November is Member Appreciation Month at NTEN. Our staff interacts with our community in different ways, here''s why Michael Nealis, Content Manager, loves our community My favorite thing about the NTEN community is the sense of belonging that it brings with it. Everyone has a seat at the table, everyone’s input is valued, and a big part of the community is very public with the support it gives.

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NTEN Visits Free Geek

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Last week, during the quarterly staff retreat, NTEN staff toured Free Geek. Several NTEN staff have been long-time supporters, and NTEN has always donated its old electronics to Free Geek. Electronics that live to see another day are given back to the community or sold in Free Geek’s thrift store. Since 2000, Free Geek has given away over 16,000 computers to community members, nonprofits, social good groups, and schools. community Community free geek

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Supporting Communities Within Your Community

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When thinking about communities to support, let's not forget to look inward at our staff and board members. Strategy advice, best practice articles, and how-to guides providing information about engaging and supporting our community define community as our constituents and supporters. That very much is the community, of course. board engagement Community Leadership organizational culture Amy Sample Ward.

5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

Amy Sample Ward

This post is cross-published from NTEN. Read the post and join the conversation on the NTEN blog. When it comes to managing or building communities, online or on the ground, the work can seem overwhelming and sometimes even never-ending. Wherever you are, and whatever the kind of community you are wrangling, there are some general lessons that I recommend. You don’t [really] know your community members. You have more time than your community.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Kudos to Our Community Champions

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Today we give a huge thanks to our mighty team of NTEN Community Champions : you helped to collectively raise over $30,000 for the greater good of the #nptech community! It also went towards bringing in new members that may not be able to cover the cost of NTEN Membership; supporting our worldwide Tech Clubs with more materials to enhance their experience; and developing new programs and resources for NTEN’s growing community.

Fall Fundraising Resources from the NTEN Community

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In no particular order, here is a compilation of some of the NTEN community's favorite fundraising resources that surfaced throughout September. On Wednesday, September 28th, NTEN members ASI are hosting a webinar touring their donor management software, iMIS. Debra also presented an NTEN webinar this month, "The Social Website: Integrating Social Media into Website Design and Function". Buzz: News from the Community Fundraising nptech nten Fundraising

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Are You an NTEN Community Champion?

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I have worked at NTEN for nearly nine years now; Ed Batista hired me back in January of 2003 to help create and run new programs for a nascent NTEN. but the passion of the community was unbridled and big. John Kenyon , Michael Stein , Deborah Elizabeth Finn , Robert Weiner , Jane Meseck , Michael Gilbert , and Beth Kanter are just a few of amazing the community members who have been with NTEN as long as I have. champions nptech nten

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NTEN Community Update: CoP Transition

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We're only two months away from our official transition to Communities of Practice – you can read more about the transition to CoPs here – and are really excited about the progress we've seen. They are free for everyone, regardless of NTEN member status, and a great way to learn from other members of the community. The Community Technology CoP and the Knowledge Management CoP have both already taken advantage of the newly available monthly calls. CoPs nptech nten

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Make Your Voice Heard: Take the Annual NTEN Community Survey

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How helpful are NTEN's resources to your work? > Please take the 2012 NTEN Community Survey! Your answers to these questions help us shape the programs and services we offer to NTEN members and the wider nonprofit sector. Each year NTEN conducts an annual survey to guide our work and understand how the nonprofit technology community is doing. > > Please take a few minutes to take our annual community survey!

NTEN Communities of Practice FAQ

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flickr: Horia Varlan Like all organizations, the staff at NTEN does our best to stay in tune with our awesome community; but every once in a while we find ourselves in a bubble or at least not fully understanding what new decisions will look like from the outside. We had no idea when we introduced our new Communities of Practice (CoPs ) engagement model that there were be so many questions and concerns, and I think this may be that very "once in a while".

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Interview with Dan Fellini, NTEN's Web Developer

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As NTEN's Web Developer, Dan will be diving straight into the deep end during our website redesign process; he will also be focused on the planning, development, configuration, integration, and testing of new and existing web-based systems. How did you first become involved with the NTEN Community? I've been aware of NTEN for many years, as I began nonprofit work here in Portland back in 2006. Community nten staffDan Fellini is our newest team member.

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The 2013 "NTEN" Award: Maddie Grant

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NTEN isn''t an organization, we''re a community – a community with a shared set of values , including authenticity, sharing, and of course, laughter. who embodies those values and enhances the NTEN community. These individuals, recipients of the annual NTEN Award, are the people working hard to move NTEN''s mission forward from within the community: always ready to share a case study, idea, or contact. In short, they embody NTEN''s Values.

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NTEN and National Volunteer Week

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Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." Inspired by National Volunteer Week, NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities. We love learning from the nptech community!)

Welcoming Megan Keane as NTEN's New Community Engagement Manager

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I'm so excited that Megan Keane is now at NTEN as our Community Engagement Manager. She'll be managing our social channels - including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, and GOOD - as well as supporting Tech Club leaders and generally making sure NTEN's community programs always amp up the awesome. Megan is a long-time SF bay area resident with an extensive nonprofit background in community management, social media, and volunteer management.

2013: NTEN Year in Review

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A few weeks ago, 35 board members and community leaders helped us launch the 2013 NTEN Challenge with the goal of raising $50,000 to celebrate reaching 50,000 NTEN community members. We are so excited to see this community continue to grow, bringing in diverse organizations, ideas, and individuals. 2013 also including the expansion of NTEN programs, research, and events. 2013 Community data Leadership nten numbers Year in Review

2013 NTEN Challenge Report

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NTEN''s mission is to support all nonprofits in using technology effectively to better reach their missions. We''re lucky to have a community filled with incredibly generous members. The 2013 NTEN Challenge included board members and community members all fundraising on behalf of NTEN, raising funds that would directly provide 2014 NTC scholarships, and access to year-round NTEN programs and membership benefits.

Thanks, NTEN

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flickr photo: woodleywonderworks November is member appreciation month, and we set today aside specifically to thank our amazing NTEN members, and to help them celebrate each other. If you're on Twitter, just thank your favorite NTEN member(s) and include #ntenthanks in your update. Of course, I'm also sending out some NTEN love in those places, but what I really want to say can't be said in 140 characters or less. The NTEN community moves some incredible discussions forward.

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Online Communities Depend on Online Volunteers

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The Internet is a volunteer-rich environment on a global scale, and nowhere is this more evident than in its online communities. These online communities are mostly started by one or two highly motivated individuals and operate on the principle of exchange. If you manage an online community, here are some tips on thinking about your community members as your volunteers. community Community nptech nten Volunteers Susan Ellis. President.

The 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report: Learn More about Your Nonprofit Technology Community

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Teaser: The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community. We want to find out how you , the individuals and organizations who make up this community, use technology in your work. . > Download the 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report. > Download the 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN

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The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and you''re invited to join the celebration with NTEN! Here are three easy ways you can be part of the giving season kick-off: Donate to the 2013 NTEN Challenge We are so excited to celebrate the strength of this community, now 50,000 people stong! The 2013 NTEN Challenge will raise $50,000 to support expanded programs and continued accessibility for a diverse set of organizations in 2014.

The 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report: Learn More about Your Nonprofit Technology Community

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The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community. We want to find out how you , the individuals and organizations who make up this community, use technology in your work. . > Download the 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report. Fundraising/Development Staff is a growing constituency among the NTEN community .

Interview with Leana Mayzlina, NTEN's Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

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Leana Mayzlina is NTEN's newest team member. How did you first become involved with the NTEN Community? I first found out about NTEN through PDXTech4Good (one of NTEN's 501 Tech Clubs ). It was not long before my interest grew into a serious commitment, and I understood that the NTEN Community was THE place to go to share information, learn about best practices, and connect with experts. Community nten staff

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In Memory of NTEN Member Michael DeLong

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Here at NTEN, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news that last week our colleague, Michael DeLong, passed away very suddenly. Michael was an active member of the NTEN community, NTC speaker, colleague, friend, and an all-around great person to know. What a deep and powerful loss to our community, and certainly to his friends and family. I''ve since learned that he played this role for many of us, which is why he was such a masterful community manager.

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NTEN is Hiring: Join the us and help serve the nonprofit technology community!

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NTEN is looking for technology, community, and event lovers to join us in our work serving the nonprofit technology sector. Accounting & Operations Coordinator NTEN seeks an experienced full charge bookkeeper with nonprofit experience, also a natural and well honed talent for managing details and problem solving. S/he will also support NTEN’s 501 Tech Club program by coordinating with 501 Tech Club leaders across North America. announcement Community jobs opening