Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? The broadband company, CenturyLink , is also building a gigabit fiber network in Omaha, so this is definitely a growing trend.

The American Heart Association Harnesses the Power of Social Media Through Innovative Display


This is a story of how the little ol’ Kansas City AHA branch thought out of the box to create an impactful social media display hub to complement their website that led to not only reaching their fundraising goal but caused their Heart & Stroke Walk to trend on Twitter for hours during an event.

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New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know


Naturally, the nonprofit sector is looking at this trend and searching for the most effective way to leverage the power of the new technology to aid fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts. Mobile giving wants to trend up. Image courtesy of iThemes.com.

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How May I Make You Smile?

Eric Jacobson

The new restaurant is a Sheridan's invention; the same company that serves its signature frozen custard from a number of locations throughout Greater Kansas City. Unforked's menu options reflect the growing trend toward offering foods that are free from gluten, antibiotics and hormones.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

The big nonprofit tech trends this past year seemed to be in the areas of the emergence of mobile devices, social media stratification, the launch of Office 365 for Nonprofits, some huge digital inclusion initiatives, and lots of other things. It’s a longer-term trend.

5 Reasons To Do An Employee Survey

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO).

Where in the World Is the NTEN Staff?


November 8-9 in Kansas City, MO : The 18th annual Philanthropy Midwest Conferenc e will feature Anna speaking about Mobile Fundraising Made Easy with Mobile Citizen. November 8-11 in San Diego, CA : T he TAG Annual conference will focus on Harnessing New Trends in Communications and Technology. flickr: Beach650 Most days, we're hiding from the rain in our Portland, OR office. But this fall, NTEN staff is traveling all over the country to various NPTech events.