The Nerdery to provide free Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits in Overnight Website Challenge - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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The Nerdery to provide free Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits in Overnight Website Challenge - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal : "Overnight Website Challenge," during which scores of programmers will create new (and free) Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits

Target will let Facebook users steer charity dollars - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal:

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Target will let Facebook users steer charity dollars - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal:: "Target Corp. is letting Facebook users decide how the bulk of its weekly $3 million donation will be spent in its “Bullseye Gives” charity campaign.From May 10 to May 25, Web users can go to Target’s Facebook page (at ) and vote between 10 national charities

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Your Tips for NTC Part 2: Discover Minneapolis


We previously posted your tips for navigating the NTC itself, but a fun part of the conference is also exploring the Minneapolis area. If you hear the term "The Cities", it refers to Minneapolis and St Paul, once known as the twin cities. Most people now refer to "The Cities" as any of the attached suburbs as well as Minneapolis or St Paul. In between conference activities and eating great food, there's a number of sites in Minneapolis you will want to get to.


Where Do You Want to Go in 2015?


April 11-13, 2013: Minneapolis, MN. Nope, that's not a typo: it's time for us to start thinking about where we will host the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference. We want to know where you would like to go! In an attempt to serve our diverse audience, the NTC follows this pattern: Washington, DC - Wildcard City - San Francisco - Wildcard City - Repeat. Our current bookings: April 3-5, 2012: San Francisco, CA. March 13-15, 2014: Washington, DC. 2015: Wildcard!

The Anatomy of a Content Model

Connection Cafe

I recently spoke about Content Modeling for a nonprofit at the IA Summit in Minneapolis. What is a Content Model? Content Modeling is a hot topic in the Information Architecture community these days.

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Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is always hard to see the NTC Conference come to an end, so now I start the count down to the 2013 NTC which will be Minneapolis, MN. See you there next year.

Check out the Agenda for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference


The early bird deadline for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference is coming right up -- and it just wouldn't be the same without you.


The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Less than $200. Grantmakers for Effective Organizing (GEO) / Minneapolis, MN / $800. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Price TBA.

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


Where: Minneapolis, MN. If you're like us, you can't wait to ditch those winter layers and welcome the springtime bloom. Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events?

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunches: Visual Communications. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

Hope is the engine that will move Boston forward

John Haydon

I was at the airport in Minneapolis (coming home from NTC ) when my love called me about the bombing. I live in Boston so you can imagine how chaotic it was yesterday for me and my family ( family, friends and loved ones are all fine ).

Most Generous Cities in America

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Minneapolis, MN. Author: Cheryl Black. How generous is your city? Check out the cities that made the top 10 for most generous online. Alexandria, VA. Cambridge, MA. Arlington, VA. Seattle, WA. Washington, DC. Berkeley, CA. Louis, MO. San Francisco, CA. Ann Arbor, MI. The ranking comes from 273 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated online through Convio’s online marketing and fundraising suite.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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Minneapolis. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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The Bigger Picture


Meyer first heard about Idealware at NTEN’s National Technology Conference (NTC) in Minneapolis. Jill Meyer is like a lot of nonprofit tech geeks. After more than 15 years working in a corporate setting, she decided it wasn’t satisfying enough.

24 hours, millions of dollars, thousands of nonprofits—What gives in Minnesota?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Last week, Washington, DC held its first ever Give to the Max Day where 1300 nonprofits were fundraising and experimenting with social media tools and raised over $2 million in 24 hours.

Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I caught up with Danny Alpert at the NTC Conference in Minneapolis, MN where he briefed me on how he is using a “Transmedia” strategy to raise awareness and funding to support homeless services.

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building


As development director, executive director and president/CEO of various nonprofit organizations in Minneapolis and Phoenix, Lori has led staff and board engagement projects that exponentially increased community visibility and funds raised. By Jamie Millard and Lori L.

10 Reasons to be at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC)

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Last year was my inaugural year attending NTC, and within a few hours of landing in snowy Minneapolis, I was meeting hundreds of nptechies at the pre-conference party, #NTCBeer. We’re one month out from NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC.

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Digital Museums Reconsidered: Exploring the Walker Art Center Website Redesign

Museum 2.0

There's lots of content everywhere, including little things you wouldn't usually see on a museum website--like the current weather in Minneapolis, where the Walker resides. I have a confession to make: I've never cared much about museums on the Web.

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#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week. Gaping Void Cartoons. It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology.

Where's the Care2 Team in June 2011?


Netroots Nation 2011 Minneapolis, MN. There are conferences, and then there are e-conferences.and unconferences. and summits. conventions. forums. expos. banquets. dinners. galas. meetings. daycamp. bootcamp.

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2012 Member Appreciation Month: A Month of Gratitude


The organization receives a complimentary registration to the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference , April 11-13 in Minneapolis! In trying to capture all the goodness of this year's Member Appreciation Month, two words come to mind immediately: Wow and Thanks.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!


Peter Edstrom , co-organizes the new Minneapolis group that had a successful turnout for their first event and more events planned. Besides Minneapolis and Nashville , groups have started up in Ohio , South Florida , Salt Lake City , and Connecticut. tech club logo.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Minneapolis, Minnesota: Communications Networking Lunch. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

13NTC: A Message of Thanks from the NTEN Board


Just a week ago my colleagues on the board and I were in Minneapolis for this year''s Nonprofit Technology Conference. Amy Borgstrom, Chair, NTEN Board of Directors Wow! We''ve all heard the United States Postal Service creed, the one that starts "neither snow nor rain."

My City Made the Top 10 – So What?

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Cambridge, MA fell three to #5 and Minneapolis, MN fell out of the top 10 for the first time into the #14 spot. Author: Karoline McLaughlin. Almost every day I see some sort of “These cities made the top 10 because … they are the greatest places to live, they have the most active lifestyles for singles, they raise the most organic chickens,” and so on. If your city makes one of these lists, that is great and good reason to celebrate!

New Article Launch: Constituent Relationship Management Systems


Next week Laura will join our friends at MAP for Nonprofits in Minneapolis/St. We're between reports at Idealware. Last month we released our Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook and our 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits.

Guest Post: The Convivial Museum Photo Essay

Museum 2.0

Or this one by Lacey Criswell, of Bike Night at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. I asked Wendy Pollock and Kathleen McLean, authors of the new book The Convivial Museum , to share a guest post about the book.

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Moving Forward from NTC 2012


Plans for next year's NTC, in the Minneapolis/St. NTEN's 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference is in our rearview mirror, but we filled our tank with all sorts of new information that will move us forward in the coming months.

Great reads from around the web on May 24th

Amy Sample Ward

"Visitors to Chino Latino restaurant in Minneapolis recently found something new sticking out of their drinks. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 24th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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AAM Conversations: Want to Talk?

Museum 2.0

I'm heading this weekend to the American Association of Museums conference in Minneapolis. (No relation to AAM. Just cute.) I'm psyched to spend a few days with friends and colleagues talking about some of the challenges we're grappling with in our work.

The Nonprofit Technology Conference: Looking Back, and Looking Forward!


Caring, stylish , open, direct , funny, warm, outspoken, sporting , innovative with solutions on the fly , and coffee-lovin'' were just a few of the adjectives that flew around the Hilton Minneapolis, through the miles of skyways, and over social media. For my first NTC, everything I''ve heard about the NTEN community was spot on.


What Causes Technology Donors to Give Up on American Charities -

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What Causes Technology Donors to Give Up on American Charities - "Speaking at the annual conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in San Diego on Monday, Mr. Carson — who led the Minneapolis Foundation before spending the past 14 months working with Silicon Valley entrepreneurial donors — outlined a dozen characteristics of Silicon Valley donors that have

Care2 Impact Prize Awarded to Jamie Biggar of Canadian organization Leadnow


Care2 Vice President of Nonprofit Services Clint O''Brien announced that Biggar had won the prize on Saturday (April 13th) during the awards luncheon at the annual NTEN (NTC) conference in Minneapolis.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Nonprofit Communications and Technology Conference (MCN). TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Minneapolis, MN: October #NPtech Social Club. Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries. October promises to be a bit quieter — we’re going to relax and eat candy.

Reward a Nonprofit Innovator with the Care2 Impact Prize


The prize will be awarded on April 13th at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Minneapolis, during the awards luncheon hosted by our partners at NTEN. We who work in the nonprofit sector are blessed to have many outstanding innovators in our midst.

Digital Storytelling at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Nowhere was this clearer than at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013 this April in snowy Minneapolis. It's no secret that we are advocates of digital storytelling at TechSoup.

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Tech Impact Helps Nonprofits Open a Door to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Jason Samuels is the director of innovation and technology at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in Minneapolis. NCFR is a professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.

Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

Museum 2.0

Last week, I was in Minneapolis for the American Association of Museums annual meeting. As always, the conference was a party mix of inspiring and dull, familiar and new. It's one of the rare settings in which you can see glimpses of the past and the future all under one roof.