#NPTech, Digital Inclusion, and the Web we are cocreating

Amy Sample Ward

And, is it really so different in the #nptech sector? But, even thinking about the corner of the sector, the corner of the Web where we spend our time, over here at #nptech, I’m not sure things are very different. issues socialchange change harassment nptech onlineharassment petercampbell

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NPTECH Punk

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NPTECH Punk June 19, 2008 Beth, of course, suggested this , and I’m jumping on her bandwagon. I realized, in being introduced to Edupunk , that I have been doing it for, oh, almost 20 years now. In 1989, I joined the faculty of Hampshire College (and stayed for 10 years). Hampshire’s motto is “Non Satis Scire&# – to know is not enough.

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Open Community and NPTech

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NTEN is taking part in the virtual book tour Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer are doing to explore concepts from Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. In this post, Maddie and Lindy answer a few questions for the NTEN community. How does Open Community affect NPTech? Tags: lindy dreyer maddie grant NPTech NTEN

The NPTech Response to Japan

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Google Mobile network for good NPTech NTEN Social Media ProgramFlickr photo: Logan was his name-o It's been just a few hours since one of the largest recorded earthquakes and subsequent tsunami hit off the coast of Japan. The photos and video coming out of the region are awe inspiring and scary. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan. Fortunately, the quick response to the quake, especially in the realm of technology, has been equally impressive.

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NTEN Member Round-Up: You're Doing NPTech Right!

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Tag your posts and news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help me find your stories online!). She mentions the other folks doing Twitter for nonprofits right, including NTEN members the American Red Cross (with Wendy Harman ), and the National Wildlife Federation (with Danielle Brigida ). NTEN Members doing it right with Twitter: check out this NonProfit Times article about nonprofits using Twitter effectively.

Convio and Blackbaud: The NPTech Brady Bunch?

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blackbaud convio CRM CRM Fundraising nptech nten FundraisingYou've probably heard by now that Blackbaud has announced it intends to acquire Convio in a roughly $240 million deal. As we all learned from " The Brady Bunch ", it's not the marriage that's interesting, it's what happens when the family blending begins. As Kathleen Pequeno noted today on Twitter: Indeed! That's the interesting story here. The fact is that the fundraising database market is HUGE.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Austin, Texas: Google Digital Inclusion Fellowship — NTEN, Skillpoint, and Austin Free-Net.

2011 NTEN Award: Peter Campbell

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NTEN gives two awards to NTEN Members, including the Lifetime Achievement Award , which we blogged about already. The second award is the "NTEN Award," given this year to Peter Campbell, IT Director for Earthjustice. Former NTEN Awardee John Merritt presented the award to Peter, and I'd like to share his words: The NTEN award is given each year to a person who the lives the values of our community. awards NPTech NTEN nten members

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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. >

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: This Week in NPTech

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LOLnptech Lot's of member news and activity online this week, so, in the order that I ran across them: NTEN member organization United Nations Foundation was mentioned in a Forbes article discussing ways nonprofits are raising money in tough times. NPTimes " Hot Nonprofit Websites " article highlights the successful "Main" and "Micro" sites of nonprofits, with the editorial help of NTEN's own Holly Ross.

NTEN and National Volunteer Week

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Inspired by National Volunteer Week, NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities. Down in NTEN South (AKA San Francisco, CA), Membership Director, Megan Keane, joined a group of One Brick volunteers to clean up after San Francisco Friends of the Library 's Spring Book Sale. Fun fact: One of the participants from NTEN’s Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness Program is staffed there. We love learning from the nptech community!)

NTEN Member Roundup

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Check out the latest articles, news, and events from NTEN Members! Sessions feature community leaders in nonprofit communications and fundraising, including NTEN Member, Kivi Leroux Miller , as keynote speaker. Let us know and we may include it in a future NTEN Member Roundup. Community member news member roundup members nptech nten Communications IMAB is hosting a free virtual conference for nonprofits on February 20.

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Joining the NTEN Board

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Joining the NTEN Board August 7, 2007 Katrin, the Executive Director of NTEN, announced today that I’m joining the Board. (So I’ve been connected in one way or another to NTEN for quite a long while. I feel incredibly honored to be on the board, and to be able to give to the nptech community in this leadership role.

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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.

Get ready for NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month!

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NTEN Members work hard every day to make a difference in the world through their work. to our NTEN Members. Get ready for NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month (MAM) all November long! Throughout the month, come celebrate with free programming and prizes exclusively for NTEN Members, plus special local events and content. Not an NTEN Member yet? Kick off the celebration with NTEN’s 2014 Year In Review: Community Impact webinar on Nov.

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Write for NTEN Connect

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Every November, during Member Appreciation Month, our monthly e-newsletter features articles written by you, the NTEN community. To participate: You must be an NTEN Member. Tags: NPTech NTEN NTEN Connect At the beginning of November, we'll start to post the submissions we've received on our blog, at the rate of one or two per weekday.

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Coming soon: NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Job Board

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That’s one of the most common questions we get at NTEN, and we’ve repeatedly heard from many of you in the NTEN community that you’d like to see a job board on NTEN.org. In just a few weeks, we’ll be unveiling NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Job Board, a platform dedicated exclusively to paid nonprofit technology career opportunities. Job postings to the job board will cost $50 for NTEN Members and $100 for Non-Members, for a 30-day listing. “Where can I post a job?”

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NTEN Champion: Robert Weiner

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Even fat cats support NTEN! NTEN helps nonprofits keep up with changes in technology and understand how to use tech to run their organizations, tell their stories, connect with supporters, raise funds, and meet their missions. I hope you'll help me, and NTEN, reach our goals. > > Help me give back to NTEN NTEN's board has generously agreed to match every gift to this campaign, up to $15,000. NTEN's discussion lists, that's where. nptech nten

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NTEN Research Committee: Want to join?

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We''re looking for individuals interested in serving in a volunteer position with NTEN on the Research Committee. At NTEN, it is incredibly important to us that the community we serve is an active part of our work. NTEN has an active Membership Committee, serving to provide insight and direction on the role of membership, the benefits and value of membership, and opportunities for engaging new and current members. committee community nptech nten research

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. community Community michael delong nptech In addition to his work in the nonprofit tech arena, he was actively involved with local arts organizations.

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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. 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. 14ntc nptech nten

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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. community Community community survey engagement nptech nten Organizational Culture report research Staffing Strategy survey Program 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.

Nten’s Online Nonprofit Technology Conference is here!

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, puts on a massive, be-there-or-be-square conference for nonprofit professionals every year (in 2009, we met in San Francisco). But, if you don’t want to wait until April to dive into the knowledge and expertise in the NTEN network, you don’t have to! The NTEN community co-authored a book and is planning an online conference for this Fall drawing on the contributors to move from writing to speaking.

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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RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth Kanter

I got hear the legends in the nptech sector in the early days talk about their work and was inspired. The photo above is of Rob Stuart in 1997 at a meeting in Montana to create a plan at what eventually became NTEN – thoughtfully documented in photos by Gavin Clabaugh and included in the nptech history wiki. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Rob was the godfather.

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 will continue to work with the CoI project and NTEN''s communities of practice and will also be supporting the 501 Tech Clubs, managing our social media channels, and helping to make the NTEN''s community programs even better.

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15NTC Registration is Open: Be part of the largest #nptech gathering out there!

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15NTC Scholarships Thanks to the generous support of the NTEN community, we''re able to provide scholarships to at least 50 individuals to attend the NTC who otherwise might not be able to attend. Just ask David Krumlauf (pictured right) with NTEN''s CEO Amy Sample Ward at 14NTC- #ntenthanks to you for being the first 15NTC registrant (for the upteenth time in a row!) and for being an NTEN Community Champion this year to help raise funds to benefit programs such as NTC Scholarships.

NPTech Summary: Happy Holidays!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Things are slowing down during the holidays , so here's a short version of the NpTech Tag Summary. Leave a comment and I'll summarize in the next NpTech Summary. Here some thoughts from the NTEN blog about ways to use twitter for your organization, although some nonprofit technology experts do not find twitter useful professionally. Over at the NTEN blog, you can read reflections from nonprofits that are participating in America's Giving Challenge.

Get ready for NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month celebration of our members all throughout November!

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NTEN Members work hard every day to make a difference in the world through their work. to our NTEN Members. Get ready for NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month (MAM) all November long! Throughout the month, come celebrate with free programming and prizes exclusively for NTEN Members, plus special local events and content. Not an NTEN Member yet? Kick off the celebration with NTEN’s 2014 Year In Review: Community Impact webinar on Nov.

NpTech History Archive

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gavin has posted some early photos of the founding meetings for Aspiration, NTEN, and the NSNT on flickr. Maybe we need an NPtech History Archive from Gavin's Flickr Photo Stream. He notes they were all taken with a Sony Picturebook mini-laptop with built-in camera. Hence, they're pretty lousy photos. An early video from the Riders Conference in Kansas City in 2000 was discovered on Blip.TV.

NTEN Is Hiring an Educational Program Manager

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Flickr photo by leighblackall By the end of 2011, NTEN will have produced over 100 educational webinars and 3 in-person local events, with many more in 2012. NTEN Programs are growing and so is the Program Team to support it. So, I'm thrilled to announce a job opening for NTEN’s Educational Program Manager. > Learn more and apply to join the NTEN Team! job nptech nten program

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. Out of all the platform options we explored, we felt the features and look and feel of the Higher Logic platform was the best fit to serve the NTEN community based on the community platform feedback we received. We think the changes will enhance the benefits of the NTEN community and make it easier to connect and collaborate with your fellow nonprofit peeps.

The NTEN Community just got a facelift!

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The NTEN Community platform recently went under the knife! We think the changes are even better than Botox, with our smooth, new platform to help you get more out of your NTEN community. community Community community platform nptech nten Communications 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.

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NTEN’s Ultimate Champion: #NTENThanks David Krumlauf

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He was the one walking around with an NTEN baseball cap and a huge smile on. David, the Chief Technologist for the Pierce Family Charitable Foundation , has been an integral part of the NTEN community since he first joined in 2007. Always willing to connect with new members and support the NTEN staff and all of our efforts, his unwavering participation this year has been no different and means so much to all of us here at NTEN.

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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. How did you first become involved with the NTEN community? I discovered NTEN and the nptech community about four years ago. Of course I cared about nptech, but I was new to town and wanted a way to find my place in the local community. I like cats AND I like nptech. Community interview nptech nten staff

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.

NPTech New Year's Resolutions

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Here are the resolutions I have for NTEN: 1. NTEN will experiment with widgets, Facebook, and a few other things this year. Tags: nptech npecon Flickr Photo: Voetmann Personally, I like New Year's resolutions. Sure, they're kind of cheesy. And yes, every year, I say I'm going to lose some weight, then rarely do. I really like bread!)

NTEN's Remake of "Bohemian Rhapsody"

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That was the meat, now here's the pudding: the NTEN community's remake of "Bohemian Rhapsody", Muppets style! Tags: 10NTC NPTech NTEN Because of the generous matching funds from Convio, large donations from thePort and Firefly Partners, and the support of nearly 200 nptechies , we were able to surpass our scholarship campaign goal and bring nearly 70 staffers from small nonprofits to the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference.

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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. Collaboration that Helps Shift Resources from Logistics to Mission, from NTEN and Idealware.

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#GivingTuesday is almost here! NTEN Members share their campaign plans

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Many NTEN Members are taking part in #GivingTuesday this year, and we asked our Members to share their campaign plans. NTEN is taking part in #GivingTuesday this year too, and we hope you''ll join us for free community celebration on #GivingTuesday. Join us for a live conference call, and hear from NTEN Community leaders taking part in NTEN''s 2015 Community Challenge. GivingTuesday Community Fundraising giving members nptech nten Social Media Strategy Fundraising

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The NpTech Mashup Meme

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also stumbled across her more recent post about NpTech Mashups. So, let's unleash the NpTech Mashup Meme. This post was in draft because I was starting to devour all the great content on the NTEN Blog , including Marshall's post called " Ten Cool Tools for Working on the Web " and I strongly resisted the urge take Thinkature out for a test drive. A question was asked recently on the NTEN Consultants affinity group. Click through to see larger diagram.

What's Your NTEN Story?

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Have you been wondering where the NTEN community comes from? I'm and I've been an NTEN member for _ years because _. mam michelle murrain nptech ntenSuperstar (and long-term) Member Michelle Murrain shares her story with us as part of Member Appreciation Month week 2: Add your voice to the growing community video collection by using the format, Hi! I use technology in my work to __. Make sure to tag your video #NTENThanks.

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The NTEN Community is Everyone's Community

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So, when I first came to NTEN in the summer of 2012, I was a little overly conscious of my underdeveloped technology muscles. One of the most important things that I’ve learned since I’ve been at NTEN is that everyone is welcome here, not just the people with the word technology in their job title and not just the people who were taking apart and reassembling pinball machines when they were 8 years old. Community mam Member Appreciation Month nptech