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

Amy Sample Ward

Regardless of the specific sector you work in or the kind of technology you may be interested in, it’s likely you’ve seen blog posts, tweets, or other coverage of some incredibly tough experiences by a few women working in the tech industry.

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2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Even though the majority of the attendees representing big brands, companies, and start-ups, the nonprofit technology contingency still had a strong showing with many socially good focused sessions on the agenda, the Beacon Lounge, and plenty of extracurricular events.

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had the huge honor and pleasure to present the keynote at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits ‘ NPTech Conference, eStrategy in an iWorld. The Evolution of NPTech: Where we came from, and [maybe] where we’re going. To talk about the evolution of nonprofit technology we really need to pick a place to start, because the beginning could be anywhere. What this means for tools, specifically, is that we don’t actually like technology.

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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. But in the nonprofit realm, my perspective on helping nonprofit organizations with technology issues has a lot to do with client empowerment, learning based on what’s needed at the moment, and active collaboration.

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NPTech Conversations in SXSW Panels

Amy Sample Ward

NPTech Panels Want Your Votes! Beth Kanter has a terrific round up of nonprofit technology panels proposed for SXSW. The SXSW Panel Picker is now open for your thumbs up or down on the thousands of panels proposed for next year’s SXSWInteractive festival. What’s SXSWi ?

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Infographic: Technology And Education

TechImpact

This quote demonstrates the state of technology and education currently. Without education, there is no future, and, unequivocally, technology is intertwined with the future of education. So what are the benefits of technology when it is mixed with education?

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2016 , the conference where technology and social good meet, featured a session from Alan Levine, a senior consultant at Barker & Scott Consulting. During Alan’s session, he really focused on the importance of organization culture in technology projects.

Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends

TechImpact

The post Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General cloud cloud computing cloud technology data database fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTechCloud computing continues to intrigue the nonprofit community.

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NpTech Tagging Community | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

AFP Blog

The ongoing discussion about tagging is well represented here at NTEN's blogNpTech Tagging Community | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "NpTech Tagging CommunitySubmitted by Bonnie on Tue, 03/20/2007 - 9:56am.Newsletter | NPTech | online community | taggingMarnie Webb, TechSoupBeth Kanter, Beth’s BlogTagging facilitates the sharing of information among members of a distributed community

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3 Factors to Consider When Evaluating New Technology

Connection Cafe

The impact of technology is huge—we can’t function without it. This is why it’s essential for non-profit organizations to embrace technology with caution. Employees are more likely to have some of the latest technology and upgrade sooner than the organization.

Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools NGOs around the world use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors, as well as an analysis of those online tools and comparisons of regional usage.

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The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

The emergence of cloud technology has changed the way people around the world work, communicate, share information, and support causes. The Changing Landscape of Technology. But for most, the quick benefits of saving time, money and technological headaches will be a welcome change.

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Open Community and NPTech

NTEN

How does Open Community affect NPTech? Technologies like social sign-on, social monitoring platforms, and social media marketing tools will become vital for supporting an Open Community. Tags: lindy dreyer maddie grant NPTech NTEN

Technology and the Environment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

OK, well, not so unrepentant or unabashed since I’m writing this post on the varied factors around technology and the environment, and have been thinking about this issue for myself for a long time. Production and Disposal of Technology Equipment. It all makes sense, but what results is nonprofit technology’s contribution to e-waste. And all because this technology, all of it, is “ designed for the dump. &# ( Follow that link, please.).

Engaging in the Moment: Leveraging Technology for Good

Connection Cafe

However, I am proposing that we find a better balance, and a way to use our technology to enhance our experiences rather than detract from the moment! So where do our myriad of devices and technologies come into play? Nonprofit Technology #GoodTakeOver #nptech Mobile Social Media

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.

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Why we’re not friends anymore: the nptech echo chamber

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I did a kind of radical experiment a couple of weeks ago: I de-friended almost all of my nptech and client Facebook friends (cutting my friend count by more than 60%). A while ago, I realized that I would keep hearing the same nonprofit technology related stuff, over and over again, and I realized I was contributing to that by using Ping.fm Now of course it used to be that all of my Facebook “friends&# were other nptech early adopters. facebook nptech

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Why we’re not friends anymore: the nptech echo chamber

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I did a kind of radical experiment a couple of weeks ago: I de-friended almost all of my nptech and client Facebook friends (cutting my friend count by more than 60%). A while ago, I realized that I would keep hearing the same nonprofit technology related stuff, over and over again, and I realized I was contributing to that by using Ping.fm Now of course it used to be that all of my Facebook “friends&# were other nptech early adopters. facebook nptech

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Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? 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.

Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The new and growing challenges of today might be met with tomorrow’s advancements in technologies such as virtual reality, image reading and consolidated databases in the years to come." 'via NPtech

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RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Back in the mid-1990′s – after 15 years of working the nonprofit sector, I got obsessed by technology and started working as the network weaver for an online network of artists called ArtsWire.

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4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

TechImpact

With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. The post 4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Industry News Leadership Tech cloud nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

TechImpact

With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. As a result of all these differences, each nonprofit’s technology should reflect their uniqueness. Image courtesy of University of Texas.

What Is Nonprofit Technology?

NTEN

A refresher course on what nonprofit technology is and isn't. I''ve also become active in what we call the "nptech" community—"nptech" being shorthand for "nonprofit technology.” So what is nonprofit technology? Peter Campbell. Legal Services Corporation.

6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC

NetWits

It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. Highlights from the Nonprofit Technology Conference by JD Lesica. Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal by Beth Kanter.

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends To Prepare For In 2014

TechImpact

Technological advancement appears to be an unstoppable force. As a result of these inherent technological advancements, nonprofits are forced to continue to adapt to an ever changing landscape. Security Social Tech cloud computing Mobile Technology nonprofit technology npTech trends

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5 Strategies To Help Implement Technology In Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

Technology is advancing at a seemingly unintelligible rate. Sometimes, however, taking the dive for the new piece of technology can be daunting. Is this technology worth the time it will take to implement? Image courtesy of Maloney Properties, Inc.

How to deal with technology change

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I saw a call for a ColdFusion developer on an email list I’m on, and I couldn’t help but think about technology choice and change, particularly in the website world, and how nonprofits deal with technology change (or, don’t deal with it.) But this article isn’t about CF, it’s about technology change. Technology is a rapidly moving beast. They are resistant to rapid changes in their technology, as well they should be.

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Technology facilitates smarter messaging, smarter asks, and more personalized experiences with our organization. But NTEN is certainly not the only organization leveraging advances in technology to make fundraising a donor-centric process.

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NpTech FriendFeed Room: NpTech Punk Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Thanks to Jonathan Colman, we have a NpTech Room on FriendFeed - which is essentially a way for a group of people to share their feeds with one another. So, I've cooked up a little experiment that combines NpTech Punk with FriendFeed conversation and resource sharing between peers.

You’ve Invested In Technology. Now What?

TechImpact

So you invested in top of the line technology, intending to make your nonprofit more efficient and accessible. What areas of my nonprofit will benefit most from technology? How do you go about implementing that technology to immediately see that change you invested in?

10 Technology Adoption And Success Stats From Nonprofits

TechImpact

According to a 2012 infographic from NTEN , nonprofits have miniscule budgets when it comes to IT support and services, but realize the important role technology plays in their organization. The average technology budget is 5% of a nonprofit’s total budet.

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Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care

Connection Cafe

For some reading this, you’re probably wondering who this “Gartner” is and why … Cloud Computing Mobile Computing #nptech mobile apps

The NPTech Response to Japan

NTEN

Fortunately, the quick response to the quake, especially in the realm of technology, has been equally impressive. Just a few short years ago, technology in disaster response was a different animal all together. Google Mobile network for good NPTech NTEN Social Media Program

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Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

Tech Soup Blog

When I asked Jason why he is interested in so many different NPTech things, he said it’s probably because he spent his formative years in Kitchener Waterloo in West Ontario where he went to Wilfrid Laurier University. However in the NPTech world, I often forget I’m Canadian.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Amy Sample Ward

presentation Presentations from 2012 12ntc collaboration design nptech nten online communitiesDate : April 4, 2012. Location : San Francisco, CA. Topic : Designing Online Engagement to Collaborate with Your Community. Description : You can design online engagement to unleash your evangelists. In this workshop, we’ll focus on all aspects of designing high-value, engaging, and participatory content that creates a partnership with your fans.

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

NTEN

Registration for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (15NTC) is officially open - and you''re invited to help us make it the best conference yet! 15NTC nonprofit technology conference NTC

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? If you’re holding regular events gathering the #nptech community let me know and I’ll include you in the next community calendar!

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. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005.

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

Connection Cafe

We’re one month out from NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC. This was a gathering of people at the forefront of nonprofit technology.

So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem?

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 So where is open source in the nptech ecosystem? at 9:57 pm Hey Michelle- I think that the conversations about open source technology in the nonprofit sector is really still beginning.

Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

Tech Soup Blog

When I asked Jason why he is interested in so many different NPTech things, he said it’s probably because he spent his formative years in Kitchener-Waterloo in Southwest Ontario where he went to Wilfrid Laurier University. However in the NPTech world, I often forget I’m Canadian.

Top 10 NPTech Blogs: Thanks Beth Kanter!

Have Fun - Do Good

Beth Kanter , the nonprofits and social media guru, recently posted her list of Top 10 Nonprofit Technology (NPTech) and Social Media for Social Change Blogs on Blogs.com, and I'm one of them!