What Is Nonprofit Technology? | NTEN

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NTEN : "A refresher course on what nonprofit technology is and isn''t." ''via Blog this What Is Nonprofit Technology?

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN and @Kanter

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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. The 2013 NTEN Challenge will raise $50,000 to support expanded programs and continued accessibility for a diverse set of organizations in 2014. fundraising 2013ntenchallenge beth kanter givingtuesday nten year end fundraising

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Tech Is Everyone's Job | NTEN

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Tech Is Everyone''s Job | NTEN : "Let’s face it: It’s 2015. Technology is a central part of how we do our work, communicate, and even fundraise. The idea that technology – from decisions to training and even testing new tools – would be something reserved for a single staff person or department simply doesn’t meet the needs we have as organizations anymore. I am not saying, of course, that I think a technology or I.T. staff role or department isn’t necessary!

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Let the Countdown to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit Begin

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Nonprofit Technology Conference digital strategy Future of Technology Idea Accelerator Impact Leadership Leading Change Summit Nonprofit Technology Network NTEN I love the collaborative, high-octane brainstorming you can only find at a conference. But, I have to admit, its hard to translate PowerPoint presentations, panel discussions, and a huge stack of business cards into an actionable plan once back in the office.

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Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption | NTEN

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Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption | NTEN : "So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management. Congratulations!

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Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN

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Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN : "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 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN

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The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN : he 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits.

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

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We’re one month out from NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC. The NTEN team does a remarkable job of facilitating an environment ripe for connection with no limit to how much you can learn from peers. The plenary lineup NTEN has put together this year includes topics like “The Future of Nonprofit Technology,” and “Where does Tech Belong and Whose in Charge.” NTEN doesn’t water it down, they use the right amount of hops.

Technology is 90% Psychology | NTEN

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Technology is 90% Psychology | NTEN : If you've ever implemented a technology project at a nonprofit, you know it's true: technology is 90% psychology. Success rarely hinges on the hardware and the software; technology hinges on the humans involved

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NTEN Communications Roundtable January 2011

Amy Sample Ward

2011 presentation nten roundtableDate : January 11th, 2011. Location : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : Welcome to 2011! It’s a new year, and we know you’ve got a lot planned – what communications, campaigns, appeals or projects do you have on the calendar? What questions do you need answered, what feedback or examples are you looking for?

NTEN Communications Roundtable December 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Related Links : NTEN Roundtables. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtableDate : December 7th, 2010. Location : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on communications struggles, lessons, and best practices for working internationally.

NTEN Is Hiring a CEO

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NTEN has retained Heller Search Associates to recruit our next CEO. As you know, NTEN's objective is to help nonprofits maximize the use of technology to fulfill their missions. ceo hiring Leadership nten staff staff StaffingThe CEO will develop the operational and strategic plans of the organization while directing revenue generating efforts and developing relationships with membership constituencies and key strategic partners.

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NTEN Communications Roundtable November 2010

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Related Links : NTEN Roundtables. Tags: 2010 presentation appeals communications nten roundtable Date : November 9th, 2010. Location : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on all those messages, appeals and campaigns that stack up this time of the year. What’s appropriate, when to send, and what works?

21 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits | NTEN

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21 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits | NTEN : love nonprofits. And I love social media. But nonprofits don''t always "get" social media. While there are few truly firm rules about using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , or any of the other myriad of platforms out there, there are some things that bug donors.

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Exciting Changes in the NTEN Community: Our New Community Platform | NTEN

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Exciting Changes in the NTEN Community: Our New Community Platform | NTEN : After considering several different platform options we selected Higher Logic as the new "behind the scenes" software powering my.nten.org. Out of all the options we explored, we felt the features, look, and feel of the Higher Logic platform was the best fit to serve the NTEN community based on the feedback we received

The State of the Canadian Web Nation | NTEN

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The State of the Canadian Web Nation | NTEN : "About 90% of your major donors are visiting your website before making their first gift. But almost half of you don’t have a web strategy in place. Are you okay with this? Probably not. And you’ve probably heard stats like this before. You maybe even quote them. You also probably have no idea where they came from, or if they’re accurate." ''via Blog this''. NPWebContent NPWebdesign NPwebStrategy

Six Ways to Crowdsource Your Nonprofit’s Blog Content | NTEN

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Six Ways to Crowdsource Your Nonprofit’s Blog Content | NTEN : "Your nonprofit organization has a blog. Awesome. You have a plan that outlines post content and frequency. Fantastic. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and start creating content…wait…that’s a lot of content. How are you going to produce it all? I know! You’re going to crowdsource your blog content. Of course, I believe that your editorial planning should have factored in your ability to deliver; as in get it all written.

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. 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. 2013 nten challenge Fundraising nten reporting Fundraising

Joining the NTEN Board

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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. Good move on NTEN’s part!

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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. Free Geek is a technology reuse, recycle, and education nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. It was great to get out of the office together and see the good work being done with technology and nonprofits right here in Portland.

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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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Free NTEN Programming!

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We’re thrilled to be a sponsor for NTEN’s Member Appreciation Month (MAM) this November. Every year, NTEN says thank you to its member community of nonprofit professionals committed to using technology for social change by offering a full month of free programming and prizes exclusively for NTEN Members , plus special local events and content. All November webinars are free for NTEN Members.

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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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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Blue Fox CEO Chantal Sheehan Set to Speak at NTEN's 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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Melbourne, FL (December 19, 2019) – Chantal Sheehan, Founder and CEO of Blue Fox was recently named a speaker for NTEN’s 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference (20NTC). Sheehan will speak on how to have meaningful financial conversations with a nonprofit board of directors.

Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit's Website for Accessibility | NTEN

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Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit''s Website for Accessibility | NTEN : "People generally associate the topic of web accessibility with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but I like to think of web accessibility as the practice of making websites with content, features and functionality that people of all abilities can access and use." ''via Blog this

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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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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.

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. This week is National Volunteer Week !

Best of 2012: Nonprofit Technology Grows Up | NTEN

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Best of 2012: Nonprofit Technology Grows Up | NTEN : think that the best thing that happened in 2012 was that some of the 2010-2011 "bleedng edge" conceptual technologies stood up and proved they weren't fads

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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. 2013 also including the expansion of NTEN programs, research, and events. 2013 Community data Leadership nten numbers Year in Review Amy Sample Ward. What a year! From new programs to new members, 2013 was a great year.

4 Ways to Max Your Mobile for Diverse Demographics | NTEN

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4 Ways to Max Your Mobile for Diverse Demographics | NTEN : If your website is mobile friendly, it means that you''re reaching an audience that''s not just behind their computers, but on the go. For international audiences, mobile might be the only way that they connect. In this article, learn four different ways to maximize your mobile presence for diverse demographics

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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Professionalism in Nonprofit Technology: Should My Techies be Accidental? | NTEN

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Professionalism in Nonprofit Technology: Should My Techies be Accidental?

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 Webinar: More than just a community

Amy Sample Ward

Are you working on building or supporting community beyond one geographic region? Maybe across multiple countries, or even continents. Or are you looking to move from online community to offline event coordination? This month’s chat is for you! We’ll be talking about organizing events and supporting international/global communities. Really looking forward to it and hope you’ll join me!

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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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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. I would like to invite you to donate today to join the NTEN Board and Community Champions in the 2015 NTEN Challenge ! Thank you and we hope that you will be an active part of the NTEN community in 2015! Community NTEN Community Challenge

We Are Media: Webinar Series from NTEN

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN’s gathered some of the top nonprofit social media experts to help your organization devise a solid strategy as well as learn the secrets of using a variety of social media tools. Curated by NTEN, the community will work in a networked way to help identify the best existing resources, people, and case studies that will give nonprofit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to be the media.

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NTEN Staff Celebrate 2013: Here's to You!

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NTEN staff in the Portland office headed to the Peculiarium yesterday afternoon for our holiday party. Lindsay will be staying with NTEN through the 2014 NTC so you don''t have to say goodbye to her yet. Have a fun-filled, safe, and inspiring holiday season and please continue to support the ongoing growth of NTEN''s services and programs in 2014 by donating to or sharing the NTEN Challenge with your friends and colleagues. announcement holidays nten staff

Recommended Conference: NTEN

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And if that weren''t enough, we hosted the NTEN Cyber Cafe and a booth at the "Science Fair". NTEN is a great resource, check them out at www.nten.org. We just returned from the 10th annual Non-Profit Technology Network Conference, held in Atlanta this week, which was attended by over 1,400 representatives from non-profits from around the world.

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress

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After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. NTEN is excited to announce we will be working with Pongos Interactive to implement our new site. NTEN has deep ties with the Drupal community and has been on the Drupal platform for years.

Welcoming Joleen Ong as NTEN's new Marketing and Publications Director

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I''m excited to announce that the newest member of the NTEN team! I know that she will do great things with NTEN''s research, marketing, and publications like the NTEN: Change journal as she brings her passion for technology and communication to our work. Prior to NTEN, she served as the Communications Manager at the human rights organization Social Accountability International in New York. announcement nten nten staff welcome