Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

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Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "2007Submitted by Annaliese on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 2:21pm.nonprofit technoloy | NPTech | NTEN | nten membersLong-time NTEN member organization VolunteerMatch made it into TIME's list of Top 10 Websites for 2007.

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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. – Amy Sample Ward , CEO, NTEN.

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How does your org measure up to others? | Research Benchmark Tool

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How does your org measure up to others? Research Benchmark Tool : NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Benchmarking Tool is based on our annual research on technology staffing and spending, and it provides you with dynamic reports, customized to your organizational staffing and budget levels

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DIY Nonprofit Technology: Getting Funding for Tech at Your Org

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an article from NTEN:Change. By Paula Jones, Director of Technology, The N. Center for Nonprofits, I have the opportunity to talk with many nonprofit board members and staff across North Carolina about their use of technology.

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Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the September 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ] Technology isn’t going to create a business process where one doesn’t exist.

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Tech Across Your Org: Shared Technology Vision

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ] Note: You can read the complete June Issue of NTEN:Change online for free.

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Tech Across Your Org: Program and Fundraising Innovation Sprung from an Internal Technology Project

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an article from the March 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. Let’s not let a little technology problem hold us back from being as ambitiously helpful as we would like to be. Read the rest of the issue when you subscribe to the journal for free! ]

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Tech Across Your Org: Social Media Collaboration Across the NYC Elder Abuse Center

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. She blogs regularly about the intersection of social media, nonprofits and technology at Community Organizer 2.0. change management Change Management Collaboration Leadership nonprofit technology nptech nten:change Organizational Culture Policy Social Media social media strategy Staffing Strategy Communications

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Tech Across Your Org: Risks and Rewards of Combining Volunteers and Social Media

NTEN

Here are some examples: Community engaging volunteers nptech nten Organizational Culture Social Media social media and volunteers Staffing Strategy volunteers and technology CommunicationsShari Ilsen. Online Communications Manager. VolunteerMatch. Social Media is an important tool for engaging with your community -- but what are the risks and rewards of working with volunteers to implement your social media strategies?

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Technology Training Resources for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Technology, especially, can be difficult to stay on top of with constantly updating operating systems and new versions of software. Thankfully, there are many free or inexpensive training programs that can help you polish your technology skills.

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2011 NTC Preview: 6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy

NTEN

Steve Heye, Web Project Manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Smaller nonprofits may feel like sophisticated technology is out of reach; it requires more budget, more staff, and more expertise than they think they have. Small orgs work quickly, but often times that acceleration lacks direction. Here are six steps that will help give your technology direction. The hardware and software that are top of mind, that you use everyday, are your core technologies.

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Data-Driven Nonprofits: Issue 7 of NTEN:Change is Live!

NTEN

Whether you call it "data-driven", "data-informed", "evidence-based", or something else, making smarter decisions and strategies for your organization is something every nonprofit leader strives for—and what the latest issue of NTEN:Change is all about.

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Explore Impact Leadership at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit: Free Registration Giveaway

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m giving away a free registration to NTEN’s Leading Social Change Summit. NTEN is hosting the “ Leading Change Summit ” in San Francisco from September 3-6th.

The Content Curation Issue: NTEN:Change Six is Live

NTEN

I'm pleased to announce Issue Six of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! Nonprofit Leaders talk about their balance (or unbalance) of IT for mission versus keeping the org's lights on.

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New Issue of NTEN:Change: From Outcomes to Impact

NTEN

The December issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press. Plus: Watch NTEN's mini-documentary video on Cloud for Nonprofits Listen to an episode of the "askDeborah" podcast series, presented by the CTK Foundation.

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How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

NTEN

First, conduct an ad hoc technological assessment. Start your review process with objective material from sources like NTEN, Idealware, and TechSoup. These organizations provide research material and support articles to help you make informed decisions about technology. You can think of them as consumer reports for non-profit technology. Tags: cloud computing Infrastructure Newsletter NPTech NTEN rob jordan IT Staff Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting.

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How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

NTEN

First, conduct an ad hoc technological assessment. Start your review process with objective material from sources like NTEN, Idealware, and TechSoup. These organizations provide research material and support articles to help you make informed decisions about technology. You can think of them as consumer reports for non-profit technology. Tags: cloud computing Infrastructure Newsletter NPTech NTEN rob jordan IT Staff Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting.

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Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Widgets Org 2.0 3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life I’ve seen a lot of blog postings in the nonprofit tech and marketing sector lately about Org 2.0 , widgets , Second Life and Web 2.0 It is TRUE that many nonprofits are missing the boat for whatever reason (my org included) on Web 2.0. It’s just that there are long-standing, non-technological barriers of entry to these new strategies and they underlie many other concerns. technologies.

The September Issue of NTEN:Change is Now Available

NTEN

The third issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press. Nonprofit Leaders discuss the obstacles to putting technology towards their mission.

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7th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report: A Closer Look (Staffing Levels)

NTEN

Last month we released our seventh annual report on nonprofit investment and practices regarding technology. I''d like to take a closer look at one aspect of our research and organizational practice: technology staffing levels.

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Aligning Your IT Needs With Your Org's Mission (or, Doc Brown to the Rescue)

NTEN

But the goal of IT alignment is to use technology to support and enhance the work you do to meet your mission. It's free for NTEN Members! NTEN Members can register for this FREE webinar right here. If you're not already a Member of NTEN, now would be a good time to make the investment. An individual membership with NTEN through the end of 2011 is only $85 -- and small nonprofits can join for just $60. Tags: NPTech NTEN

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SXSWi Innovation and Technology for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Each year thousands of technology advocates, new media marketers, and multi-channel storytellers come together in the home town of Convio for five days of networking, parties, and sharing. Part conference, part festival, it’s an opportunity for people who embrace technology to find others with similar interests. You’ve surely heard all the stories about how SXSWi is about the next new app, technology, or web service. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

The Future of Nonprofit Technology: Some Predictions

NTEN

More orgs will hire CTOs. Technology will finally enter the c-suite of not-for-profit orgs. But as open source code bases like Drupal become more popular, not-for-profits will realize that we no longer need to outsource to technology firms because building a platform is cheap and easy and keeping up with upgrades is important. The hottest org in 2020? Tags: Change Management Leadership NPTech NTEN

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Vote for TechSoup's Sessions for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference!

Tech Soup Blog

The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference is coming to TechSoup’s hometown of San Francisco in April and we couldn’t be more excited! The Nonprofit Technology Conference ( 12NTC ), organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), brings together nonprofit leaders from far and wide to learn about the latest in technology that can benefit their organizations and the communities those organizations serve. Tips and Tools for Technology Planning.

Welcome Two New NTEN Staff Members!

NTEN

2011 has been a big year for NTEN, especially when it comes to staff. We've grown from six to eleven staff this year, all to serve our mission of helping you use technology to create the change you want to see in the world. We're hoping that you will join us in welcoming our two newest staff members: Amanda Jones, Membership & Fundraising Coordinator, amanda at nten dot org. If you're an NTEN member, you may have already crossed paths with Amanda.

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Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More

NTEN

Has it been a year already since we launched NTEN's quarterly digital journal for nonprofit leaders? I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders !

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: June 29th

NTEN

From the interwebs this week, I've heard about these NTEN members doing their nptechie-thing: Amy Sample Ward reports on the new opportunity on YouTube to connect nonprofits with video volunteers, with the help of allforgood.org. BTW, NRDC was recently listed as a top Green Org to Follow on Twitter , so they must know what they're talking about ;). solutions for nonprofit orgs. Tags: nonprofit technology NPTech NTEN nten members

NTEN's Ask the Expert With Seth Godin: My Notes and Takeaways

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, NTEN;s Holly Ross hosted an online conversation with Seth Godin and me, along with Roxy Allen and 100 plus NTEN members. In turn, I suggested that we have a conversation with the nonprofit technology community with Holly Ross at NTEN as host.

A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios

NTEN

[This is part two of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. > Download the 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report.

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Does Your Org Have a Social Network? Tell Us About It.

NTEN

We'll release the results at the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco. The Nonprofit Social Network Survey is a joint project of NTEN, Common Knowledge and ThePort. > Tags: NPTech NTEN theport social media common knowledge social networking Flickr Photo: Luc Legay You use social networks at work, right? It's okay to admit it.

Is Your Org Rockin' the Tech? You Could be the First.ORG Ambassador!

NTEN

It used to be generally agreed that the nonprofit sector lagged at least two years behind the private sector when it came to technology use. Today, there are organizations large and small doing amazing things with technology to create actual social change. Public Interest Registry and NTEN want to celebrate that change, so we're launching the.ORG Ambassador awards. If you think your organization is rocking technology in service of your mission, you should: > Apply today !

A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Tech Adoption Levels

NTEN

[This is part three of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. We have HIGHLY innovative staff who push our available technology structures to capacity.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Aug 28th, 2009

NTEN

NTEN members generally rock, but every week we try to give props where props are due. This week in NTEN member news: . You probably already know that NTEN is working on a site-redesign (because we're crowdsourcing the project ), but did you know that NTEN member and nptech rockstar org TechSoup is also undergoing a site redesign? NTEN rockstar (and official NTENny) Amy Sample Ward has a guest post about 5 steps to social media strategy success for nonprofits. .

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: October 8, 2010

NTEN

Flickr: Chad_Norman (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) . Debra Askanase wrote a thoughtful post addressing the issue of effective staffing of social media roles at your org. NTEN members are connecting online all the time via: NTEN's Facebook page.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: July 24th 2009

NTEN

Flickr: Cambodia4Kidsorg: Can you idnetify the NTEN superstars? This is where I give props to announcements and activities about NTEN members. If you're an NTEN member and have nptech news, don't forget to tag your posts "NTEN member" or "nptech" -- and give me a heads-up! You can see their tagline and Nancy Schwartz 's comments -- oh, and submit YOUR ORG's tag line -- here !

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Last of 2009!

NTEN

(Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Tag your news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) . In case you hadn't heard , Convio is sponsoring 50 NTEN memberships to nonprofits nominated in their NPHero contest. include NTEN member organization Idealist.org. Did your org make it? Tags: community buzz nten members

NTEN in the iPhone App Business? Not Yet, But YOU Could Be!

NTEN

That's where you come in: the person who develops the selected app will get a free pass to the 3-day conference and a mountain of kudos and props from the NTEN community and the NTC attendees. Tags: 10NTC iPhone nonprofit technology NPTech oreilly

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Help Support the 2010 GreatNonprofits Science & Technology Campaign

NTEN

We're excited to be partnering with GreatNonprofits and Guidestar on their 2010 GreatNonprofits Science & Technology Campaign -- and not just so we can pick up a few reviews for NTEN. That's what makes the 2010 GreatNonprofits Science & Technology Campaign -- and the work of GreatNonprofits, in general -- so great: it's focused on the positive. As a technology provider, this is an issue area that is near and dear to our hearts.

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Hot Off the Press: Issue Two of NTEN:Change is Live

NTEN

They're all featured in the latest issue of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! NTEN's newest publication is free and hot off the press. There are also articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections. What do Guerrilla Video, Facebook for Volunteer Management, and #GettingSlizzard have in common?

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Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: Recap and Recordings of the ONTC

NTEN

Technology planning in nonprofits is too often thought about in terms of how many computers we need and the IT staff to maintain them from the basement of the organization. But technology is critical to an organization's success: all staff depend on it to deliver programs, communicate the organization's mission, raise money, etc. So why is technology still not a essential part of many organizations' overall strategies? Get org-wide buy-in.

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Guest Post by Laura Norvig: Friendfeed As Nonprofit Technology Water Cooler

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I still don't know of that many nonprofits using Friendfeed , though, whether as an overall tool or for joining the "nptech" community conversation ( "nptech" is a tag that Beth Kanter, Marnie Webb, and others have been using to tag nonprofit technology resources on delicious, twitter, etc.,

Carnet Williams: Nonprofit Technology, Blogging, Aggregating, & Surfing.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You've been in the nonprofit technology space for a long time. My introduction to the nonprofit technology space occurred during my first year of law school in Oregon (1995). I formed Community Networking Technologies (CNT) with another law student (Rachel Ogdie, now my wife Yeh!)

Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

3rd Sector Labs

By the way, NTEN posted some great tips for social media use , by Marc Pitman, founder of The Fundraising Coach. Here are examples of Tweets from orgs that didn’t include outcome data. I also included two Tweets from orgs that did use outcome data.

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