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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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2009 TAG Conference: Call for Submissions

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The folks in the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) , as part of the Council on Foundations , have a lot in common with the NTEN community. In fact, many folks in the NTEN community are also part of TAG, and vice versa. With that in mind -- and because I'm sure the folks at TAG have noticed the general awesomeness of the NTEN community -- they're inviting you to submit session proposals for their 2009 TAG conference, which will be held in November in San Antonio, TX.

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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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NTEN Webinar: Social Media Building Blocks

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NTEN & TechSoup have teamed up to deliver a series of webinars on storytelling and social media - and I’m the presenter for the first one! Tags: tags webinar presentation techsoup nten bookmarks events socialmedia rss First, what’s a web-inar? Wikipedia says: A webinar is a neologism to describe a specific type of web conference. It is typically one-way, [ 1 ] from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction, such as in a webcast.

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NTEN Communications Roundtable November 2010

Amy Sample Ward

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?

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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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4x4 Joistke Tagged Me

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Joistke tagged me with the 4x4 game activity. Full Circle Blog Netsquared Nten Blog Blogher. 4 People I tag. And, no, Joistke, I haven't done this before. So, here goes.

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NTEN Member Appreciation: More Winners

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In case you hadn't noticed, it's still NTEN Member Appreciation Month. Because every NTEN member is a winner this month, don't forget to claim your prizes! This week, free stuff for all our members includes: Get Yer Free Ads Here: Introduction to Google Grants , NTEN Webinar, Today! Google 101 for Nonprofits , NTEN Webinar, Thursday 11/18. Building a Dynamic Grant Seeking Calendar for 2011 , NTEN Webinar, Friday, 11/19. Thank you for being a member of NTEN!

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NTEN Member Appreciation Month Continues

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Welcome to the second week of 2010's month-long celebration of NTEN members! Thank you for being a member of NTEN -- we're sending you a free NTEN webinar pass. Tags: community buzz member appreciation nten members

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NTEN Member Appreciation: A Month-Long Celebration of NTEN Members!

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Way back in 2007, we started the tradition of setting aside November to shower NTEN members with free programming and daily prizes. Here's an overview of what you can look forward to this month: > Daily prizes: every week day leading up to Thanksgiving Day, we will be giving away prizes to randomly selected NTEN members right here on our blog. > > Member-contributed Newsletter: NTEN members show off their work and expertise in this month's NTEN newsletter. >

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Apply for NTEN’s Technology Leadership Academy

Wild Apricot

The Technology Leadership Academy is a 9-week online training program from NTEN, sponsored by Microsoft, that's designed to help non-profit leaders learn to use and manage technology more effectively to meet their organizations' missions.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Microsoft Twitter

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NTEN Member Disussions on Facebook

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It's really important to NTEN that we're able to bring conference-goers the educational opportunities they want to see. Tags: 11ntc facebook NPTech NTEN twitter Communications flickr: lydia mann. While the discussions on our Facebook page often lend themselves to dog clothes and bacon candy , September also brought us a few serious discussions.

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Help Test the New NTEN Member Directory

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NTEN is in the final stages of updating our Member Directory, but we need a handful of volunteers to help us test it out before it goes live. If you need more of a reason to help, we'll also be offering an NTEN Prize Pack, filled with books and other NTEN goodies, to all our volunteers.). For the rest of you, this is a good time to go make sure your NTEN Profile is up to date so that other NTEN Members will be able to find you. Flickr: Lutz-R. Frank.

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 15, 2010

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Flickr: vernhart Member Appreciation Month here at NTEN is marching on, and as a way of saying "thank you" to our members, we've got a couple of great webinars lined up for you this week: Get Yer Free Ads Here: Introduction to Google Grants , Tuesday, 11/16. Also part of the month-long outpouring of thanks from NTEN to our members, our daily member prize is a free NTEN webinar pass , which we're sending to: Beth Morgan , of Ironworks Consulting.

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 12, 2010

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We've arrived at the end of the 2nd week of NTEN Member Appreciation month. NTEN Members: don't forget to check out these free webinars just for you next week: Get Yer Free Ads Right Here: Introduction to Google Grants , Tuesday, November 16 Google 101 for Nonprofits , Thursday, November 18 For today's daily prize, I pulled from our Twitter network of NTEN members to give away The Nonprofit Marketing Guide , by Kivi Leroux Miller.

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NTEN Webinar: More than just a community

Amy Sample Ward

Tags: Monthly Chats 4change community community building events monthly chats online community 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.

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 4, 2010

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Fortunately, November is Member Appreciation Month here at NTEN, a time of celebration and cheer, whatever the weather is in your neck of the woods. NTENThanks Twitter StreamGraph Did you feel the love shared by your NTEN colleagues on the social web yesterday during NTEN Give Thanks Day? I also get to give away another prize today to one of our fabulous NTEN members: Gail McKelvey , from WithinReach Washington. Thank you for being a member of NTEN!

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 11, 2010

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Today's another occasion for me to thank NTEN Members for creating the helpful and vibrant community that is NTEN. As you may have heard, November is NTEN Member Appreciation Month around here, when we express our appreciation for the contributions of NTEN Members throughout the year by providing free member programming , daily give-aways, including 11NTC registration, Season Pass, and even free membership renewal. Thank you for being a member of NTEN, Shannon!

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 17, 2010

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We are smack dab in the middle of NTEN Member Appreciatiaon Month this week -- and today, we say thank you to our members who also are likers of our Facebook page. . Thank you for being a member of NTEN! Which includes the following webinars tomorrow and Friday: Google 101 for Nonprofits , NTEN Webinar, Thursday 11/18. Building a Dynamic Grant Seeking Calendar for 2011 , NTEN Webinar, Friday, 11/19. Tags: Member Appreciation Month NPTech NTEN

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 10, 2010

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I love Member Appreciation Month here at NTEN -- I get to give prizes away to NTEN members every day! Today, I'm going to send one of our fabulous members an NTEN coffee mug from our CafePress store. Thanks, David, for being a member of NTEN! All NTEN Members get to take advantage of our free Member Appreciation programming this month, so don't forget to check out our programming calendar. Tags: community buzz member appreciation nten members

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Changes to the NTEN Connect Newsletter

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Until this month, we've used our monthly e-newsletter, NTEN Connect, to debut new content, typically publishing the 5-7 articles we've solicited all at once. At the end of the month, the articles you, the NTEN community, like the most -- as determined by time on page, pageviews (over the first few days), and social media mentions -- will be highlighted in the newsletter. We're approaching 20,000 subscribers to NTEN connect, and the majority of them don't follow us on a daily basis.

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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 Member Appreciation Winner: November 19, 2010

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Well, we'd like to take today's give-away opportunity to send one of our NTEN members a gift that will hopefully make their return to work after the holiday just a little easier. Our book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission , written by members of the NTEN community and edited by our very own Holly Ross, is a valuable resource for helping nonprofit organizations tackle technology leadership decisions more strategically and effectively. Happy Friday!

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 5, 2010

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In the first week of Member Appreciation Month , we've already given out daily prizes to NTEN members, seen many of you at some special Member Appreciation programming this week, and celebrated #NTENThanks Day! For our final daily NTEN prize for this week, we're sending the The Nonprofit Marketing Guide , by Kivi Leroux Miller, courtesy of Jossey Bass/Wiley Books , to: Sarah Peck , from Oxfam America. Thank you, Sarah, for being a member of NTEN!

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 2, 2010

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Every work day in November leading up to Thanksgiving Day, I'll give away an NTEN or NPTech prize to one of our fabulous NTEN members -- randomly selected, of course! Right now, however, I'd love to give a book to an NTEN Member: Zilch, by Nancy Lublin. We're sending you Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business , written by fellow NTEN member Nancy Lublin , Founder of Dress for Success and CEO of DoSomething.org. . As for your fellow NTEN members -- no worries!

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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.

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The Tools You Need: NTEN and The Nonprofit Quarterly

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That's where NTEN comes in. . NTEN is the membership organization for nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. And we're teaming with The Nonprofit Quarterly to make NTEN membership even more powerful -- so you can do your job better: > Join (or renew) before July 1st and get a free one-year subscription to the The Nonprofit Quarterly. . NTEN's 2010 dues are now prorated, so you get a discount! > Tags: NPTech NTEN

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 24, 2010

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Flicker: Amanda SG Thanksgiving is almost here, but we've been showering thanks on our members all month to celebrate NTEN Member Appreciation. Yes, we're going to give a complimentary NTEN membership renewal to: Whitefish Community Foundation. Thank you for being a member of NTEN this past year. We look forward to another year of connecting and learning with you as part of the NTEN member community! Tags: member appreciation

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NTEN Webinar: The Social Media Decision-Maker’s Toolkit

Amy Sample Ward

Look no further than this webinar series, “The Social Media Decision-Maker’s Toolkit&# , brought to you through an Idealware & NTEN partnership. Tags: 2010 presentation decision making guide idealware nten report social media webinar Date : November 16th, 2010. Location : Readytalk. Topic : Tools and Options for Selecting Social Media for Your Organization.

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NTEN Members: Renew Early and Receive a Gift This Month

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Flickr: CGC When it comes to the Nonprofit Technology Conference and NTEN membership, our organizational calendars always seem to move so much faster than the calendar on my wall. We don't expect everyone else to time warp with us, of course, but we do want to say thank you to those who renew their memberships for 2011 this month: > Renew your membership this month and get a free NTEN Webinar Multi-Pass! Tags: nonprofit technology NPTech NTEN nten members

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NTEN’s Online CIO Conference in September

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Our friends at NTEN are launching a 2-day virtual conference for nonprofit IT leaders. NTEN describes the conference as follows: read more. Tags: TechSoup Want to build your IT leadership skills without a travel budget? I'm thrilled to see this. I think there's a big need for a "mini-MBA" for nonprofit chief information officers (CIOs), particularly those who came up through the ranks.

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: June 4

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(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.) Tags: community buzz NPTech nten members Members are in bold. Nancy Schwartz asked our community and other nonprofit communities a few weeks ago about their favorite nonprofit email newsletters.

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: February 19th

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(Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) . The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society launched a new campaign (with the help of NTEN rockstars at BigDuck ) to raise. love -- though we're not surprised to see -- that so many NTEN individuals. Tags: community buzz nten members

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 9, 2010

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You may have noticed that we're celebrating NTEN Member Appreciation Month -- a way of saying thank you to the NTEN members who support each other and the work of this community throughout the year. We celebrate by loading our programming calendar with free webinars for our members, by sharing community "thank yous" in the #NTENThanks Day , and by giving away an NPTech prize to an NTEN member every business day in November leading up to Thanksgiving.

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Thanks Guys! NTEN Staff Retreat

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You crazy kids were kind enough to put together a very healthy spa fund for the NTEN staff after an amazing 09NTC. Tags: 09NTC 10NTC NPTech NTEN We talked it over for quite some time, and in the end, decided that we just couldn't subject Brett and Karl to pedicures. So we applied the funds to a nifty pad in vacation mecca Bend, OR instead. Although the temps were over 100 and the house didn't have air-conditioning, we had a blast.

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: August 20

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(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.) Allyson Kapin offers some good reminders/tips for engaging your supporters. Speaking of NTEN members sharing digital stories online, I saw this twitpic from Merav Resistal. Tags: community buzz NPTech nten members

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: April 30

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(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.) . Back from the NTC hiatus of these weekly round-ups, I figure it's only fitting to start out with the round-up of all the online notes and media the NTEN community generated around and after the 2010 conference.

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NTEN Member Appreciation Winner: November 23, 2010

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The NTEN Member Appreciation daily give-aways are kicking up a notch as we get closer to the end of the month. To wit: today, we're giving out a prize worth $275: the NTEN Season Pass. The pass is good for unlimited webinar registrations for NTEN member webinars from now through 12/31/2011. Thank you, Jennifer, for being a member of NTEN! Tags: member appreciation

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2012 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference

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NTEN is back in San Francisco and the NTC conference is once again sold out. You can follow what’s happening on Twitter by searching for the #12NTC hash tag. Disclosure: I serve on the board of directors of NTEN. Nonprofit Trends Fundraising Multichannel NTEN Online Giving Peer-to-Peer Social Media UsabilityIf you can’t attend in person, then please check out NTC Online. It has lots of sessions available for viewing at a very affordable price.

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Help NTEN Better Understand the IT Staffing Needs of Nonprofits

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The generosity of time given by nonprofit professionals has allowed NTEN to create reports on the state of IT staffing in the sector that have been read thousands of times. We've just opened the 5th Annual Nonprofit IT Staffing Survey , brought to you by NTEN and The Nonprofit Times. Tags: NPTech NTEN

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