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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11 Must Read Nonprofit Tech Reports


Tech Impact has a list of some of the most important nonprofit tech, fundraising, and marketing reports your nonprofit needs to see, all in one place. Published by M+R and NTEN. 2013 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey – Originally published by NTEN.

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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. When you go to NTC you are joining a community of tech-conscious leaders, innovators, and community changers from around the globe.

Tech Is Everyone's Job


NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. Leadership Leadership Organizational Culture staffing tech leadership tech management Amy Sample Ward. Technology is everyone’s job because being an effective organization making real progress towards the mission is everyone’s job. Let’s face it: It’s 2015. Technology is a central part of how we do our work, communicate, and even fundraise.

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. Kudos to NTEN for breaking the template on the typical type of events it has hosted. Photo by Trav Williams.

Are Nonprofits Staffing Tech Right?


In the past, nonprofits would just have someone on staff (usually the Communications person) run all things tech at the organization, plus their organizational duties, and sometimes that''s still the case.

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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. Good move on NTEN’s part!

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Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple


Full disclosure: I did some pro bono consultation with NTEN before they launched this community and they didn’t ask to have their community featured here. NTEN has actually developed a CoP Organizer position description that describes the role and responsibilities of CoP community managers.

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10 Nonprofit Tech Facts You Should Know

NonProfit Trends

Industry Trends #nptech budget nonprofit NTEN technology technology budget technology investmentThe Nonprofit Technology Network recently published their 6th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report. It is 54 pages of nptech goodness that can help your organization. To whet your whistle, let me share what I found most interesting.

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NTEN: As Security Needs Rise, Nonprofits Hiring More Data Staffers: Associations Now

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NTEN: As Security Needs Rise, Nonprofits Hiring More Data Staffers: Associations Now A recent study by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) shows that much of the increase in nonprofit tech staffing these days is focused squarely on data—at a time when data security is more important than ever

Interview with Dan Fellini, NTEN's Web Developer


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. Community nten staff

My Birthday Wish: Support My Fundraiser for NTEN

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To celebrate, rather than eat cake, I’m fundraising for the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN). That small community evolved into the organization – NTEN – the association for nonprofit techies. Today is my birthday!

Help Us All Use Web Tech Better: Take the NTEN CMS Survey

Connection Cafe

This is a plea to get as many people as possible to take the NTEN CMS Survey. This is a long way of saying, “ I think you should take a few minutes to take the NTEN CMS Survey.” ” For a few more days, NTEN is asking people to tell them what works and what doesn’t. So, help your colleagues and help yourself, take a few minutes to take the NTEN CMS Survey Author: Let me cut to the chase.

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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.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!


tech club logo. Enter NTEN''s 501 Tech Clubs. Tech Clubs are driven by local leaders who step up to organize and plan group events with the support of NTEN. Some Tech Clubs have merged with NetSquared local groups who share similar group objectives.

5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

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5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : "The average nonprofit budgets 1-2.2% of total annual spending for technology, according to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report from NTEN. Quite often, the majority of that budget only covers IT staff salaries and infrastructure overhead, leaving nonprofits with very little remaining to invest in new, cutting-edge technology resources." ''via Blog this

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders


Today we give a hearty THANK YOU to our 501 Tech Club leaders. 501 Tech Clubs are informal local groups that meet regularly to get to know their colleagues, develop a professional support network, and talk shop. Tech Club leaders not only organize and implement everything for their clubs, they ultimately help local organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to create greater social impact and meet the needs of their communities.

The Nonprofit Tech Jobs Board is here!


Over the years, we’ve had lots of requests for a job board for the NTEN community. We aim to please and we’re thrilled to announce a beta version of NTEN’s brand new job board. NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Job Board is a platform dedicated exclusively to paid nonprofit technology career opportunities. The job board will present a change as we’ve currently pointed people to our NTEN Discuss group to post job opportunities. Nonprofit Tech Jobs is still in beta.

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Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

Tech Soup Blog

His big prediction was that 2012 would be a breakout year for mobile computing in nonprofit tech. On a more nonprofit tech level, TechSoup Global’s content curator, Ginny Mies predicts that Infographics will gain more traction in 2013.

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Participate in the 2015 Nonprofit Tech Staffing & Investments Survey!


In partnership with Care2 and TechSoup Global , NTEN is conducting the 9th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among NTEN, Care2, and TechSoup Global''s community. >

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Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Women Who Tech Around the World. Yesterday, I had the honor of participating in the 4th annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit that brings together women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change.

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Why I love NTEN

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So locally here in Austin I help run the 501 Tech Club. Because your group participation has grown by over 20% over the last year, and your email list has been consistently active, you and your club will receive 20% off NTEN webinars from now through February 27th. Go to [link] to view NTEN webinars. The coupon will work for members and non-members of NTEN. Tags: Info Tech Social Media Webinar NTEN Change Makers 501 Tech Club


[Cool Infographic Friday] Women In Tech Then and Now


By the way, if you’re interested in talking more about this topic, join the Women In Nonprofit Tech Community of Practice at NTEN (you do not need to be an NTEN member) or try this Women in Tech Facebook group.

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Interview with Leana Mayzlina, NTEN's Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager


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 ). Community nten staff


NFPs Becoming More ‘Tech Effective’ - US Study | Pro Bono Australia

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NFPs Becoming More ‘Tech Effective’ - US Study | Pro Bono Australia : A US Not for Profit technology staffing survey has found a sharp increase in the number of organisations with a formal technology plan. The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey reports that more than half (55 per cent) of respondents reported that their organisation has some type of formal technology plan compared to just 40 per cent last year

NTEN 501 Tech Clubs: More Than an Email List!


Folks who've participated in the NTEN community for a while probably know about NTEN 501 Tech Clubs , but chances are even some of our new members aren't too familiar with these affinity groups -- and I want to change that!

Women Who Tech: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday was the 3rd annual Women Who Tech Telesummit , bringing together over 600 women (and men) from for-profit and nonprofit organizations and technology start, connecting developers and techies with those new to the field, igniting conversations and long-term collaborations.

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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.

New Nonprofit Tech Community Groups!


CoPs create networking and educational experiences for members of the nonprofit tech community via regular discussion threads, conference calls, webinars, and tweet chats. They''re free to join and open to everyone regardless of NTEN Membership.

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6 Tips for Managing Project Requests from Staff without Losing Your Own Priorities | NTEN

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6 Tips for Managing Project Requests from Staff without Losing Your Own Priorities | NTEN : f your job involves doing projects for other staff – such as posting online content, IT tech support, or database management – you may find it challenging to manage your own daily To Do List and to plan farther ahead.

48 Hours Only: Double your donations by supporting the NTEN Community!


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!

High-Tech Tools for Giving Back

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Katrin from NTEN points us to this Video Report from ABCHigh-Tech Tools for Giving Back[link] in that interview she talks about the Center for Biological Research and their ringtone campaign. Tags: NTEN NPtech NPTechtools FREE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE RINGTONES And now: Free mobile phone wallpapers!

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NTEN Champion: Robert Weiner


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. >


NTEN Member Roundup


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. You could win your nonprofit $5,100 worth of social media tech and a social media strategy consultation. Let us know and we may include it in a future NTEN Member Roundup. Community member news member roundup members nptech nten Communications


Participate in the 2013 Tech Staffing Survey!


In partnership with The NonProfit Times , NTEN is conducting the 8th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among the NTEN Community and The NonProfitTimes subscribers. > Infrastructure Infrastructure IT Staffing Staffing survey tech staffing Did you know that on average, each technology responsible staff supports almost 29 organizational staff members?

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.”

The 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report


> Download the 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report. Just over half of the respondents were NTEN members: 55% answered that they were members, 34% said they were not members, and 11% did not know whether they were current members. > Download the 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report.

The See3 Team Talks Tech at 16NTEN in San Jose, CA

See What's Out There

The post The See3 Team Talks Tech at 16NTEN in San Jose, CA appeared first on The See3 Blog. video 16NTEN nonprofit tech NTEN strategyThis week, we’re talking video and strategy at the Nonprofit Technology Network’s 16NTEN Conference. If you can't make it, be sure to join the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag: #16NTC.

Women Who Tech Telesummit is almost here!

Amy Sample Ward

The 2nd Annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit is just one week away. Here are a few of the rockin’ women who will be joining us this year: Lisa Stone of BlogHer, Allison Fine of Personal Democracy Forum, Rashmi Sinha of SlideShare, Charelene Li, co-author of Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies, Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rebecca Moore of Google Earth Outreach and so much more. Come out and hang out with Women Who Tech.

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It's Your Friendly Neighborhood Tech Club Organizers


You may have attended your local Tech Club , as an attendee, speaker, or organizer. NTEN 501 Tech Clubs are informal, local groups that meet regularly in many cities. But it takes more than a name and a place to convene a group of thoughtful people; it takes local organizers who are willing to give their time and efforts to build and maintain a local Tech Club. Why did you start leading your Tech Club? "I I learned about NTEN when researching for this book.

Non Profit Innovators: Holly Ross on NTEN

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We interview Holly Ross of NTEN, who explains what they are and what they do, how they run their non profit and what the heck NTC is exactly. Tags: Info Tech Non Profit Innovators NTEN Holly Ross NTC 501 Tech Club This week we have another great video. If you have comments or questions for Holly or myself please leave them in the comments on the blog.


NTEN and National Volunteer Week


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. It was a nice break from his normal tech duties, and a good reminder that there are still some tasks that only hard work and a lot of hands can accomplish.

NTEN Local (not loco): 501 Tech Club Activity


Check out this video message from the speaker at a recent Missoula 501 Tech Club session, Harold Shinsato, programmer for SAP. If you think this type of talk is exciting, don't forget to join your local NTEN 501 Tech Club (you can connect online with them or at their next meetup Harold talks about early adoption and creating a culture of change at your organization.