The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Taylor Smith


Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the new Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness (ONTR) program. We want to introduce you to Taylor Smith , Technical Services Manager for the Oregon Food Bank , to share his answers to these questions and a few more.

Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation in Oregon, USA, that has a pioneering spirit and is always up to something new, different, and meaningful – plus it is quite near to my heart. The foundation will collect the ideas from Oregonians on a forum on the web at to commemorate MMT reaching $500 million in money distributed to tax exempt organizations, primarily in Oregon. Oregon’s issues go far beyond what nonprofits do,” he said. “We

Oregon Coast Aquarium rides technology's wave to build interest in oceans and marine science |

AFP Blog

Oregon Coast Aquarium rides technology's wave to build interest in oceans and marine science | : "When Oceanscape Network launches two summers from now, Ron Houchens' creative drive will splash across Web pages promoting scientific inquiry, marine conservation and just getting outside to explore nature firsthand.

Trending Topics: 4 Ways to Seize The Marketing Moment

John Haydon

A sparrow landed on Bernie Sanders’ podium in Portland Oregon and the internet went bonkers.

Is Your Fundraising Appeal Turning Off Your Donor?

John Haydon

In one study by the University of Oregon, […]. Most nonprofits love statistics. They remind staff and board members why their work matters. And statistics can be helpful when reporting outcomes or applying for grants. But using statistics can actually hurt your fundraising appeals.

5 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About App Development in the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Just ask Solar Oregon, a nonprofit that saved $100,000 in application development costs in just two months using Caspio. To learn how Solar Oregon achieved these results, read the case study.

The New Mobile Normal & Three Easy Ways to Address It


You don’t need to know exactly how mobile technology can best help your mission - but here’s some ideas to help. Nonprofits from around the Country including Washington, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey and North Carolina have applied. Today’s guest post is from Tonia Zampieri.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Lights, Camera, Action: Making Video Easy. Portland, Oregon: Portland: QuickBooks Made Easy. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

Are You Guilty of Bad Texting Etiquette? The Dos and Don’ts of Mobile Engagement

Mobile Commons

Recently, they targeted their users living in Oregon with a text alerting them about the deadline for the Oregon primary election. Want to keep users from unsubscribing from your mobile campaigns? Poor texting etiquette is often to blame for high opt-out rates.

How Statistics Can Turn Your Fundraising Appeal Into A Real Bummer

John Haydon

New research from the University of Oregon shows that demonstrating a huge need with statistics – for example, “805 million people go hungry each night” – is a real bummer for donors.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Highlights this month include website accessibility in Portland, Oregon; project management in Boston, Massachusetts; and data visualization in Las Vegas, Nevada. Portland, Oregon: Website Accessibility 101.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Writing Grants for Technology — For Good! What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers?

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST! Posted by Catie Clune on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Interview with NTEN's Content Manager: Steph Routh


What are some of the lessons you''ve learned as the former Executive Director of Oregon Walks that you''ll be bringing to NTEN? We''re so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh to the NTEN team!

The Corruption of Engagement


The problem is: you don’t simply pick up a rifle, a wagon and a couple of oxen and call yourself a pioneer (my Oregon Trail analogies are rampant and unrestrained across all aspects of my life). Please welcome our newest regular columnist, Ryan Crowe.

NTEN Member Roundup: Technology in 5 Words, Happy Mamas Day, and Nonprofit Life in Magnetic Poetry


NTEN Member Partner, The Nonprofit Association of Oregon , is teaming up with The Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management to host the 2015 Alliance for Nonprofit Management National Conference , October 6-8 in Portland, Oregon.

We're Hiring a Managing Writer


Idealware is based in Portland, Maine, but the Managing Writer will work remotely (and report to someone in Portland, Oregon). Want a chance to write for a living AND help nonprofits make the world a better place?

5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

Mobile Commons

Oregon United for Marriage is using text messaging to inform supporters of the latest updates in the fight for same-sex marriage in the state. Your organization may have created the world’s greatest mobile campaign, but the real question is how are you going to get people to opt in?

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just distill the message you want to test down to a Facebook ad, and then run that ad against various groups: married women over 40, students living in Washington and Oregon, Canadian kayakers and so forth. Flickr Photo by Matthew Field.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon. NTEN Presents: Oregon Nonprofit Tech Roundup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

How to Optimize Your Nonprofit Newsletter for Success

Tech Soup Blog

Rather than saying something like, "In January, Feeding America fed 111,000 hungry people in New Mexico, Oregon, and Nevada," here's what Feeding America actually said: Feeding America thanked its volunteers. Your email newsletter is crucial for the success of your organization.

Preventing Fraud on our Online Giving Pages

Robert Weiner

University of Oregon Foundation. Vered Siegel , Manager of Development Services. Children’s Home + Aid. Kirsten Williams , Associate Director, Gift Services. The Scams. The credit card scam/fraud attempt that many nonprofits have experiences starts with a very large online gift from an unknown donor. Shortly afterward, an email arrives saying the amount was a mistake (e.g., 7,000 instead of $700) and asking for a refund of the difference to a different credit card.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Happy New Year ! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection. How about you? Last year, I decided that I didn’t need to wait until New Year’s to establish happy, healthy habits in my life.

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: NTEN Presents: Oregon Nonprofit Tech Roundup. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Websites as Storytelling Tools: A Case Study. Portland, Oregon: Websites as Storytelling Tools: A Case Study. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Oregon. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Get 'Er Done: Surveying Digital Project Management Tools. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions.

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published a story called “Oregon Again Seeks to Crack Down on High Fundraising Costs” that highlights the type of laws that should be be stopped in their tracks.

Fear and Social Media


Paul Slovic , professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, identified the psychological factors that let us decide what to be afraid of and how afraid we should be. During CommPartners’ Social Learning session at #ASAE11, attention turned quickly to social media.

14NTC Scammer Warning and Information


At NTEN headquarters here in Portland, Oregon, preparations for the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is picking up speed, with Early Bird registration in full swing, and exhibit booths going fast.

5 priceless gifts board members can give their nonprofits

ASU Lodestar Center

She led teams and strategic planning efforts, raised over $5 million annually, recruited and trained top talent and won national awards in nonprofits such as PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) the Oregon Children’s Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank. posted by Nell Edgington , President.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Security, Privacy, and Safety Online for Nonprofits and Activists. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: QuickBooks Made Easy. NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies.

What We Talk About When Talk About Open Data

Tech Soup Blog

Five years ago, the city of Portland, Oregon followed the precedent set by San Francisco and Chicago when it opened its data to developers.

Things We Like (March 2015)


We’re feeling pretty squanchy, ourselves, about this big news on the voting enfranchisement front: Oregon recently passed its New Motor Voter bill into law. Meanwhile, it’s shameful that voting for a more equitable Unicode isn’t as easy as voting in Oregon is now. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Digital Inclusion: Why Access for All Matters More than Ever. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Pete Hickok on his Salesforce instance Pete Hickok on his Salesforce instance Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2006 03:18 Written by Steve Thursday, 26 October 2006 12:50 I got to have a conversation with Pete Hickok today about how Oregon Natural Desert Association uses

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Portland, Oregon: Microsoft for Nonprofits — Vote for Your Topic! National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

Happy New Year! Two Free Books! And Watermelon!

Museum 2.0

Workshop with rural librarians in Pendleton, Oregon. Dear Museum 2.0 readers, 2010 was a big year for me. I published The Participatory Museum in March (with help from many of you!) and spent the rest of the year traveling to give workshops and presentations related to its content.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Triathlon this weekend Triathlon this weekend Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 September 2006 09:12 Written by Steve Tuesday, 5 September 2006 09:12 I’m doing my first Olympic distance triathlon this weekend down in Oregon. I shouldn’t drown… Aluminum Man is a smallish triathlon down in The Dalles, Oregon. Aluminum Man is a small triathlon on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

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