Member Round Up: Hot in Portland


Flickr:Slideshow Bruce Here in Portland, we’re in the heat of the summer, but the nonprofit tech community continues to find unique and engaging ways to further their missions. This week, our members shared fundraising best practices, tips for building an online community, and effective survey methods – with examples. Sadly, no one shared their design plan for an eco-friendly air conditioning system! Have more news to share? Drop us a line or include your links in the comments!


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A Tour of Free Geek in Portland

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After the workshop was over, my hosts took on a tour of Free Geek, a truly unique nonprofit organization in Portland. If you ever get to Portland, you must visit. Skeleton Dance by jpmercury. Creative Commons Licensed Music from CCmixter.

Trending Topics: 4 Ways to Seize The Marketing Moment

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

Nedspace Co-Working Space in Portland, Oregan will send three Cambodians to college if.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NedSpace is a 7,500 square ft co-working space for startups, innovative tech companies, artists, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. NedSpace is located at 920 SW Third (between Taylor & Salmon) Portland, Oregon.

Maximizing Your Membership Program: Tips from the Experts

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Stephanie Tolk, Portland Children’s Museum. Portland Children’s Museum found that people didn’t buy memberships because of future discounts for things like merchandise, birthday parties or camps.

NTEN Is Hiring a CEO


For more information about this opportunity, located in Portland, OR, please send an e-mail to Pam Kurko, recruiter, at 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.

Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS


She recently created the Portland Metro Diversity Employment Network, which consists of Portland Metro Human Resource Managers and Corporate Recruiters who are creating a whole new model for diversity recruiting and on-boarding. This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit.

Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits


There are great stories on the web about nonprofits who have seen success with QR codes, like Heifer Portland, The South Carolina Aquarium, and Maymont. At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes.

npVOICES – Episode #6

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Will Cary with the Portland Museum of Art shares how the organization invested and innovated to grow. - npVOICES goes deeper into topics that matter in the nonprofit sector. We hope you’ll listen, comment, and share. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in a reader. In this episode… - Roger Craver with The Agitator and DonorTrends discusses donor retention and loyalty. Amy Braiterman with Blackbaud talks about key trends and metrics in peer to peer fundraising.

5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List


Portland Museum of Art groups their E-newsletter with links to their social media accounts. Social media is talked about so much that you probably think every other form of communication is dead (Ok, maybe your thinking isn’t that extreme). But that’s not the case.

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Kid-Tested, Hipster-Approved: How Austin’s Thinkery Curated a Whole New Audience.

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It’s safe to say this town is up there trending with those other ‘cool hipster’ cities like Brooklyn and Portland. Oh, Austin, TX. And with the influx of 100+ people moving here on a daily basis , it’s a good thing the locals continue to remind everyone to “ Keep Austin Weird.

Please Welcome NTEN's New Membership Director: Amy Sample Ward


We're pleased to announce a new member of the NTEN Team: Amy Sample Ward. You may have heard of her.

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In March, Airbnb announced a plan “ Shared City ,” a multi-faceted collaboration designed to give back to the communities it serves — beginning with the city of Portland, Ore.

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Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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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.

3 Tools for Designing Nonprofit Websites Like a Rockstar

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Feature photo: Used with grateful permission from radiant Liz Vice performing for Portland Soundcheck. Good designers love data. Because whether you’re crafting emails or designing web experiences, you will ask yourself the two big questions over and over. Is my design effective?

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The Equity Atlas: A data-driven conversation


The Regional Equity Atlas is a project that strives to ensure that everyone in the Portland metropolitan region benefits from the opportunities the region provides. Scotty Ellis. Equity Program Manager. Coalition for a Livable Future. How interactive maps can be used to start conversations about equity.

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?

Donor Acquisition: The #1 Way to Acquire More Donors Online

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Pregnancy Resources of Greater Portland’s online fundraising donation form clearly defines the value associated with various giving levels and by doing so has redefined the monetary contribution.

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NTEN Case Study: Managing Systems and Documents in the Cloud


Today, roughly one-third of the 13-member full-time staff work outside NTEN''s Portland, OR, headquarters. Kimberlee Roth. Out-Word, LLC. NTEN, whose mission is to help members strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place, didn't so much consciously move to the Cloud as come of age in it. When IT Director Karl Hedstrom joined NTEN in 2006, a few employees had been working remotely, thanks to the Cloud.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

It’s been a few weeks now; I’ve used it to share photos from a work trip to Portland, Maine, and to explore my neighborhood in New York.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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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.

Welcoming New Board Members and Staff


You may already know Bethany, as she''s been an active part of the NTEN community online and a co-organizer of the Portland Tech4Good group. It is with excitement that I announce these new additions to the NTEN family.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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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?

Interview with NTEN's Content Manager: Steph Routh


Steph will be managing and keeping the great online community content flowing, while doubling as one of Portland''s most revered bike & transportation advocates outside the office. We''re so excited to welcome our new Content Manager, Steph Routh to the NTEN team!

I’m trying to make a trip to Portland for fun and business this month. If you want me to bike by your place when I’m in Portland, let me know! Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Platial: map your places in seconds Platial: map your places in seconds Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 August 2006 01:36 Written by Steve Wednesday, 9 August 2006 09:54 I ran across Platial thanks to O’Reilly.

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Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Portland, Maine: Portland: QuickBooks Made Easy. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

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.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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Portland. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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You asked, we listened: NTEN’s website redesign beta launch!


As any bow-tie-wearing Portland hipster on a fixed-gear bike would agree, retro is the new modern. We''re happy to announce the beta launch of our website redesign!

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


YNPN / Portland, OR / Not available. Affect Conf / Portland, OR / Less than $200. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Stemulite said: When I was completing my MBA in Portland, OR, I worked with the Youth Symphony to help guide them in their fund raising efforts.

Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy

Tech Soup Blog

A deeper look at AirBnb’s Shared City Initiative with Portland raises questions. Nonprofits should lead the sharing economy and demand more from the private sector.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)


Meg is a high-energy girl living in Portland, OR that loves traveling, being active, spending time outdoors, and eating (A LOT)! Guest post by Meg Rulli, Co-founder, ModMark Group. ———— “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I

Storymakers 2016 Winners

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The Storymakers 2016 campaign surpassed all of our expectations. We received more than 600 submissions from 35+ countries, including mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong for the first time. And our Twitter chat was more global than ever before, with people from 20 countries participating!

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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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.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

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Meghana Rao | Portland Junior Scientists | Portland, OR Portland Junior Scientists unites high school students with underprivileged elementary school students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Portland, Maine: Portland: QuickBooks Made Easy. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring. No more excuses are allowed about your New Year's resolution to power up your nonprofit tech skills — it's time to join a meetup and find your tribe!

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories

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It made me dig up this 2011 interview with Tina Olsen (then at the Portland Art Museum) about their extraordinary Object Stories project. Recently, we''ve been talking at our museum about techniques for capturing compelling audio/video content with visitors.

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


While researching the field of digital inclusion for a campaign I was running at World Pulse, I realized that the best place to start learning about the sector was in my own backyard (Portland). Leana Mayzlina is NTEN's newest team member.