Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland


We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon. You won’t want to miss all that Portland has to offer, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots in the City of Roses to make your trip planning simpler! Portland is a foodie's dream, full of every cuisine imaginable. Portland Rose Garden.


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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!

A Tour of Free Geek in Portland

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After the workshop was over, my hosts took on a tour of Free Geek, a truly unique nonprofit organization in Portland. If you lived in Portland (or a growing number of other cities), you could take it to Free Geek where it would usable parts would be salvaged and recycled into a perfectly good computer for a person who couldn't afford to purchase a shiny new one. If you ever get to Portland, you must visit. Skeleton Dance by jpmercury.

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

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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. If you feel so inclined and if you know someone in Portland, Oregan who needs affordable co-working space, please share this information with them.

I'm doing a Workshop in Portland for the Meyer Memorial Trust

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I'm really excited because I'm doing a workshop for the Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, Oregon on Friday, December 7th. Any Portland readers who might be participating? The topic is on social media. I'm working on some new material and we're doing some small group exercises where participants will come up with some ideas about how to develop a social media strategy, identify metrics, and look at outcomes. It will involve the card deck, but remixing those now.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


NTEN / Portland, OR / $899. International Dyslexia Association (IDA) / Portland, OR / TBD. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month


The Urban League of Portland. The Urban League of Portland was established in 1945 making it one of the oldest African American service, civil rights, and advocacy organizations in the region. February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities.

MPower Open Now on the Leaderboard! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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.

Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times

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Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times : Laura Quinn, executive director and founder of Portland, Maine-based Idealware, said that Skype is ideal for organizations that have a lot of remote partners. “It’s It’s a free way to do video conferencing,” said Quinn. You are able to see people’s faces and gestures — things you wouldn’t get over a phone line. It makes people feel like they are part of the team even if they are far away

National Rural Health Resource Center Conference

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Location : Portland, Maine. Date : July 12-13, 2011. Topic : Knowledge Networks. Description : This closing keynote focused on the power of knowledge sharing networks and the tools that support them. Related Links : Natural Rural Health Resource Center. Conference information. Slides. Presentations from 2011 health knowledge sharing networks presentation

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Affect Conf / Portland, OR / Less than $200. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S.

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.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


ACCP / Portland, OR / TBD. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more! It doesn't just stop here!

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.

NVOAD National Partner of the Year


We are very honored to be named the National Partner of the Year by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), presented last night at the NVOAD annual conference in Portland, Oregon. NVOAD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership based organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.

Raiders of the Lost Archives, or How I Made Volunteer Data Entry Fun


The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) supports Portland’s arts and writing community and curates North America’s largest zine library, a circulating archive of self-published and otherwise underground and rare publications. Lillian Karabaic. Zine Librarian. Independent Publishing Resource Center. Is it possible to create an app that gets volunteers traveling across the country to enter data for a nonprofit?

5 Ways Good Technology and Data Improve Our Community Foundation’s Morale

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Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) is a statewide community foundation with a staff of 38 and offices in Portland and Ellsworth, plus three remote offices in Maine and one in New York, NY.

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.

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.


MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

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. That’s why I loved the advice of Portland Children’s Museum, that decided it was time to streamline their membership program, reduce the number of levels, and make the benefits more consistent.

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.

Microsoft Keeps Dougy Center Staff Connected Following Devastating Fire

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The Dougy Center , a Portland, Oregon nonprofit helping grieving children, teens, and young adults recover from the death of a friend or family member, suffered a debilitating arson fire in 2009. With the help of a donation from Microsoft through TechSoup , the organization has been able to deliver more programming to youth in need and their families while preparing to transition into a new office space. Read the full post on the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship blog

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. In fact, email is still the number-one way to connect with your supporters. Earning the right to deliver content directly to the inbox of your biggest fans is critical to your long terms success.

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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. ” How is this influx of new people influencing Austin’s Arts & Cultural community?

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The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16


Young nonprofit pros are headed to Portland as the local chapter hosts YNPN’s annual conference. School may be out for the summer, but the educational, professional, and networking offerings for nonprofits are just getting started. From our 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar , here are five hot summer events that are sure to bring the heat. 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference. First up, the 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference kicks off today in Washington, DC.

NTEN Staff Celebrate 2013: Here's to You!


NTEN staff in the Portland office headed to the Peculiarium yesterday afternoon for our holiday party. Today is her last day in the Portland office as she and her family move to Arizona. To the left you can see Michael, Julie, and Brylie hanging out with their new friend. It was, just as you''d expect, peculiar. Be sure to stop by the NTENner Center in the center of the Science Fair at the 14NTC to play with some of the fun things we picked up!

Meatless Monday: 4 Quick Quinoa Dishes for Your Busy Week

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You can view the recipe in the Portland Mercury article, "Vegan with a Vegeance: America's Favorite Vegan Cookbook Writer Now Calls Portland Home." Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Each week I share meatless recipes I've tried from cookbooks and online. You can see past Meatless Monday posts here.

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. We were thrilled that so many people wanted to learn more about them, but also surprised at how many were already using them at their nonprofits.

Can Zebras Lead the Way to a More Diverse Tech Sector?

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I think we should, as investors, take seriously our role in driving some of these destabilizing forces in society,” says Rukaiyah Adams, chief investment officer at Meyer Memorial Trust , a Portland, Oregon-based foundation known for its impact investing. “As “ Zebras ,” Benno Hansen.

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!


On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies , in belated honor of National Volunteer Week. Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit based in northeast Portland that helps to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with donated supplies.

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? How can I make it better? It’s tempting to think that designers should instinctively know when a design works, but let’s not confuse design with art.

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Weekly Event Round-Up (Sept. 29-Oct. 5)


In-person Events 10/1 PDXTech4Good (Portland, OR): Secret Knowledge of Open Source Online Events 9/30 CommBuild Community of Practice: TBD 9/30 NTEN Webinar: Using Data to Take Your Social Media Strategy to the Next Level 10/3 Arts Nonprofits Community of Practice: TBD Deadlines 10/21 - Contributions for November Connect Newsletter: Community Generated Content. There''s a lot happening at NTEN, and we want you to get involved!

Things We Like (February 2015)


But there is no such thing as enough Portland! This effort is seeking volunteers to help build the city of Portland, Oregon in Minecraft, block by block. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. A somber way to start Things We Like, but this article on “ How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life ” seems to really strike home at the crowd-sourceable bullying aspect of the Internet and how it impacts real people.

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.

The Self-Taught Analytics Professional

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by Amanda Jarman, Portland State University and Jennifer MacCormack, University of Washington. There are several resources out there that you can investigate on the subject of learning the mechanics and strategies behind database analytics as it relates to your various fundraising programs and initiatives. First, it is important for development leadership to realize the value and importance of having someone with analytics skills on your team.

NTEN Visits Free Geek


Free Geek is a technology reuse, recycle, and education nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. It was great to get out of the office together and see the good work being done with technology and nonprofits right here in Portland. Last week, during the quarterly staff retreat, NTEN staff toured Free Geek. Several NTEN staff have been long-time supporters, and NTEN has always donated its old electronics to Free Geek.

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NEW on LinkedIn: Volunteerism

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Imagine if you could search for people who care about “arts and culture” in “Indianapolis” or who care about "poverty alleviation" in "Portland" to find potential volunteers, donors and even employees. Author: Cheryl Black. LinkedIn , the professional social networking site that boasts more than 100 million members, just added a new profile feature : Volunteer Experiences and Causes.

Connecting BTOP Peers to Collaborate, Learn, and Train

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A few weeks back, my co-worker Kami Griffiths , got on the phone with Steve Podgainy, the executive director of the Portland Public Library in Maine to talk to him about their project.

We say good-bye to our dear friend Jon Baldivieso


For the past two years Jon has been the Program Manager for our web team, which is spread out from Portland to Seattle to Indiana. But don’t get too used to us not being around, we’re all planning to come to Portland to stay at your house and drink some fine craft beer. After eight years of top-notch work, along with generous portions of wry wit, Jon Baldivieso is moving on from Groundwire.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

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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. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now posted – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR opinion blog , or in full below. —– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling.

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. First, a new face on the NTEN staff, with Bethany Lister, our new Community Program Coordinator.