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Keep Austin connected: A vision for digital inclusion

September 21, 2017 Keep Austin connected: A vision for digital inclusion By Sharla Chamberlain By John Speirs Share this post This article was originally published in NTEN’s Change Journal in March 2015 and has been updated for online publication. As the “Silicon Hills” of the technology industry, Austin, Texas is leading the way in new…

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Why #GivingTuesday 2017 is the year for peer-to-peer fundraising

September 15, 2017 Why #GivingTuesday 2017 is the year for peer-to-peer fundraising By Tim Forbes Share this post #GivingTuesday takes place on November 28th this year and wise nonprofits are already planning strategies to leverage this massive day of giving. This year, six key factors are conspiring to make this the perfect year for peer-to-peer…


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Seven tips for a successful website redesign process

September 12, 2017 Seven tips for a successful website redesign process How one nonprofit used feedback loops to improve their process By Monica Flores Share this post In 2016-2017, a Washington, DC–based nonprofit with a staff of about 40 and a 3.5 million-dollar budget undertook a redesign process to convert a ColdFusion website into a…

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Sharing the news of Aaron Bramley’s passing

September 1, 2017 Sharing the news of Aaron Bramley’s passing By Amy Sample Ward Share this post We are sad to share the news that long-time NTEN community member Aaron Bramley has passed away. Aaron has always been an embodiment of the NTEN values with his willingness to share ideas and expertise, creativity with collaboration,…


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Share your nonprofit tech story

September 1, 2017 Share your nonprofit tech story Share this post Share your nonprofit techie story with the world! The NTEN Stories app makes it really easy for you to share your experiences and learn from others in this amazing community. Download the NTEN Stories app from the App Store, Google Play, or use the web…

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7 communication tips for nonprofit technology professionals

August 23, 2017 7 communication tips for nonprofit technology professionals By Robert Mendoza Share this post You wear many hats when you work for a nonprofit. I’m sure this is not breaking news for you. As an IT professional, the one hat that I wear every day is my “communications” hat. The following tips are…


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18NTC session voting now open!

August 22, 2017 18NTC session voting now open! By Ash Shepherd Share this post Community voting on session proposals for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (18NTC) has begun! Every year we use a community-driven process to develop the agenda. It started with a six-week period to gather session proposals from the community. Now you have…

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Building connections to change lives

August 16, 2017 Building connections to change lives Impact from cohort 2 of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship By Drew Pizzolato Share this post From July 2016 to July 2017, we were fortunate to work with an incredibly hard-working and dedicated group of Digital Inclusion Fellows. This group, the second cohort of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship…


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Ready, set, chat?

August 9, 2017 Ready, set, chat? 7 questions to assess your nonprofit’s readiness to provide chat services By John Kenyon Share this post Online and mobile chat or text options are being offered by more and more nonprofit organizations, including loveisrespect, Planned Parenthood, RAINN and other intimate and domestic partner violence counseling services. For people…

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The rise of civic tech for social good

August 9, 2017 The rise of civic tech for social good By Micah Sifry Share this post This article was originally published in NTEN’s Change Journal in March 2015 and has been updated for online publication. Two years ago, I visited Auschwitz, accompanied by my business partner Andrew Rasiej. We had just finished producing the…