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It’s okay to break things

July 19, 2017 It’s okay to break things Reflections on Khan Academy’s Healthy Hackathon By Kimerie Green Share this post This article first appeared on the Khan Academy Engineering blog and is reprinted here with permission. For the past few months, I have been working as a Software Engineering Fellow at Khan Academy. This program…

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Make a tastier communications cake: A recipe for multichannel marketing

July 17, 2017 Make a tastier communications cake: A recipe for multichannel marketing By Lyndal Cairns Share this post Digital marketing strategies come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you don’t have a fully baked strategy, you probably have all the ingredients you need. So let’s mix it up! Remember who you’re baking for…


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Join us for a day of action to save net neutrality

July 11, 2017 Join us for a day of action to save net neutrality By Amy Sample Ward Share this post NTEN is joining with nearly 70,000 websites, Internet users, and organizations for an Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality on July 12. As part of our commitment to free speech and digital access,…

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Submit your session proposal for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference

July 6, 2017 Submit your session proposal for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference By Ash Shepherd Share this post We are excited to announce that session proposals are now open for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference! Quick details: The 18NTC will be held in New Orleans from April 11 to 13. Proposals will be accepted from…


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Winter is coming: Start preparing now for year-end fundraising

July 6, 2017 Winter is coming: Start preparing now for year-end fundraising By Jo Miles Share this post This article first appeared on Jo Miles Digital and is republished here with permission. You probably don’t want to think about year-end fundraising right now. Here in DC, it was in the 90s this weekend, the sun…

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How I learned to code (and you should too)

July 3, 2017 How I learned to code (and you should too) By Erin Doherty Share this post Way back in the late 1990s, I learned HTML on a whim. Inspired by my travels through webrings, I wanted my own place to share my budding activism and earnest poetry. I had no idea the effect…


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6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

June 20, 2017 6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit By Karl Hedstrom Share this post Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. The…

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Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice

June 14, 2017 Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice By Wilneida Negrón By Morgan Hargrave Share this post This article was first published on Ford Foundation’s Equals Change blog and is reprinted here with permission. Activists rely on the Internet as a tool and space to build movements. But…


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Overcoming barriers to digital literacy programs

June 12, 2017 Overcoming barriers to digital literacy programs By Jamie Littlefield By Carrie Rogers-Whitehead By Shauna Edson By Stacy Vincent Share this post What are your barriers to implementing digital literacy programs at your organization? This was a question we addressed in the panel we presented at the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference: “Same Issues,…

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Technical SEO Glossary

June 8, 2017 Technical SEO Glossary 7 key factors to maximize your organic search success By Meredith Esquivel Share this post What is technical SEO anyway? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the practice of improving and promoting a website in order to increase the number of visitors the site receives from search engines. Simply speaking,…