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Insurance and Liability: What Nonprofits Need to Protect Themselves

February 21, 2017 Insurance and Liability: What Nonprofits Need to Protect Themselves By Maxime Rieman Share this post While nonprofit organizations enjoy certain exemptions, they still have liability risks and, as with any business, liability concerns are going to be industry-specific. A nonprofit construction company like Habitat for Humanity, for example, will have liability risks…

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How To Keep Up with Changes to Social Media You Already Use

February 20, 2017 How To Keep Up with Changes to Social Media You Already Use By Lauren Girardin By Lauren Girardin Share this post Surprise! In the past few months, there has been a flurry of changes to social media platforms that matter to many nonprofits. For example, Facebook made it easier for people to…


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Within Reach: Partnering with Retailers To Provide Digital Literacy Access

February 16, 2017 Within Reach: Partnering with Retailers To Provide Digital Literacy Access By Felicia Tillman Share this post The concept of digital inclusion is often referred to as the three-legged stool, with the legs being broadband access, computing devices and digital literacy. When one leg of the stool is missing, the stool falls. My…

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Are Technology Investments Curbing NGO Impact?

February 15, 2017 Are Technology Investments Curbing NGO Impact? By Julie Szabo Share this post The Wikimedia Foundation has cracked the puzzle on optimizing people power. Millions of volunteers contribute to Wikimedia as editors. But the foundation goes a step further and nurtures volunteer leaders to take on specialized projects that strengthen its community. You…


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Our Banner Ads Are On Breitbart?!

February 14, 2017 Our Banner Ads Are On Breitbart?! 4 Steps to Protect Your Organization’s Brand By Michael Lott Share this post Once upon a time, I coveted a certain wall clock from Uncommon Goods. It had these lovely bendy arms that would artfully tell the time… and were too long to fit on basically…

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17NTC: Tips for First-Timers

February 9, 2017 17NTC: Tips for First-Timers By Bethany Lister Share this post The 17NTC is right around the corner! It’s time to start preparing. We put together some tips for first-timers, many of which come from a 17NTC forum post started by “longtime listener, first-time attendee” Mark Root-Wiley. The NTEN community comes from numerous…


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Well, that failed. What now?

February 7, 2017 Well, that failed. What now? On building a culture of learning from our mistakes By Lyndal Cairns Share this post There is an X marked in tape on the carpet in the NTEN office where a part of me died this morning. My humble plan to move our quarterly Town Hall community…

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Celebrate the Change-Makers in Your Community

February 3, 2017 Celebrate the Change-Makers in Your Community What is the campaign or initiative that had the biggest impact on your community last year? By Lyndal Cairns Share this post It’s awards season, which means this is your chance to celebrate your own wins and the amazing work of other nonprofit technology professionals. The Care2…


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Interview with Shannon Wong, NTEN’s Community Coordinator

February 3, 2017 Interview with Shannon Wong, NTEN’s Community Coordinator By Erin Doherty Share this post Welcome to NTEN’s newest team member, Shannon Wong, who will be supporting our education and membership programs as the Community Coordinator. Describe yourself in three words. Honest, loyal, sassy. What is your favorite book, cartoon, or tattoo? My favorite…

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Welcome, new Digital Inclusion Fellows

January 31, 2017 Welcome, new Digital Inclusion Fellows By Leana Mayzlina Share this post NTEN is excited to reveal the third cohort in the Digital Inclusion Fellowship. These community-builders will create and lead digital literacy programs in their neighborhoods. The Fellows are in Portland for a week, learning about digital inclusion, project management and how to work…