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How many fundraising platforms do you have?

May 25, 2017 How many fundraising platforms do you have? By Karin Rockwin Share this post We are all looking for ways to save money and to use our (often) limited resources to most effectively serve our mission. We often find that our mission doesn’t wait for the technology resources we use to catch up…

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Your guide to nonprofit IT investment

May 24, 2017 Your guide to nonprofit IT investment Read the 10th Annual Technology Staffing and Investments Report Share this post NTEN has been collecting data for a decade on how nonprofits invest in technology staff and tools. Here is the 10th Annual Technology Staffing and Investments Report. Click on the link below and enter…


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6 ways to be cooler than school

May 22, 2017 6 ways to be cooler than school How I made my digital literacy class more welcoming By Jamie Littlefield Share this post As a former college instructor, I adore classrooms. So when I started planning a one-on-one Computer Help Lab for the United Way of Utah County, my mind immediately went back to…

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5 common pitfalls to avoid with IT service providers

May 19, 2017 5 common pitfalls to avoid with IT service providers By Anthony Caufield Share this post Using managed IT services can be great for smaller nonprofits but it does come with some risks. It is important to understand some common pitfalls when using managed IT service providers (MSPs) and to ensure you have…


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Building digital inclusion from the ground up

May 18, 2017 Building digital inclusion from the ground up By Emma Hernandez Share this post Being part of NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship has led me to do some really cool stuff. I support digital inclusion efforts from the ground up: from recruiting and training skilled technology volunteers to finding innovative ways of connecting adult…

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Protect your nonprofit from cyber attacks

May 17, 2017 Protect your nonprofit from cyber attacks WannaCry compromises over 200,000 computers By James Sigala Share this post There’s a new wave of ransomware sweeping the globe. Last week, more than 200,000 computers were infected in 150 countries by the WannaCry Decryptor, which encrypts users’ files while the attackers extort money to unlock…


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18NTC Session Proposals: Updates & Changes

May 16, 2017 18NTC Session Proposals: Updates & Changes By Ash Shepherd Share this post It’s that time of year again where we start talking about proposals for the next Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). We’ve been gathering feedback over the past few years and have some updates to share, including a revamped timeline. Proposal Guidance…

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How to create a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign on Facebook

May 11, 2017 How to create a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign on Facebook By Heather Mansfield Share this post Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers. This is frustrating to many NGOs, charities, and nonprofits located outside of the United States, but it’s due to the fact that the United States has…


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Remembering Marc Osten: Nonprofit technology activist and early NTEN board member

May 4, 2017 Remembering Marc Osten: Nonprofit technology activist and early NTEN board member By Beth Kanter Share this post On April 19th, our field sadly lost one of its early pioneers and passionate leaders, Marc Osten, who succumbed to injuries from a motorcycle accident. Marc served as a founding board member for NTEN and…

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Your digital strategy is not optional

May 1, 2017 Your digital strategy is not optional You Can’t Wing This Stuff–Trust Me, I Have Tried By Lyndal Cairns Share this post It took me three months into my social media dream job to realize why the word “online” was part of my job title. It was 2010, and I had finally found…