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Making tech literacy classes more inviting for older adults

November 20, 2017 Making tech literacy classes more inviting for older adults By Necole Durham Share this post I was very surprised to find that my most recent class registration for senior citizens was filled a week after registration opened. At first, I had encountered a great deal of resistance from students to learning technology…

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All I needed to know to work in nonprofit web, I learned from blogging

November 16, 2017 All I needed to know to work in nonprofit web, I learned from blogging By Redante Asuncion-Reed Share this post Inspired by Robert Fulghum’s poem, “All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” I’ve been a nonprofit web worker (webmaster, web content administrator, web project manager, web writer/editor, social media…


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7 ways to make your first #GivingTuesday a fundraising success

November 15, 2017 7 ways to make your first #GivingTuesday a fundraising success By David DeParolesa Share this post #GivingTuesday is approaching fast, and organizations that are brand new to the the movement are gearing up to make the most of it. For organizations that have never participated in Giving Tuesday before, it can feel…

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Announcing the 2017 NTENny Award winners

November 7, 2017 Announcing the 2017 NTENny Award winners By Bethany Lister Share this post It’s time for the 10th annual NTENny Awards! Each year NTEN recognizes those who regularly go above and beyond to assist NTEN staff and support the community. Their generosity with their time, knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm helps create the inclusive,…


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Member spotlight: Lanette Rivera

November 6, 2017 Member spotlight: Lanette Rivera Share this post Lanette Rivera has been an NTEN member since 2017. What’s your current position? Give us a brief overview of what you do in your work. I am currently the Development and Communications Associate at Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider…

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Terrifying tales of nonprofit tech

October 31, 2017 Terrifying tales of nonprofit tech By Lyndal Cairns Share this post It’s Halloween, so we seek out spooky stories, scary movies, and a frightful amount of candy. But truly frightening things may already be inside… the… house! Like Vincent Price, let me take you on a journey… across my computer desktop. I’m…


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Applications for Digital Inclusion Fellowship are open

October 30, 2017 Applications for Digital Inclusion Fellowship are open By Drew Pizzolato Share this post We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the fourth cohort of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship! With each year, more of our governments, employers, educators, and friends are online, increasing the importance for every member of…

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To the cloud: One agency’s IT transformation

October 26, 2017 To the cloud: One agency’s IT transformation By Krissy DeShetler Share this post (Summarized from a presentation for the 2014 TechNow Conference; original presentation by Krissy DeShetler, Family House and Frank Schlatterer, JenLor Integrations) In 2013 Family House underwent a major overhaul of their IT infrastructure. In this article I’ll give a…


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Creating inclusive user experiences

October 25, 2017 Creating inclusive user experiences By Malina Tran Share this post “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” – Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and inventor of the internet As a software developer, I think about…

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5 ways to create smiles when teaching tech

October 24, 2017 5 ways to create smiles when teaching tech By Jessica Jones Share this post Jessica Jones is a 2017 Digital Inclusion Fellow. With smartphones, tablets, Google apps, and more, when was the last time you completed a task without using your tech? Let’s be honest: How many of us even remember a…