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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…

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Burqueños and beyond

July 31, 2017 Burqueños and beyond Digital strategy, Southwest-style By Amy Sample Ward Share this post This September, we are partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence to host two days of learning, sharing, and dreaming big about digital campaigns and digital access. The Nonprofit Tech Roundup is designed to help nonprofit staff make connections,…


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9 lessons learned doing social media during a mass mobilization

July 26, 2017 9 lessons learned doing social media during a mass mobilization By Katie Reilly Share this post In April 2017, the Sierra Club joined hundreds of other organizations in the Peoples Climate March (PCM) in Washington DC and across the country. Together, organizations turned out over 300,000 people to protest the Trump Administration’s…

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Don’t have Jedi-level skills in tech? There’s an assessment for that.

July 25, 2017 Don’t have Jedi-level skills in tech? There’s an assessment for that. Using the Discovery Assessment to figure out your organization’s real challenges By Crystal Hendricks-Kretzer Share this post I’ve noticed a common characteristic among the tech professionals in my life: they’re an inquisitive bunch. Take my husband, for example—a software engineer. I…


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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…