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The robots have arrived: What nonprofits need to know about bots

January 16, 2018 The robots have arrived: What nonprofits need to know about bots By Beth Kanter By Allison Fine Share this post This article was originally posted on trust.guidestar.org and is reprinted here with permission. Imagine your best friend Holly is in a horrible car accident and tragically dies. As grief overwhelms you and tears…

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Announcing the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows

January 8, 2018 Announcing the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows By Drew Pizzolato Share this post NTEN is pleased to introduce the 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellows! These 17 emerging leaders represent the best of community and public service professionals. We are thrilled that they are joining the Fellowship to hone their skills and develop new and…


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Member spotlight: Melissa Berrett

January 2, 2018 Member spotlight: Melissa Berrett Share this post Melissa Berrett has been an NTEN member since 2012. What’s your current position? I’m the Director of Information Technology at the OHSU Foundation. I oversee a talented group of technicians responsible for maintaining our information systems and keeping our end users happy. I’m the internal…

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Website redesign questions to ask your nonprofit staff

December 19, 2017 Website redesign questions to ask your nonprofit staff By Mark Root-Wiley Share this post Mark Root-Wiley is a member of the faculty for NTEN’s online trainings and is leading Anatomy of a Website Redesign in January, 2018. When you’re in the planning stage of a website redesign project, it’s important to involve lots…


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18NTC: What’s new and what’s making a comeback

December 12, 2017 18NTC: What’s new and what’s making a comeback By Amy Sample Ward Share this post For the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference, we are headed back to New Orleans for the first time in 10 years! I’m excited to see all of you there and to ensure you are just as excited about…

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Net neutrality fight enters final days

December 12, 2017 Net neutrality fight enters final days By Lyndal Cairns Share this post It’s the eve of a decisive vote by the FCC that could end net neutrality, a fundamental principle of an open and fair internet. Organizations including NTEN are taking part in a day of action on December 12 to “break…


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Member spotlight: Stuart McClain

December 4, 2017 Member spotlight: Stuart McClain Share this post Stuart McClain has been an NTEN member since 2015. What’s your current position? I’ve been a Controller for about 2 years as a full-time employee and part-time for the previous 3 years, for a total of 3 years. I am responsible for all the accounting…

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Online volunteer opportunity

December 4, 2017 Online volunteer opportunity By Bethany Lister Share this post We’re recruiting members to join our network of fabulous volunteers who support NTEN’s online community groups! Volunteers help facilitate discussion and knowledge-sharing. Successful volunteers are friendly, enjoy helping people feel welcome, and have a genuine curiosity about the group topic. Subject matter expertise…


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Empowering accidental techies with the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate

December 1, 2017 Empowering accidental techies with the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate By Temi Adewumi Share this post Many of us “accidental techies” started in such fields as communications, membership development, or programming, and ended up being asked to contribute to one technology project (usually the website), and then became responsible for developing technology projects…

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How data can make your website better

November 27, 2017 How data can make your website better By Erin Watson Share this post As the food bank serving Chicago and Cook County, we have a variety of audiences for our website—all with different interests and needs. Many are looking for pantries and food programs in their neighborhoods, or they’re social workers seeking…