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Using adult learning principles in technology trainings

August 14, 2018 Using adult learning principles in technology trainings By Nicole Hooper Share this post At many nonprofits, it often falls on the few tech savvy staff (who are likely spread thin already) to plan and implement tech trainings. Even after providing coffee, lunch, or baked goods, it can be difficult to engage adults…

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How to make a great conference session proposal

August 13, 2018 How to make a great conference session proposal By Erin Doherty Share this post Session proposals for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference opened in early July. With the August 17 deadline rapidly approaching, there’s less than a week to turn your “Hey, there should be a session on that” idea into a…


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Closing the digital divide in public schools

August 9, 2018 Closing the digital divide in public schools Success stories from the Digital Adoption in 2018 report By Cassie Bair Share this post A unique initiative is closing the technology gap for students and families in Charlotte, North Carolina. Project L.I.F.T., (L.I.F.T. stands for Leadership & Investment for Transformation), is changing the way…

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New this year at NTC: Tactical sessions!

August 8, 2018 New this year at NTC: Tactical sessions! By Ash Shepherd Share this post Every year, we look for opportunities to improve the educational content at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), based on based on participant feedback, presenter feedback, and experiences gleaned from our other in-person events. In 2017, we heard from NTC…


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How are you preparing for a cyberattack?

August 7, 2018 How are you preparing for a cyberattack? Take the State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity Survey By Lyndal Cairns Share this post We’re mapping the nonprofit cybersecurity landscape – and we need your help. NTEN, in partnership with Microsoft and the Internet Society, has produced the first State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity Survey, which will…

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Member Spotlight: Melissa Kear

August 7, 2018 Member Spotlight: Melissa Kear Share this post Give us a brief overview of what you do in your work. I am the Digital Fundraising and Media Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. My job has shifted in the past year, and now my primary focus is our peer-to-peer fundraising…


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More nonprofits moving to the cloud, but challenges remain

August 6, 2018 More nonprofits moving to the cloud, but challenges remain By Lyndal Cairns Share this post Nonprofit organizations are embracing cloud technologies to help them more powerfully serve their constituents, and better connect their services and staff. But while the benefits are great, some challenges remain. NTEN and Microsoft have surveyed more than…

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Three pillars of data protection for nonprofits

August 6, 2018 Three pillars of data protection for nonprofits By Lori Witzel By Andy Pederson Share this post Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are employing cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications such as G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce to improve productivity, allow technical staff to focus on organizational improvements, and save on cost. According to NTEN’s State…


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Why the NTC proposal process is different

August 3, 2018 Why the NTC proposal process is different By Amy Sample Ward By Ash Shepherd Share this post Submitting a session proposal for a conference can be intimidating, overwhelming, and stressful. For the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, we want to create a process that supports participation—by those who’ve done it lots of times…

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How to develop a volunteer management plan

August 3, 2018 How to develop a volunteer management plan By Claire Warnick Share this post Earlier this year, I met with one of our volunteers to go over some training materials. This particular volunteer started out as a computer mentor at our Digital Inclusion Computer Help Lab, but he wanted to do more by…