The Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) today announced the selection of Amy Sample Ward as NTEN’s new Chief Executive Officer.
It might've been Memorial Day weekend, but baseball and barbecues are hardly the only things going on with NTEN members. Inspiration, innovation, events - and of course, cat videos - are just some of the latest news in nonprofit tech land.
Itching for another event after that weekend cookout? There's less than a month to register for the 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival, New York City's largest gaming event. The festival unites creators of games for change with those interested in accessing the positive social impact of games. The NTEN community (that's you!) gets 10% off registration with the code "nten". Register now to get your ticket!
Those New Yorkers really seem to get all the luck! Also coming up soon is the NYC Workshop & Happy Hour: Crafting the Arc of Powerhouse Campaigns, which features a line-up of NTEN member experts including strategist, Nancy Schwartz; Maureen Wallbeoff of Firefly Partners, and Bryan Casler of Salsa Labs.
But you don't have to travel to New York to attend a great event! We've got some exciting webinars coming up that you can attend from wherever you happen to be (okay, maybe not atop Mt. Everest, but mostly anywhere). Social Change can happen anywhere too, and Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward show you exactly how to put change into action through multi-channel campaigns in their 3-part webinar series. Register for one or all three sessions; plus, you'll get a copy of the book: Social Change Anytime Everywhere: Multichannel Strategies to Reach Your Mission included with your registration.
Heller Consulting recently issued a new report that share analysis of business intelligence (BI) apps for nonprofits. Download the report for an introduction to BI for nonprofits strategy overview, and a review of eight BI applications, looking at each product’s pricing, complexity, and experience in the nonprofit sector. And with perfect timing for this month's NTEN cloud theme, 501cTech shares the results of a recent cloud survey and looks at how the results can help nonprofits harness the benefits of cloud technology.
What does better data about nonprofit programs look like? If you're feeling cloudy about the answer, Laura Quinn from Idealware, shares her ideas about how the nonprofit sector can produce more and better data about nonprofit effectiveness, performance, and impact.
Want to increase support for your cause? Shane Jones on the SocialFish blog explains how you can start by improving your social media call to action. While you're at it, take a look at your donation page. DonationPay suggests some best practices for optimizing your donation page to increase your fundraising dollars. Consider another way to engage your community: TweetUps! Annie Lyson of SmallAct shares how the Smithsonian uses exclusive tweetups to engage supporters.
Talking tactics is important, but sometimes you want to think big. Nonprofit Chapin stresses the importance of nonprofit innovation - after all, nonprofits are the ones working to solve the biggest problems. Caroline Avakian of CauseSmart explains how you can avoid ideas and insights staying stuck in your organization and steps you can take to establish thought leadership in your nonprofit.
When it comes to social change, you're never too young to start. We loved reading this Points of Light blog post from an inspiring fourth grader who describes his work to fight hunger. But also never underestimate the power of cats to inspire. Cat videos may be taking over the internet - and perhaps traveling to a city near you.
NTC Scholarships don't just help first-time conference attendees. And that helps goes beyond just the scholarship recipient. TEXT "NTEN" to 25383 to donate $10 and nominate your scholarship attendee now!
NTC Scholarships don't just help first-time conference attendees. This year's conference wasn't going to be a possibility for Amy Quinn, Content Curator & Speaker, Fundraising Innovators, LLC. However, through the community contributions to the NTC Scholarship Fund, Amy was able to attend this year and came back bursting with information to share:Congratulations on an amazing conference! I'm finishing my "follow-up": reaching out to the many interesting and friendly people I met, reviewing my workshop notes, completing a survey for every session attended, downloading some presentations and exploring the video workshops still available to watch! Wow! So much is experienced in such a short amount of time. As compared to last year, my first time attending with a large agenda in hand (since my book was about to be published), this year I focused on enjoying the many people and being very deliberate about what breakouts would improve my skills and knowledge as well as help me cater to my clients' needs. It was such a pleasure and upbeat experience! Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend NTC 2013!
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