The Nonprofit Technology Network – Get Your Org in Check with Tech


NTEN Side (Photo credit: TaranRampersad)

At The Nonprofit Technology Network, developers aspire to create a world where nonprofit organizations can utilize available technologies with skill and confidence. NTEN is a membership organization with members who have a common goal – to help nonprofits utilize all elements of technology most effectively. Members of NTEN’s community share the belief that technology allows and encourages nonprofit organizations to work with a more enhanced social impact. Their focus is to enable other members of NTEN to strategically use available technology to help make our world a better place.

NTEN helps facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge within their community. Connecting to members with the intent to research and develop opportunities, educate others on issues of technology that may benefit their organization, encourage advocacy, and discuss remedies for technology issues that affect communities.

How Does Your Organization Use Data?

Check out this video to see if you are organizing your non-profit’s data effectively.

If you are not, you may directly benefit from NTEN’s help and system of community values.

NTEN History

In the late 1990’s, the tech sector in San Francisco was booming.  Many new tech companies and foundations wanted a way to help their nonprofit clients and grantees to operate more efficiently by utilizing technologies more efficiently. In order to meet this need, funders then hired ‘circuit riders’ who were formally known as nonprofit tech assistance providers. These circuit riders did everything from creating helpful databases to setting up secure computer networks within these organizations.

In 2003 the conference name was changed rom Circuit Rider Roundup to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, or NTC, to help better reflect the technology’s pervasiveness and potential, as well as to better reflect their increasingly diverse membership. As tech began to reach into the communications and marketing industries, it began to reach a bit further into the realm of development.

Today the NTEN continues to grow and lead the nonprofit technology industry.

If you want to check out the NTEN site, be sure to check out their  programs, events, and community pages.

NTEN is a 501(c)(3) organization.


@BasilPuglisi is the Executive Director and Publisher for Digital Brand Marketing Education ( Basil C. Puglisi is also the President of Puglisi Consulting Group, Inc. A Digital Brand Marketing Consultancy that manages professional and personal branding for Fortune 500 CEOs, Hedge Fund Managers and Small Business Owners.



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