Nonprofit Digital Communications

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For those doing digital strategy work, including written or multimedia content for nonprofit websites, social media, and e-newsletters. This group is for those digital communications folks who create written or multimedia content for websites, social media, and e-newsletters for nonprofits. Members will discuss topics such as social media trends, digital analytics, developing content, storytelling, planning and resources, content strategy, and more.

So here we are!

  • 1.  So here we are!

    Posted Mar 19, 2020 19:11
    Hello everyone!

    I wanted to reach out to everyone in the online forum community to check in with you all. How are you? Seriously, how are you? Are you washing your hands? Are you distancing yourself socially?

    LOT has happened in the last few weeks! COVID-19 has dominated the headlines, a majority in our community are under strong quarantine/isolation guidelines, and working norms have been impacted! I understand that this is a very fast-paced, changing, and at times scary world we live in, however I want to make sure that even though the phrase "social distancing" has been (and most likely will be for a while) at the front of all of our minds, these online forums are here for you! 

    To the new folks in our community who have found and joined the NTEN community due to their work going completely remote: WELCOME!

    To the folks who have been here building the community, discussions, questions, and heart of these forums: WE LOVE YOU ALL; PLEASE CONTINUE DOING WHAT YOU ALL DO BEST!

    Please know that these forums and topic-specific communities are here for you as we all navigate this (for some) new way of working and connecting. There are some NTEN members who are online Organizers/Moderators of our NTEN Communities that already have standing monthly zoom calls that they hold for the community. How wonderful is that!? If your online community doesn't presently have a scheduled call, I'm happy to work with you and the organizer team to set up a recurring call. We need these types of online meeting spaces now more than ever! The members of our community are some of the strongest, brightest, and smartest people in their roles; it's clear that this is the place to ask a question, generate ideas, commune, uplift, and collaborate with other nonprofit tech folks.

    If there is a forum topic that you don't see currently, suggest one! If there is enough feedback from everyone, I'll gladly add it! What areas of your digital work environment aren't covered by the current forums? We're here to convene! I'll shortly be utilizing the "polls" feature to gather some feedback on what type of new communities you'd like to see here. 

    Are you new to working from home? Check out the Blog Post that our Chief Program Officer, @Ash Shepherd wrote a few days ago! He's currently hosting open office hours this week to help support those new to WFH (Working From Home).

    Indeed, it is a strange and at times surreal world we are now living in, but rest assured we're here and this community is one of the best examples of how working online can not only work, but thrive and excel!

    Lean on us and this community, we'll get through this! Share these forums as a resource to your network of colleagues who may have just discovered the acronym - WFH

    Take care of yourself, your health, and you're loved ones!

    In the spirit of community,

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    Tristan Penn (pronouns: he/him)
    Community Engagement & Equity Manager, NTEN
    503-272-8761 | @NTENorg | Instagram: @tmp729
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  • 2.  RE: So here we are!

    Posted Mar 22, 2020 10:32
    Thanks, Tristan, for this heartening message. All the very best wishes to everyone.

    Erin Gamble
    Online Communications Officer
    Washington, DC

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  • 3.  RE: So here we are!

    Posted Mar 23, 2020 11:55
    Thank you, Tristan. I appreciate the value that you and entire NTEN team bring to our community and lives. It was sad to see the calendar reminder for NTC pop up today. However, I am excited for next year's conference and what 2 years of pent-up NTC energy and love will bring. It will be amazing and well worth the wait.

    Doug Agee
    Online Community Manager
    Arlington VA

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  • 4.  RE: So here we are!

    Posted Apr 17, 2020 10:40
    Thank you for posting, Tristan! It's great to maintain a sense of community during this time and I appreciate the work you're doing at NTEN.

    I am inspired by stories of how MilkCrate's nonprofit clients are staying engaged during the COVID crisis:
    I also shared ideas around how nonprofits can enlist and engage stakeholders now:

    I'm hoping to connect with others in the NTEN community about the important role nonprofits can play during this time! We have an upcoming webinar on measuring social impact with impactED, Social Innovations Institute, and Venture Cafe:

    Morgan Berman
    CEO, MilkCrate
    Philadelphia, PA

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