Well, 48 hours depending on precisely when you read this – but here’s the important part: you can double your donation if given any time on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 (that’s today and tomorrow).
NTEN is raising money on these two special days to pay for the inclusion of more and more nonprofit organizations in an on-going campaign to elevate the technology and online influence, reach and fund-raising of people working together to make the world a better place.
Donations made during this two-day fund-raising challenge will be doubled through the generosity of Jon Biedermann, vice-president of DonorPerfect CRM Fundraising Software, who has pledged to match any NTEN donation up to $2.500. Make a $2,400 donation – just as an example – and it becomes a $4,800 donation!
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NTEN touches far more lives than those on its membership roster.
Technology has become the glue that holds every nonprofit organization’s processes together. NTEN is helping leaders efficiently run their organizations, pursue their missions with the resources at hand. Millions of lives are additionally touched indirectly by NTEN ambassadors, tech club organizers and community leaders.
2014 was a special year for me and the NTEN community contributed in ways that were invaluable!
Walking on the leading edge of technology, as it does by definition, NTEN also has to take risks. The inaugural Leading Change Summit in 2014 was a very successful experiment in a different conference format, lead by the masters in their fields of facilitation and creating an atmosphere which fostered collaboration, inclusion, diversity and, yes, change.
Such an experiment not only takes a lot of work and worry to bring together sponsors and presenters, it also needs a community of spirited nonprofit leaders to follow NTEN on the experiment. Some could not afford to go out on a financial limb for the new conference format so NTEN created scholarships to allow community leaders four days out of their busy lives and see something extraordinary take place.
I was one of the scholarship recipients and went to San Francisco. I experienced a new and different way of peer-to-peer learning, I was changed by how projects and problems can be approached and I practiced facilitated listening and other methods to develop a more inclusive, collaborative leadership style. It was truly life changing.
The more you give, the more people NTEN can support in its quest to help community leaders master technology and use those tools to make this a better world. The ripples of your gift to NTEN flow out 100, if not 1000, fold. The accumulated knowledge and skills you help others acquire through your generosity will change not only organizations but also their beneficiaries.