March 6, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Award Winners!

Every year at NTC, we announce all kinds of award winners. We love getting to acknowledge the winners live on stage, but we also want to shout out their praises online for anyone who wasn’t there to applaud in person.

First up, a round of applause for the winner of the sixth annual Care2 Impact Prize, which recognizes a campaign or initiative in the nonprofit sector that has made an outstanding impact on the field of online advocacy, online fundraising, or both. Congratulations to this year’s winner: Imagine No Malaria’s 2014 World Malaria Day campaign.

Every year we are wowed by the winners of the DoGooder National Video Awards and this year was no exception. Watch and be inspired by the 2015 winners:

  • Best Nonprofit Video: overall top video of the year from a qualifying nonprofit:

The Breath Before“, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Funny for Good: recognizing the effective use of comedy:
Between Two Furnaces, Episode 1“, Global Strategy for Unbound
ImpactX Award: honoring videos that have demonstrated impact for their causes:
Now is the Time for More Family Court Judges in New York State“, Family Court
Creater for Good:celebrating the social impact driven by a YouTube creator through their videos:
My 24th Birthday Trevor Project Fundraiser“, Tyler Oakley for the Trevor Project

Also announced was the winner of this year’s Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, an annual award of a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. This year’s prize goes to Mifos X, an open technology platform for financial inclusion that provides the core functionality needed to deliver financial services to the poor and unbanked. The prize will help the Mifos X community towards their goal of a world where each person has access to the financial resources needed to create a better life for themselves and their family.

NTEN also announced the IMAB Integrated Marketing Awards, annually awarded to nonprofit marketing campaigns that have truly integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns:

NTEN gives out its own community awards every year that recognize Members who have offered their time, talents, and wisdom to help NTEN staff and community members, and thank them for their amazing contributions to the nonprofit technology sector. The NTENny Awards go to community-nominated individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance the NTEN Community, based on nominations from their fellow community members. This year we had twelve amazing NTENny winners:

  • Seth Horwitz, information Architecture Anyalst, American Friends Service Committee
  • Ken Montenegro, Information Technology Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
  • Regina Walton, Marketing Manager, Pole 2 Win International
  • Birgit Pauli-Haack, Co-Founder, Relevanza and President/CEO, Pauli Systems LLC
  • Rebecca Reyes, Communications Manager, Everday Democracy
  • Eli van der Giessen, NetSquared Global Community Manager, TechSoup Global
  • Lauren Girardin, Marketing and Communications Consultant and Freelance Writer
  • James Porter, Associate Director, External Relations, The END Fund
  • Yesenia Sotelo, Founder, SmartCause Digital
  • Issac Shalev, President, Sage70
  • Emily Weinberg, Nonprofit Digital Communications CoP Organizer and blogger
  • In Memory of Michael DeLong

We also awarded three additional special NTEN awards:

The NTEN Award, celebrating one outstanding individual who helps advance NTEN’s mission to serve the community: Lyndal Cairns, Digital Communications Strategist

Lyndal, thank you for always lending a helping hand and generous ear to the NTEN Community, whether it’s sharing your expertise on an NTEN webinar, writing for our blog, sharing with the community, or fundraising for us through the NTEN Community Champion campaign.

The NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has been instrumental in shaping the field of nonprofit technology, and inspired others with their innovation and dedication: David Krumlauf, Chief Technologist, Pierce Family Charitable Foundation.

David, thank you for your inspiring spirit and knowledgeable advice as a longtime NTEN Member and nonprofit technology superstar…and for holding the special title of being the first registered attendee for NTC every year. We still haven’t quite figured out how you do it!

The Rob Stuart Memorial Award, honoring the spirit of the man who played a pivotal role in creating the NTEN community by selecting a community that uses technology to disrupt the status quo and create change in unexpected ways: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Thanks AFSC, for the hard work you do towards building peace in communities worldwide and addressing key issues including peace policy, immigration rights, economic justice, anti-discrimination, and economic inequality.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Want to nominate a fellow community member for the hard work they contribute to the nonprofit technology sector? We value your suggestions and welcome your nominations anytime!

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Megan Keane
Megan is a long-time San Francisco bay area resident with an extensive nonprofit background in community management, social media, and volunteer management. She's a problem solver and network builder passionate about connecting with people both on and offline. As NTEN's Membership Director, Megan supports the NTEN community, helping others connect, learn, and make the most of technology, and has spoken internationally on nonprofit technology. While she's not online, Megan can be found teaching or practicing yoga, hiking, or curling up with a good book. She's also a self-professed penguin nutcase, er, enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter: @penguinasana
Interest Categories: Advocacy
Tags: 15NTC, awards, Community, pizzigati prize