In Memoriam: Miriam Engelberg

Submitted by Visitor on Fri, 10/20/2006 - 5:01pm

Picture_2 It is with great sadness that learned that Miriam Engelberg, formerly of CompassPoint, passed away on October 17 from cancer.

She was a fellow nonprofit techie woman, a consultant whom I met at a tech consulting conference in Santa Cruz many years ago.

She had an irreverent and vibrant spirit and was wise and accomplished -- with astute insights into technology and nonprofit culture. She is probably best known to many in the NTEN and NPTech community for her cartoons, Planet 501c3 -- her witty commentary on life in the nonprofit (tech) world. You can see her homepage and more recent cartoons and her blog chronceling her battle with cancer at

Our thoughts are with her family, especially her husband and young son. If you have thoughts or wishes, please post them here and we will send them on to her family.

Thank you, Alicia Daniels, for letting me know.

NTEN is establishing the Miriam Engelberg Memorial Scholarship in her honor to bring a promising young nonprofit woman technologist to the NTC in 2007 to remember her.