The NTEN Award

Celebrating Our Community Values

NTEN isn’t an organization, we’re a community – a community with a shared set of values, including authenticity, sharing, and of course, laughter.

Each year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we get the chance to celebrate one individual – of the many! – who embodies those values and enhances the NTEN Community. These individuals, recipients of the annual NTEN Award, are the people working hard to move NTEN’s mission forward from within the community: always ready to share a case study, idea, or contact. They support the community by writing articles and presenting sessions and webinars. Oh, and they make us laugh, too. In short, they embody NTEN’s Values.

While we’re excited to present this award annually to a single individual, we know that a successful community is much more than than one person. So thank you for being a vital part of the NTEN Community. As we celebrate the NTEN award winner, we celebrate all of you.

The 2016 NTEN Award Winner

Johanna BatesJohanna Bates is the Technical Director, Front-End Developer, and Co-Owner of DevCollaborative. Johanna began her nonprofit tech career in 1999, when she was hired to write marketing copy for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s publishing department, and ended up hand-coding their first-ever online book catalog as 500 static pages of HTML. She was next hired to build WGBH.org in a new, custom, open-source CMS. She was then hooked on the nptech web, and she never looked back. Finding she preferred rural life to city life, Johanna left WGBH for western Massachusetts and then spent eight years directing technology and writing related grants for Community Partners, a statewide health care advocacy organization.

Today, Johanna is an independent nptech strategy consultant, front-end coder, and Drupalist who works with a close-knit, collaborative team of other freelance nptech consultants, many of whom she’s met through NTEN. Her team, DevCollaborative, focuses on building Drupal sites for orgs in a strategic, sustainable ways that help them get the most for their often limited funds. She’s been an NTEN member for over a decade, served on the NTC agenda steering committee for four years, and co-moderates NTEN’s Drupal Community of Practice.

Past NTEN Award Winners