Meet the NTEN Community

The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.

Kivi Leroux Miller

Kivi Leroux Miller founded and EcoScribe Communications to help nonprofit staff who find communications and marketing on 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boostertheir to-do lists, even when they have little experience or budget to pull it off. Staff at more than 1,500 nonprofits have participated in her down-to-earth, real-world webinars. She's a top blogger on Nonprofit Communications and is writing a nonprofit marketing how-to guide (Spring 2010, Jossey-Bass).

Kivi is a geek at heart with addictions to office supplies and kitchen gadgets. She is on a quest for perfect recipes for Christmas cookies, breakfast scones, and vegetarian soups. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington DC, Kivi now lives in rural North Carolina with her husband, two young daughters, and countless backyard wildlife.

Peter Deitz

Social Actions

Peter is the founder of Social Actions and the author of a blo2008 NTENny Winnerg called About Micro-Philanthropy. Social Actions helps individuals and organizations use social media to plan, implement, and support peer-to-peer social change campaigns so that grassroots solutions to local and global problems can flourish. He's presented and contributed content for NTEN, TechSoup, NetSquared, and Persona2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterl Democracy Forum about starting social actions and selecting the right combination of technology platforms. The underlying assumption of Peter's work is that person-to-person social actions are an excellent incubator for broad social change.

Catherine Stifter

Catherine Stifter is a long-time public radio producer who is learning to be an online community manager in the age of digital convergence. And that's not too difficult because, whatever the platform, we all need to tell good stories.

Catherine serves as Web & Media Co-director (with NTEN member Gale Petersen) of New Routes to Community Health, an immigrant-led project to improve immigrant health through local media. Some of her most interesting social media work has been with Mascomm Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to making media part of the solution. She lives off-grid in California's beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains and commutes to work by satellite.

Ben Hendricks

NPower Greater DC Region

Ben is the Technology Director at NPower, Greater DC Region, where he's been2008 NTENny Winner described as a "tireless and enthusiastic collaborator" who can cut through the noise, quickly determine what’s important, and rally the troops to accomplish the identified objectives. Before NPower, Ben was the Manager of Information Services for the Girl Scout Council of the Nations' Capital (GSCNC), a non-profit serving over 75,000 girls and adult volunteers in the Washington metropolitan area, where he managed the design and deployment of several Internet-enabled event management, fundraising, and distance learning systems, as well as a 'digital paper' forms system to simplify the volunteer recordkeeping burden.

Paul Lamb

Man on a Mission Consulting

Paul is currently the Principal of Man on a Mission Consulting, a management2008 NTENny Winner consulting firm dedicated to leveraging technology for the social good. Paul was named the University of California, San Diego Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and honored with the California Governor’s Technology & Innovation Award in 2002, both for his work in technology targeting underserved communities. Paul is a founder and former Executive Director of Street Tech, an award-winning program providing computer training and job placement for low-income and underserved youth in San Francisco’s East Bay. He has developed several other successful nonprofit programs and community collaboratives in the areas of youth, workforce development, and technology. He is also a frequent radio commentator and OpEd contributor on technology and social issues in a variety of publications.