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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
Nonprofit Technology Strategist
John is a nonprofit technology strategist who has been helping nonprofits for over 16 years providing advice, teaching and writing about effective uses of technology. Along with Michael Stein he wrote both "The eNonprofit: a guide to ASPs, internet services and online software" and the Nonprofit Quarterly article "A Decade of Online Fundraising." John served as Training and Consulting Manager at Groundspring.org/Network for Good, helping organizations effectively use the Internet, before returning to private practice in 2005. He's also an adjunct professor for the University of San Francisco’s Masters of Nonprofit Administration degree program that includes the Institute for Nonprofit Management. John is a frequent speaker and content contributor in the nonprofit technology community.
Robert Weiner is an independent technology consultant based in San Francisco. He has spent nearly 25 years helping fundraisers make informed, strategic decisions about the selection, use, and management of information technology. He started his career in this field managing university donor databases, and went on to manage central administrative and academic computing operations. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations ranging from small start-ups to major research universities and international charities. Some of the better-known names include Greenpeace, EMILY’s List, UC Berkeley, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Florida State University Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the University of Montana Foundation, Earthjustice, the California State University system, and the Trust for Public Land. He also created a popular online resources site to help nonprofits select and use donor databases, email marketing, and online giving software.
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.
Earthjustice is a non-profit law firm that performs litigation and other services in support of our planet. The company slogan says it all: "Because the earth needs a good lawyer." As IT Director, Peter leads the IT Staff and sets the strategic direction for technology initiatives in support of the mission. These include deploying a global infrastructure that will seamlessly connect the firm's eight offices, which stretch from Honolulu to Tallahassee; supporting the litigation practice, fund development efforts, and communications strategies; and, in particular, enhancing the infrastructure to support shared knowledge and improved communication across all divisions.
Community Media Workshop
Gordon Mayer is vice president of Community Media Workshop, a Midwest nonprofit whose mission is to
diversify voices in the news and public debate. Journalists rely on its
newstips and sourcing services, and more than 2,000 nonprofit
communicators a year access the services of the Workshop: the Getting
On the Air, Online & Into Print media guide, Making Media
Connections annual conference, plus scheduled, custom, and free
workshops on communications. His exposure to social media began with 40
community organizers chanting "listserv now, listerv now!" in 1998.
It's been mostly uphill since.