Meet the NTEN Community

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

Norman Reiss

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Bridging skills in technology, communications and development, Norman2008 NTENny Winner enables nonprofit organizations to create and implement cost effective ePhilanthropy strategies. Currently at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, he's generated over $10 million to date in online revenues through special events, online donations, memberships, registrations, memorial/tributes and ecommerce. Inspired by volunteering with several nonprofit organizations, Norman left a successful career in finance and technology in 2000 to take on the challenge of building an IT department and developing an Internet strategy for Cross-Cultural Solutions. In 2003, Norman managed the implementation of an online educational program at the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Since 2007, he's led or participated in conference panels, webinars on content management and constituent relationship systems, ePhilanthropy strategies, online registration products and project management for nonprofits, and is blogging at the Nonprofit Bridge.

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.

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.

Eve Simon

Beaconfire Consulting

Eve’s 14 years of online visual design, user experience and creative management in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors makes 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterher either a quirky dinner party guest or a font of random knowledge. Either way, as Creative Director at Beaconfire Consulting, she’s responsible for all aspects of the design process from start to finish. When not helping make the world a better place (one website at a time), Eve is an Adjunct Professor of web design at The American University School of Communication, volunteers with her therapy dog Max, and wears an inordinate amount of black.

John Merritt

YMCA of San Diego County

John has been a not-for-profit techie for over 18 years and currently2009 NTENny Winner serves as the Vice President of Information Systems for the YMCA of San Diego County. As a leader in the YMCA technology community, John has worked collaboratively to assist organizations in aligning technology with their strategic, business and operational goals. Focused on relationships and transparency, John works toward building “people centric” technology organizations that bring service & value. John’s passion is helping not for profit organizations leverage technology and on-line media to meet their mission.