Meet the NTEN Community

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

Barbara Christensen, Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest

Barbara is proof that a liberal arts education really can get you a job, and is the jack of all trades IT, membership development, and communications for Conservation Northwest. When not embroiled in the mysteries of firewalls, servers, blogs, facebook or development strategies, she attempts to be a hobby farmer. If you really want to talk to her for a very long time, ask her about chickens or blueberries.

Beth Kanter


Beth Kanter is a trainer, coach, and consultant to nonprofits and2008 NTENny Winner individuals in effective use of technology. She’s also a prolific and excellent blogger, widget expert, and 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN BoosterFlickr aficionado. And in recognition of all her fabulous work, we awarded her the first annual NTEN Prize for NPTech Fantasticness at the 2007 NTC.

Michelle Murrain


Michelle is a nationally recognized leader in the nonprofit technology2008 NTENny field. Michelle is currently Systems Integration Lead at OpenIssue, a San Francisco-based consulting firm 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterthat specializes in CRM and CMS solutions for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. She is also on the boards of Aspiration and NTEN. She blogs on nonprofit technology at Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology.  When she's not thinking about nonprofit technology, she's probably writing science fiction.

Grace Barry

Developmental Disabilities Institute

Over 20 years ago, Grace joined what was then the PC Revolution. After a career in which she hopped jobs every two years, she decided to focus on what is important in life and went into NPOs. Now she's passionate about both technology and her agency. How lucky can you get?

Sarah Golightly

GoLightly, Inc.

Sarah is CEO and Co-Founder of GoLightly, Inc., which provides innovative2008 NTENny Winner ways for people to connect, collaborate, and create new potential for membership and governmental organizations to mobilize their constituents and strengthen their organization. Sarah is dedicated to providing technology that allows people to go beyond traditional boundaries and help great people accomplish great things in the world... together!Sarah is passionate about making the web more usable and beautiful. Sarah is also a devoted mother, artist, off-road racer, and a frequent motivational speaker at conferences and meetings.