Meet the NTEN Community

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

Justin Perkins


Justin Perkins, a social entrepreneur, accidental techie, new media marketing2008 NTENny Winner expert and former State water resources administrator for a major watershed in Colorado, joined Care2 in January 2006. Justin develops partnerships with nonprofits and customizes strategic campaigns for them to reach Care2's audience of 8.7 million members, or leverage Care2's audience to reach other networks. He also develops new tools to help nonprofits with marketing and fundraising.

Laura Quinn


Laura is the founder and director of Idealware, where she directs its2008 NTENny Winner research and writing to provide candid reports and articles about nonprofit software. She has been 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterworking in the software sector for more than ten years and is a frequent speaker and writer on nonprofit technology topics.

Charles Lenchner

Democracy in Action

Charles is the Outreach and Support Manager at Democracy in Action (DIA), a2008 NTENny Winner progressive nonprofit that helps other progressive nonprofits use an online database - often called a constituent relationship manager (CRM) to communicate, fundraise, and advocate for social change. Charles's job is to help clients in the New York and the Northeast get the most out of DiA, and to connect new nonprofits with their online platform. But no matter where you live or work, Charles is happy to talk about nonprofit technology with you!

Adam Nicholoson

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.

Adam grew up near Nashville, TN, and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Writing. After college, electoral politics2008 NTENny Winner took him to Connecticut, Oklahoma, back to Tennessee, and then to New Hampshire. After that, he settled in Hartford, CT, to work on nonprofit legislative campaigns; focusing on marriage for same-sex couples, gender identity and expression protections, various civil justice issues, and now, universal health care. Adam has always described himself as an "accidental techie," but is happy to have just landed a job that pays him for spending hours on Facebook and Twitter. When not creating advocacy campaigns, Adam enjoys reading about the American Revolution, listening to This American Life, playing with his dog, and tallying how many times his coworkers want to put "URGENT!!!" in their member emails.

Kevin Martone

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Kevin is the Technology Program Manager at the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy. He leverages his management 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterconsulting background to help nonprofit Jewish overnight camps utilize technology effectively to reach their fundraising and outreach goals. Kevin also helps various other nonprofits better understand the challenges and opportunities offered by web2.0 technologies.

Kevin lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and two young sons. He is a huge Siena College basketball fan (Go Saints!) and enjoys writing screenplays, short stories, and children's books.