Meet the NTEN Community

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

Marnie Webb

TechSoup Global

Marnie is co-CEO of TechSoup Global. There, she spends most of her time working on bringing technology resources to organizations that want to spend their time and 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterbudget on their mission.  She also spends an inordinate amount of time thinking, talking and tweeting about the effective use of social media, the impact of technology trends on civil society and collaboration.  She also likes her kid a whole awful lot.

Gordon Mayer

Community Media Workshop

Gordon Mayer is vice president of Community Media Workshop, a Midwest nonprofit whose mission is to diversify voices in the news 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterand 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.

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.

Moira Kavanagh Crosby


Moira Kavanagh Crosby is president and founder of MKDM, a full-service direct response agency that works exclusively with nonprofits to engage donors, motivate action and inspire philanthropy. With the exception of one misguided year in advertising, Moira has spent her entire professional career working with nonprofits - almost 20 years, she openly admits. In that time she has created membership strategies and communications read (and enjoyed, she firmly believes) by millions of donors. When not thinking up integrated direct response strategies to make the world a better place, she enjoys thinking up things like Halloween costumes and birthday cakes for 6-year-old Lucia and 2-year-old Sabine.

Michaela Hackner

Forum One Communications

Michaela Hackner is a Senior Project Officer at Forum One Communications, where she leads strategy and web development projects for foundations, government, and non profit organizations. In her former life she was a web developer for the private sector,2009 NTENny Winner with a stint in humanitarian aid analysis, and overseas working for a women’s micro-finance program in Cambodia and Kenya.

Shifting to a focus in international development related work in 2005, Michaela recognized the need for technology expertise within non-profit organizations - both in terms of marketing and communications purposes, and for the delivery of services to constituents/beneficiaries. Taking advantage of her varied background, Michaela seeks to make the internet and technology accessible for all non profits and their audiences as well as exploiting it for the good of humanity.

In her spare time Michaela enjoys traveling, long-distance running, photography, and hanging out with her wild doggy, Atlas.