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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
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.
David has worked as a volunteer -- he's currently a consultant -- since 2003, after his layoff from the Boeing Company, where he worked as a programmer. He has trained non-profit workers in the use of small, hand held computers -- popularly called Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) -- for data collection and transmission to remote data sources in sixteen developing countries, including Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Uganda, Bolivia, Vietnam, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Egypt, Guatemala, Jordan, Armenia and others. Through SixBlue Delta, he provides mobile data information solutions to global Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), with an emphasis on usability in field environments.
Food & Water Watch
Royelen Lee is an online public relations expert with specialties in online programming, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising. She’s also skilled at developing web-based campaigns, online communities, HR, and event planning. She's currently the Chief Digita Strategist for the Food & Water Watch.
When she went to work for AOL in 2000, every day -- in one of their 5 cafeterias, there was a "retirement" party for someone WHO WAS 40 years old! She sat at a desk where someone had recently been laid-off -- she was 27 and worth $27 million. Working at AOL was great fun but sh got there a little late to enjoy early retirement. She did get experience which she now puts to work for important matters like food, water, consumer advocacy. And she's having a BETTER time working than all those early retirers. That's what she keep telling herself, anyway . . .
Sheldon Mains helps nonprofit organizations improve service to their communities. This may be planning new technology, evaluating current technology, integrating technology into the day-to-day operations of the organization or getting the organization to think in totally new ways. Sheldon is passionate about using technology to help nonprofits tell their stories and advocate for important issues. He believes that technology change should be combined with business practice and organizational changes to have the most positive impact.
After spending many years in both the nonprofit and private sectors working with information and technology, Mary found her home in the NTAP world in 2003. It’s the perfect blend of serving people helping other people and using technology to inspire their imagination. Mary serves as the director of the InfoTAP program with Nonprofit Management Solutions. Through InfoTAP, Mary and her team assist organizations with technology planning, networking needs, database planning and implementation and her favorite Websites! NTEN has served as a principle resource for Mary’s work with nonprofits in San Diego.