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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
World Computer Exchange(WCE)
I work for World Computer Exchange(WCE), a global environment and educational nonprofit with strong deployment skills and a network of thousands of grassroots groups in 68 developing countries. Since 1999, WCE has helped connect a million youth in developing countries to the skills, opportunities and understanding of the Internet ~ while keeping working computers out of landfills.
I am not an IT person per se, but rather as a general administrator responsible for coordinating volunteer recruitment and volunteer chapters in the US and finances.
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 Durham founded Big Duck in 1994 with the belief that nonprofits would benefit from the for-profit sector’s best branding and marketing strategies. Today, Big Duck is the leading communications firm in New York that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and awareness. Sarah works with nonprofits of all sizes and missions, including United Way of New York City, National Brain Tumor Society, B’nai Jeshurun, and the Brooklyn Community Foundation. She was featured as a ‘Top Fundraiser Under 40’ in the February 2006 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine, and is an adjunct faculty member at NYU. Sarah is a dynamic speaker who trains nonprofit professionals on topics such as relationship cultivation and stewardship, producing cost-effective print and web materials, branding, and the boards’ role in communications. Sarah is also the author of "Brandraising: How Nonprofits Build Strong Identities to Survive and Thrive” to be published by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley, in December 2009
Friends of Trees
After working with a financial management firm and saving the world with the Peace Corps, Melissa began working for Friends of Trees a year ago. With Friends of Trees she manages individual donations, small business sponsors, and their Gift Tree program. She also offers her motivational services pro-bono to NTEN to help them celebrate birthdays and minor victories by harassing them into enjoying happy hour as often as possible.
Chad is the Internet Marketing Manager for Blackbaud, where he wrangles corporate website content, develops social media strategy, and manages email marketing, communities, and search engine optimization. He's the editor-in-chief of Blackbaud Blogs, where he also writes Webby Things. He hosts and produces The Baudcast, which brings together industry experts from around the sector to discuss nonprofit technology. In 2007, Chad founded Go Green Charleston, a technology-focused nonprofit helping Charleston-area residents connect, stay informed, and mobilize around the local sustainability community. When he's not mainlining the web, you'll probably find Chad playing with my kids, skateboarding, taking photos, or enjoying mother nature.