Meet the NTEN Community

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

David J. Neff

American Cancer Society

David J. Neff is the Director of Web, Film and Interactive Strategies 2009 NTENny Winnerfor the American Cancer Society's High Plains Division. In this capacity he directs all Web and Interactive strategies and online properties for 6 states.  He is also a past twice recipient of a Futuring and Innovations grant, which he used to create C-Tools and SharingHope.TV. C-Tools was the first PDA software tool for the prevention of cancer ever developed by the American Cancer Society. While SharingHope.TV is the non-profit world's first ever totally user-generated content Web Site. David is also responsible for helping start The Frozen Pea Fund to fight Breast Cancer and a co-founder of the successful Austin Tweetups : Social Media for Social Good.

John Kenyon

Nonprofit Technology Strategist

John is a nonprofit technology strategist who has been helping2008 NTENny Winner nonprofits for over 16 years providing advice, teaching and writing about effective uses of technology. Along with Michael Stein he wrote 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterboth "The eNonprofit: a guide to ASPs, internet services and online software" and the Nonprofit Quarterly article "A Decade of Online Fundraising." John served as Training and Consulting Manager at Groundspring.org/Network for Good, helping organizations effectively use the Internet, before returning to private practice in 2005. He's also an adjunct professor for the University of San Francisco’s Masters of Nonprofit Administration degree program that includes the Institute for Nonprofit Management. John is a frequent speaker and content contributor in the nonprofit technology community.

Ben Hendricks

NPower Greater DC Region

Ben is the Technology Director at NPower, Greater DC Region, where he's been2008 NTENny Winner described as a "tireless and enthusiastic collaborator" who can cut through the noise, quickly determine what’s important, and rally the troops to accomplish the identified objectives. Before NPower, Ben was the Manager of Information Services for the Girl Scout Council of the Nations' Capital (GSCNC), a non-profit serving over 75,000 girls and adult volunteers in the Washington metropolitan area, where he managed the design and deployment of several Internet-enabled event management, fundraising, and distance learning systems, as well as a 'digital paper' forms system to simplify the volunteer recordkeeping burden.

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.

Jen Newmeyer

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

Jen is the Database, Direct Mail & Website Manager for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and has been with the organization since 2006. Two years ago, they upgraded their website to be more dynamic and started keeping in touch with their donors using eNewsletters and eCampaigns.

This past year, they've been exploring social networking such as Facebook and Twitter and utilizing other tools through YouTube and Flickr. They are now exploring Google Adwords and Text-to-Give campaigns. In the future, they hope to launch a merchandise store.

In addition to managing their Food Bank twitter page (twitter.com/FoodBankCENC), she also manages a personal charity page (twitter.com/CharityJen). Jen is also currently enrolled in a certification program for web design.