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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
Michelle is a nationally recognized leader in the nonprofit technology field. Michelle is currently Systems Integration Lead at OpenIssue, a San Francisco-based consulting firm that specializes in CRM and CMS solutions for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. She is also on the boards of Aspiration and NTEN. She blogs on nonprofit technology at Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology. When she's not thinking about nonprofit technology, she's probably writing science fiction.
Sarah is CEO and Co-Founder of GoLightly, Inc., which provides innovative ways for people to connect, collaborate, and create new potential for membership and governmental organizations to mobilize their constituents and strengthen their organization. Sarah is dedicated to providing technology that allows people to go beyond traditional boundaries and help great people accomplish great things in the world... together!Sarah is passionate about making the web more usable and beautiful. Sarah is also a devoted mother, artist, off-road racer, and a frequent motivational speaker at conferences and meetings.
Dottie leads the Nonprofit services division of Northridge Interactive, where she is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for nonprofit clients in the areas of online fundraising and advocacy, marketing, and user experience. A fourteen year veteran of the nonprofit technology space -- and a prior veteran of the nonprofit environmental space -- Dottie specializes and excels in process development and management, site architecture and user interface leadership, and website audit methodology and execution, and has delivered many speaking engagements on these topics. Dottie lives with her husband and their three corgis in Atlanta and St. Simons Island, GA. She enjoys triathlon training and racing, birding, and photography. She is a master writer of haikus, the best person to ask for advice on room colors, and obsesses about the novels she could write if she had the time.
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.
Nonprofit Technology Strategist
John is a nonprofit technology strategist who has been helping nonprofits for over 16 years providing advice, teaching and writing about effective uses of technology. Along with Michael Stein he wrote both "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.