Meet the NTEN Community

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

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector

Deborah Elizabeth Finn lives to bring resources and needs together seamlessly in the nonprofit sector, mostly through strategic use of2008 NTENny Winner information and communication technologies. She loves everything about her work except being an independent consultant, and would much rather be a cog in a machine. Her past and current clients, all of whom she adores, include Third Sector New England, the Public Conversations Project, Changing The Present, Social Markets, Earth Track, the Food Project, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, IDEAS Boston, and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. She is a founding member of the Information Systems Forum, the Ethos Roundtable, Mission-Based Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Technology Working Group, and the Boston Technobabes. In her spare time, she captions photographs for LOLnptech.Org, reads Victorian literature, listens to Counter-Reformation liturgical music, and indulges her compulsion to introduce everyone on the planet to everyone else.

Peter Deitz

Social Actions

Peter is the founder of Social Actions and the author of a blo2008 NTENny Winnerg called About Micro-Philanthropy. Social Actions helps individuals and organizations use social media to plan, implement, and support peer-to-peer social change campaigns so that grassroots solutions to local and global problems can flourish. He's presented and contributed content for NTEN, TechSoup, NetSquared, and Persona2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterl Democracy Forum about starting social actions and selecting the right combination of technology platforms. The underlying assumption of Peter's work is that person-to-person social actions are an excellent incubator for broad social change.

Adrian Cotter

Sierra Club

Adrian moved to San Francisco in 1998 and came across Joe's Digital Diner (now the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley) and fell in love with the internet as a medium for telling stories. After several years of working in the publishing industry, he ended up at the Sierra Club.

Nancy E. Schwartz

Getting Attention Blog

Nancy E. Schwartz helps nonprofits succeed through effective marketing and communications as the publisher of the Getting Attention blog and e-newsletter, and as President of New York City-based Nancy Schwartz & Company (NS&C). Nancy and her team at NS&C provide marketing planning and implem2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterentation services to organizations as varied as the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC), The New York Botanical Garden and the Association of Small Foundations.

In her life beyond nonprofit marketing, Nancy loves hanging with her husb Sean and daughter Charlotte, gardening, cooking/eating, hiking, photo-ing and so much more!

Michael Stein

Internet Strategy for the Nonprofit Sector

Michael Stein is a writer and veteran nonprofit management consultant who works at the intersection of technology, marketing, and 2008 NTENny Winnerfundraising.  As a consultant, he assists clients with all aspects of Internet strategy, including fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, website content development, online video, mobile phone technology, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, and Facebook. He is the author of three books and numerous articles about the online medium.  Michael has provided strategic support to numerou2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosters organizations including The William J. Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, United Nations Food Program, The James Irvine Foundation, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the ACLU of Northern California.  Michael’s opinion and analysis have been featured in numerous media, including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Public Radio, and Wired News.  He grew up in France and England, currently resides in Berkeley with his wife and two children, and his personal passions are European soccer, surfing, and sea kayaking.  Read his blog online at