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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
Save the Children
Lou is the Director of Technology Partnerships at Save the Children, a large international non-profit organization, where he builds technology education and economic opportunity programs for countries in the developing world. Previously, Lou also served at the Headquarters of the American Red Cross at the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, where he created and implemented the largest coordinated private sector disaster response in history, yielding nearly $100 million worth of aid to the gulf coast. Lou founded and is also the current president of the Wilderness Technology Alliance, a non-profit organization providing character and technology skills for the underprivileged.
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.
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.
Steve Heye is the Manager of Technology at The Cara Program in Chicago. He is responsible for managing the strategy and ongoing operations related to technology for The Cara Program. His previous role was at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA's online presence including the web sites, intranet, and social networking. Before that he was with the Technology Resource Group at YMCA of the USA for about ten years where he provided resources, conferences, and training that allows YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology. He has a Bachelors degree in Finance from North Central College. You can keep up with Steve's thoughts and tips regarding nonprofit technology issues on his blog.
Heather Holdridge serves as the Director of Political Advocacy for Care2, a social network empowering civically active people to discover, share and take action. She is working to connect Care2’s seven million members to non-profits doing political work and campaigns in 2008, and to provide a forum for organizations to promote their message and mission. Care2’s members are interested in making a difference in the world, supporting progressive advocacy on issues as varied as women’s rights, environmental issues, human rights, animal rights, consumer issues and progressive politics, among others.