Meet the NTEN Community

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

Gordon Mayer

Community Media Workshop

Gordon Mayer is vice president of Community Media Workshop, a Midwest nonprofit whose mission is to diversify voices in the news 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterand public debate. Journalists rely on its newstips and sourcing services, and more than 2,000 nonprofit communicators a year access the services of the Workshop: the Getting On the Air, Online & Into Print media guide, Making Media Connections annual conference, plus scheduled, custom, and free workshops on communications. His exposure to social media began with 40 community organizers chanting "listserv now, listerv now!" in 1998. It's been mostly uphill since.

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

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.

Kevin Martone

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Kevin is the Technology Program Manager at the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy. He leverages his management 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterconsulting background to help nonprofit Jewish overnight camps utilize technology effectively to reach their fundraising and outreach goals. Kevin also helps various other nonprofits better understand the challenges and opportunities offered by web2.0 technologies.

Kevin lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and two young sons. He is a huge Siena College basketball fan (Go Saints!) and enjoys writing screenplays, short stories, and children's books.

Seth Schneider

Transportation and Land Use Coalition

Seth is Communications Director for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, 2008 NTENny Winnera partnership of over 100 groups working for a sustainable and socially just San Francisco Bay Area. Seth is the project lead for two tech projects that are underway: replacing the organization's 700-page static HTML website with a Drupal site and moving from ebase to for donor management, fundraising, and CRM. Seth founded and co-leads the Bay Area non-profit Salesforce users group, and is a recent ham radio licensee and loves learning about the latest technology.