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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
Community Media Workshop
Gordon Mayer is vice president of Community Media Workshop, a Midwest nonprofit whose mission is to
diversify voices in the news and 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.
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.
Justin Perkins, a social entrepreneur, accidental techie, new media marketing expert and former State water resources administrator for a major watershed in Colorado, joined Care2 in January 2006. Justin develops partnerships with nonprofits and customizes strategic campaigns for them to reach Care2's audience of 8.7 million members, or leverage Care2's audience to reach other networks. He also develops new tools to help nonprofits with marketing and fundraising.
Madeline is the CEO of Watershed, an internet consulting and services firm. She says she's "old fashioned" because, for her, it's about "the work": people engaging people, hearts, minds, and pocketbooks. Technology just makes it easier. She is an expert on internet and email campaigns and is a familiar speaker on the topic at conferences and seminars; she even wrote a book about it. When she's not helping people change the world, she's on eBay, at rock shows, or mastering her Dance Dance Revolution skills.
Ruby Sinreich works as the Co-Director of Communications at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith organization working for peace and justice through nonviolence since 1915. She is also the founder and editor of OrangePolitics.org, a progressive local politics blog in her hometown of Chapel Hill, NC.
Ruby has been working for 15 years to help progressive nonprofits use the Internet more effectively for communication, activism, and organization. She has impacted nonprofits of all shapes and sizes including local women's centers, statewide advocacy groups, and national and international institutions such as Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Greenpeace International, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Ruby is especially interested in using social networking tools to empower supporters and help them lead organizations from the bottom-up.