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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
Peter is the founder of Social Actions and the author of a blog 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 Personal 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.
Dale is currently the Financial Manager and Acting Executive Director of Austin Free-Net, a nonprofit providing community computer labs and training and tech support for nonprofits and community-based organizations in Austin, Texas. She also coordinates the Austin 501 Tech Club meetings and Lunch Bytes trainings for Accidental Techies in Nonprofits with help from fabulous volunteers. She received the 2006 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award at the SXSW Interactive Festival for her work organizing computer volunteers to assist Katrina evacuees in Austin and continues to work with the Red Cross in central Texas to evaluate and improve their online volunteer applications, training and disaster planning.
Earthjustice is a non-profit law firm that performs litigation and other services in support of our planet. The company slogan says it all: "Because the earth needs a good lawyer." As IT Director, Peter leads the IT Staff and sets the strategic direction for technology initiatives in support of the mission. These include deploying a global infrastructure that will seamlessly connect the firm's eight offices, which stretch from Honolulu to Tallahassee; supporting the litigation practice, fund development efforts, and communications strategies; and, in particular, enhancing the infrastructure to support shared knowledge and improved communication across all divisions.
Doug is the CEO of Community Information Strategies Australia (CISA) Inc., the leading body for the community information and technology sector in Australia. In 2003 he established the www.communit.info website as an IT resource for Australian nonprofits. In 2004 he established the first Australian national conference on IT capacity development for nonprofit organisations, called Connecting Up. In 2007 Doug led CISA into partnership with TechSoup to establish the DonorTec program, which is on target to save Australian nonprofits over $20m annually by channelling IT donations from the corporate sector, including Microsoft and Cisco products, as well as locally sourced products and services.
The Movement Disorder Society
Heidi is a Website Project Manager for The Movement Disorder Society, an
international professional medical society of 3,500 members. Our members
are researchers and physcians who specialize in the neurosciences. We
are operated by an AMC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Before I joined MDS, I worked as a reporter, copy editor and online
producer for Wisconsin's largest daily newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel. That is where I was introduced to the Internet in 1999 - WAY
before I had even heard of HTML, and got my "formal" training as a Web
My hobbies include trail hiking, travel abroad, journaling, blogging (two very distinct things!), Vespas, and shopping the local farmers markets.