Bob AlbrechtVice President
Anne Lewis Strategies
Bob Albrecht is a vice president at Anne Lewis Strategies. Prior to joining Anne Lewis Strategies in 2012, he won awards as an investigative reporter, covered the 2008 election for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and edited content at a high-profile startup. In his current role, Bob oversees a dozen-member content team that develops everything from emotionally-powerful, first-person appeals on gun violence and Alzheimer's to lighthearted gifs. He has written for President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, country star Kellie Pickler and NBA hall-of-famer Karl Malone, among many others. In doing so, he's helped our clients effectively tell their stories and raise millions of dollars. He is a member of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and attended the prestigious Tin House Summer Workshop.
Jeanne AllenConsultant and Trainer
Jeanne Allen Consulting
- Supercharge Your Technology Training! Techniques for the “Accidental” Trainer
- Tech, Cloud, and Collaboration for Nonprofit Boards
★ Passionate about the network and technology mindset that nonprofits need to succeed in today's environment, board development to empower nonprofit boards, and capacity building ★Focused on creating effective nonprofit management and building relationships with and between volunteers, members and staff leadership and management; ★ Energized by building organizational capacity and implementing intentional organizational change; ★ Produces great results when facilitating strategic planning, positioning diversity as an opportunity, ★ Skilled in facilitation, building collaborations, community building and asking the right question.
Jennie AndersonSenior Program Manager
Kaiser Family Foundation/Greater Than AIDS
Jennie Anderson directs digital strategy for the Health Communication & Media Partnerships Team at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) with a focus on paid digital, web, and social media. Her expertise is in the areas of health literacy, health education and use of digital media for health communication. Prior to KFF, she spent nearly eight years as a consultant at John Snow Inc. In her role, she spent five years serving as the Communications Director for AIDS.gov, and also directed several social marketing campaigns for multiple health departments. She has her Master of Science in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (major) and Spanish (minor) from Haverford College.
Kyle AndreiSr Research Analyst
As Senior Researcher, Kyle is responsible for researching software through demos, interviews, and surveys, and using that information to create Idealware’s reports and articles. In addition, Kyle also produces Idealware’s Ask Idealware videos, drawing on his broadcasting experience. Kyle is a graduate of Indiana State University, where he split his time between managing the student radio station, researching video game communication and working on local elections.
Debra AskanaseFounder & Digital Engagement Strategist
Community Organizer 2.0
- Advanced Social Media Engagement Evaluation
- Scale Change, Activate Support, and Invite Stakeholders Inside through Network Leadership
Debra Askanase is the founder and Digital Engagement Strategist at Community Organizer 2.0, a digital strategy consulting firm to nonprofit organizations, specializing in online strategy and social engagement. She has a passion for creating a better world through online engagement. She can often be found tweeting away @askdebra.
Debra AskanaseFounder & Digital Engagement Strategist
Community Organizer 2.0
- Advanced Social Media Engagement Evaluation
- Scale Change, Activate Support, and Invite Stakeholders Inside through Network Leadership
Debra Askanase is the founder and Digital Engagement Strategist at Community Organizer 2.0, a digital strategy consulting firm to nonprofit organizations, specializing in online strategy and social engagement. She has a passion for creating a better world through online engagement. She can often be found tweeting away @askdebra.
As the founder of Grassriots, Ryan Baillargeon is leveraging his extensive experience in online organizing and technology to build a digital-first agency that aims to modernize the non-profit industry. Formerly the online director of leadnow.ca and walkfree.org, Ryan has supported organizations to achieve tremendous growth in reach and revenue by focussing on increasing supporter engagement and commitment. In the last few years, Grassriots has grown rapidly, bringing expertise in Creative, Digital Marketing Strategy, and Fundraising to its clients. The impact of their work is truly global, working with clients like Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International Canada, Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Greenpeace, Humane Society International, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, and many other local, national and international groups.
Charity Dynamics, Inc.
Grace BarryDirector of Information Technology
Family Service League
I am fortunate to have spent the last 15 years as a technologist in the non-profit world. At Family Service League, I am the IT Director of a large behavioral health agency on Long Island in New York. As the need for services expands and the way those services are delivered and reimbursed changes even more, it is my job as a technology leader to make sure that the direction our IT takes always maintains its true north: the mission we support.
Johanna BatesTechnical Director & Front-End Developer
Johanna Bates began her nonprofit tech career in 1999 when she was hired to write marketing copy for a nonprofit publisher, and ended up hand-coding their first-ever online book catalog as 500 pages of static HTML. She was next hired to build WGBH.org in a new, custom, open-source CMS, and she never looked back. Finding she preferred rural to city life, Johanna moved to western Massachusetts and spent eight years directing technology and writing related grants for Community Partners, a statewide health care advocacy organization. Today Johanna is a strategy consultant, front-end coder, and Drupalist. She co-owns DevCollaborative with Erin Fogel, whom she met through NTEN. Her team focuses on building Drupal sites for orgs in sustainable ways that help them get the most for their limited funds. She's been an NTEN member for over a decade, served on the NTC agenda steering committee for four years, and co-moderates NTEN's Drupal Community of Practice.
Mark BeckerFounding Partner
Mark Becker is the founding partner of Cathexis Partners providing consulting, project management and technical support to nonprofit clients' websites and CRMs. Mark has more than 20 years of IT experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Josué BlancoThe Max Foundation
Jen BolandAnalytics and Conversion Lead
Danielle BrigidaNational Social Media Manager
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Whitney BroadwellSr. Resource Dev. Officer, Direct Marketing
International Medical Corps
J. Whitney Broadwell is a seasoned direct marketing professional and fundraiser with sixteen years of experience creating and executing winning campaigns for non-profits. She is currently the Senior Resource Development Officer at International Medical Corps. Over the course of her career, Ms. Broadwell has built and cultivated healthy donor programs for organizations such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and World Wildlife Fund, as well as through consulting and freelancing for many other nationally recognized organizations. Her expertise lies in telling an organization’s story, creating successful multi-channel campaigns via mail, phone, DRTV, digital and email, and using data-driven results to create sophisticated supporter files. She has won two MAXI awards for her work with Women for Women International. Ms. Broadwell is a native Texan, and graduated from Trinity University with a degree in International Studies and French. She currently lives, works and plays in Washington, DC.
Tori BundyAssociate Director, Digital Media
CDR Fundraising Group
Nate ByerBlue State Digital
Lyndal CairnsMembership and Engagement Director
Nonprofit Technology Network
- From the Workplace to the Cloud: The Future of Nonprofit Training and Development
- The 2017 Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems
Lyndal Cairns is the Membership & Engagement Director at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network.
Peter CampbellChief Information Officer
Legal Services Corporation
By day, Peter Campbell is the CIO at Legal Services Corporation, America’s Partner for Equal Justice. At other times, he can be found blogging and talking about all things nptech at Techcafeteria or on Twitter.
Dan CannonGreenpeace USA
Marco CarboneAssociate Director of Internet Technology
American Civil Liberties Union
Marco has been leading the National ACLU Web Technology team since 2012. Prior to that he acted as web developer and technical lead at Advomatic for six years, leading web projects for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the American Federation of Teachers, and the ACLU, among others. In 2006, he ran the web operations for a Marijuana Policy Project campaign in Nevada, and started his web development career at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society (now the Berkman Klein Center) in 2004.
Nicole CartyCampaign Manager
Nicole is a Campaign Manager at SumOfUs and leads SumOfUs' U.S. Campaigns. She is also a Lead Trainer and Core team member at Momentum. Nicole is a movement builder who was deeply involved in Occupy Wall Street and has played critical roles in the Movement for Black Lives. Previously Nicole was Programming Director at The Other 98% where she helped grow the organization’s social media reach into the millions.
Jenna CerrutiAccount Manager
Sara ChiecoDirector of Technology, Social Impact
Sara Chieco is the Director of Technology for the Social Impact Practice at Presence. She is a passionate and accomplished Non-Profit Business Analyst, Software Architect, and Technical Lead with extensive services and product experience. Sara has worked with Salesforce for Nonprofits for nearly a decade delivering custom solutions. Prior to this she designed and coded both enterprise and client/server applications as a software engineer. She received a B.A. in Math from Wesleyan University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow.
Courtney ClarkManaging Director of User Experience
Courtney is the Managing Director of User Experience at Forum One, and has led many high-profile UX projects with non-profit organizations, foundations, and government agencies. Courtney works with clients to develop an optimal user experience that balances their mission with the needs of their target audiences. She earned on B.F.A. from the University of Kansas, with a focus in visual communication and graphic design, and has over 10 years experience bringing a user-centered approach to many world-changing organizations. Rock Chalk!
Rachel ClemensChief Marketing Officer
Rachel is the Chief Marketing Officer of TradeMark Media in Austin, Texas. TradeMark Media is an award-winning, digital communications firm that helps cause-driven organizations manifest their mission. Rachel's traveled the world exploring great storytelling and communications. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked as a graphic designer in London, England and Brisbane, Australia along with several advertising agencies in Austin, Texas. In 2005, Rachel founded Creative Suitcase, a strategic design firm, to help clients tell their stories and engage their audiences. In 2016, Creative Suitcase merged with TradeMark Media. Fusing smart strategy with killer creative and clean code, TradeMark Media focuses on opportunities that allow nonprofits to build better relationships with their donors, clients and supporters. TradeMark Media has proudly done work for United Way, YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Whole Kids Foundation and Love is Respect as well as Austin favorites The Long Center and KUT Public Radio. TradeMark Media has helped these organizations increase their revenue, reach new audiences and improve their communities. For more information, visit www.TradeMarkMedia.com.
Will ColeyOpportunity Agenda/Aquifer Media
Will Coley is an independent radio producer and communications strategist based in Queens, NY. His radio stories have been broadcast on NPR News, 99% Invisible, the BBC, KCRW’s Unfictional, Transom.org and Georgia Public Broadcasting among others. Will current works for the Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab. Will has a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University and completed the certificate program at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. In 2011, Will attended the first-ever Transom Radio Story Workshop, and in 2012 developed the Working Now project as a SoundCloud Community Fellow.
Jon CollinsAssociate Director, Events and Partnerships
With eight years of experience at Parkinson Canada and progressive management experience and a demonstrated track record of growth in fundraising programs (focusing on Peer to Peer) I'm a passionate member of the health charities sector. Since early 2008 I have been involved with Parkinson Canada in a number of capacities. I'm thankful that my role here continues to grow and for the opportunity that I have to continue to work on behalf of people living with Parkinson's. As Associate Director, Events and Partnerships with Parkinson Canada I focus on leading a team of event professionals in executing signature, third party and community events nationwide. With a focus on innovative program delivery, monitoring of performance indicators and tieing campaign messaging to cause and actions I lead a strong events portfolio while participating as an active member of the organization's Senior Management Team.
Chris CopleyDirector of Marketing
American Kidney Fund
Probably like you and many of your nonprofit colleagues, Chris has worn several hats during his career in the nonprofit sector. He has worked in graphic design, media/public relations, fundraising, volunteer management, digital marketing and event planning. Currently, Chris is the Director of Marketing for the American Kidney Fund, the nation’s leading non-profit working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease. He uses his broad range of experience to understand how marketing supports all functions of a nonprofit and develops strategies that are data-driven, audience-focused and action oriented.
Joe CostelloDirector, Digital Communications
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Joe Costello joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2015, bringing his expertise in traditional, digital and social media to his work in marketing the Foundation’s mission, programs, and priorities. Before joining RWJF, Costello served as vice president for external relations, business development, and government affairs for the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. In this role, with his focus on market and business development, he helped the Museum exceed all of its earned income goals for the first time in its history. Previously, Costello served as a senior project manager with Music Choice, a national music content provider for cable television. Earlier, he was program director for WDRE in Philadelphia, and then worked for Philly.com, the web home of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. This was the beginning of the expanding electronic news movement and he was part of the first wave of communicators to specialize in online news and marketing. Costello earned a BA in Communications from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
Graham CovingtonFounder & CEO
Graham Covington is the Founder and CEO of Engaging Networks. His company’s software platform is used by hundreds of non-profits around the world to support their online fundraising and advocacy, email marketing, membership, events, and other activities critical to donor and supporter engagement. Graham describes the journey of leading Engaging Networks from technology start-up without any funding to a market-leading non-profit software platform as ‘epic’. The early days of the company required Graham to participate in every aspect of the business, including: sales and marketing, account services and client support, and product development. With a rapidly expanding client base, and staff in Washington and London, Graham is spending more time on strategic decision-making and product development. It’s what he loves most.
Sarah CraftCommunications Strategist
Equal Justice USA
Sarah manages all of EJUSA’s on- and offline communications, including the website, media relations, social media, and education and marketing materials. She became Communications Strategist in 2014 after nine years on EJUSA's death penalty campaign team. As a campaign strategist, Sarah worked with EJUSA’s state partners in Nebraska to develop their winning strategy for repeal. She also helped Montana conservatives plant the seeds for the national conservative movement against the death penalty that eventually became EJUSA’s project, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. Before her start at EJUSA, Sarah worked with the American Friends Service Committee and the Unitarian Universalist Association, covering national policy issues and managing get-out-the-vote and poll monitoring campaigns in Washington, DC. Sarah’s colleagues often come to her when things need fixing. Anything. Whether it’s a broken computer or an obscure piece of information, Sarah can take care of it. At home, Sarah is happy watching soccer and taking care of her 5-year old, Mason.
Public Interest Registry
Joshua DarrinTechnical Lead
I am an idealist, technologist and strategic thinker with a passion for making a positive impact on the world. I believe in the lost art of listening and have an innate talent to define requirements, design solutions, develop relationships and act as a change agent. My ideals and ethics serve as the foundation for my success. Core competencies include: Client Relationships, Business Development, Technical Architecture, Solutions Design, Salesforce, Virtualization (Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud), Data Centers and Compliance (FISMA, SOC2-Type II, HIPAA, PCI).
Rachel DearbornSenior Communications Manager
I manage on- and offline communication at Tides. In this capacity I tell the stories of Tides' impact through our grantmaking, impact investments and fiscally sponsored projects. Previously I ran online campaigns at Upwell, a social media agency for the ocean. I am also a seasoned communications consultant with clients including Greenpeace, 18 Million Rising, the Packard Foundation and more. I love the ocean, especially sharks!
Amy DeoraDirector of Government Analytics
Van DoDigital Producer
Production Solutions/PS Digital
Lisa DoveDirector of Communications and Outreach
Virginia Community Healthcare Association
As Director of Communications and Outreach, Ms. Dove coordinates with the CEO and senior peer groups within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives. Mobilizing over 20 years of experience and her creative talents, Lisa directs the strategy for all methods and tools used for communications, outreach and marketing to consistently articulate the mission of her organization and ensure that it is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within its diverse network and constituent base. She enjoys whitewater kayaking, dabbling in art and photography, and creating adventure games which include things like codes, ciphers, riddles, puzzles, secret agents, invisible inks, black lights, and unique gadgets that she's built for the adventures. PEXWXJYXYV ! TBIIALKB ! 🙂
Daniella has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than seven years, specifically focused on fundraising events. With a deep understanding of nonprofits’ limited resources, she is passionate about helping organizations get the most out of their technology, to bring success not only to the events, but to the organization a a whole. .
Vincent DraderCRM Administrator / Data Manager
Vincent is a CRM Administrator/Data Manager at Casey Trees, an environmental non-profit located in Washington, DC with a mission to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of the nation's capitol. Vincent has strengths and experience in database management, project management, strategic planning, and public administration. He has worked previously as a data specialist with DC Public Schools, as a project manager on a Department of State grant program for international visitors, and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer. Vince is a graduate of Wake Forest University, holds an MPA from the University of the District of Columbia, and is a Salesforce CRM Certified Administrator. He is a DC resident, husband and father of 2, and is passionate about how data and research can help organizations and people make better decisions for life, business, and humanity.
Loren DrummondDigital Content Manager
Washington Trails Association
- For the Love of Volunteers! How Do You Choose the Right Technology to Help Manage Them?
- How (and Why) We Doubled Down on Digital Content to Protect Wild Places
Loren is the Digital Content Manager for Washington Trails Association, where she works to connect an incredible community of volunteers, hikers and advocates with Washington's public lands. She has15 years of nonprofit digital communications and advocacy experience at state, national and international organizations. She is interested in storytelling for good and technology that fights for social justice, connects people and helps us unplug. She also has a particular fondness for desert camping, alpine basins, marmots.
Robin DupontSR Manager Client Relations Social Innovation
With more than a decade of payments industry experience, Robin Dupont joined the client relations group at PayPal as the SR. Manager, Social Innovation, Client Services in June of 2012. In her previous role Robin helped lead Chase Paymentech Solutions as Director of Client Relations. Recognizing the rapid growth rate and consumer demand for payments, Robin established exclusive working agreements between Chase Paymentech and Visa and MasterCard. As she is heavily involved within various payment industry organizations, Robin currently serves as an advocate with Visa and MasterCard to ensure complete understanding of merchants and the associations. Robin oversaw and managed all aspects of client relations for several of Chase Paymentech's largest accounts. Robin joined Chase Paymentech in 2005 , as a National Account Manager and then was promoted to a Director role in 2006 . Robin is the recurring expert at PayPal. Prior to joining Chase Paymentech, Robin worked in Client Relations for over 20 years.
Sarah Durham founded Big Duck in 1994 with the belief that nonprofits would benefit from the for-profit sector’s best branding and marketing strategies. Today, Big Duck is the leading communications firm in New York that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and awareness. Sarah works with nonprofits of all sizes and missions, including United Way of New York City, National Brain Tumor Society, B’nai Jeshurun, and the Brooklyn Community Foundation. She was featured as a ‘Top Fundraiser Under 40’ in the February 2006 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine, and is an adjunct faculty member at NYU. Sarah is a dynamic speaker who trains nonprofit professionals on topics such as relationship cultivation and stewardship, producing cost-effective print and web materials, branding, and the boards’ role in communications. Sarah is also the author of 'Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications” published by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley, in December 2009.
Peggy DuvetteDirector of Social Impact
Peggy has been a thought leader in social change, innovation, and technology for over 15 years. As Director of Social Impact at NetSuite, she is responsible for the donation of the NetSuite products to nonprofits located all around the world. She is committed to helping nonprofits and social enterprises to further their social impact. Previously, as Executive Director of WiserEarth, Peggy was responsible for growing an online community of over 80,000 members from all around the world working towards sustainability and social justice issues. She earned an MBA with honors in Management and Sustainability from SFSU. She is a board member of Social Media for NonProfits and a member of Board Source, NTEN and Green & Sustainability Innovators & Innovation Network. LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peggyduvette Twitter: @PeggyDuvette
Liza DyerProgram Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Multnomah County Library
Liza J. Dyer, CVA, has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit and public sectors for more than 15 years. She is currently a Program Coordinator in Volunteer Services at Multnomah County Library, a public library system in Portland, Oregon which engages over 2,000 community members as library volunteers each year. Liza has previously worked in museums and science centers where she taught people about science, led teams of citizen scientists, and talked about whales (almost) every day. When not at work, Liza can be found knitting, reading, exploring, and volunteering in the community. She is proud to be an AmeriCorps alum and Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Find her on Twitter: @lizaface.
Shauna EdsonDigital Inclusion Fellow
Salt Lake City Public Library
Shauna is currently working toward a MS in communication with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition at the University of Utah, and has worked extensively in community literacy at the SLCC Community Writing Center. She addresses concerns such as education without appropriation, accessibility, managing difficult conversations, communication, and working with digital and traditional literacies in the community. When Shauna is not on the trail, snow, or water, she lives in downtown Salt Lake City with her two boys and dog.
Edima ElinewingaExecutive Director, Information Technology
United Nations Foundation
Edima Elinewinga is the Executive Director of Information Technology at the UN Foundation, where she manages all IT operations. Edima develops and executes Information Technology strategies to support the mission of the UN Foundation. In this role, she oversees the IT infrastructure, information security, systems design and development, applications, telecommunications, and audio & visual systems. Edima is committed to implementing efficient, cost-effective and secure IT solutions and infrastructure that align with the organization’s mission and evolving technology needs. Prior to joining the UN Foundation in 1999, she worked as an IT Contractor at the Covance Lab, Department of Education, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Edima is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has 16 years of experience in information technology and IT project management.
Avory FaucetteDatabase Manager
Leadership for Educational Equity
Avory Faucette is a trans queer activist, writer, public speaker, and professional data geek. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. As a data professional, zie is also particularly interested in the intersections of identity with data and technology. Avory's work has been featured in Ms. Magazine Online, RH Reality Check, On the Issues, xoJane, The Frisky, Girl w/ Pen, Feministe, and Feministing and zie writes regularly at the blog Radically Queer. Hir work also appears in Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice and several print anthologies. Zie is a certified Salesforce Administrator and Platform App Builder and currently serves as Database Manager for Leadership for Educational Equity.
Surge Assembly & FIN Digital
Mark FisherGrassroots Advocacy Manager
American Heart Association
Anthony FloweEngagement and Communications Associate
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Anthony is a communications professional with experience in editorial and online communications. He is also an artist, racial and gender equality advocate, and mentor. He has previously held executive board positions for a cultural organization at George Mason University, leading outreach initiatives to promote cultural awareness in the Northern Virginia and DC area. Professionally, he has assisted in the development of company-wide newsletters, led trainings on social media and Microsoft Office techniques, participated in a gender task force to integrate gender empowerment into international programs, established a marketing department for an international school, and managed social media accounts for a global health program. Anthony specializes in layout design, internal and external messaging, campaign management and promotion, social media, and branding. In his spare time, he has volunteered as an advisor to George Mason University's Korean-American Student Association, taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to non-English speaking adults, and currently mentors a student with College Bound, Inc.
Graham FordTech Services Manager
As IT Director, Graham applies innovation, technology and process improvements to further the missions of both 501 Commons and its clients. For eight years, Graham has led technology design and implementation in mission critical business environments. Additionally, Graham has worked and volunteered in non-profit and governmental institutions in technical and non-technical roles. Enhancing his practical experience in technology and business, Graham has an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Beyond the workplace, Graham is a father of an enthusiastic and energetic toddler and the husband of a non-profit leader in our community, He enjoys cooking, travel, hiking, skiing, sailing and cycling.
Nick GarciaAccount Executive
Seth GiammancoPrincipal, Technology
Seth Giammanco is a Principal at MOD-Lab. Seth's in-depth experience combines ideation, implementation strategy, and hands-on technical skills for crafting engaging digital experiences. Seth has led the creation of numerous web solutions for large for-profit brands such as Motorola and New York Magazine, as well as a diverse collection of nonprofit organizations, such as The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Tribeca Film Institute, and Planned Parenthood. Seth is active on Twitter (@sethgiammanco), blogs, speaks on digital content for engaging web/mobile solutions, and is a board member and instructor at Jikishinkan Aikido Dojo in Brooklyn, NY.
Mike GiffordOpenConcept Consulting Inc.
David GlassWorld Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Alex GlazebrookDirector of Training and Technology
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
As Director of Technology & Training, Alex Glazebrook is responsible for ensuring an outstanding experience for the older adults who participate in the many training and support programs that OATS offers. Alex hires, assigns, and manages the team of OATS trainers who collectively deliver thousands of hours of live instruction to groups of seniors each year at dozens of program sites. In addition, Alex leads the organization’s efforts to identify and assess existing and emerging technology in order to determine its suitability for inclusion in OATS programming, and is charged with developing new technology-based channels through which OATS can deliver its services. Alex earned a BA and an MSW from Stony Brook University, specializing in healthcare and aging. He is now pursuing his PhD in social welfare policy from Stony Brook, with a focus on aging; investigating the many ways in which technology influences health outcomes for older adults. Prior to joining OATS, Alex had a brief stint in the financial services industry before finding his true calling aiding the underserved. When not at OATS, you can find Alex competing in marathons, caring for his temperamental English Bulldog, or contending with the rigors of academia.
Karen GrahamExecutive Director
- Shared IT Services in 2017—Nightmare or Dream Come True?
- Tech, Cloud, and Collaboration for Nonprofit Boards
- The 2017 Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems
Karen is a sought-after speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant with expertise in technology leadership and innovation, nonprofit software, and digital strategy. As Idealware's executive director she leads a team of researchers, presenters, and writers who create technology information resources designed to help nonprofit leaders put their vision into action. Her past experience includes leading the technology consulting services and nonprofit technology learning and networking programs at MAP for Nonprofits, helping to build the nonprofit CRM/database solution provider thedatabank from a startup to a thriving software company, and various roles in arts and human services organizations. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of St. Thomas.
Amy GreenwoodDeputy Director of Research & Evaluation
The Urban Assembly
Amy Greenwood is the Deputy Director of Research & Evaluation at the Urban Assembly, an NYC non-profit which founds and supports small, themed, public middle and high schools in high needs areas of the city. Amy’s team at Urban Assembly is responsible for generating the data and systems behind the school support work so that those who need it have the right data at the right time in order to do the most impactful work. Prior to joining the Urban Assembly in May 2015, Amy worked for over 10 years with the Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center, a program providing college access & success counseling to students and professional development to college counselors and advisors. Amy also sat on the advisory board that developed nyccollegeline.org, a resource for New Yorkers with questions about college. She earned a Psychology B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Certificate in American Sign Language Interpretation from CUNY LaGuardia Community College.
National Parks Service
Stephanie GutchAssociate Director
Sanky Communications, Inc.
Paul Habig is President of Sanky Communications and SankyNet, a marketing company that specializes in integrated fundraising and communications for nonprofits. Paul has more than fifteen years of integrated fundraising, direct mail, online advertising, web design, and email marketing experience. He has developed award-winning strategies for more than 90 nonprofit organizations. Paul’s background in the nonprofit world not only includes consulting, but he has also held marketing and fundraising positions at the YMCA and Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). He also ran his own Internet marketing business working with brands such as VitaminWater and SmartWater. He is an active member of the Greater New York Chapter of the AFP and serves as co-chair of the Web, Tech & Social Media track for Fundraising Day in New York, and he also serves as a board member for the DMFA. He is an adjunct teacher at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and is a frequent speaker at DMA, DMA of Washington, DMFA, and AFP workshops and conferences.
Evergreen Digital Marketing
Mark Hallman is the President of Evergreen Digital Marketing and has worked with charities and non-profit organizations across North America to help them strategize and execute their digital marketing plans. As a Google Partner, Mark helps organizations to ensure they get the most out of their Google Ad Grants. This work has focused on volunteer recruitment, promotion of programs and services, brand awareness campaigns, and fundraising. He also helps organizations collect, analyze and understand their data. An expert in his field, Mark has presented to numerous organizations, including the Google Partners Community. Mark has over 15 years of experience within the nonprofit sector as a consultant, volunteer, staff member, and board member.
Dave Hansen-LangeAdvomatic, LLC
Karen HansonManager, Partnerships and Interagency Affairs
Karen Hanson is Director of Partnerships and Interagency Affairs for the BroadbandUSA initiative within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Karen is responsible for BroadbandUSA’s federal interagency coordination efforts, and serves as lead staff on the Broadband Interagency Working Group, co-chaired by NTIA (previously known as the Broadband Opportunity Council). Karen’s background includes experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and private sectors. Prior to joining NTIA, Karen worked in California as a management consultant focused on the software industry and at ZeroDivide, a foundation dedicated to promoting broadband adoption within underserved communities in California. Karen also worked as an Education Policy Analyst with the National Council of La Raza. Karen received a B.A. from Duke University in Public Policy Studies and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Wendy HarmanPresidential Innovation Fellows
My mission: make it easier for people to take positive action. I'm interested in the policy, philanthropy, technology, partnership, civic engagement, and volunteer innovations that enable the strength of communities (real and virtual, corporate and civic) to make good stuff happen for the 21st century. I am a connector of creative ideas, a collaboration enthusiast, an intrapreneur, a digital nerd, a citizen scientist, a believer in human centered design, a civic hacker, a strategic thinker and a professional listener. I am passionate about using these talents, my network, and my experience for positive social impact. I have experience working in policy think tanks, disaster and crisis management, digital engagement, communications, marketing, information management, and innovation hubs. I design programs, policies, projects, and partnerships that meet people where they are. I earned a BA in English and Psychology from Emory University, and a JD from Northeastern School of Law. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 I was named to the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list. I frequently speak and write about issues at the intersection of nonprofits, technology, and engagement.
Amadie HartCommunications Consultant
Hart Strategic Marketing
Jazmyn HenryDonor Relations and Communications Officer
International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
As a former competitive policy debater, Jazmyn Henry spent most of her youth talking fast and persuading people to do things. Jazmyn channeled those years of “nerdom” into a fundraising and communications career spanning more than seven years that includes cultivating donor relations at the American Civil Liberties Union and managing accounts at a global marketing agency. As the Associate Director of Donor Communications and Audience Engagement at International Planned Parenthood/Western Hemisphere Region, Jazmyn directs multichannel fundraising strategies that engage a diverse community in the fight for women’s rights in the Americas and Caribbean. She loves using smart communications to make questions of reproductive justice evident and actionable. Jazmyn serves on the Advisory Committee of the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network, manages a women’s amateur soccer team in New York City, and is a member of NTEN’s Professional Certificate pilot program. Her spare time is dedicated to her dog, Iggy Pup, and managing his Instagram @IggyPupPug.
WASC Senior College and University Commission
Henry joined WSCUC in 2007 and has served the organization in several roles include Manager of Substantive Change and Director of Communications and Information Systems. His current focus as CIO is on improving the agency's information systems to better serve the Commission's decision making processes, to facilitate the engagement of member institutions, peer evaluators and staff in the accreditation process and improve the accessibility of accreditation information to members of the public. Previous to WSCUC Henry has worked in a variety of roles in higher education including Assistant Director of Student Group Advising and Assistant Director of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley. Henry also served as the Executive Director of the Florida Office of Collegiate Volunteerism, under the Florida Board of Regents, now part of Florida Campus Compact. Henry holds a Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Change from California State University, East Bay and a Bachelor's in Music from Florida State University.
Steve HeyeSolution Consultant
Steve Heye is a Solutions Consultant at NetSuite (Oracle) where he acts as a technical expert on the Social Impact team which donates the NetSuite solution to nonprofits. He is the author of Chapter 1 on IT Alignment in the NTEN book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission. With over 20 years experience working with nonprofits and technology, Steve brings a real passion and unique set of experiences to the NPTech community. Previously Steve was the Manager of Technology at The Cara Program. He was responsible for driving the organization's strategic use of technology. He also has experience as the Digital Content Services Manager at the YMCA of Metro Chicago. He was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA's digital content creation including the web sites, intranet and social networking. A key role in Steve's past was with the Technology Resource Group at the YMCA of the USA for about ten years. He provided resources, conferences, and training that allows YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology. Steve 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: steveheye.blogspot.com.
Amanda HickenNational Director of Marketing Communications
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Amanda Hicken leads the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's marketing efforts to increase campaign and non-campaign revenue, position the PBTF as the leading resource for families affected by a pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and raise overall awareness of pediatric brain tumor research and family support programs. Amanda brings more than 12 years of digital marketing and leadership experience to her role. She previously served as senior marketing manager at PR Newswire, a Cision company, where her content marketing, social media, demand generation and media and customer relations efforts boosted website traffic, audience engagement, customer retention and revenue. She has held several leadership roles on nonprofit boards, including as chairwoman of Playhouse Partners, the young professionals board of the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York. Connect with her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/amandahicken.
Susan HildebrandGrassroots Campaign Director
Sara HoffmanBeaconfire RED
Michael Hoffman is a leading authority in online video for nonprofits and a long-time consultant to nonprofit leaders on online fundraising and outreach strategies. He started his career as a political consultant and Washington-based nonprofit fundraiser before joining a venture investment firm to develop internet start-ups. Post-bubble, Hoffman founded See3 to bring together his belief in the power of the web and his passion and experience with nonprofit fundraising, advocacy, and education. He is a frequent blogger and tweeter on nonprofit marketing (@michael_hoffman) and is a nationally sought-after speaker on topics such as online cause marketing, web video, and Web 2.0 for social change.
Anysa HolderDirector of Marketing
Easter Seals of NJ
- Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments
- My Self Care Fail Story: The Fastest Way to Zero Impact
Heather HoldridgeDirector, Digital Advocacy and Fundraising
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Devon HopkinsDirector of Marketing & Community
Devon Hopkins is the Director of Content Marketing at CARTO, an open, powerful, and intuitive location intelligence platform for discovering and predicting the key insights underlying the location data in our world. He has developed and implemented innovative approaches to marketing and business development for dozens of national and international associations, corporations, and nonprofits, including Salesforce, Lutheran World Federation, Application Developers Alliance, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Hopkins is a frequent presenter at seminars and conferences on topics related to content marketing and effective use of digital tools to support business objectives.
Michael HuangVice President, National Resources and Connections
Communities In Schools
Michael Huang joined Communities In Schools in January 2010 to manage the CIS network’s accreditation programs. As Vice President, National Resource Center & Connections, Michael leads network support efforts by ensuring access to high quality business operations and student support resources that include the national resource center and network events. Prior to joining CIS, Michael provided strategic consulting services to federal agencies at Corner Alliance; managed leadership development programming at the Council for Excellence in Government and Partnership for Public Service; and served on the founding team that established the Big City Emergency Managers (BCEM), a nonprofit organization of emergency managers from the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. He has also reviewed grants for the U.S. Department of Education and the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in budget and public finance from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College.
Shonnah HughesCRM Technical Lead
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Shonnah Hughes has spent over a decade leveraging the Salesforce.com platform and other tools to create technical solutions for streamlining and optimizing processes wrought with manual dependencies. Additionally, Shonnah has incorporated her training expertise in conjunction with her process improvement methodologies to effectively and efficiently train customers, end users and stakeholders. Because Shonnah started her career in customer service, the end user's satisfaction and adoption of software is always at the forefront of the solutions that she designs. She is determined that her team maintain results with solutions and service that is done right. Shonnah is focused on providing her colleagues and customers with dependable and secure solutions that amplifies their satisfaction and success. Shonnah has managed SFDC in many industries including Finance, Medical, Real Estate and Non-Profit. She has worked as both a member of the IT Group as well as with the Business Development groups and has often times worked as the liaison between the two. Because she believes in giving back, Shonnah supports non-profits and whole-heartedly champions SFDC's touted '1:1:1 model'. She recently created the Women In Tech Diversity Chapter to address the unique challenges and stigmas faced by minority women. This group provides support, encouragement, mentoring and opportunities to collaborate and network. On the rare occasion that she is not thinking about new solutions or volunteering, Shonnah appreciates the time she spends with her family and friends enjoying life's simple pleasures: football, basketball, movie watching, hosting game nights and collecting passport stamps with her children.
Emily IanaconeFellow/Social Impact Designer
As a social impact designer, I design “with” and not “for” when creating products, services, and policies. I believe that a focus on user experience can make a huge impact on the efficacy of health and human services, and am dedicated to using human-centered design and systems thinking to help effect systemic change so that all humans have equitable opportunities to be healthy and happy. I spent a decade in advertising as a graphic designer and copywriter before I found my way to the public sector. In my current role as a Foster America Fellow at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services in Pittsburgh, I’m working with staff to transform the child welfare experience and improve outcomes for the children, youth and families who touch the system. Prior to Foster America, I spent a year as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow working with the Administration for Children, Youth and Families and the Department of Labor. I have an MA in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and was named a Graphic Design USA Student to Watch during graduate school. I love volunteering as a Band Art Instructor at Girls Rock! camp and am endlessly curious about what drives people’s behavior.
George IrishDigital Strategist
Amnesty International Canada
George Irish is Digital Strategist for Amnesty International Canada. He has spent more than 20 years as an innovator in digital fundraising, communications, and mobilization, and has worked in Canada and internationally with Amnesty, Greenpeace, and Oxfam. George works comfortably in the overlap between technology, campaigning, and supporter engagement and leads Amnesty’s efforts to adapt to ever-changing digital trends like big data, distributed organizing, viral/selfie culture, virtual reality, and fake news.
John JarvisBusiness Analyst
John has 6 years of experience in technology consulting for nonprofits. He joined TechBridge in July 2013. Previously he served in an AmeriCorps service program sponsored by Points of Light and Google. John has improved outcomes for low-income communities and families through the effective use of technology at hundreds of nonprofits. He fell in love with the positive effects he was able to bring to Atlanta communities through this work and now serves as a Business Analyst working on IT assessments and strategies as well as TechBridge’s in-house Google Product Specialist.
Tobey JohnsonIT Director
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp
Tobey joined MLAC in 2013. Tobey is responsible for managing IT operations for the Central Technology Systems, providing centralized computing infrastructure and applications to legal services organizations with more than 500 users across the state of Massachusetts. Tobey oversees the development, implementation and use of technology in more than 20 offices, leading efforts to improve the effective deployment and use of technology statewide. Tobey also serves as the Chair of the Management of Technology Committee. Prior to joining MLAC, Tobey worked in similar roles in financial services and healthcare, architecting and implementing solutions that leverage the use of technology to improve financial and operational efficiency.
Kristin JohnsonTechnical Project Manager
I am a technical project manager at Rad Campaign, an award-winning web agency that specializes in web design, web development, online strategy, and marketing. In my role, I help our clients through every step of a project, from planning website functionality and architecture, to helping deliver the end product. Before joining Rad, I spent nine years at National Wildlife Federation in multiple roles that touched on content creation, email marketing, online advocacy, social media, constituent data management, media outreach, web production, user experience, technical planning and information architecture and design. I have a soft spot in my heart for conservation and animal welfare issues, however any day I can help communicate something that makes someone stop and think differently is a good day.
Beth KanterMaster Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Blogger
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit
- Supercharge Your Technology Training! Techniques for the “Accidental” Trainer
- Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace
Beth Kanter was named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and is the author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit books and more recently The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. She is an internationally acclaimed master trainer and speaker, working in the nonprofit sector for over 35 years.
Allyson KapinFounding Partner
Allyson has been named one of "Top Tech Titans" by the Washingtonian, one of the Most Influential Women In Tech by Fast Company and one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in technology and social media. As Founding Partner of Rad Campaign she leads the firm’s client and online strategic services. For over a decade Allyson has helped non-profit organizations and political campaigns create dynamic and award-winning websites and online marketing and recruitment campaigns. She works side-by-side with her clients to meet their web needs and maximize their online effectiveness to create real world impact. As part of the first generation of online advocacy experts, Allyson has a thorough understanding of the rapidly changing world of online activism. She is an expert in the latest trends in social networking, blogging, online video, and other online tools and strategies and advises her clients on how to cost effectively incorporate them into their Internet plans and online campaigns. Her campaigns have been recognized with several prestigious web awards and featured on several top media networks ranging from CNN to NPR and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Allyson has spearheaded campaigns for organizations ranging from American Rights at Work to National Breast Cancer Coalition and Save Darfur Coalition. She has also been a featured speaker on web design, Internet marketing and social media at national conferences. In 2007 Allyson founded Women Who Tech: A Telesummit for Women in Technology working in the non-profit and political campaign world featuring Arianna Huffington of HuffingtonPost.com and Joan Blades of Moveon.org. As the founder of Women Who Tech she champions women who are inspiring change and transforming technology. She also serves as an expert for news reporters who are writing about women in technology. Allyson sits on several Advisory Boards including the New Organizing Institute, the Green It Consortium and the Planning Committee for NTEN's NTC conference as well as O'Reilly's Gov 2.0 Expo. Allyson started the Radical Tech blog for Fast Company focusing on trends in technology and Web 2.0 and serves as the Blogger-In-Chief for one of the top-ranked nonprofit communications blog Care2's Frogloop.
Michele KayalGlobal Communications Manager
Melissa KearOnline Marketing Coordinator
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
As Online Marketing Coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, I wear many hats. A digital storyteller, I use social media, blogging, photography, video, and graphic design to tell the story of hunger in Central Florida, and showcase the organizations, including our own, working together to close the gap. Outside of work, I am a writer, crafter, lover of true crime, DIY, and baking shows, and involved in a few fandoms, who loves herself a good book and curling up with my furry-babies, on a cold rainy day.
Elizabeth KellyDirector of Research and Evaluation
The Urban Assembly
John KenyonNonProfit Educator & Strategist
John Kenyon Consulting
JOHN KENYON is a nationally recognized authority on nonprofit technology and communications. He is an educator and consultant who’s worked exclusively with nonprofits for over 25 years providing advice, teaching seminars and writing articles. John helps good causes make smart decisions about technology. He wrote the chapter on “Effective Online Communications” in the NTEN book Managing Technology to Meet your Mission (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2009), is an adjunct professor at both the University of San Francisco and Sonoma State University. Recent keynotes include the Alliance for Children & Families’ Executive Leadership Institute, Australia’s Connecting Up conference and the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute. John has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online. www.johnkenyon.org |linkedin.com/in/johnakenyon | twitter @jakenyon
Katy KieferActivist Network Manager
Food & Water Watch
Hannah KimHarlem RBI
Charrosé KingSenior Social Media Specialist
American Psychiatric Association
Charrosé is a graphic designer and communications specialist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Parsons the New School for Design in Communication Design and a master's degree from Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She is currently the Senior Social Media Specialist at the American Psychiatric Association. Her career goals are to use her design and communication skills to create social progress, particularly to help marginalized communities by provoking change in how society views issues like access to education, feminism, race, and mental health. Charrosé will be a presenter at the 2017 Nonprofit Technology for a session called 'Cultural Competency: Understanding Context in Communications.'
Sally KleinfeldtDirector of Consulting Services
Sally's career spans scholarly research (she has a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution), software development in large non-profit and corporate settings, and boutique consulting in data and content management, information retrieval, information visualization, GIS, and agile development. Eight years ago she found her true calling when she started managing Jazkarta, a consulting firm made up of super talented web developers focused on using open source technologies to create great websites for non-profits, universities, and research institutions. She manages projects using an agile approach tailored to the team's high level of expertise and the frequent communication style we use to engage with our clients. She also takes the lead on discovery for Jazkarta's projects - nothing delights her more than unleashing a roomful of people with ideas and sticky notes. When she is not working she can often be found in the garden or the greenhouse growing food and flowers. Sally lives on 40 acres of woods in Western Massachusetts in a house she and her husband built from scratch.
Roshani is passionate about using technology for social change. She is an influencer, connector and digital strategist. She helps organizations create and implement effective content, engagement, partnership and technology strategies. She has extensive experience working with both nonprofits and technology companies focused on nonprofits. Previously she worked at Ginkgo Street Labs, Trellon, Community IT Innovators, International Women’s Media Foundation, OneWorld U.S., Pact and Catholic Relief Services. Roshani has a BA in International Studies and Communications from Trinity University and an MA in International Development from the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University. In her free time she enjoys organizing NetSquared DC meetings, traveling, photography, vegetable gardening and biking. Roshani is fluent in Gujarati, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Rev. Tracy KronzakPrincipal & CEO
Tracy is a CRM implementation strategist, change management, and organizational leadership and technology adoption consultant. She has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industries, including philanthropy, activism, research, technology management, and Salesforce CRM platform consulting. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University, and is a Salesforce MVP, along with for Salesforce certifications. Tracy has been a frequent presenter on CRM selection/implementation and technology strategy at venues including NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Dreamforce, Money for Our Movements, the San Francisco Foundation Center, and the Nonprofit Boot Camp. She is a proud member of the NTEN Community, having past served in an advisory capacity to the NTC and Leading Change conferences. She is an ordained Rev. Priestess in the Temple of Isis in Geyserville, CA; in her free time, she is a ceramic artist and potter, avid bicyclist, skier and hiker, and burgeoning markswoman.
David KrumlaufChief Technologist
Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
I'm an old biology teacher, ISP owner and now Chief Technologist of a private Chicago-based foundation focused on housing and homelessness. I live in a greenbuilt home in NW lower Michigan.
Michael KusieDirector of Online Services
Michael is leading a broad CRM implementation that is the largest IT project the organization has undertaken in its history. He was highly involved in Salesforce platform and application selection and is actively working to bring the system live in mid 2017.
Ashley LagaronCivis Analytics
Julie LearyDigital Strategy Whaler
Julie Leary is Digital Strategy Whaler at Whole Whale, a digital agency for nonprofits, where she has spent over three million dollars in advertising for nonprofits and has strategized on national digital marketing campaigns for National Stroke Association, Planned Parenthood, Kaiser Family Foundation, and others. She developed Whole Whale University, Whole Whale’s online learning series and the first online Adwords course tailored for nonprofits. She holds a BA from Princeton University.
Jessie Rose Lee
Dina Lehmann-KimProgram Specialist
Cindy LeonardConsulting Team Leader
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
- From Accidental to Intentional: Taking Your NPtech Career to the Next Level
- Supercharge Your Technology Training! Techniques for the “Accidental” Trainer
Cindy Leonard is the Consulting Team Leader at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. She works with the consulting team to maximize client satisfaction and identify areas for growth. Additionally, she creates and teaches a variety of Bayer Center classes, convenes Bagels & Bytes meetings and organizes the annual TechNow conference. Cindy’s consulting specialty is helping nonprofits to leverage technology to meet their missions. An experienced website designer, she adds website planning, design and assessment to the portfolio of services at the Bayer Center. She has trained several thousand nonprofit professionals over the past 11 years. Cindy holds a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.B.A. and a M.Ed. in Instructional Design Technology, all from Seton Hill University. She blogs at www.cindyleonard.org.
Kivi Leroux MillerFounder
Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com and the award-winning author of two books, “The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause” and “Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money.” She is also a certified executive coach. Through training, coaching and consulting, Kivi helps nonprofit communications professionals both learn their jobs and love their jobs. She teaches webinars and workshops several times a month and writes a top-ranked blog on nonprofit communications at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com. Thousands of nonprofits in all 50 U.S. states, across Canada, and in more than 30 countries have participated in Kivi’s trainings. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC, Kivi gave up big city life to live in rural North Carolina with her husband, two young daughters, three cats, and countless backyard wildlife. She enjoys writing, gardening, volunteering, hiking, vegetarian cooking, and teaching her kids how to bake.
Mike LiddellGeneral Manager of Digital
Rose LiebmanVP, Accounts
- Your Website Can be More Accessible: Simple Ways to Evaluate and Improve Your Site’s Accessibility
- Your Website: When to Iterate and When to Overhaul
Elizabeth LindseyExecutive Director
Byte Back, Inc.
Elizabeth Lindsey is the Executive Director of Byte Back, a nonprofit improving economic opportunity by providing technology training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC area residents. For 20 years, Byte Back’s programs have provided a pathway to tech skills, leading a diverse group of graduates to higher rates of self-confidence and successful careers. Prior to joining Byte Back in 2015, Elizabeth served as the Chief Operating Officer of Groundswell. She oversaw its evolution from a start-up, community-based organization into a nationally-recognized social enterprise. She also worked in workforce development and with minority and women small business development after earning her master’s in public affairs and urban and regional planning from Princeton University. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of The Workplace DC and of the Goodwill Excel Center and is an Organizer for DC Tech Meetup, home to more than 18,000 in the DC tech community. Elizabeth is dedicated to helping people feel empowered by technology and to opening doors to living-wage careers for thousands of people.
Jamie LittlefieldDigital Inclusion Fellow
United Way of Utah County
Jamie Littlefield is a teacher, instructional designer, and community activist. She earned a Master of Arts in Education from Claremont Graduate University, a program dedicated to reaching students in underserved communities. She later taught English in tech-enriched courses at Utah Valley University. As an instructional designer, she developed the school’s online English 1010 curriculum. Jamie curates a Little Free Library in the front yard of her Provo home and loves to explore the city from the seat of her blue bicycle.
Emily LockwoodSenior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jonathan LocyAccount Executive
Mal Warwick | Donordigital
Jonathan Locy has specialized in direct marketing for over a decade and has a proven track record of providing excellent project management skills to a wide variety of clients. Jonathan serves as Account Executive for cross-channel marketing efforts.
Nicole LongSee3 Communications
Crisis Text Line
Nancy Lublin does not sleep very much. She is currently the Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line, which has processed over 27 million messages in 3 years and is one of the first “big data for good” orgs. She was CEO of DoSomething.org for 12 years, taking it from bankruptcy to the largest organization for teens and social change in the world. Her first venture was Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work in almost 150 cities in 20 countries. She founded this organization with a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather. Before leading three of the most popular charity brands in America, she was a bookworm. She studied politics at Brown University, political theory at Oxford University (as a Marshall Scholar), and has a law degree from New York University. She is the author of 4 books and is a board member of McGraw Hill Education. Nancy was named one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” alongside the Pope and Dalai Lama. (She thought that was hilarious.) Nancy is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (attending Davos multiple times), was named Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, and has been named in the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list 3 times. She is married to Jason Diaz and has two children who have never tasted Chicken McNuggets.
Eleonora (Nora) LuongoDirector, Web and Digital Communications
Rutgers University - Newark College of Arts & Sciences
Steve MacLaughlinVP, Data and Analytics
Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and best-selling author of Data Driven Nonprofits. MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and on National Public Radio. MacLaughlin serves on the board of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.
Bethany MakiVice President, Nonprofit Digital Strategy
PMX Agency (formerly Paradysz + PM Digital)
Bethany has worked in nonprofit marketing communications and fundraising for more than 14 years. Over the years she has served in various marketing and fundraising roles with top brands such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force and the American Diabetes Association. As a consultant, Bethany has focused on building nonprofit digital practices within commercial digital agencies, aiming to bridge the gap between online consumer and donor experiences. She is a member of the DMANF, NTEN and IMAB and contributes to their conference events in speaking and facilitating roles.
Cyril ManningCommunications Director
Save the Bay
Heather MansfieldPrincipal Blogger
Nonprofit Tech for Good
Heather Mansfield is the founder of the Nonprofit Tech for Good blog and author of the best-selling books Mobile for Good and Social Media for Social Good. Over the last 10 years, she’s built a following for @nonprofitorgs on social networks to more than one million and presented over 100 social media and fundraising trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Southeast Asia. In addition, she’s presented over 600 webinars thus training more than 50,000 nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide.
Ian MarianoDirector of Technology
Ian Mariano, Director of Technology & Projects at Constructive, has over 20 years expertise in bridging business, design, and technology with broad and deep experience in managing and delivering robust, scalable, and usable systems solutions in a variety of horizontal and vertical markets. With a deep, hands-on technical background in open source and cloud he has the keen ability to focus on technology-agnostic solutions based on human needs. Prior to joining Constructive, Ian was a senior project manager at NorthPoint Digital in NYC and has also held Chief Software Architect and CTO positions at other NYC startups.
Heather MartinChief Operating Officer
Heather has extensive marketing and operations experience in both for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations. She has diverse experience with management, HR and leadership. Heather has helped InterfaithFamily transform from a 2 person organization to a 20+ person organization with staff in 8 different cities. She has spoken about managing virtual employees at multiple HR, technology and non-profit conferences including the Nonprofit Technology Network's 2016 annual conference. She holds a Masters of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon's Graduate School of Industrial Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University. You can find her on twitter @hjsmartin.
Kevin MartoneTechnology Program Manager
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Kevin Martone is the Technology Program Manager at JCamp 180 and PJ Library, programs of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. He guides organizations in utilizing donor databases, websites, eNewsletters, blogs, and social media channels to reach communications and fundraising goals. Kevin also leads a variety of online training courses in communications and data management. You can find him on Twitter @kmartone.
David MascarinaDigital Communications Manager
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Leana MayzlinaSenior Digital Inclusion Manager
Nonprofit Technology Network
Leana Mayzlina is Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager of NTEN. She is passionate about embracing technology to achieve transformative social change. She believes that solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges can be found in grassroots communities from Chile to Kenya, and that technology is the megaphone for their voice and agency.
Colleen McCarthyDirector of Marketing
I'm the Director of Marketing at Exponent Partners. We're a mission-based software consulting firm that helps nonprofits use technology to build capacity, improve reporting, further missions, and increase impact. Exclusively focused on nonprofits, we build cost-effective solutions on the Salesforce platform that manage fundraising, student data, client cases, and organizational outcomes. We've worked with almost 500 large and small nonprofit organizations on over 1000 projects in our 10-year history as one of the leading partners of the Salesforce Foundation. As a Certified B Corporation and California Benefit Corporation, we pursue our mission to make the social sector more effective by delivering insights that create impact. Formerly a Salesforce admin for a 20k+ membership organization, I'm excited to help other nonprofits realize the power of Salesforce.
Maureen McGregorDirector of Marketing
Maureen runs the marketing department at Engaging Networks, promoting the most flexible and innovative CRM on the market! A former comms person at Greenpeace, Oceana and Women Thrive Worldwide, Maureen appreciates the role fundraising, advocacy and email marketing software can play in a nonprofit's success. She lives in Seattle with her family and loves when her job requires her to visit her old stomping ground in DC.
Duncan MeiselSenior Digital Campaigns Manager
350.org - Sustainable Markets Foundation
Senior Digital Campaigns Manager, 350.org. Keystone XL fighter, Big March recruiter, writer and creator of content supporting the people working hard to prevent the end of the world.
Matthew MielcarekDirector of Client Services
Matthew has over 15 years’ experience exclusively serving nonprofit organizations with technology solutions to drive fundraising, communication and mission-focused growth. He was worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations throughout the US, Canada and Australia to help define and execute online and integrated strategies.
Carmen MincySales & Marketing Associate
Sales and Marketing Associate at Ninestone responsible for business development including lead generation, marketing campaigns, sales presentations, and CRM management. Ninestone Corporation is a Boston based, woman owned and managed firm that provides project management, implementation solutions and information technology consulting services to healthcare organizations, small businesses, and non-profits across the country. We take time to understand your business strategy and organizational environment before diving into any project. Ninestone brings deep expertise at an investment level that you can afford.
Hamid MirshamsiDirector of IT
Communities In Schools
Juanita MonsalveDigital Campaign Manager
Center for Community Change
Juanita Monsalve is an experienced digital strategist. She’s the Digital Director for Reform Immigration FOR America (RI4A), a digital advocacy campaign fighting for immigrant rights and comprehensive immigration reform at the Center for Community Change. Prior to joining RI4A, Juanita worked with the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Currently, Juanita co-hosts Choices & Chismes, a podcast for real talk about what’s happening in our country, our communities, and our daily lives. Juanita attended Williams College, and is from Bogotá, Colombia. This is her first time attending the NonProfit Technology Conference. You can find her on Twitter at @PatiPesimista.
Joe Moran, PMPChief Creative Officer
True Colors Fund
For more than a decade, Joe Moran has worked in the digital space as a nonprofit techie and creative producer. As the True Colors Fund's Chief Creative Officer, Joe works at the intersection of communications, technology, and design. He leads the organization’s communications and marketing strategies and heads up digital programs. Twitter: @JoeSaidSo
Sylvia MoskovitzChief Development and Communications Officer
Sylvia joined Farm Sanctuary in 2014. As Chief Development and Communications Officer, she is creating and implementing an innovative philanthropic development program to support and further Farm Sanctuary’s mission as well as leading marketing and communications initiatives that support Farm Sanctuary’s strategic goals. Over the course of her 20-plus years in the nonprofit world, Sylvia has worked in organizational management, marketing, and communications as well as all aspects of development. Her career has included positions at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services; the Jewish Federations of Greater Los Angeles and Greater Dallas; and other community organizations, religious institutions, and international agencies. From 2010 to 2012, she was the national major and planned gifts officer for the West Division of JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Prior to assuming her role at Farm Sanctuary, she served as director of development for the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. Additionally, Sylvia has been involved with two companion animal nonprofits: K9 Connection, which pairs shelter animals with youth in foster care in order to train the dogs, so they are more “adoptable”; and CageFree K-9 Rescue Foundation, which rescues, fosters, and places injured and difficult-to-place dogs.
Liz Murphy is EVP and Partner at Beaconfire RED, a digital experience agency offering marketing strategy, UX and design and web development for nonprofits. Liz is an integrated marketing and fundraising expert with in-depth knowledge of direct response fundraising and marketing, digital strategy, ecommerce, conversion optimization, and creative strategies. Before joining Beaconfire RED, Liz was president of RedEngine Digital, a digital marketing and fundraising agency that helped nonprofits such as CARE and the American Diabetes Association drive engagement, revenue and brand reach. Prior to RedEngine, Liz was an Internet Strategist for AppNet, directing digital fundraising, advocacy and technology development for the ACLU and Heifer International. Liz started her career as a copywriter and then Associate Creative Director, Marketing, for the National Geographic Society. Liz is co-chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington Educational Foundation. She is a regular speaker at the DMA’s Digital 201 Conferences and is an adjunct professor of Marketing at the American University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches digital marketing.
Trista MurphyAssociate Director, Acquistion Marketing, Global Sponsorship
Save the Children
James NealSenior Program Officer
Office of Library Services, Institute of Library and Museum Services
Jenny has over a decade of IT management experience specializing business process improvement, human resource information systems, project management, technical support and training. Jenny joined TechBridge in April 2011 as a Knowledge Center Specialist, transitioned to an Account Manager in 2012 and then to a Business Analyst in July 2014. As a Business Analyst, Jenny enjoys working with nonprofits throughout the United States to increase efficiencies and drive community impact through technology solutions. Prior to TechBridge, Jenny worked as the Manager of Technical Services for a global consumer electronics company for over 9 years. Jenny also has over 5 years of experience managing the operations, social media accounts, and e-commerce websites for a small, Veteran-owned business. Jenny has an MBA with an Emphasis in Management of Emerging Technology from the University of Georgia and a BBA in Business Management from Mercer University.
Tim NewmanCampaigns Director
Tim Newman is the Campaigns Director at Coworker.org. Before joining Coworker.org, Tim served as a Deputy Campaign Director at Change.org and as a Campaigns Director at the International Labor Rights Forum. Tim graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
Nada O'NealVP of IT
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Nada has worked with the ASPCA since 2013, in various roles, deploying with the Field Investigations and Response team over a dozen times. She is also a member of ITDRC. Prior to this, she was a Linux systems administrator.
Mary O'ShaughnessyHer Justice
Lauren OberHost, The Big Listen
Lauren Ober is the host of WAMU’s The Big Listen, the “broadcast about podcasts.” Before taking the helm of this program, she was an award-winning radio producer for WAMU’s weekly newsmagazine, Metro Connection. Ober’s stories have been heard on other public radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Here & Now, PRI’s The World and Latino USA, as well as podcasts like Criminal, 99% Invisible, Gravy and KCRW’s Unfictional. Ober previously served as producer of Orbital Path, a podcast from PRX about the cosmos and our place in it. In 2015, Ober was a recipient of the French American Foundation Immigration Journalism Fellowship and traveled to Russia to report on LGBT immigration. Currently, Ober is a board member of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, American University and the Transom Story Workshop. A proud Pittsburgh native, she has a deep and abiding love for pierogi.
Cindy OlnickDirector of Communications
Los Angeles Conservancy
David OnateAfrican Wildlife Foundation
David Onate is Director of Marketing at African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). Since joining AWF from Discovery Communications, David’s role has grown to encompass strategic planning and management of organizational marketing, creative, and fundraising strategies. David spent over ten years living in China and volunteers time to help local arts and community-focused small businesses build strong brands and develop marketing strategies.
Art OrdoquiChief Customer Success Officer
HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions
In 2000 I started my nonprofit career as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Atlanta. Inspired by my year of service, I attended the University of Georgia where I received a Masters in Nonprofit Management. I went on to serve as an Executive Director for a local AIDS service organization, AIDS Athens, and then started the volunteer center, HandsOn Northeast Georgia, under Community Connection, Inc.. In 2010, I began working with Points of Light to develop and support the HandsOn Connect volunteer management solution and currently serve as the Chief Sales & Customer Success Officer for HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions. I'm also helped start and am a co-leader for the San Antonio Nonprofit User Group
Dana OstomelVice President, Nonprofit Industry Development
Dana Ostomel is the Vice President of Nonprofit Industry Development at Firespring, a company that provides essential software and beautiful websites for nonprofits. Prior to her role at Firespring, Dana was the founder and CEO of Deposit a Gift, a crowdfunding platform popular with nonprofits that allows users to easily create an online fundraising campaign for any organizational or personal need. Firespring acquired Deposit a Gift in August 2016 with Dana residing as the company’s lead crowdfunding expert. Before launching her own business, Dana spent over a decade as a marketing and branding adviser, developing integrated marketing solutions for nationally-known brands such as Snapple, CENTURY 21, MasterCard and DIRECTV. Dana owns a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCLA. She is a leading authority and sought-after speaker on the topics of crowdfunding, online community stewardship and nonprofit marketing.
Adrienne PalmerExecutive Director
World Citizens Guide
Adrienne Palmer is a proven, accomplished entrepreneur. She frequently creates, manages and participates in global initiatives to unite entrepreneurs from various parts of the world in the pursuit of increasing entrepreneurial success, job creation, economic stability and cross-cultural understanding. Adrienne founded Insite Interactive, one of Dallas’ leading digital agencies, in 1998. She served as President and CEO for nearly 19 years, providing business management and leadership to the Insite team, helping clients hone their strategies, and communicating Insite’s vision and capabilities to the marketplace. Since transitioning from an active management role, Adrienne continues as a Board Member and external Ambassador of the company. Adrienne is also a Co-Founder and CEO of World Citizens Guide, a citizen’s diplomacy movement committed to increased awareness and understanding of cross cultural cues that create the negative impressions of America. By bringing light to the source of the struggle, the WCG hopes to build improved relations and improved global travel experiences. Adrienne served on the Global Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (2013-2016), a global organization representing over 12,000 members in 52 countries. She has been an active member of Social Venture Network, Entrepreneurs for North Texas and Peace Through Commerce. She also served on the Board of Business for Diplomatic Action until its cessation in 2010. Adrienne studied Marketing and Public Relations at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, and is a graduate of EO’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT. She served an adjunct professor at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute (2004-2007), developing curriculum for and teaching the school’s first Interactive Media course. Adrienne has been featured numerous times in the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Business Journal and DFW TechBiz Magazine for her entrepreneurial achievements, and her company, Insite, has been internationally recognized for its work with top industry awards. She was recognized as one of Dallas’ Top Women in Business by the Dallas Business Journal in 2013, and as one of the DBJ North Texas Women in Technology in 2014.
Innovation Network, Inc. (InnoNet)
Ms. Pankaj is the Director of Innovation Network, Inc., and has over a decade of experience navigating organizations through the evaluation design and implementation process. She leads many of the organization’s consulting and research projects and works closely with foundations and nonprofits to answer questions around program design, implementation, and impact. Ms. Pankaj has managed evaluation and strategy consulting projects with clients such as the Kansas Health Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She has a wide range of evaluation expertise including mixed methods evaluation, advocacy evaluation, and participatory analysis. Ms. Pankaj completed a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University, and has received a B.A. in Sociology from University of Virginia, and an M.A. in Social Sciences from University of Chicago.
Alex PattonMonthly Giving Manager
Food & Water Watch
Joyce PedersenDigital Strategy Consultant
Barb PerellVice President
Barb has been leading Avalon’s online services division since 2006 and has been instrumental in building Avalon’s online practice and bringing a more integrated, multi-channel approach to client fundraising programs. Avalon clients who have benefited from Barb’s expertise include the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Prior to joining Avalon, Barb developed her passion for online fundraising through a number of management roles at EMILY’s List. In her last position there, as Assistant Director of Development, Barb oversaw all online communication, outreach, and fundraising efforts and implemented a new online contribution application. During her tenure, she also managed two website re-designs. Barb’s firsthand understanding of the client perspective helps her to navigate and work with various departments that have a stake in an organization’s online presence to implement strategically integrated e-fundraising campaigns.
Justin PerkinsVP of Strategic Partnerships
Justin Perkins, a social entrepreneur, accidental techie and former State water resources administrator for a major watershed in Colorado, joined Care2 in January 2006. Justin helps nonprofits with marketing strategies to reach Care2's audience of 18 million members and also helps develop new web tools for Care2 to help nonprofits to do marketing and fundraising. Justin launched the frogloop.com community of best practice for nonprofit online communications, as well as Care2's new project, www.movingideas.org, a site for the public to gain in depth exposure to progressive issues from the 250-plus Moving Ideas nonprofit members that support the issues. He also co-founded and helped grow the Washington, DC chapter of NetSquared -- a national movement focused on technology and social change. Prior to joining Care2, Justin took a year off to travel to Alaska and Thailand, as well as work on several personal projects, including a solo EP of original music. Justin also worked for several years as a water resource manager in Colorado, ran a local organic produce business, and did a stint with at a federal government think-tank where he co-authored a book on leveraging networks in high-stakes, time-sensitive environments. Justin was also involved in catalyzing the launch of several social ventures: WorldBlu, Afrique Profonde, InMomenta and Abavuki, and holds a dual degree in History and World Perspectives with an emphasis on International Development, as well as an MBA from the University of Colorado with a focus on Marketing and Organizational Development. Justin enjoys skiing, trail running and climbing mountains, all of which are nearly impossible in Washington, DC. Second Life doesn't cut it, either.
Joshua PeskayVice President
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- The Dollars and Sense of Nonprofit Technology Budgeting
Joshua is one of the leaders of RoundTable and is often the first person you’ll talk to if you want to start working with RoundTable. He's been helping nonprofit organizations improve their use of technology since the early 1990s and has worked with literally thousands of nonprofits. He specializes in helping organizations be strategic about their technology and make smart choices about services, security, support, and management.
Rebecca PetersenDirector, NonprofitReady.org
Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation
Peter Petrik is an entrepreneur, business proprietor, and a frequent strategy consultant to business owners. As a founder and CEO of Skvare he continues to provide services to local and national non-profits, trade associations, professional membership organizations, and educational institutions. Peter is an expert in open source architecture as well as in the integration of third party database systems specifically focused on CRM and Learning Management Tools. With both an MBA as well as a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Peter has the integrated skill set required to approach system architecture and integration efforts with a broader online business strategy in mind. Peter's experiences include international assignments and practical business knowledge in information technology, sales and marketing, finance, and business development. Peter regularly shares his knowledge and expertise as a School of Management professor at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as numerous universities in Europe and South America. He served as the founding board member of the Dallas AfterSchool Network and consistently continues to volunteer his time and efforts with local and national non-profit groups.
Drew PizzolatoDigital Inclusion Campaign Manager
Nonprofit Technology Network
Drew is committed to building pathways to digital access and digital literacy. Through his participation in a series of related projects, from managing a multi-state digital literacy initiative under the BTOP program to researching the ways locally responsive programming shape the digital literacy acquisition process to tutoring clinic patients in a health related technology training project, Drew has been lucky to see first hand the positive impact that learning to use technology can have on adults lives. He believes that as technology becomes increasingly embedded in everyday tasks, the importance of creating opportunities for everyone to have access and training only grows. Drew comes to NTEN from the Literacy, Language and Technology Research group at Portland State University. In past lives he has worked as a line cook and as a seller of cookbooks. Drew spends free time cooking with friends, reading, learning to play squash and tinkering with stereo electronics.
Keith PorcaroHead of Technology and Development, General Counsel
Social Impact Lab
James PorterAssociate Director, External Relations
The END Fund
James serves as the Associate Director of External Relations at the END Fund. In this role he oversees and manages the END Fund’s social media channels, website, communications, and marketing efforts. He brings over 8 years experience using both traditional and emerging media for social good in order to help the END Fund achieve its goals. Previous to the END Fund, James was the Email Manager for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where he coordinated fundraising, cultivation, advocacy, and event emails and provided data driven strategy to the digital fundraising and marketing group. James has also served as Communications Officer for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and worked as a Programs and Communications Associate for FilmAid International. James has a BA in Sociology from Loyola University Maryland and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with a focus in global health and human rights from Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Throughout his career, he has been passionate about giving a voice to marginalized people and lifting up their stories in order to raise awareness. He believes in the power of technology to lead change and is a local organizer for the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Outside of work, you can find James running along the Hudson River, walking his dog in the park, or taking photos around New York City.
Raf PortnoySVP, Tech
Currently, Senior Vice President of Technology @ Anti-Defamation League. Previously, CIO @ Safe Horizon, CIO @ SUNY Global Center and Principal @ IBM Global Services. Faculty @ NYU. Dad and husband. Move business forward.
Adva PrisoAssociate Vice President
Anne Lewis Strategies, LLC
Adva Priso, Associate Vice President at Anne Lewis Strategies, LLC, brings more than 15 years of expertise in cutting-edge digital fundraising, marketing technology and donor experience measurement to the firm's non-profit clients, including the USO, Conservation International, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and Urban Land Institute. Most recently, Adva led online fundraising and engagement for high value donors at World Wildlife Fund, raising millions in new revenue for the organization and launching an innovative donor experience measurement program to improve retention and conversions across channels. Prior to WWF, Adva directed marketing and communications at non-profits in the culture and education sectors. Before shifting to non-profit work, she managed grassroots, digital and SMS marketing campaigns for companies such as Target, Verizon Wireless and Macy's at a Minneapolis marketing firm. Adva graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and two daughters, and plays in DC-area bands.
Kassia RandzioMarketing and Grants Manager
Montana Wilderness Association
Kassia is Montana Wilderness Association's Marketing and Grants Manager. Using communications and development tools, Kassia helps make sure Montana's wildlife have room to roam, families have clean water, and people have the chance to feel the joy of wilderness. Her latest project was building Montana's first online trail guide (hikewildmontana.org). She's out backpacking with her husband, 9-month-old daughter, and black lab every chance she gets.
Lisa Rau is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Confluence (www.confluencecorp.com), a woman-owned Salesforce, web design and development and technology consulting firm created specifically to assist nonprofits, foundations and associations in these areas. Confluence is a Salesforce.org Impact Partner. Lisa is a frequent invited speaker in nonprofit forums and has given a variety of courses and presentations for the technology-for-nonprofits community. Lisa has been a guest faculty teaching technology planning at Antioch University Los Angeles’s MA in Nonprofit Management program, a faculty at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Learning and Leadership Institute and a Guest Faculty at Tidewater Community College’s Academy for Nonprofit Excellence. A previous Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania’s Computer Science Department, Lisa has published over fifty professional articles in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Lisa has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Exeter. Lisa has served as Peer Reviewer for the MD Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Standards of Excellence program and served two terms on the Board of the YWCA NCA. Prior to founding Confluence, from 1993-2001, Lisa was a senior executive at NCI Information Systems and SRA International where she had profit and loss responsibility for IT services contracts of over $35M in annual revenue. She has had responsibility for all kinds of technology engagements, from one person to fifty-person teams, working for a range of clients in the nonprofit, commercial and government sectors. Since 2001, her DC and LA-based company has grown to provide direct support to 1,000-some nonprofits and helped nonprofits implement Salesforce hundreds of times. Our award winning website design and open source implementation practice provides expert services using the Drupal, Joomla, or Wordpress Content Management Systems.
Sammie RaynerCOO and Co-founder
Sammie co-founded HandUp after years of running her own poverty alleviation-focused nonprofit and seeing first-hand the need for better tools to fundraise and engage online communities. She serves as the company’s COO and spends most of her time building partnerships with top nonprofits across the US who use HandUp for their fundraising needs. Before joining HandUp, Sammie founded and served as Executive Director for Lumana, a microfinance organization in West Africa. Sammie is passionate about using technology to tackle poverty. She frequently speaks at social good and human service events such as SOCAP, TEDx, Ashoka Changemakers, and Stanford’s Social Media on Purpose conference.
Vivian ReedCommunications Specialist
Save the Bay
Brian RogelAssociate Director
Carrie Rogers-WhiteheadCEO, MPA, MLIS
Autumn helps provide clients with a holistic understanding of site performance by quantifying the user experience, and developing strategies to monitor site success. Her unique approach to analytics blends together years of user experience research with advanced data collection and analysis methods, generating key insights to optimize site performance. Autumn specializes in Government and Nonprofit clients, and has lead analytics implementations with over 70 clients, including Peace Corps, American Red Cross, and MacArthur Foundation.
Nate RuschDirector of Technology and Audience Insights
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Nate Rusch is the Director of Technology and Audience insights at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation (SBF). He has worked at the Foundation for nearly four years overseeing its full-service website application and the Foundation’s business intelligence efforts. Prior to working at SBF, Nate worked at the American Cancer Society and also as an entertainment publicist. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Communication Management.
Amy Sample WardCEO
Nonprofit Technology Network
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- Women in Technology: Strength, Survival, Success, and Beyond
Amy Sample Ward is NTEN's CEO. She is also a speaker and author focused on leveraging social technologies for social change. In 2013, Amy co-authored Social Change Anytime Everywhere with Allyson Kapin. She previously co-authored Social by Social: a handbook in using new technologies for social impact. She has worked in and with advocacy organizations, private foundations, and community groups in the US, UK and around the world.
Carrie SaraciniMarketing Manager
Carrie Saracini is Business Development Manager at Care2. As a marketing professional with a focus on business development, she manages her company's presence at conferences and events, prepare responses to requests for proposals, and ultimately assist the attorneys to identify and bring in clients. She also serves in a creative capacity through her extensive work on the website, email campaigns, and graphic design projects, including creative and intuitive visualization of complicated data.
Gina SchmelingDirector of Individual Giving
Gina Schmeling is Director of Individual Giving at Hazon in New York City. Her work there supports sustainability, outdoor education experiences, and environmental stewardship with a Jewish lens. Gina has many years experience in data management and direct response (ACLU, WNYC), and ran her own consulting firm working with nonprofits on social media, development, and engagement. She is a distance runner, gadget enthusiast, and is learning about farming.
Natalie SchoepplerMarketing Automation Manager
Paul SchulzetenbergSenior Back-end Developer
Nancy SchwartzNonprofit Marketing Coach & Problem Solver
Marketing problem solver Nancy Schwartz helps nonprofit organizations hone messages and campaigns to grow relationships with key supporters and inspire them to donate, volunteer, or participate. Known for connecting creative strategy with practical application, Nancy is a renowned speaker and trainer, a disarming and motivating coach and consultant, and publisher of the popular blog, Getting Attention. In any medium, her deep experience, insights, and passion guide clients up and over their most daunting nonprofit marketing challenges. Nancy volunteers at the Interfaith Food Bank of the Oranges and with her local garden club, and is a past board member of NTEN. She enjoys gardening, cooking and eating, photography, hiking and all kinds of exploration with her husband Sean and daughter Charlotte.
Anne SenftVice President
Anne Senft currently serves as an Account Director for Avalon Consulting and brings with her 21 years of direct response industry experience—the past 12 years with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in several capacities. In her most recent position as NWF’s vice president of Philanthropy, Anne oversaw the strategic merger of the Membership and Development teams. She led and mentored the merged department of 45 professionals tasked with growing a diverse $60M+ portfolio that included direct response marketing, online fundraising, print advertising, merchandise, foundation grants, special events, planned giving and mid/major donor giving. And she served as an active member of NWF’s Executive Team. Anne is a dynamic fundraising executive, recognized for consistently exceeding revenue goals, building and leading high-performance teams, and executing well-integrated fundraising and communication strategies. She thrives on opportunities to collaborate across an organization to drive mission-critical objectives through creative and critical thinking, resourcefulness, and employee empowerment.
Shubhagata SenguptaDigital Media Coordinator
Uniquely positioned at the intersection of the nonprofit and tech sectors, Shubhagata Sengupta (Shub for short) is a digital renaissance man who is obsessed with how the latest and greatest tech can better the world. He currently serves as a Digital Media Coordinator at Capacity Canada while working on his tech startup, Vidhub.co. Shub’s work in the nonprofit sector focuses on digital media, social media, and all things tech - how organizations can use technology to further their cause and continuously improve. He loves to share his experiences at conferences and hackathons. Some of his other interests include photography, travelling, cars, and puppies.
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Isaac combines technical, product and digital marketing knowledge with a keen sense of how people and organizations relate to technology and change. As president of Sage70, Isaac helps nonprofit organizations envision change, plan strategy, and put technology to work.
Jason ShimAssociate Director, Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations
Pathways to Education Canada
How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question I love to answer for organizations. With over 10 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, I have consistently helped organizations stay ahead of the technology curve. In 2013, I led Pathways to Education to become the first charity to issue tax receipts for Bitcoin donations. To date we have raised $2200 in this innovative way, however what is more exciting is that we have opened access and awareness to a brand new tech-savvy audience. I teach Digital Marketing at George Brown College. I find it rewarding and inspiring to help students understand the power and potential of digital media and gain the confidence they need to succeed. When I have the opportunity I love to speak and write about digital marketing strategy, digital fundraising, online youth engagement, website analytics, and of course digital currency. Some other projects I’ve been involved with include The Fastest Donation Form in the World Project, where I initiated and led the development of a proof of concept to explore the question, “What would the fastest donation form in the world look like?”. The answer? 2 clicks and 15 seconds. And Roo.io, a mobile-optimized system that provides a streamlined and cost-effective way to record telephone interviews for content producers and journalists.
Julie SintDirector of Account Services
Sanky Communications, Inc.
Julie Ziff Sint joined the nonprofit sector in 1998 and she hasn't left yet. Now the Director of Account Services at Sanky Communications, she has worked in-house at large and small nonprofits as well as at agencies. Julie's background touches on many aspects of fundraising and marketing, but she specializes in digital fundraising and mid-level/bridge programs. Her passion for efficiency, geekiness for data analysis, and desire for new creative ideas help her and the Sanky team push their clients' digital fundraising programs to new levels. Outside of the office, Julie teaches yoga and Thai massage, and spends an inordinate amount of free time in her kitchen.
Kat SkilesSenior Marketing Strategist
Human Rights Campaign
Kat Skiles works as the Human Rights Campaign's Senior Marketing Strategist where she develops strategic campaigns related to coordinated electoral activities and promotion of the rights and protections of LGBTQ people everywhere. Prior to HRC, Skiles served as Senior Advisor and Digital Director for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Previously she also held the position of Press Secretary and Digital Director for the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives. At each point in her career, Skiles has worked to strengthen the brand and message of the officials and organizations for whom she was employed. Skiles has been acknowledged as and among Create & Cultivate's 7 Boss Female Staffers (2016), The Washingtonian's 100 Most Powerful Women (2015), The National Journal’s 20 Most Powerful Women Staffers on Capitol Hill (2015), The Washington Blade’s Best LGBT Hill Staffer (2014 and 2013), and the Washington City Paper’s Best Gay Activist (2012).
KC SleddSenior Manager of Strategy
Atlantic Media Strategies
KC is the Senior Manager of Strategy at Atlantic Media Strategies (AMS), the digital consultancy of The Atlantic. Here, she develops insights and communications plans for mission-driven clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to global foundations. Prior to joining AMS, she developed public/private partnerships in Ogilvy Public Relations’ Social Change practice, raised money for DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and supported GlobalGiving’s mission through social media and corporate partnerships. She is also the VP of Communications for the Washington, DC chapter of Net Impact. KC earned her B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.P.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two cats.
I'm an organizer with 15 years of experience building people-powered campaigns and organizations. In 2013, I founded PowerLabs, a consulting firm that supports organizations to create leaderful, open source campaigns that change the political weather and win big. I specialize in training, coaching and strategic planning support to build the capacity of organizations, leaders and networks. Previously, I provided strategic support to user-generated campaigns on Change.org's platform. My work at Change.org helped people win life-changing (and life-saving) victories including freeing loved ones from prison and changing the policies that govern lung transplants for kids. I was also part of the team that grew the Change.org user base from 25 million to 50 million people worldwide. Prior to Change.org, I directed the digital program at Corporate Accountability International, a global NGO that protects people and the environment from corporate abuses. I've also worked as a direct action trainer during the alter-globalization movement, a tenant organizer, and the operations director of an immigrant-led human rights organization in southern Arizona.
Marci SoiferOperations and Planning Director
Foundation for Jewish Camp
Yesenia SoteloWeb Developer
Yesenia Sotelo is a web developer and digital skills trainer. As the founder of SmartCause Digital, she serves as an approachable, expert resource that can help you remove the stress and uncertainty of managing a nonprofit website. Her SmartCause Method for building websites is especially designed for the way nonprofits collaborate, make decisions and grow! Find her on twitter as @silverbell or at smartcausedigital.com.
Laura SpiningDirector of Products
U.S. Department of Commerce
Beth SpriggsVice President, Technology
Leadership for Educational Equity
Author of The Project Manager's Little Book of Cheats, available on Amazon. I began my professional career in information technology in 1999. As a certified PMP with 18 years of project management experience, I've combined my love for tech and project management by focusing my career on managing technology projects and portfolios. My heart will forever be in education, as a coach, trainer, and speaker and through my work with nonprofits in the education world.
Sarah StallingsSenior Director, Annual Giving
National Geographic Society
Sarah Festa Stallings is a strategic and data-driven fundraising professional with experience in donor relationships, integrated direct marketing, and donor-centric strategies for driving revenue gained from a variety of mission-based organizations within the nonprofit sector. She has a solid record of developing and implementing innovative fundraising programs, organizing and managing simultaneous complex projects and processes, and achieving record-breaking results. Sarah is a collaborative staff manager and team leader with the ability to motivate and effectively empower teams and individuals in service to a mission, while successfully working in collaboration concert with a variety of contacts, including donors, key program personnel, and organizational leadership. Currently, Sarah oversees a growing annual giving program that integrates multi-channel direct marketing and high-touch leadership giving strategies to provide philanthropic support from a high-value, mission-driven donor base of more than 65,000. During Sarah’s tenure at National Geographic Society (NGS), this donor base has grown by more than 24 times with annual giving revenue increasing from less than $900K to more than $6.5M in 2016. At NGS, Sarah has honed her fundraising management and program development abilities and developed her expertise in data-driven, mission-based offers, individual giving fundraising, and meaningful stewardship at all levels. Areas of specialization: Integrated multi-channel fundraising strategy, online and email fundraising, individual solicitation, high-dollar donor programs, direct mail and telemarketing fundraising, membership programs, marketing and communications, staff management, budget development, team leadership, event planning, meaningful stewardship, donor relations.
Madeline StanionisPrincipal + Creative Director
Madeline Stanionis has been raising money and organizing for 25 years, and figuring out kooky ways to do it for most of that time. She's led internet strategies, written copy, launched campaigns, produced videos, raised money, schemed, planned, dreamed, and laughed with many organizations, including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, CREDO, The Nation, Ocean Conservancy, Amnesty International USA, the Campaign to Defend the Constitution, Mozilla Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, the Humane Society of the United States, ACORN, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and CARE. Madeline is a frequent speaker and writer at fundraising, advocacy, and technology conferences and publications across the country, and is the author of The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (If Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with E-mail, published by Emerson and Church. Madeline holds a Masters of Social Work from San Francisco State University. She, her husband, rescued greyhound Jem, goats Peanut Butter & Jelly, and chickens (the Dozen Divas) live part-time in Berkeley and part-time in Mendocino where they run a pretty fun and funky inn called The Andiron.
Charlcie SteubleAssociate Director of Digital Marketing and Development
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Emily StevensonEnvironmental Defense Fund
Emily Stevenson is the Manager, Online CRM Fundraising at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Since joining EDF in 2012, Emily has deepened members’ relationships with the organization through advanced segmentation, targeting, and behavioral–based trigger marketing to deliver the right message, at the right time, in the right way. Trained as a social scientist, she seeks to apply the science of decision-making and choice architecture to nonprofit marketing and is always looking for new ideas to test. Prior to EDF, Emily served as Membership Director of the Alliance for Natural Health USA, where she designed and implemented the organization’s first grassroots email fundraising program and launched a monthly giving program.
Timothy StockertVice President of IT and Business Intelligence
Council on Accreditation
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Timothy Stockert, MBA, MSW, is the Vice President of Information Technology and Business Intelligence at the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, child- and family-service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. COA accredits over 1,500 private and public organizations that serve more that 7 million individuals throughout the United States and Canada in over 50 different service areas from adoption and foster care to counseling and case management. Tim currently manages two teams; the Information Technology team which manages COA’s network, database, website, and online portals for organizations and volunteers; and the Business Intelligence team that is using analytics and data to share insights with staff and stakeholders to help transform and advance the nonprofit industry. In the 10+ years that Tim has been at COA, he has helped move COA from a completely paper-based process to one that is nearly paper-free. Tim’s expertise lies in helping internal staff design more efficient processes for managing their work. Outside of COA, Tim is an avid athlete and spends most of his time in Central Park working out. He has completed nearly 50 marathons and numerous triathlons including 6 Ironman triathlons plus 2 ultra-marathons. He also loves to read, cook, travel the world, and discover new technologies.
Diane L. StonePrincipal
DL Stone Consulting
Diane L. Stone is the Principal of DLSTONE Consulting, LLC. She has over thirty years of strategic and project management experience in advancing healthcare entities’ ability to plan, integrate and operationalize new IT and business programs and products, problem-solve, clarify decision-making, manage risk and comply with state and federal requirements. She provides a versatility of healthcare consulting and advisory services that advance solutions for the changing business and government environment. Her clients span health plans, provider organizations, not-for-profit agencies and associations, employers and government initiatives. Her experience is founded on early and progressively more complex managed care/payer strategy, development, implementation, and operations. Diane works with a variety of organizations that endeavor to put their mission as the first priority, which then must be coupled with strategic initiatives and survival. Highlighted clients include the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium 1st generation community clinical data exchange Pilot; which led to her participation on the Commonwealth’s Executive Offices of HHS Statewide Privacy and Security Advisory Workgroup and its current successor, the HiWay Legal and Governance Workgroup under MeHI. She is Vice Chairman for The Edinburg Center, a not-for-profit social service agency.
Steven StoutExecutive Director
Texas Society of Association Executives
Steven was recently named as the new Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE). He earned his BBA at Baylor University in Business Communication as well as Public Relations in Waco, TX. Before entering the association world, he worked as a radio disc-jockey from the age of 15 to 23 working at various top 40 and adult contemporary stations. He has been selected as 1 of 10 US Nationwide Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholars (DELP) by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation, awarded the Texas Society of Association Executives' (TSAE) Young Professional of the Year Award in 2010, named as one of USAE Magazine & The Association Forum of Chicagoland's 40 Under 40 in the association industry, and most recently selected as one of Association Trends Magazine's Young & Aspiring Association Professionals. He has served on numerous councils for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE): the Young Professionals Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and currently the Meetings & Expositions Section Council. He has also been a featured speaker at hospitality conferences as well as association management conferences throughout the years.
Shawna StricklandAssociate Executive Director
American Association for Respiratory Care
Dr. Shawna Strickland is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Certified Asthma Educator. She joined the American Association for Respiratory Care, the national organization for respiratory therapists, as the Associate Executive Director of Education in 2013. In this role, she develops, implements, and evaluates continuing education for respiratory care practitioners; is the managing editor of the Respiratory Care Education Annual; oversees member services; and manages special grants and projects with industry sponsors. She earned her undergraduate degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also currently serves as adjunct faculty at Rush University, teaching doctoral courses in educational leadership in the College of Health Sciences.
Dana TaplinDirector of Theory of Change Online
Greg ThomasCampaign Strategy Whaler
Meghan TigheData Manager
League of Conservation Voters
Barbara TobiasWeb Specialist
American Federation of Teachers
Farra TrompeterVice President
Farra Trompeter is Vice President at Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help organizations reach supporters, build awareness, and raise money. Farra has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and communications for nonprofit organizations. Farra’s expertise focuses on helping nonprofits create multichannel campaigns and use social media to connect with donors, activists, and other members of their community. She also loves building people's skills and knowledge through coaching, workshops, webinars, and classes. Farra serves as Chair of NTEN's board and is also actively involved in 501 Tech NYC local meetups. Farra is a part-time faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement and New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she teaches classes about online engagement and strategic communications for nonprofits. She holds an M.S. degree in nonprofit management from The New School. Farra tweets about nonprofit communications and fundraising at @Farra.
Lev TsypinPresident, CEO
Lev co-founded ThinkShout with the goal of bringing sustainable technology to organizations working for change. Lev leads a diverse team of forward-thinking engineers, helping our clients achieve their goals through innovation and technical excellence. With over fourteen years of experience in web development and technical architecture, it is Lev's job to constantly improve upon our engineering best practices and ensure that we remain on the cutting-edge of open source. Lev began his career in software development as a consultant with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Inforte Corporation in Chicago and also spent two years as the Director of Programming at Pop Art, Inc. Lev holds a bachelors degree in business administration (BBA) and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before ThinkShout, Lev ran a highly-respected consultancy, Level Online Strategy, here in Portland, OR. He spends his off hours chasing after his two boys.
In her twenty-year career, Karen has mounted large theater productions, worked on local and regional political and advocacy campaigns, managed fundraising teams, and lobbied at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on international policy. For the last eight years, she’s been consulting with nonprofit organizations on the creative and strategic use of technology for social change. Karen has partnered with organizations such as Greenpeace, SEIU, and The Mountaineers, helping them think through their best and most critical engagement opportunities and challenges. She is adept at shepherding clients through big changes to engagement and mobilization practices as well as the adoption of technology to power those practices. In past lives, she was the Director of Client Strategy at Groundwire, Development Director for Corporate Accountability International, Managing Director of Washington Conservation Voters, and Producer and General Manager of New City Theater. When she’s not at work, you can find Karen studying flamenco, climbing mountains, digging in her garden, or tooling around on her Surly Pacer. Karen lives in Seattle’s Rainier Valley with her husband and son and way too many bicycles.
Tanya UrschelNonprofit Engagement Manager
Tanya Urschel heads marketing for the nonprofit vertical at PayPal. She oversees over 500k nonprofits that transact more than $8B via PayPal annually. Tanya has a broad knowledge payment and fundraising technology, plus many years of experience working with the nonprofit sector. She has been a contributor to various fundraising books including Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Wiley 2016), and is on a Board of Director’s for a community arts organization. Prior to working at PayPal she worked at various advertising firms, and also worked in the financial mortgage industry. Tanya has degrees from Hofstra University and San Jose State University.
Smita VadakekalamVP of Professional Services
Smita Vadakekalam is VP of Services at Heller Consulting. She has worked with hundreds of nonprofits helping with strategy and implementation of technology projects. Smita is a member, volunteer and serves on a committee with the Association of Change Management Professionals. Smita is also a Prosci certified change practitioner .
Rob (Roberta) ValenteChief Officer for Government Affairs
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Rob (Roberta) Valente is the Chief Officer for Government Affairs at the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Jennifer Venditti is the founder and President of Ninestone Corporation. She has thirty years’ experience providing information technology and business process support to the healthcare and human services industries. Jennifer has worked with a wide variety of non-profit and for profit organizations across the country and outside the continental United States. Ninestone Corporation is a woman-owned and managed consulting firm that provides a business-centric approach to project management, implementation support and information technology services to healthcare organizations, small businesses and non-profits across the country. Jennifer provides oversight for all Ninestone projects and is also directly responsible for engagement work. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Josh VincentGraphic Designer
Charity Dynamics, Inc.
Stacy VincentSalt Lake County Library Services
Stacy is a public librarian and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow who is passionate about many types of literacy, but especially digital and health information literacy. She has worked with volunteers, refugees, the homeless, and community leaders to promote literacy in the community.
TJ WarfieldSalesforce Technical Strategist
I joined BrightStep Partners last year after overseeing all of the internal technologies and databases for Save The Bay. I hold a M.S. in Computer Information Systems with more than 15 years of experience in Information Technologies, over 6 years working with Salesforce and over 25 years working with nonprofits. My passion is to empower nonprofit staff to better meet their Organizations' missions by providing solid systems that allow staff to focus their energies on what matters and not on fighting with their data and technology. I love my role as Salesforce Technical Strategist at BrightStep Partners as it allows me the most impact across so many nonprofits that I love. With a previous background in Marine Biology, I have served as a docent for Friends of the Elephant Seal and a volunteer researcher for both Bimini Biological Field Station and NOAA/Scripps. As a certified SCUBA diver since high school, I remain passionate about shark diving and am an avid hiker who is proud to call the Bay Area home. However, above all else, I am Mommy to the most adorable, compassionate and loving 5 year-old boy.
Mary Beth Westmoreland
Cathy WhitlockDirector of Online Communications
National Parkinson Foundation
Cathy Whitlock joined the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) in 2010. As Director of Online Communications, she slays the digital communications strategy to further NPF’s mission and increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease. For fun, she hones website and social media analytics to meet NPF’s fierce goals. Before ascending into the nonprofit world, she was Senior Editor for Latin American Markets at PR Newswire Association, LLC, focusing on financial, medical and nonprofit news. She also served as a design software teacher at the University of Miami Digital Media Lab. Cathy recently graduated from Purdue University with a Master of Science in Strategic Communication. She is married with two cats: Luther and Sabrina. Stalk or reach out to Cathy at catherinewhitlock.com.
Jay Wilkinson is an entrepreneur and innovator who has started 22 corporations, acquired 16 companies, been an angel investor in 25 startups and founded, co-founded or helped start 7 nonprofit organizations. As a philanthropist, Jay has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits. Today, Jay focuses on his role as the founder and CEO of Firespring–a B Corporation based in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also sits on several nonprofit boards and is an avid supporter of programs that provide leadership and enrichment training for America’s youth. Jay has been among the highest ranking speakers at conferences all over the United States for two decades. He has informed and educated more than a million people with his empowering messages to nonprofit professionals and his inspired encouragement of business leaders to adopt a purpose-driven business model. In 2014, Jay led his company, Firespring to become the first B Corporation in Nebraska. His TEDx talk on company culture has more than 1 million views. A graduate of MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program, Jay has appeared on CNN and other national news outlets discussing the important role nonprofits play in the U.S. economy. In his spare time, Jay can be found on adventures with his wife traveling to far-flung destinations on a quest for the perfect scuba diving location.
Kai WilliamsExecutive Director
Kai Williams is Executive Director of The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC). She has managed the organization since February of 2010, growing membership by 150% and increasing course reach globally. Prior to working with IWRC Kai worked as an environmental educator and then in corporate process management at Symantec. She has a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. She can be found occasionally on twitter as @MalkahKai
Ashley WilsonVice President - Marketing and Communications
Ashley Wilson joined LIVESTRONG in October 2012. Ashley is Vice President - Marketing and Communications for LIVESTRONG where she oversees all marketing communications, including national marketing strategies, public relations, social media, creative strategy, trademark and brand management efforts with a database of over 2 million supporters and social community of over 2.5 million. Ashley is a passionate marketing professional and enjoys working each day to further the critical mission of the Foundation to change the way the world fights cancer and survivors live through and beyond cancer, today. Prior to LIVESTRONG, she was Senior Account Executive at iostudio, an award-winning digital agency in Nashville, Tennessee. There she grew existing accounts by more than double within her first year and managed the agency’s largest corporate accounts. She developed strategy for interactive national advertising campaigns and managed day-to-day development of clients’ projects including media, creative, production, interactive, video, quality assurance and research. Before iostudio, she was at Madden Brand Agency where she was Regional Account Manager of Creative Services and developed the creative strategy for over 20+ accounts. Ashley has her B.S. in Communications in Advertising from the University of Tennessee. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys cooking, traveling and exploring all the city has to offer with her husband, daughter and great dane.
Michael WogomanHead of Annual Giving
I love what I do. My job is to help individuals realize and channel their philanthropy and show them how much their generosity can make an impact. With Conservation International, I work with donors from across the country who understand that people need nature to thrive. Their donations go to support international conservation projects including protecting ecosystems, global biodiversity, and human well-being. I have 10 years experience with individual giving and annual fund programs, corporate and planned giving, sponsorship, and fundraising events. I believe in a donor-centered approach to fundraising and always strive to make the donor feel like the hero. Within annual fund programs, I believe in an omni-channel, data-driven strategy. Combining basic strategies like direct mail, email, phone calls, and meetings with the newest tools from the digital age such as crowdfunding, social media, and big data to help attain the best results. Connect with me on LinkedIn to continue the conversation: linkedin.com/in/michaelwogoman/
James WuBrand Consultant and Former Global Brand Manager at Acumen
James Wu is a brand and business strategist that works closely with CxOs and leadership teams on both the service-side and client-side. James specializes in helping organizations establish a vision for who they are, why they exist, and what makes them unique so that they can take smart risks, evolve, and grow. As an independent consultant, he has worked with Sesame Street, Oscar Health, Herman Miller Healthcare, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, WITNESS, Encore, and PolicyLink. He also serves as a strategic advisor to several early-stage enterprises. Previously, James was a Senior Strategist at SYPartners where he worked with executives at Coach, IBM, and USA TODAY on a variety of transformation and innovation initiatives. Prior to SYPartners, James was the Global Head of Branding and Creative Direction at Acumen—a non-profit whose mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty. While at Acumen, James led a rebranding of Acumen, which received praise from Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Creative Review, and Design Week. In this role, James also led Acumen's foray into the world of social media, building a community of over half a million followers, and garnering frequent praise for Acumen as one of the most influential non-profits on Twitter. Campaigns he produced during this time were featured by YouTube, ABC News, GOOD, Design Observer, and Brain Pickings. James has also worked in the development office of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and served as the Director of Business Development for Modea—a digital advertising agency. His work is the recipient of numerous regional Addy Awards, Awwwards’ “Site of the Day,” and Communication Arts’ Brand Impact Awards.
Libby ZiemelisVice President Data Services
HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions
Libby is a community driven, data hungry, woman in tech who has a passion for her community. With over 15 years of experience working at and with nonprofits, Libby uses her drive to support organizations across the country and world in her role as the VP of Data Services with HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions. When she's not behind a computer, Libby enjoys all that her home state of Michigan has to offer with her two young kids and husband. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center which focuses on community placemaking and experiential learning for local college students.