Amy Sample Ward
Chief Executive Officer
Amy is driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change. Their prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has fueled Amy's work to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for organizations around the world.
As the CEO of NTEN, Amy inspires the NTEN team and global partners to believe in community-generated change. Amy believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively and equitably, but doing so takes intention and investment in training, access, and collaboration.
Amy has had the privilege to present at conferences around the round, be a guest on podcasts such as Nonprofit Radio, and author contributions in various books and magazines. Amy's second book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere, co-authored with Allyson Kapin, was a Terry McAdam Book Award finalist.
Offline, Amy is hiking, biking, or exploring with the most supportive partner, most adventurous child, and very muppet-like dog, with a preference for Oregon’s coast or wine country. Amy is also known to give excellent hugs.