Be Part of the NTEN Community Year-round

We were thrilled to spend a few days learning and connecting alongside many of you last month at the 2021 Nonprofit Technology Conference. But that learning and connecting aren’t over!

Online Forums

NTEN’s online forums connect community members virtually around topics of interest from technology tools to job experiences to personal identities. Regardless of your job description or career experience, there’s a space for asking questions, sharing resources, and connecting with your peers.

We offer online groups on a range of topics, and you can even start a new one!

Local Tech Clubs

NTEN’s Tech Clubs connect community members in local areas across the U.S., Canada, and beyond. Some groups have continued to host events virtually during the pandemic, but all groups look forward to gathering again when possible. These groups create valuable opportunities for nonprofit professionals of all backgrounds to connect with local peers, service providers, and potential collaborators.

We’re excited for all Tech Clubs to return safely to events in the future and want you to be part of it!

Tristan Penn
Community Engagement & Equity Manager
NTEN

Tristan is originally from Central Kansas and is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. Tristan went to college at KU in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). He moved to Portland in 2014 and he loves it! He has worked in nonprofit for the past 16 years with primarily Boys & Girls Clubs and Youth Development Organizations and is passionate about nonprofit community engagement, organizational best practices, youth development, as well as diversity, equity & inclusion.

Tristan began his professional DEI work with Pacific Educational Group's three-year cohort/professional development initiative "Beyond Diversity: Courageous Conversations" while working for Boys & Girls Club and Lawrence Public School in 2009. Additionally, coupled with his lived experience as a Black and Navajo Professional, Tristan has served on previous organizations' Equity Teams and has been a facilitator for DEI (rooted in Racial Equity) in the workplace and nonprofit programming.

Tristan earned a B.S. from the University of Kansas in Psychology - Child and Family Development with a Minor in Classical Greek Antiquity and is currently working towards his Masters in Organizational Leadership and Psychology from Colorado State University.

In his free time, Tristan likes to sample the beers that Portland's breweries have to offer, go to shows, lift weights, watch KU basketball, travel, socialize with friends, and spoil his niece and nephews.