The Impact of Your Donation: Glenn McKnight, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge, which enhanced NTEN’s program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

To whom did the scholarships go, and what was the impact of your donation? As we raise support for 2015, we wanted to share the impact of your donation from last year, from the voices of our scholarship recipients. Today, we want to introduce you to Glenn McKnight, Treasurer of Internet Society of Canada.


What is your organization’s mission?

The mission of the Internet Society of Canada is to promote an Open and Free Internet in Canada.

Can you describe your experience at the 14NTC?

Yes, we directly benefited from the experience. The synergy of inspirational keynotes, informative workshops, and motivated tradeshow personnel were like a perfect storm to help make the 14NTC truly an invaluable experience, making the entire event worth participating in.

Can you give an example of how you applied what you learned from the 14NTC to your daily work?

Our organization implemented CIVICRM as a direct result of interaction with the CIVICRM consultants. Daily we use this system for online donations.

Why should people donate to the 2015 NTEN Community Challenge to support opportunities such as NTC/LCS scholarships?

Your donations directly contribute to the capacity building of new organizations, making them more resourceful and professional. Donations are not wasted or misdirected.

Special thanks to Glenn for putting tech to work for social change at his nonprofit, and huge thanks to all who helped make his experience at the 14NTC possible!

This season, we’re trying to raise $50,000  through the 2015 NTEN Community Challenge to give more people like Glenn access to NTEN’s activities and initiatives that advance nonprofit technology. Support NTEN’s Community Champions and Board Members today by donating directly to their fundraising pages on the NTEN Community Challenge campaign on Crowdrise.  

This is the home of nonprofit professionals learning about the ways technology helps them meet their missions. More than 50,000 community members access NTEN’s capacity-building programs and services, including educational courses, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and online and in-person discussion spaces.