December 10, 2014

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.

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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.  

Steph Routh
Steph is Content Manager at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. She has spent over a decade in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on organizational development, communications, fundraising, and program planning. Steph served as the first Executive Director of Oregon Walks for five years prior to joining NTEN. She is passionate about removing barriers to opportunities and finding equity at the many intersections of social justice work. And she feels lucky every day she is at NTEN, with a Community that does exactly that. Outside the NTEN office, Steph is the Mayor of Hopscotch Town, a consulting and small publishing firm that inspires and celebrates fun, lovable places for everyone. Steph is married to her bicycle and an aunt of two.