December 5, 2014

The Impact of Your Donation: Keshia Ashe, 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 Keshia Ashe, CEO of ManyMentors.

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What is your organization’s mission?

The mission of ManyMentors is to inspire, encourage, and support underrepresented students’ interest in, pursuit, and attainment of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees.

Can you describe your experience at the 14NTC?

14NTC was a great experience for me! First, it was amazing to be in a place and around people where technology and nonprofits combined for the greater good! Second, I learned a lot from the sessions and also had the opportunity to network with many inspirational people.

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

One of the sessions about mobile fundraising really stood out to me, and we have since explored this application. Additionally, I am now connected to a great network of peers who I can reach out to at any point as we continue to determine the best uses of our technology in our respective organizations.

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

People should donate to the NTC scholarship fund because there are up and coming nonprofits out there without big budgets to cover conference and other professional development expenses. As the co-founder and CEO of a startup tech-based nonprofit, ManyMentors, this conference was eye-opening for me and will undoubtedly continue to make an impact on other future leaders in the nonprofit/tech spaces.

Special thanks to Keshia for putting tech to work for social change at her nonprofit, and huge thanks to all who helped make her 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 Keshia 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.  

Megan Keane
Megan is a long-time San Francisco bay area resident with an extensive nonprofit background in community management, social media, and volunteer management. She's a problem solver and network builder passionate about connecting with people both on and offline. As NTEN's Membership Director, Megan supports the NTEN community, helping others connect, learn, and make the most of technology, and has spoken internationally on nonprofit technology. While she's not online, Megan can be found teaching or practicing yoga, hiking, or curling up with a good book. She's also a self-professed penguin nutcase, er, enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter: @penguinasana