Awards

The NTEN community exhibits award-winning generosity and kindness. Each year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we honor a few of those outstanding community members and organizations. for their exceptional contributions to nonprofit technology and our community.

Catalyst Award

The NTEN Catalyst Award recognizes community-centered organizations, coalitions, or campaigns using technology to disrupt the status quo. First awarded to Rob Stuart, who was pivotal in creating NTEN, the Catalyst Award is an annual reminder that technology can accelerate change. Movements can grow overnight when technology is deployed thoughtfully and strategically, creating change in new and surprising ways.

Please join us in celebrating AVANCE-Austin!

Lifetime Achievement Award

NTEN’s Lifetime Achievement Award is a way to honor an individual who has been instrumental in shaping the field of nonprofit technology, someone who has dedicated their career to supporting nonprofit staff in using technology to meet their missions effectively.

In many industries and other communities, a lifetime achievement award is usually presented to someone leaving the profession at the end of their career. In the NTEN community, we’ve reframed the lifetime achievement award to celebrate community members, regardless of their age or tenure, who work in service to ensuring lifetimes of success in many others.

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating Dar Veverka!

Champion Award

The NTEN Champion Award recognizes a community member who truly lives the NTEN values – from integrity and compassion to excellence and community. These are the people who are continually investing in helping other folks across the community learn and improve.

Usually, the NTEN Award goes to someone with whom many folks both on staff and in the community have had the experience of meeting in person, working with or learning from at events, sharing a meal, and building a friendship. After a year of navigating a global pandemic, this community member has found myriad ways to show up for so many.

The NTEN Award celebrates someone who embodies our shared values and beliefs and pushes us — all of us — in NTEN’s mission to help nonprofits meet their missions by using technology strategically and in racially equitable ways.

We can’t think of a more appropriate person to celebrate. Please join us in thanking and recognizing Dee Baskin!

Past Award Recipients

Catalyst Award

American Friends Service Committee (2015)
Baltimore Ceasefire (2020)
Community Technology Network (2016)
Invisible People, founded by Mark Horvath (2013)
Mother Jones (2017)
PEAK & PLUK Parent Centers (2014)
The Story of Stuff, produced by Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios. (2012)
#TogetherWeVote! (2021)
We R Native (2019)
Wikimedia Foundation (2018)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Daniel Ben Horin (2009)
Gavin Clabaugh (2007)
Lauren-Glenn Davitian (2013)
Judy Hallman (2011)
Ed Happ (2010)
John Haydon (2020)
Beth Kanter (021)

David Krumlauf (2015)
Lynn Labieniec (2014)
Jane Meseck (2018)
Shireen Mitchell (2019)
Yesenia Sotelo (2017)
Vince Stehle (2008)
Rob Stuart (2012)

Leon Wilson (2016)

NTEN Award

Emilio Arocho (2019)
Johanna Bates (2016)
Lyndal Cairns (2015)
Peter Campbell (2011)
Janice Chan (2018)
Maddie Grant (2013)
Beth Kanter (2007)

David Krumlauf (2010)
John Merritt (2009)
Ken Montenegro (2021)
Aki Shibuya (2020)
Jason Shim (2014)
Farra Trompeter (2012)
Marnie Webb (2008)

Emily Weinberg (2017)

NTENny Award

For years we honored outstanding community members from across all areas of the nonprofit sector who embodied NTEN’s values and contributed to this unique community with our NTENny Awards. Each recipient generously gave their time, knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm to the nonprofit technology sector and community. Their contributions were key to the inclusive, welcoming, and supportive culture that makes the NTEN community great.

Jonea Agwa (2020)
Steve Andersen (2007)
Carolyn Appleton (2011)
Redante Ascunion-Reed (2017)
Debra Askanase (2012)
Lou August (2009)
Marc Baizman (2017)
Tricia Maddrey Baker (2018)
Melissa Barber (2009)
David Barnard (2007)
Frank Barry (2012)
Johanna Bates (2008)
Charlotta Beavers (2011)
Allan Benamer (2007)
Keith Berner (2011)
Andrea Berry (2012)
Grace Berry (2007)
Mica Bevington (2019)
Ben Bisbee (2017)
Jereme Bivins (2013)
Ivan Boothe (2014)
Colin Boyle (2020)
Corey Brown (2018)
Rusty Burwell (2008)
Barbara Buswell (2011)
Peter Campbell (2007, 2008)
Tony Caufield (2016)
Janice Chan (2016)
Melissa Chavez (2018)
Gavin Clabaugh (2007, 2010)
Stacy Clinton (2018)
Sonny Cloward (2007)
Tara Collins (2017)
Lisa Colton (2011)
Dawn Crawford (2012)
Dave Crooke (2007)
Ami Dar (2007, 2010)
Lauren-Glenn Davitian (2011)
Peter Deitz (2008)
Michael DeLong (2015)
Julie Dennis (2012)
Martin Dooley (2011)
Lindy Dreyer (2009)
Necole Durham (2018)
Liza Dyer (2016)
Shauna Edson (2017)
Ted Fickes (2013)
Charlotte Field (2018)
Adrienne Figus (2017)
Deborah Elizabeth Finn (2007, 2008)
Monica Flores (2018, 2019)
Tal Frankfurt (2013)
Judy Freed (2017)
Lori Freeman (2008)
Katie Fritz (2014)
Hoawen Ge (2020)
David Geilhufe (2007)
Neil Giarratana (2012)
Elivander Giessen (2015)
Sheryle Gillihan (2018)
Mark Gillingham (2008)
Lauren Girardin (2015)

Dahna Goldstein (2007, 2014)
Sarah Golightly (2008)
Filiberto Gonzalez (2012)
Maddie Grant (2009)
Kami Griffiths (2018)
Mary Gross (2008)
Michaela Hackner (2009)
Judy Hallman (2008, 2010)
Paul Hansen (2007)
Betsy Harman (2007)
Tobi Harper (2019)
Gregory Heller (2012)
Melissa Helquist (2020)
Ben Hendricks (2008)
Jeff Herron (2008)
Steve Heye (2007, 2008)
Camille Hinojosa (2007)
Michael Hoffman (2007, 2009)
Heather Holdridge (2008)
Seth Horwitz (2015)
Bridget Jackson (2020)
Sandee Jackson (2018)
Doug Jacquier (2008)
Ariel Jensen-Vargas (2019)
Beth Kanter (2007, 2008, 2010)
John Kenyon (2007, 2008)
Charrosé King (2016)
Jason King (2016)
Marshall Kirkpatrick (2007)
Roshani Kothari (2016)
Tracy Kronzak (2011)
David Krumlauf (2009)
Lynn Labieniec (2010)
Paul Lamb (2007, 2008)
Chad Leaman (2016)
Aneta Lee (2020)
Eric Leland (2008)
Charles Lenchner (2008)
Cindy Leonard (2013)
Bill Lester (2007)
Carie Lewis (2011)
Missy Longshore (2013)
Steve MacLaughlin (2011)
Sheldon Mains (2007, 2008, 2010)
Kathleen Malin (2014)
Heidi Ketroser Massey (2019)
Kevin McGhee (2020)
Dale McGrew (2007)
Kelly McIvor (2013)
Marlina McKay (2013)
John Merritt (2009)
Ken Montenegro (2015)
Zac Mutrux (2007)
David Neff (2009)
Thomas Negron (2011)
Adam Nicholson (2008)
Jim Nickerson (2013)
Chad Norman (2009)
Laura Norvig (2014)
Kyle O’Donnell (2019)
Margaux O’Malley (2016)
Maegan Ortiz (2017)

Ryan Ozimek (2007)
Laura Patch (2020)
Birgit Pauli-Haack (2015)
Maxwell Pearl (2007)
Maxwell Pearl (2008)
Eva Penar (2013)
Justin Perkins (2008)
Kelly Phipps (2020)
James Porter (2015)
Corey Pudhorodsky (2007)
Laura Quinn (2007, 2008)
Joyce Raby (2007)
Sara Rasmussen (2016)
Norman Reiss (2008)
Rebecca Reyes (2015)
Leah Siu Yuen Roderman (2019)
Brian Rodriguez (2020)
Mark Root-Wiley (2016, 2019)
Ann Rosenfield (2020)
Mark Rovner (2011)
Robert “Bob” H. Russell (2014)
Jason Samuels (2013)
Seth Schneider (2008)
Isaac Shalev (2015)
Ash Shepherd (2013)
Kathleen Sherwin (2007)
Donny Shimamoto (2012)
Nancy Shoemaker (2010)
Michael Silberman (2011)
Rubin Singh (2019)
Ruby Sinreich (2008)
Victoria Smith (2013)
Jess Snyder (2017)
Deb Socia (2017)
Judi Sohn (2008)
Michael Sola (2011)
Yesenia Sotelo (2015)
Madeline Stanionis (2007, 2008)
Kenneth Steeber III (2014)
Vince Stehle (2010)
Michael Stein (2007, 2008, 2010)
Deborah Strauss (2007, 2010)
Dale Thompson (2008)
Farra Trompeter (2011)
Ashleigh Turner (2018)
Usha Venkatchallam (2007)
Katrin Verclas (2008)
Jordan Viator (2009)
Kurt Voelker (2011)
Regina Walton (2015)
Amy Sample Ward (2008)
Rachel Weidinger (2009)
Emily Weinberg (2007, 2015)
Robert Weiner (2008)
Meico Whitlock (2019)
Kai Williams (2016)
Richard Wollenberger (2014)
Steve Wright (2007)
Jeff Yin (2014)
Jason Zanon (2007)