Community Call: Important Changes to NTEN Membership!

We’re shifting our membership program to deepen our commitment to and recognition of the people that are doing the important work to move missions forward and meet community needs (hint: that’s you!). On this Community Call, we will share more details about the changes to membership (you can get a sneak peek in this blog post, too!), information about the processes we used to evaluate our membership program and make decisions for this change, and answer questions you may have. If you have questions you want to be sure we address, you can submit them in advance by emailing

Speaker: Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.
Speaker: Eileigh Doineau
Arriving at NTEN has been a happy bend in the road for Eileigh, who comes from a background in environmental design and English literature. After a year in AmeriCorps teaching environmental education, a summer in Africa working with communities to protect local natural resources, and a master’s thesis on design and community engagement, she ventured into the nonprofit realm. Though Eileigh loves to get her hands dirty out in the real world, she recognizes that technology is a transformative tool of empowerment and is delighted to be helping others make the most of it.
Speaker: Jude Koski
Jude has dedicated his career to serving marginalized communities through work in the nonprofit sector since 1996. He has helped youth experiencing homelessness access education, advocated for LGBTQIA+ youth and families, worked to reform foster care policy, and helped preserve urban open space and community gardens. Before joining the NTEN staff, he served on the NTEN Board of Directors and participated in the NTC since 2012. Jude holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. As a transgender professional, he has experienced the NTEN community as particularly welcoming and supportive. As membership director, he is deeply committed to ensuring everyone experiences solidarity within this important and unique community.
Speaker: Tristan Penn
I'm originally from Central Kansas and went to college at KU in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). I moved to Portland in 2014 and I love it so far! I've worked in Youth Development for the past 14 years. I'm passionate about nonprofit community engagement and best practices. In my free time, I like to sample the beers that Portland's breweries have to offer, lift weights, and socialize with friends.