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Each year, NTEN recognizes Community Members who have offered their time, talents, and wisdom to help NTEN staff and community members, and thanks them for their amazing contributions to the nonprofit technology sector. We take award nominations from the community throughout the year and announce the winners at NTC.

The NTEN Award celebrates one individual (of the many!) who helps to advance NTEN’s mission to serve the community.

This year, it was given to Emily Weinberg, full-text analyst at the American Psychological Association. Emily has been an NTEN member since 2006, a community organizer for three online groups, and contributed to two NTEN committees. She has twice been a speaker at Nonprofit Technology Conferences and is the fourth most active community member in our online groups! Emily is a tireless champion for NTEN and a fabulous asset for the nonprofit tech community.

The NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has been instrumental in shaping the field of nonprofit technology and has inspired others with their innovation and dedication.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to self-described “website whisperer” Yesenia Sotelo. The award recognizes community members who have been instrumental in shaping the field of nonprofit technology, and who have contributed a lifetime of service to the sector. With more than 16 years’ experience in web development, Yesenia could afford to rest on her laurels. Instead, she had dedicated herself to training the next generation of nonprofit technology workers, as a member of the NTEN faculty producing training for our courses, plus webinar presenter, NTC speaker, article contributor, and an organizer in our online groups. Altogether, we estimate she has spent nearly 200 hours training members of the NTEN community! Thank you, Yesenia!

The Rob Stuart Memorial Award honors the spirit of the man who played a pivotal role in creating the NTEN Community. Each year, we celebrate Rob by selecting a community that uses technology to disrupt the status quo and create change in unexpected ways.

The recipient of this year’s Rob Stuart Memorial Award was nonprofit news organization, Mother Jones. The team at MoJo believes that a free, independent Fourth Estate is vital to a vibrant democracy and that its format as an investigative, national news outlet is the best way to call the powerful to account. Jamie Maloney and Brenden O’Hanlon received the award on the organization’s behalf at 17NTC.