Session Advisory Committee
The 21NTC Session Advisory Committee is a group of experts, thought leaders, and champions in nonprofit technology. They provided input as part of our community-driven process to develop the high-quality educational agenda for the new, online Nonprofit Technology Conference.
How It Worked
Through a public application process, we selected committee members for each of our six content category areas (IT, leadership, program, fundraising, marketing, and communications, and digital inclusion). Committee members then made meaningful contributions in these areas:
- Session format and length: Committee members prioritized the the formats and session lengths they felt best served the community.
- Desired topics: Committee members identified critical topics for the online 21NTC. These topics guide session presenters as they develop their proposals.
- Reviewing proposals: Committee members reviewed proposals within their respective areas and identified those that most contribute to a timely and actionable agenda.
- Missing critical topics: Committee members helped identify critical topics missing from the public proposals that should be included in the final agenda.
21NTC Advisory Members
Below is the list of 21NTC committee members.
Aaron Tebrinke is Communications Manager for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. His work focuses on building community engagement through storytelling. Aaron reaches audiences using technology through social media, events, videography, photography, and print and online publications. Outside of work, Aaron loves to play music, take photos, and work in the garden developing a butterfly habitat.
Aki Shibuya is the Operations & Membership Manager at WA Women’s Foundation, a collective of informed women grantmakers who together influence community transformation. In her role, Aki is responsible for the Foundation’s member donors, database, communications, and technology. Previously, she fulfilled a variety of roles at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. She also taught English at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and at one point ran one of the largest Crocodile Hunter fansites on the Internet (Simply Croc Hunter). In Seattle, Aki is an active member of Social Justice Fund, and volunteers Seattle’s Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and AAPIP chapters, and Grinnell College Puget Sound Alumni Regional Planning Committee. She has also transcribed historical records to add to Densho’s online archive of documents concerning the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Aki holds a BA with Honors in History from Grinnell College, and an MA with Distinction in South East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is currently pursuing an MS in Information Management at University of Washington.
Aneta serves as a champion for the cause of digital inclusion in every setting she finds herself in. She is a former two-time NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow where she caught the digital inclusion "fever" and has been working to bring attention to this important cause ever since. After completing her term with the Fellowship, she served as the Program Manager for Connected Churches. The Connected Churches program is an initiative powered by Google and anchored by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. The program seeks to empower underrepresented communities through the church by making technology training accessible in a trusted, proximate, and familiar environment in hopes of bridging the digital divide. Aneta coordinated digital literacy programming in 22 churches in six cities across the country.
Aneta continues to serve as a Digital Inclusion Specialist and professional consultant for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Connected Churches initiative. Aneta is an Atlanta, GA native via her New Orleans (N'awlins) roots. She enjoys traveling the country, educating the public about digital inequity and inclusion and being a superior Jedi Master to her Padawan Apprentice - Isaiah and her Jedi youngling - Joya.
As the founder of the online learning and events agency Edmaker.co, I specialize in helping organizations envision, build, and operate life-changing online learning, virtual events, and training programs. We specialize in creating innovative programs for community engagement, revenue generation, and fundraising for clients like Fortune, Library Journal, Mitsubishi, NACAC, and Vibrant Emotional Health. My career has been at the intersection of digital content, marketing, and professional development in leadership roles at Mediabistro, Time Inc. and as the founder of Edmaker.co.
Emilio Arocho operates at the intersection of technology, business strategy, and mission. For over a decade he has activated associations and other nonprofits to better architect business strategy and system design using data.
Emilio has considerable experience in completing business transformation initiatives and managing teams who do the same, building strong data culture within organizations, developing software products, implementing AMSes, and more.
He currently serves on the executive committee of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors, and engages in speaking appearances with NTEN and other esteemed organizations, including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
Prior to joining Association Analytics, Emilio held leadership positions with Nimble AMS, a Community Brands company, National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), and other amazing nonprofit organizations.
Joshua Peskay is an accomplished technology leader with more than two decades of experience leading technology change for over a thousand New York City nonprofit organizations. Joshua has a proven track-record for planning, implementing and supporting a wide range of successful technology solutions for nonprofits. Joshua is committed to helping organizations sort through the rapid pace of technological change to select the best products and services available and use them effectively.
Joshua is a dynamic and engaging public speaker and teacher, teaching topics such as Technology Strategy, Cybersecurity and Project Management and more.
In recent years, Joshua has been focusing on cybersecurity in the nonprofit sector, working with at-risk organizations to address digital security challenges and providing cybersecurity training and awareness programs to thousands of nonprofit personnel.
Julie Ziff Sint joined the nonprofit sector in 1998 and she hasn't left yet. Now the Vice President of Account and Strategic Services at Sanky Communications, she has worked in-house at large and small nonprofits as well as at agencies. Julie's background touches on many aspects of fundraising and marketing, but she specializes in digital fundraising/marketing and mid-level/bridge programs. Her passion for efficiency, geekiness for data analysis, and desire for new creative ideas help her and the Sanky team push their clients' digital fundraising programs to new levels. Outside of the office, Julie teaches yoga and Thai massage, organizes large-scale art events, and spends an inordinate amount of free time in her kitchen.
Executive director of The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC), she attended Lawrence University and has a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. She can be found occasionally on twitter as @MalkahKai
Kariesha is the Digital Advertising Whaler where she runs paid advertising campaigns across Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, manages Google Ad Grant accounts, and completes insight reports for some of Whole Whale’s amazing clients. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, double majoring in Psychology and African American Studies, with a concentration in Film. Her interest in film has drawn her to the intersection of multimedia and social media, and with the help of her psychology degree, she hopes to integrate her knowledge of human behavior and thought processes to digital advertising.
As an alumna of Prep for Prep, an NYC based non-profit dedicated to putting middle school students into the top independent schools in the city, Kariesha has always been an advocate for accessibility and equal opportunity. Throughout her senior year, she co-founded MediaHaven, an organization meant to connect young professionals of color to leaders in the media and tech industries. With the help of her co-founders, they were able to hold informative events lead by professionals of color for students of color to Wesleyan, and even a trip for six to Blavity’s annual tech conference, AfroTech.
When not in the office, Kariesha can be found watching low-budget Netflix rom-coms, trying a new restaurant, or finding the perfect gif to post on Twitter.
Kristen has been with the Wildlife Conservation Society since March 2014, a dream job as a kid who loved wildlife. She held two roles before moving on up to Assistant Director, CRM. In this latest role, Kristen handles email marketing for fundraising and attendance driving efforts, Salesforce database management, and incentive fulfillment (who wants swag?) In 2013, she completed her Masters in Transnational Media and Globalisation at City University in London and before that, worked in the media analysis space for four years. Outside of work she enjoys playing soccer, listening to Kylie Minogue, and eating ice cream.
I am a data and systems advisor/consultant. My expertise is in developing transformative technology solutions for non profit organizations, and advising nonprofits on how to use their technology and systems for an improved impact on their operations. Some areas I work in are Cloud Systems, CRM/database systems, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, and process modeling and automation. My work has helped organizations achieve a greater success, productivity and efficiency in their day-to-day operations by improved understanding of their constituents and streamlined operations.
I have been a passionate non profit volunteer, serving on nonprofit boards and other volunteer roles such as fundraising, campaign management and volunteer management.
As Director of Annual and Special Giving at American Farmland Trust, I led the organization’s membership and mid-level donor programs focusing my efforts on improving the donor pipeline and experience. My focus in direct mail and online acquisition, mid level donor identification and upgrades, and improved donor services doubled AFT’s 12 month active donor file in 3 years.
Prior to AFT, I was the deputy campaign manager of a successful US House race in Virginia where I specialized in door to door canvassing, telephone fundraising, and volunteer recruitment.
I love a good joke, especially ones about mountains because they always seem to go a little rocky.
Based near Charleston, South Carolina, Sandee Jackson is the CEO and Principal Strategist of a digital strategy and design studio called 2911 Creative LLC. A former journalist and community relations practitioner, Sandee brings over 25 years experience in marketing and communications, including15 years experience as an award-winning nonprofit volunteer, board member, and staffer to her work where she focuses on helping organizations communicate their causes and connect to their communities through strategic web design and digital strategy and training. Her studio's clients benefit from a collaborative project management process that integrates user-driven website planning, research, and design with attention to web accessibility, data compliance, and website security.