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We like to acknowledge and honor the folks doing amazing work serving the nonprofit community- and even get them up on stage at NTC to share our appreciation. Each year we celebrate the leadership and hard work that’s made a tremendous impact on the nonprofit technology sector and the folks they serve. Here are the winners of the 2016 NTEN Awards.

The NTEN Award

Johanna Bates is the winner of this year’s NTEN Award, which celebrates an individual who has helped advance NTEN’s mission to serve the Community. A longtime nonprofit techie, Johanna is the Technical Director, Front-End Developer, and Co-Owner of DevCollaborative. She’s been an active Member of NTEN for over a decade, served for several years on the NTC Steering Committee, and regularly presents at the NTC. Additionally, she co-moderates our Drupal Community of Practice and its monthly nonprofit Drupal community chats.

NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award

Community members who have been instrumental in shaping the field of nonprofit technology, and inspired others with their innovation and dedication are honored with the NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award. This year we honored Leon Wilson, Chief Technology and Information Officer for the Cleveland Foundation. Leon brings more than 20 years of senior level technology experience to the NTEN Community. He’s provided strategic and executive leadership in his previous role at the Minnesota Nonprofits Association, and been involved in a number of nonprofit sector-based technology initiatives, including the data analytics program, Data Driven Detroit.

Rob Stuart Memorial Award

Our Rob Stuart Memorial Award honors the spirit of the man who played a pivotal role in creating the NTEN Community, by recognizing an organization that uses technology in innovative ways to effectively create change in the communities they serve. Kami Griffith, Founder and Executive Director, Community Technology Network (CTN), accepted this year’s award. CTN brings together organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy. By connecting local community members with resources and education, CTN has empowered thousands of low-income Bay Area residents to become digitally literate and give back to their communities as technology advocates, mentors, and trainers.

Know an inspiring colleague that contributes their time and expertise to the nonprofit technology community? Show your appreciation by nominating them for an NTEN award. This November during NTEN Member Appreciation Month, we’ll be awarding our NTENny Awards to community-nominated individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance the NTEN Community.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Care2 is pleased to announce the winner of the seventh annual Care2 Impact Prize. Covenant House International’s “Not a Game” campaign was selected by members of the nonprofit community from among five finalists. The runners up and recipients of the Care2 Innovator Award are: Oxfam America’s “Lives on the Line – The Human Cost of Chicken;” World Wildlife Fund’s “End Elephant Slaughter: Save Their Ivory Tusks;” Colorlines’ “Justice for Sandra Bland;” and “Fight for $15.”

The Award honors a campaign or initiative in the nonprofit sector that has made an outstanding on the field of online advocacy, online fundraising, or both. The winning campaign from Covenant House International was designed to help constituents learn about the shocking sex trafficking of minors that takes place around major sporting events.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The votes are in and we’re excited to announce the winners of the 10th Annual DoGooder Awards! We had submissions from nonprofits all over the world about social causes ranging from women empowerment to fixing our food system. More than 13,000 votes were cast over the course of one month!

Our winners are testaments to the power of video to inspire social change. These awards reflect the passion of each individual and organization to do good for the world through humor, emotion, and visual storytelling. Meet the winners of the 2016 DoGooder Awards below!

Best Nonprofit Video

Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is a charity that funds education, facility enhancements, research, and new technologies at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Alberta, Canada. It also supports specialized health care centers like the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, the CK Hui Heart Center, and the Orthopedic Surgery Centre. “The Difference Between Care and Caring” tells a touching “Notebook” love story about two past patients and the compassion hospital staff showed them at the end of their lives. Runner-ups include entries from Union of Concerned Scientists, HIAS, and BUILD Africa.

Funny for Good

The winner of the Funny for Good Award is PETA’sTofuken: The Vegan Turducken!”  Through humor, viewers get a look into the advocacy work PETA does to protect the rights of animals worldwide–in particular, the comedy cooking video brings to light the plight of chickens, ducks and turkeys used for food. Runner-ups include Marillac St. Vincent, Zero Heroes and ACLU.  

YouTube Creator for Good

Kat Blaque is the winner of 2016 DoGooder YouTube Creator for Good!  Kat is an artist and vlogger who produces thoughtful, compelling videos that largely focus on the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality. She gives voice to meaningful conversations about identity, and empowers her fans with smart and funny responses to their questions and weekly doses of “Truth Tea.” Runner-ups include fellow YouTube Creators – Marina Watanabe, Jay Smooth, Lizzie Velazquez, Craig Benzine, Sawyer Hartman, Zoe Sugg, and Jubilee Project.

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s awards! Your votes created increased exposure to the causes, nonprofits, and individuals who submitted videos.

We’d like to also give a huge shout out to our partners at See3 and YouTube! Without them, these awards would not be possible.

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This is an invitation straight from our friends at Care2:

Know of a prize-worthy campaign or initiative in the charity sector? Nominations are still open through the end of today!

Each year, Care2 awards the Care2 Impact Prize to honor a campaign or initiative in the charity sector that has made an outstanding impact on the field of online advocacy, online fundraising or both.

The award will be presented at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose in March.

The deadline for nominations is midnight on Friday, February 5 (that’s tonight!).

Any member of the nonprofit community is welcome to make a nomination. The finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from the pool of nominations, then YOU will vote for the winning initiative!

Will you take a moment to nominate a campaign or initiative that has made an impact?

Thank you for honoring these heroic efforts.

With innovation and ideas in the air at this year’s Leading Change Summit, we at NTEN were thrilled to present our second annual Leading Change Summit Awards to honor several organizations and individuals who have taken innovative approaches and blazed new paths for social change. Based on the inspiring nominations we received from the community, we were honored to select the three recipients for this year’s awards:
Sharon Stapel imageLeading Change Award: Sharon Stapel from the New York City Anti-Violence Project

The Leading Change Award recognizes an outstanding individual whose leadership has made a significant contribution to positively change her organization, her community, and the sector. As Sharon Stapel ends her 7-year tenure as Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), the impact of her leadership can be seen beyond AVP to the LGBTQ community and the larger anti-violence movement. Not only is Sharon’s impact apparent in measurable ways such as the expansion of AVP’s budget, services, and the many management and service awards AVP gained under Sharon’s direction, but also in the ways that aren’t as easily measured. Her efforts can be seen in the stories from survivors of violence who’ve been helped, organizations nationwide that benefited from her tireless national advocacy, and the increased attention to issues of anti-LGBTQ hate violence and intimate partner violence. The tremendous progress made on anti-violence issues in the last 7 years is in no small part due to Sharon’s visionary leadership.

 

Girl Scouts #4EveryGirl campaignCampaign of the Year Award: “Girl Scouts is #forEVERYgirl” by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington

The Campaign of the Year Award highlights a specific campaign that utilizes an integrated model for technology-supported outreach, communications, and action. When the Girl Scouts of Western Washington were asked to return a $100,000 donation from a donor because they accepted transgender girls, they turned what could have been a defeating blow to their budget into an opportunity for advocacy and change. They risked returning a big donation and quickly launched an online crowdfunding campaign in response. Their #ForEVERYGirl campaign ended up raising over three times the amount they had to return, mobilized numerous new supporters, and promoted inclusivity for all girls.

Simone Bernstein imageTechnology Impact Award: Simone Bernstein for volunTEENnation.org

The Technology Impact Award honors either a technical solution or innovation, from a vendor or nonprofit, that demonstrates the power of technology to connect people with resources and create a more just and equitable world. Simone Bernstein, a volunteer, founder and president of volunTEENnation, created the first national youth-led platform to engage youth in improving their local community and the greater world. Simone started volunteering at an early age to try to give back to the community, but had difficulty finding nonprofits that welcomed youth under age 16, sometimes even 18, due to liability, security, and safety reasons. As a result, Simone took action and contacted administrators, educators, government officials, and businesses to find ways to engage youth in improving her region. The success of her local volunteer service and encouragement of nonprofits willing to bring on youth volunteers inspired Simone to create volunTEENnation.org. To date, the site has connected over 1,000,375 youth to volunteer opportunities using tech and social media, and has donated over $15,000,000 and over 45,475,892 service hours to nonprofit organizations.

Congratulations to all three award winners. We’re honored, humbled, and more than a little inspired by the impact of all your efforts.

Every year at NTC, we announce all kinds of award winners. We love getting to acknowledge the winners live on stage, but we also want to shout out their praises online for anyone who wasn’t there to applaud in person.

First up, a round of applause for the winner of the sixth annual Care2 Impact Prize, which recognizes a campaign or initiative in the nonprofit sector that has made an outstanding impact on the field of online advocacy, online fundraising, or both. Congratulations to this year’s winner: Imagine No Malaria’s 2014 World Malaria Day campaign.

Every year we are wowed by the winners of the DoGooder National Video Awards and this year was no exception. Watch and be inspired by the 2015 winners:

  • Best Nonprofit Video: overall top video of the year from a qualifying nonprofit:

The Breath Before“, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Funny for Good: recognizing the effective use of comedy:
Between Two Furnaces, Episode 1“, Global Strategy for Unbound
ImpactX Award: honoring videos that have demonstrated impact for their causes:
Now is the Time for More Family Court Judges in New York State“, Family Court
Creater for Good:celebrating the social impact driven by a YouTube creator through their videos:
My 24th Birthday Trevor Project Fundraiser“, Tyler Oakley for the Trevor Project

Also announced was the winner of this year’s Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, an annual award of a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. This year’s prize goes to Mifos X, an open technology platform for financial inclusion that provides the core functionality needed to deliver financial services to the poor and unbanked. The prize will help the Mifos X community towards their goal of a world where each person has access to the financial resources needed to create a better life for themselves and their family.

NTEN also announced the IMAB Integrated Marketing Awards, annually awarded to nonprofit marketing campaigns that have truly integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns:

NTEN gives out its own community awards every year that recognize Members who have offered their time, talents, and wisdom to help NTEN staff and community members, and thank them for their amazing contributions to the nonprofit technology sector. The NTENny Awards go to community-nominated individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance the NTEN Community, based on nominations from their fellow community members. This year we had twelve amazing NTENny winners:

  • Seth Horwitz, information Architecture Anyalst, American Friends Service Committee
  • Ken Montenegro, Information Technology Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
  • Regina Walton, Marketing Manager, Pole 2 Win International
  • Birgit Pauli-Haack, Co-Founder, Relevanza and President/CEO, Pauli Systems LLC
  • Rebecca Reyes, Communications Manager, Everday Democracy
  • Eli van der Giessen, NetSquared Global Community Manager, TechSoup Global
  • Lauren Girardin, Marketing and Communications Consultant and Freelance Writer
  • James Porter, Associate Director, External Relations, The END Fund
  • Yesenia Sotelo, Founder, SmartCause Digital
  • Issac Shalev, President, Sage70
  • Emily Weinberg, Nonprofit Digital Communications CoP Organizer and blogger
  • In Memory of Michael DeLong

We also awarded three additional special NTEN awards:

The NTEN Award, celebrating one outstanding individual who helps advance NTEN’s mission to serve the community: Lyndal Cairns, Digital Communications Strategist

Lyndal, thank you for always lending a helping hand and generous ear to the NTEN Community, whether it’s sharing your expertise on an NTEN webinar, writing for our blog, sharing with the community, or fundraising for us through the NTEN Community Champion campaign.

The NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has been instrumental in shaping the field of nonprofit technology, and inspired others with their innovation and dedication: David Krumlauf, Chief Technologist, Pierce Family Charitable Foundation.

David, thank you for your inspiring spirit and knowledgeable advice as a longtime NTEN Member and nonprofit technology superstar…and for holding the special title of being the first registered attendee for NTC every year. We still haven’t quite figured out how you do it!

The Rob Stuart Memorial Award, honoring the spirit of the man who played a pivotal role in creating the NTEN community by selecting a community that uses technology to disrupt the status quo and create change in unexpected ways: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Thanks AFSC, for the hard work you do towards building peace in communities worldwide and addressing key issues including peace policy, immigration rights, economic justice, anti-discrimination, and economic inequality.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Want to nominate a fellow community member for the hard work they contribute to the nonprofit technology sector? We value your suggestions and welcome your nominations anytime!

It’s that time of year again- the DoGooder Video Awards are back! If you made a video in 2014 that had an impact in your community or around the world, we want to see it.

Compelling video can advance social change and create real impact. If your organization produces creative, inspiring videos, we think you deserve recognition for the work you’re doing.

The DoGooder National Video Awards contest opens today! The contest is presented in partnership with YouTube and See3 Communications.

Enter the contesthttp://dogooder.tv/

Every year we are wowed by the change-makers using this powerful medium to tell stories, raise awareness about critical issues, and inspire action – and this year will be no exception. Organizations and activists are more video savvy than ever. Last year, the DoGooder National Awards had nearly 1,000 entries from hundreds of organizations. Viewers cast tens of thousands of votes, and the nonprofit organizations that submitted videos saw a surge in their video views. Now is the time to show off what you’ve done for your cause, and help other do-gooders see what they can do.

This year, we’re excited to include a new category: The DoGooder YouTube Creator for Good Award. This award celebrates YouTubers who use their storytelling skills and their loyal fans to change the world. Some of the biggest names on YouTube – including John and Hank GreenTyler OakleyHannah Hart – have been nominated for this year’s awards!

There are three categories that you can enter for this year’s awards:

  • Best Nonprofit Video: overall top video of the year from a qualifying nonprofit

  • Funny for Good: recognizing the effective use of comedy

  • ImpactX Award: honoring videos that have demonstrated impact for their causes

Entries must have been produced in 2014. Each entrant can submit as many videos as they would like, but are encouraged to submit only their best work.

Here are some quick things to know about entering the awards:

  • Entries cannot exceed 10 minutes in length and are limited to individuals and organizations from the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. See contest rules here.

  • There are no specific types of issues, causes, or missions we are looking for – organizations working toward any cause are welcome to enter.

  • You can submit your videos between January 12 and February 8, 2015

  • Starting on February 17, 2015, voting is open to the public, so be sure to spread the word (by email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, carrier pigeon, old-fashioned word of mouth) and tell your friends to vote.

  • Entrants in the category of Best Nonprofit Video must be members of the YouTube Nonprofit Program. If your organization is not already a member, just sign up before you enter the contest. It’s quick, easy, and free to eligible organizations. If you’re picked as a semifinalist in the contest, YouTube will make sure your organization’s application for membership is approved in time to be eligible for public voting. YouTube has built this program just for nonprofits to give extra leverage to online video and organization channels – it’s worth signing up!

  • Winners will be announced at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas on March 5 during the Day 2 Plenary Session.

Start thinking about which creative, compelling video you want to submit, and begin rallying your supporters to vote soon. Visit http://dogooder.tv to learn more about the contest, and to submit your video today!

Each year, NTEN recognize those who have offered their time, talents, and wisdom to help NTEN Community members and staff, and to thank them for their amazing contributions to the nonprofit technology sector.

NTENny Awards go to individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance the NTEN Community. Know someone who answers all your questions via the NTEN online community platform? Want to celebrate your friendly Community of Practice or Nonprofit Tech Club organizers and volunteers? Need to thank a volunteer for helping you find your way at a previous NTC or the LCS? Nominate them for an NTENny!

We’re also accepting nominations for three additional special awards: the NTEN Award, the NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Rob Stuart Memorial Award. Please help us recognize these folks who have gone above and beyond to push the limits, redefine the way we approach social impact, and help chart a course for all of us to follow by nominating them for an award.

The NTEN Award celebrates one individual who helps advance NTEN’s mission to serve the Community.

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

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 an unsung person who serves a community and uses technology to disrupt the status quo and create change in unexpected ways.

Nominations will be accepted until February 2, 2015.

This year’s inaugural Leading Change Summit brought together an amazing group of attendees: passionate people who know they aren’t alone in believing there’s another way to tackle a social issue, who see the world in a multichannel network, and who are looking to flip our cycle of adopting new technology on its head.

As part of 14LCS, we at NTEN were excited to recognize a few individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to push the limits, redefine the way we approach social impact, and help chart a course for all of us to follow. Based on nominations that came in from the community, we had the challenging task of narrowing it down to just three winners. Here they are, the recipients of the Leading Change Award, the Campaign of the Year Award, and the Technology Impact Award.

The Leading Change Award recognizes an outstanding individual whose leadership has made a significant contribution to positively change their organization, their community, and the sector. Jim Nickerson of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) was this year’s obvious choice.

Jim is a passionate trend starter, and knows the social media scene like the back of his hand. He is a teacher and steps up to be of service in bringing his special brand of brilliance and enthusiasm. Through his superb ability to convey big ideas into a shared vision, Jim forged a cultural identity for SFGMC, and their social media efforts would not be where it is today if not for Jim leading the way.

The Campaign of the Year Award highlights a specific campaign that utilizes an integrated model for technology-supported outreach, communications, and action. We were thrilled to give this award to TeenSource.org.

In 2014, California Family Health Council (CFHC) launched its TeenSource Multi-Media Peer Educators program so that teens themselves could educate their peers in California on safe sex, relationships, and their health rights. They used online trainings in multi-channel communications, and provided substantial support to equip youth leaders with the skills and confidence they needed to talk to their peers about deeply personal sexual and reproductive health topics.

The inaugural class of diverse and passionate teens, hailing from all over California, was trained in how to produce shareable video, create social media content, write compelling blog posts, and even take their outreach offline, speaking in person in their community.

The Technology Impact Award honors either a technical solution or innovation, from a vendor or nonprofit, that demonstrates the power of technology to connect people with resources, and create a more just and equitable world. Code for America (CFA) has succeeded in accomplishing great things in communities across the nation.

As an organization, CFA focuses on utilizing technology to drive access to government services for people across the US. In 2013, CFA tackled a range of community problems through technology while keeping people and users at the center. CFA Fellows gave South Bend residents a say about what happens to properties in their neighborhood, made public records more accessible in Oakland, and provided judges in Louisville with a better insight into population management in the justice system. Brigades made city budgets easier to understand and put real-time public transit information in the hands of riders. These open source applications are helping to make government work better for everyone.

Kudos to this year’s winners, and many thanks to everyone who works to use technology for social change.

The Rob Stuart Memorial Award honors the spirit of the man who was so pivotal in creating our community. Rob was a builder – of communities, of ideas, and of movements. Central to all of this work was the idea that technology can accelerate the pace of change, making it possible for movements to grow overnight and for change to be created in new and surprising ways.

The 2014 Award Winner

PEAK & PLUK Parent Centers, Barb Buswell and Roger Holt

Each year, we celebrate Rob by selecting a community that uses technology to disrupt the status quo. This year, we are so thrilled to recognize Barb Buswell and Roger Holt, of PEAK & PLUK Parent Centers, with the Rob Stuart Award. They both have, for many years, brought their passion and dedication to serving parents in their own towns and beyond, staff in other Parent Centers across the US, and even the NTEN community of nonprofit staff from all causes and locations.

Neither Barb nor Roger could be at the NTC this year to receive their awards in person for reasons that perfectly illuminate the reasons they were nominated: With more limited resources than previous years, very few Parent Center staff could attend the NTC this year and though they both love the conference and the chance to see many friends and colleagues in person, they thought it best to allow staff across the country who had never been able to attend to come instead.

Please join us in thanking and celebrating Barb and Roger, and their entire teams at PEAK and PLUK!

new_peak_logo.pngPEAK Parent Center provides training, information, and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through age twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children. As a result of PEAK’s services to families and professionals, children and adults with disabilities will live rich, active lives participating as full members of their schools and communities. Barbara Buswell co-founded PEAK Parent Center, and has been a Director since 1986. Barbara’s son, Wilson, introduced her to the world of disability and triggered her commitment to supporting families across the country to develop advocacy skills that enable inclusive and successful lives for people with disabilities.

8368142_AWhCD-M.jpgPLUK Parent Center was formed in 1984 by parents of children with special needs in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training, and assistance to aid their children at home, school, and as adults. PLUK was founded by parents who felt strongly that parents of children with disabilities need to band together to give each other information and support. Roger Holt began a career with PLUK in the fall of 1990 to work with all things technological. Over the years he designed all the data collection/management systems, a statewide computer network for staff, websites, phone systems, and whatever else was needed. He also became one of the first RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Practitioners in the state and assists hundreds of individuals, families, schools, and agencies with technology access issues.