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February 23 2011


Richard Cooper - CTT/CTX


I've been at CTT for 3 years working on the CTX donation programme, among other initiatives. CTT serves UK charities and NGO's by helping them understand, access and exploit ICT to further their missions. We have helped over 11,000 charities through the CTX programme and many more through our email marketing and payments services.

We're currently in the fourth cycle of a major programme, funded by the UK Department of Health, to provide grants to adult care providers to support the digital inclusion of adults in care. The programme is called GetConnected. CTT is running the process in collaboration with LASA. So for nearly 1,000 adult care providers have recieved grants totalling £9m through the programme.

My role in CTT is to support our technology develop, develop donors and partnerships, and basically anything else that progresses our work!

Before CTT, I worked for a number of IT companies including Gartner where I carried out 'forensic' cost of ownership studies on major organisations across the globe.  

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February 16 2011


Joe Baker, VP of Causes and Advocacy, Care2

At Care2, I manage our online campaigns, Causes blogs, and the growth of our activist base.  Care2 has about 15 million members who care about the environment, progressive politics, human rights, and other causes.  We work on our campaigns with hundreds of nonprofit partners.

Before Care2, I worked for N-TEN.  Before that, I spent a long time working for Amnesty International USA as a grassroots organizer, building an online grassroots advocacy network, and managing it's online presence.

I volunteer for the Sierrra Club and Death Penalty Focus.

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February 15 2011


Kevin Lo, Lead Technology Analyst, TechSoup Global

Hello! I've been at TSG for a little more than 4 years and work with the Content, Product Implementation, Business Development, and Global teams. My academic background is in international development and relations, and my work at TSG involves contextualizing content and products for the sector. My topical interests include cloud, security (typing this at the annual RSA securty conference!), and development in the APAC region. I look forward to meeting you at the Summit.

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Intro to WCE

I am president of World Computer Exchange  www.WorldComputerExchange.org. My professional/personal priority is more access for youth in developing countries to the internet. We bring such assets as logistics capacity in developing countries, a network of vetted local partners in 71 developing countries, 700 capacity building volunteers, refurbished computers, and content to load on computers to collaborations. Our main needs from collaborators are volunteers interested in working for 2 weeks in developing countries, more contacts in developing countries, surplus computers, joint venture partners, and funds to sponsor our costs for our local partners.   TAnderson@WorldComputerExchange.org        

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My Bio

My name is Rob Cronin.  I'm vice president for civil society at IREX, a DC-based international non-profit specializing in international development programs that enable local capacity in education, media, and civil society.  We have more than 40 years experience with a grass-roots approach supporting our local partners in more than 90 countries around the world.  My focus is on our civil society programs oriented around youth leadership, peace-building, and innovative use of technology for civil society development.  Find out more at www.irex.org

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Intro Dzemia Sulkiewicz-Nowicka

I'm president of BDR, small polish NGO. I'm interested in finding new, better ways to serve non-profits through technology.


Michael Saunders

Hi, I'm Michael Saunders.

I run a small Internet Website Operation, Information Organizers, LLC and am a TechSoup Global Board Member.

I am looking for opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to the TSG network of organizations in any way that I can.

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Introduction-- Wendy Hanamura, Link TV


I'm the VP & General Manager, of Link TV, a non-profit, independent media network.  We run a 24/7 television network on satellite TV in North America that reaches about 33 million US homes, an online media portal at www.linktv.org, and most recently we've launched a semantically driven platform for video:  www.ViewChange.org

My priorities are using media--primarily video--to advance social change.  Link TV's mission is to connect Americans to the world.

In www.ViewChange.org we are making high quality videos about global development available to people/NGO's around the world to use and share in their work. 

My main needs are:  help in getting these great video assets disseminated to groups who can use them around the world!

We bring these assets to our collaborations:  advanced semantic tools for video discovery and sharing; the ability to curate and distribute global stories on video; a 24/7 television network that reaches 1 in every 3 US homes; a website with 5000 high quality streamed videos; in other words:  a pipeline to a socially active, globally aware audience.

contact me at whanamura@linktv.org  or at TSG2011 call me via cell:  415-335-0895.



Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth


I am Peggy, Executive Director of WiserEarth.org. WiserEarth helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances.

I am interested in:

- Ways to make non profits connect and collaborate better so they are more efficient and don't replicate efforts.

- Our global movement of non profit and grassroot leaders, and the intersection of online and offline balance

- Philantrophy and better giving strategy (WiserGiving)

- Food and simplicity of living



INtro - Angus Parker

Angus Parker, Program Director of WiserEarth, holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MSc in Environmental Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He is the former Director of Operations for The Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific Region and former Chief Operating Officer of Island Conservation.

Email Angus

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Hi, I'm Kevin Lee from the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore. I'm interested to see what's developing in cloud computing for volunteer management and philanthropy :)


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Randy Paynter - Introduction

I am Randy Paynter, the Founder and CEO of Care2, a social action network empowering millions of people to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support important causes.  We’re growing by over 200,000 members a month, just passed the 15 million member mark and work with more than 700 nonprofit partners.

I'm looking forward to the Summit to collaborate and find more ways to empower our members to make a positive impact.  I'm most interested in discussing how we can use media and online activism to motivate citizens and impact real change.

If we're not able to connect at the Summit, feel free to contact me at Randy@Care2team.com.

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February 12 2011


Beth Kanter: Introduction

I where a couple of hats.  I'm the co-author of the book, The Networked Nonprofit,  author of Beth's Blog, and a co-founder of Zoetica - a consulting company that connects organizations with its networks.    I am interested in networks and how nonprofits can work in a more networked way.     That was the topic of my book and I'm blogging about the ideas at Beth's Blog.

I'm looking forward to the summit and the discussion

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Introduction - Leila Bicakcic, Center for Investigative Reporting

I am the Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, media agency dedicated to production of high quality investigaive stories. We are participating as an Affiliate to TSG network, pending launch of the program in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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Introduction - Nathan Koeshall - Balkan Trust for Democracy

I am Nathan Koeshall, Program Officer for the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of teh United States.  I am responsible for BTD's grantmaking in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.  I am based in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) is a 10-year, $36-million grantmaking initiative created in 2003 that supports democracy, good governance, and Euroatlantic integration in Southeastern Europe through indigenous civil society organizations and institutions. Operating from its Belgrade, Serbia, office, BTD awards grants in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. BTD also gives regional grants to organizations promoting the benefits of a pan-Balkan network.

My interests in Contributor's Summit include understanding better the models that are used through the TechSoup Global Network and to see firsthand some of the best practices that have been put to use, with the eye to using BTD's funds to leverage against others to furtehr the spread of the TSG model in the Balkans.



Hello My Name is Bobbi Newman

Hello I am Bobbi Newman, I am a librarian in a public library. I’m responsible for our website, online services, new and emerging technology and training and development for staff and the public. I am also speak and provide training for libraries nationally and internationally. 

I am dedicated to helping libraries find their place in the digital age. I’m passionate about 21st century literacies and the role of all libraries in equal access and opportunity for all. My professional interests include digital and technology based services, the digital divide, and improving existing services through expanding traditional methods, while creating innovative new practices. I write about these and other issues at Librarian by Day.



TSG2011 Summit Introducation - Jordan van Bergen

Hi all,

I am the CEO of the Dutch foundation Stichting GeefGratis which is one of the partners of the Dutch TechSoup program. TechSoup The Netherlands is run in partnership between TechSoup Global, Socialware and Stichting GeefGratis. Stichting GeefGratis is a Dutch NGO and charitable foundation (ANBI) that offers free to use internet services to 2.500+ NGO's in the Netherlands. My professional priorities within TechSoup the Netherlands lie in outreach models.

February 11 2011


Ari Katz, IREX

I am Ari Katz, deputy director for technology and civil society at IREX, a international development nonprofit based in Washington, DC. I work on programs that use technology to help organizations and institutions better fulfill their missions in a variety of ways - with youth, with libraries, with schools, and with governments.   My priorities include figuring out how to bring access to information in new and engaging ways to those who could benefit from it, and trying to integrate libraries more into the development dialogue. IREX brings well-managed projects in a number of countries to collaborations. We have learned that tech can't be dropped in on its own - where it has potential is integrated into a supportive environment of experimentation, learning and capacity building. 

Check out www.irex.org and http://irexgl.wordpress.com/ for more about what we do.

You can find me on twitter at @katzistan or @irextech.



Greg Baldwin, President, VolunteerMatch.org

VolunteerMatch.org is a California based public benefit corporation using technology to make it easier for good people and good causes to connect. We support a diverse community of individuals, nonprofits and business leaders committed to volunteering. As a platform for engagement we find ourselves regularly collaborating to support social initiatives that cut across the traditional business/nonprofit/governmental spheres.


Colene McBeth Director Strategic Partnerships, Nethope

 I am Colene McBeth, Director of Strategic Partnership for Nethope. Nethope's mission is to be a catalyst for collaboration among international humanitarian organizations.  By working together to solve problems and share knowledge, we help ensure that our members have access to the best information and communication technology and practices when serving people in the developing world.

Nethope focuses on five strategic initiatives, all enabled by collaboration: Connectivity, Field Capacity Building, Emergency Response, Shared Services, Innovation for Development.


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