Biography

 

JOHN KENYON is a nationally recognized authority on nonprofit technology and communications. He is an educator and consultant who’s worked exclusively with nonprofits for over 25 years providing advice, teaching seminars and writing articles. John helps good causes make smart decisions about technology. He is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and Sonoma State University.

John has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online including the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities’ Executive Leadership Institute, Australia’s Connecting Up Conference and the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute.

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Background

 

I earned my B.S. at Emerson College in Boston before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. In the 1990’s I was the Information Technology Director at San Francisco’s Management Center.

Along with Michael Stein I wrote both The eNonprofit: a guide to ASPs, Internet Services and Online Software (pdf, 640KB) and the Nonprofit Quarterly article A Decade of Online Fundraising (pdf, 96KB).

From 2003 - 2005 I taught nonprofits how to effectively use the internet as Training and Consulting Manager at Groundspring.org/Network for Good.

In 2008 - 2009 I helped Beth Kanter develop the curriculum for and present the two day workshop for nonprofits on social media, We Are Media. We have collaborated on many workshops and projects since then.

I am the author of the "Effective Online Communications" chapter in the 2009 NTEN book Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders.

After working as Education Director for NTEN, I returned to private practice in 2013. I teach at Sonoma State University and I am an adjunct professor for the Masters of Nonprofit Administration degree program at the University of San Francisco. I have taught at various institutions of higher learning including:


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