JK0712PDXsmI’m a nonprofit technology educator and strategist who has been helping nonprofits for over 20 years. I provide advice, educate and write about the effective use of technology in nonprofit organizations.

I earned my B.S. at Emerson College in Boston before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987. By the late 90’s I was 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 

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and the Nonprofit Quarterly article A Decade of Online Fundraising

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From 2003 – 2005 I traveled around the country teaching nonprofits how to effectively use the internet as Training and Consulting Manager at Groundspring.org/Network for Good. Since then, my consulting practice has concentrated on technology strategy with a focus on leveraging the internet.

FC09JK In 2008 and 2009 I helped Beth Kanter develop the curriculum for and present the two day workshop for nonprofits on social media, We Are Media.

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.

I was the Educational Program Manager at NTEN in 2012. I’ve been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online. 

I am an adjunct professor for the Masters of Nonprofit Administration degree program at the University of San Francisco and  have developed sessions presented at institutions of higher learning including: 

Short Biography:

JOHN KENYON is a technology educator and strategist who’s worked with nonprofits for over 20 years providing advice, teaching seminars and writing articles. Every day he educates and counsels nonprofits about using technology strategically because he knows it can help their organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. John authored the chapter “Effective Online Communications” in the book Managing Technology to Meet your Mission (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2009). Along with Beth Kanter he helped craft curriculum for and present the “We Are Media” social media training for nonprofits and frequently speaks on social media topics. He is a member of the Executive Consultants Select Group at the Alliance for Children & Families and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. John has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online. www.johnkenyon.org  twitter @jakenyon

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