We set out to build a website with no budget and an evolving idea of what we hoped to offer. We’ve relied on the kindness and patience of our techie and artsy friends at the Brooklyn Creative League and New York Tech 4 Good to create this site and envision what it might help offer.

Lisa Madison designed and developed this site and tutored us in WordPress programming.  

Lisa is Cofounder and Partner at StoryKeep.org. In her spare time she works as a consultant for filmmakers and nonprofits developing unique distribution models and optimizing website performance for websites. A native New Mexican, Lisa lived Washington DC and worked at the American Institute of Architects before pursuing her passion in film and storytelling in New York City.

Sean Speer advised us on our shift from Drupal to WordPress, helped us choose a theme, showed us how to use it, answered questions 24-7, and walked us through transferring the site – not to mention tutoring us in Salesforce for Nonprofits in his remaining spare time.

Sean engages clients to develop innovative and effective solutions to their Information Technology (IT) challenges. Currently a consultant with Exponent Partners, he has worked for a number of technology companies over the years in a variety of sectors and organizations ranging from an advanced computer graphics firm to the independent farming community of Central California. Prior to working with CITI Sean could be found hiking to Everest Base camp or living in a yurt in Mongolia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where he taught English and worked with a 17th Century Tibetan Buddhist monastery. 

Matthew Wilse created our logo, helped mentor Veneration at Beta Brooklyn, and gave us early guidance in the website development process.

Matthew is a designer and web developer focused on the strategy and messages that can elevate a public-interest cause. Since founding The Coup, he helps nonprofits/artists/ innovators tell the story of their cause boldly and beautifully — and get heard doing it — by designing logos, building websites, and creating strategies to reach and captivate the public.

Amy Sample Ward helped us overcome a highly ambivalent relationship with social media through the Tech 4 Good Meetups. She even dedicated a whole summer day to helping map out our web development plan.

Amy is dedicated to supporting and educating organizations and changemakers in the use of evolving technologies that cultivate and engage communities. She is the Director of Membership at the Nonprofit Technology Network, the co-author of Social by Social, and a regular speaker on the non-profit technology and social media circuit.  

Corinne van der Borch helped us film our video application for Echoing Green and inspired us with her beautiful and profound documentaries on the process of aging.

Corinne is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of Wondertime Films, dedicated to creating ‘ordinary magic’, by collecting intimate stories and visuals, which can easily go unseen. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has worked as a researcher, writer, editor cinematographer and producer on several commercial non-fiction projects in Amsterdam, New York, London, Hanoi and Berlin for clients such as Unilever,  Microsoft, Canon, Heineken and the Bill Gates Foundation.Her work has  “honest simplicity and integrity,” as the Jury stated when awarding her the Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC.


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