Workshop Leaders


Beth Kanter
Over the past 6 years, Beth Kanter has designed and developed this curriculum and method of teaching nonprofits social media strategy and tactics. Her materials have been "open-sourced" and remixed by scores of nonprofit trainers and nonprofits. Beth Kanter is the Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation and the author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media (, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She is the co-author of The Networked Nonprofit, co-authored with Allison Fine and to be published by J. Wiley in 2010. A much in demand speaker and trainer, she was the keynote speaker for the Cambodian Bloggers Conference in Phnom Penh, The Connecting Up Conference in Brisbane, Australia, Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, Making Media Conference in Chicago and others. She has presented about nonprofits and social media at some of the leading social media industry conferences including O'Reilly's Graphing Social Patterns, Gnomedex, SWSX, Blogher, and Podcamp. In 2009, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week's "Voices of Innovation for Social Media."


Cheryl Contee

Cheryl Contee is a partner and co-founder of the social media consultancy Fission Strategy where she specializes in online advocacy, engagement, and communications. Prior to launching Fission Strategy, Ms. Contee was Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard San Francisco where she acted as lead digital strategist for the West Coast, helping clients manage their brands and online campaigns. Before Fleishman-Hillard, Cheryl led the interactive team as Vice President at Washington, DC public affairs firm Issue Dynamics Inc. where she launched and led the group blog, Cheryl also writes as Jill Tubman for the award-winning and top-ranked black political blog which she founded in 2006. Cheryl has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, PBS, BBC and CNN among many other media appearances. She sits on the advisory boards of several organizations including BlogHer and Blogging While Brown. Her work in the interactive sphere has been recognized with over 20 awards. Cheryl is regularly invited to speak at universities, conferences and events.


Shiree Teng

Shiree Teng is a seasoned leader with over 25 years experience designing and managing collaborative efforts and building lasting relationships in the non-profit sector. Shiree brings to her work a lifelong commitment to social change and a belief in the potential of groups of people coming together to create powerful solutions to social issues. For the past ten years, Shiree has worked as a Program Officer and Consultant to Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness program. Shiree leads the statewide technical assistance team of La Piana Consulting to support The California Endowment’s Healthy Returns Initiative.


Ashley Boyd

Ashley Boyd is Campaign Director for MomsRising.Org - she will be the group mentor, sharing her vast experience implementing campaigns that incorporate a social strategy.


Mary Ho

Mary Ho is the program associate for the Children's Health Insurance subprogram at the Packard Foundation. She has been with the Foundation for 2 years. Prior to the Foundation, Mary worked in the textbook publishing industry for 5 years.

Questions: Mary Ho at or (650) 917-7258.