Amy Sample Ward

Amy Sample Ward

Portland, Oregon (Portland, Oregon Area)
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Amy Sample Ward's Overview

  • CEO at NTEN
  • Author and speaker at Social Change Anytime Everywhere
  • 2014 American Express NGen Fellow at Independent Sector
  • Monthly Contributor at Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio
  • Author, Nonprofit World, Social Media Column at Society for Nonprofits
  • Speaker, facilitator, blogger at Amy Sample Ward's Version of NPTech
  • Contributor/Blogger at Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Amy Sample Ward's Experience



June 2013Present (1 year 5 months)

Author and speaker

Social Change Anytime Everywhere

January 2013Present (1 year 10 months)

2014 American Express NGen Fellow

Independent Sector

August 2014Present (3 months)

Monthly Contributor

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

October 2012Present (2 years 1 month)

Author, Nonprofit World, Social Media Column

Society for Nonprofits

October 2013Present (1 year 1 month)

Speaker, facilitator, blogger

Amy Sample Ward's Version of NPTech

May 2007Present (7 years 6 months)


Stanford Social Innovation Review

March 2008Present (6 years 8 months)

Amy Sample Ward's Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Rising Star

    Portland Monthly and Knowledge Universe
    • October 2013

    Portland Monthly and Knowledge Universe recognize Rising Stars as individuals making a meaningful impact in the social, political and business sectors.

  • Terry McAdam Book Award Finalist

    Alliance for Nonprofit Management
    • August 2013

    The Terry McAdam Book Award was established in 1989 to commemorate the life and work of New York Community Trust Vice President, Terry McAdam, who devoted his life to improving the nonprofit management field and urged the field to write about the sector to share knowledge and build the social change movement.

Amy Sample Ward's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Affairs
  2. Usability
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Non-profits
  5. Strategic Communications
  6. Social Networking
  7. Social Media
  8. Philanthropy
  9. Public Speaking
  10. Editing
  11. Digital Media
  12. Community Building
  13. Community Engagement
  14. Leadership
  15. Community Development
  16. New Media
  17. Membership Building
  18. Social Media Measurement
  19. Online Journalism
  20. Nonprofit Technology
  21. Volunteer Management
  22. Nonprofits
  23. Strategy
  24. Digital Strategy
  25. Social Media Marketing
  26. Grant Writing
  27. Copy Editing
  28. Blogging
  29. Project Management
  30. Public Relations
  31. Integrated Marketing
  32. Training

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Amy Sample Ward's Publications

  • Designing Online Engagement to Collaborate With Your Community

    • NTC 2012
    • April 4, 2012
  • Social Media Boundaries: Personal/Personnel Policy

    • SXSW 2012
    • March 13, 2012

    * Wrap-up post via Amy Sample Ward
    * Wrap-up post via Community Organizer 2.0

  • Collected Voices: Data Informed Nonprofits

    • NTEN
    • February 1, 2014

    NTEN sponsored a year long program collecting 18 nonprofit professionals to do a deep dive on teh management, use and sharing of data. This booklet is a collection of articles, case studies, stories and resources that grew out of the project. Great reading for any nonprofit. I contributed the article "Architecting Healthy Data Management Systems" along with a few case studies and other references.

  • Social by Social

    • NESTA/OpenMute
    • August 2009

    At the time of its publication in 2009, Social by Social was the UK’s first comprehensive practical guide to using social technologies for social impact. The book explains how the new technology tools for social interaction are changing society, and how individuals and organisations with a social conscience can use them to do more good. It was commissioned by NESTA, published by OpenMute.

    "if you’re interested in using social media in your organization, and you should be, Social by Social is the real deal." - Craig Newmark, founder of

Amy Sample Ward's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Board Member, Chair

      The Bus Project
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      March 2014 present (8 months)
    • Research Committee, Co-Chair

      City Club of Portland
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      April 2014 August 2014 (5 months)
    • Community Organizer

      Nonprofit Technology Network
      • Science and Technology
      November 2007 present (7 years)
    • Community Organizer

      • Science and Technology
      November 2007 present (7 years)
    • Digital Advisor

      • Science and Technology
      June 2011 September 2012 (1 year 4 months)
    • Advisor

      Community Infopoint Ltd
      • Science and Technology
      April 2010 October 2010 (7 months)
    • Advisor

      Social Actions
      • Science and Technology
      2009 2010 (1 year)
    • Advisor

      • Science and Technology
      January 2009 January 2011 (2 years 1 month)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Environment
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Nonprofit Technology Network

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