About Me


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Johanna Bates Collaborative Consulting

Where code, communication, design and human beings meet—that’s where you’ll find me. I am an independent consultant specializing in technology strategy and Drupal website development for nonprofit organizations. I work with other experts in the field to help nonprofits build websites, use technology thoughtfully, and communicate clearly.

Because I like to do what I do best and let other specialists shine, I am very serious about collaboration. I excel at building and participating in collaborative teams. I am connected to a national network of very talented people to engage or refer to for nearly any kind of website project.

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My Bio

I began my career as a web technologist at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston. I then spent the next eight years at Community Partners, a statewide health care reform organization in Massachusetts. As Community Partners’ director of technology and strategy, I built and maintained their web presence and guided the organization to align IT with their mission goals.

I now work with organizations and foundations to help them make smart and strategic decisions about Internet tools. I've built and maintained websites in many different kinds of content management systems, including Drupal, Wordpress, and Joomla!, and am currently focused on Drupal front-end site development. I have been an active member of NTEN for over ten years and served for four years on the NTC agenda steering committee. I live in western Massachusetts with my partner, our little one, and our domestic and woodland animal friends.