Access eNonPorifit - Penn State University has
developed this on-line tutorial as a backgrounder
covering nonprofits and Internet basics, how
nonprofits can and do use the Net, and the business,
social, and technical issues affecting nonprofits
online. This is the big idea part of the tutorial!
American Computer Foundation (ACF) - The mission
of the American Computer Foundation is to narrow the
dramatic and growing gaps in computer knowledge,
access and literacy in American society.
AT&T Excelerator Grant Program - The 2007 AT&T
Excelerator grant program will provide $9 million in
competitive technology grants to help local
nonprofit organizations integrate technology into
their operations and community outreach.
Bridges.org - Researches, tests, and promotes
best practices for sustainable, empowering use of
information and communication technology (ICT).
Centre for Management and Technology - Provides
strategic planning, consulting, management and
technology solutions at little or no cost to
eligible nonprofit organizations. Established in
2002, the Centre has worked with over a hundred
nonprofit organizations across the United States and
overseas to implement improved business processes
CharityFocus.org - Provides opportunity for
volunteers to give freely of their time and talents,
without any expectation of material gain.
CharityFocus volunteers build web solutions for
CTCNet - National nonprofit membership
organization of more than 600 independent community
technology centers where people get free or low-cost
access to computers, Internet access and computer
Digital Divide Network (DDN) - The Benton
Foundation's DDN offers a range of information,
tools and resources that help practitioners stay on
top of digital divide developments.
Digital Divide Solutions/Hispanic Research Center at
Arizona State - Digital divide information
clearinghouse with many links to valuable research
The Digital Equity Toolkit - Points educators,
teacher education faculty and professional
developers to free resources that help reduce the
digital divide in classrooms and communities.
Digital Freedom Institute - Assists institutions
and communities of color in taking advantage of the
digital opportunities that exist in the burgeoning
21st century information technology world.
Digital Partners - A Seattle-based nonprofit
institute taps the power of the digital economy to
develop market-based solutions that help the world's
poor reap the benefits of the Digital Revolution.
EmpowerTech - A nonprofit
organization serving children and adults with
Falling Through the Net - The National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
established this site to provide public information
about the federal government's efforts to bridge the
Generations On Line - Generations On Line is a
specially designed Web-based software program that
helps people over 65 teach themselves the Internet -
for libraries, senior centers, nursing homes and
Getting Online: A Guide to the Internet for Small
Town Leaders - Produced by the National
Association of Towns and Townships, this book
explains the power, organization and tools of the
Internet, with emphasis on the World Wide Web. It
shows how small communities can encourage
telecommunications access and promote economic
development by creating an interactive town Web
site, establishing a community technology center,
aiding local businesses in using electronic
commerce, and more. It includes an extensive listing
of Web sites of interest to small town leaders.
Groundwire - Connect to the conservation movement's technology
HandsNet - Empowering organizations to integrate
effective online communication strategies.
Instructional Communications Systems, University of
Wisconsin Extension - ICS provides electronic
communication and distance education services to
University of Wisconsin institutions, state
governmental agencies, and other educational,
governmental and nonprofit organizations.
IndianTech.org - An information clearinghouse
for Indian Nations attempting to bridge the digital
divide in their communities.
Morino Institute - Reston, Virginia-based
nonprofit organization that explores the
opportunities and risks of the Internet and the New
Economy to advance social change.
Network for Good - This site was established to
foster the informed use of the Internet for civic
participation and philanthropy. It includes a
section with resources related to nonprofits using
PBS/Digital Divide - A PBS series which shines
a light on the role computers play in widening
social gaps throughout our society, particularly
among young people.
Progressive Technology Project - Seeks to
strengthen community based social change efforts and
increase public participation by under-represented
communities by exploring and supporting the
effective use of information technology.
Project Connect - Info Line, Inc. has developed
a group purchase program for nonprofits (501(c)(3)
organizations). This page also gives some
information about technology planning and Microsoft
Office purchasing options (including the charity
open license program)
SeniorNet - Provides adults who are 50+ years
old access to and education about computer
technology and the Internet to enhance their lives
and enable them to share their knowledge and
Summit - Internet strategy, technology planning
program and organizational development services for
nonprofits, foundations, and management support
TechSoup.org - One-stop resource for nonprofits
to find technology assistance, including software,
hardware, and technology planning. The TechSoup site
is divided into 5 main content areas: How-to,
Community Discussions, Products, Service Directory,
and News and Views.
Technology Training Foundation of America (TTFA)
- TTFA's Computer Donation Program provides
public/private partnerships that help bridge the
"digital divide" and create wider opportunities for
Verizon Foundation - Nonprofits can request an
from Verizon Foundation, in the amount of
$240, toward Internet access from the vendor of
their choice. All you need to do is select the
Internet Service Provider (ISP) and complete the
application. Although the program targets smaller
non-profits (those with annual budget under
$500,000) any organization with a 501(c)(3) (public
charity), served by Verizon Communications, may
apply. Verizon also offers scholarships for
nonprofit technology training through their
The Virtual Office - Tech Soup article
discussing a nonprofit that made the transition to a
virtual office. Other worthwhile sites that address
the Virtual Office issue:
Virtual Private Networks are revolutionizing
communications on the same order of magnitude as
fax, voicemail, and e-mail. The cost, functionality,
and ease-of-use of a VPN are unmatched by any
previous networking solution or technology.
Organizations now have the opportunity to leverage
the power of the Internet in order to create a wide
variety of globally accessible e-business
Virtual Private Networks
- A short description of VPN's with links to
proprietary software by Cisco.
Choosing a VPN
- A great collection of articles and resources
to assist you with making an informed decision
about which VPN is best for your organization.
- New to VPN's...here is a good
VolunteerMatch - Thousands of volunteer
opportunities online. Utilizes the power of the
Internet to help find volunteer opportunities
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