Webinar: Planning and Executing a Digital Adoption Campaign

The latest Pew Internet report shows that 15% of people in the United States still don’t access the Internet at home. The number jumps to 25% for low income and 33% for those without a high school diploma. For some, their lack of access is economic, but with an increase in low-cost options, this is less of an issue. Others lack digital literacy skills or don’t understand how the Internet is relevant to them.

This is where we come in. Nonprofits, libraries, and community-based organizations are on the front lines of bridging the digital divide, but they don’t always have the resources or staff capacity to address the need. This webinar will highlight best practices from across the country to help you:

  • Understand what leading agencies have done to raise awareness and increase demand for digital literacy training
  • Identify the key partners you should engage to assist in your outreach efforts
  • Develop incentive programs to increase participation and motivate learners
Speaker: Amy VanDeVelde
Speaker: Diana Rodriguez
Speaker: Kami Griffiths
Kami Griffiths is currently the co-founder and Executive Director of Community Technology Network, a nonprofit that advocates for digital inclusion by providing technology training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. With nearly 15 years of experience working in the public sector, Kami has developed a passion for helping people gain access and better utilize technology, after witnessing firsthand how the digital divide and low literacy levels were aiding the cycle of poverty.
Speaker: Michael Liimatta
Michael Liimatta is President/CEO and co-founder of Connecting for Good. He is an Upper Michigan native who moved to the Kansas City area in 1990. As a social entrepreneur, he has worked in the nonprofit sector, in higher education and in association management for over 30 years. Although he has worked in different aspects of the nonprofit world, his focus has been consistent – managing programs that serve under-resourced individuals, especially the homeless and the addicted. For the last twenty years, he has been equipping and training people to serve these populations. Working for so many years with at-risk and under served people, Michael recognized that accessible technology has the power to transform lives. This was his motivation for starting Connecting for Good in 2011 with co-founder, Rick Deane.