Case Studies

Closing the Statewide Digital Divide Starts with Community

University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) is known for extending the boundaries of the university to the boundaries of the state through continuing education, cooperative extension, business and entrepreneurship, and broadcast and media innovations. It makes sense, then, that it is also the base for the state’s evolving digital adoption initiative, which is run through the Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center.

By Cassie Bair

Thinking Beyond the One-Time Grant for a Successful Digital Adoption Program

The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is a nonprofit organization transforming Los Angeles neighborhoods through a holistic approach to reducing poverty. By ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education, and technology services, they enable them to make successful transitions from cradle to college and career.

By Cassie Bair

Hungry for Internet

Having Internet access is like having food. Everyone needs and deserves it, even if they cannot afford it. Thanks to nonprofit organizations like Minnesota’s Neighbors Inc. (aka “Neighbors”), people living below the poverty line are getting both.

By Cassie Bair

Giving the Disconnected and Disenfranchised a Voice

North Carolina (NC) Fair Share CDC is a statewide, multi-issue membership, advocacy, and leadership development organization. They provide a vehicle for change. “Our goal is to get more candidates in the pipeline and more people into the online voter database,” said Akiba Byrd, NC Fair Share CDC’s Executive Director.

By Cassie Bair

You asked, we listened: NTEN’s website redesign beta launch!

We’re happy to announce the beta launch of our website redesign! This launch has been a long-time coming — read through the process in previous case study posts:

By Megan Keane

The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Luann Algoso

Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness (ONTR) program. We want to introduce you to Luann Algoso, Communications and Special Projects Coordinator for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, to share her answers to some of our questions.

By Luann Algoso

The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Taylor Smith

Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the Oregon Nonprofit Tech Readiness (ONTR) program. You may find yourself asking questions like, “Who participates in this program with a mix of online and offline learning and what did it mean for them?” We want to introduce you to Taylor Smith, Technical Services Manager for the Oregon Food Bank to share his answers to these questions and a few more.

By Taylor Smith

The Impact of the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness Program: Emily Squires

Last year, NTEN launched the first cohort for the Oregon Nonprofit Technology Readiness (ONTR) program. You may find yourself asking questions like, “Who participates in this program with a mix of online and offline learning, and what did it mean for them?” We want to introduce you to Emily Squires, Community Engagement Director for Playwrite, Inc., to share her answers to our burning questions.


Case Study of NTEN’s Website Relaunch: The home page

The home page of any organization’s website is something between a welcome mat and an elevator pitch: you want it to be a clear and thoughtful statement of the organization’s identity and purpose, and you want to entice visitors to linger and explore the website. We recognize that NTEN’s current home page could use some improvement…and we have heard as much from the NTEN Community.

By Steph Routh

NTA Case Study: Image Journal

When Stuart Scadron-Wattles joined Image three years ago as Director of Resource Development, he was charged with boosting unearned income to help make the 25-year-old organization as sustainable as possible.


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