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Online Communities Depend on Online Volunteers

Virtual volunteering, micro-volunteering, crowdsourcing, and other terms refer to unpaid work done via the Internet by computer, tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. While the general public associates the word “volunteer” mainly with social and human services or the arts, in fact there are volunteers everywhere. The Internet is a volunteer-rich environment on a global […]
Posted: March 5, 2014
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Supporting Communities Within Your Community

Strategy advice, best practice articles, and how-to guides providing information about engaging and supporting our community define community as our constituents and supporters. That very much is the community, of course. However, we may be missing a few important trees while looking at the forest: our staff and board members. The same practices and appraoches […]
Posted: February 18, 2015
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Connecting Healthcare to Underserved Communities with Crowdfunding & Mobile

Wangmo Thapa crosses high mountain passes on foot to get to her patients. She carries a small backpack with medical supplies, but the true gift that she’s carrying is her extensive training in delivering babies. She’s one of the rare women in Dolpa, Nepal, trained by One Heart World-Wide to help ensure that more women […]
Posted: April 17, 2014
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Building digital inclusion from the ground up

Being part of NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship has led me to do some really cool stuff. I support digital inclusion efforts from the ground up: from recruiting and training skilled technology volunteers to finding innovative ways of connecting adult learners to San Antonio’s changing digital landscape. Best of all, I’ve counted on some great local […]
Posted: May 18, 2017
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Meet the 2016 Fellows

We are thrilled to introduce the amazing people who will be the second cohort in the Digital Inclusion Fellowship. The Fellows stood out in a crowd of hundreds as the most skilled and passionate digital inclusion advocates. This group brings an incredibly diverse array of backgrounds, skills and experiences to the Fellowship and their host […]
Posted: January 3, 2017
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Meet the 2016 Fellows

Meet the 22 Fellows who comprise our 2016 cohort, working on projects that include setting up basic computer skills courses, increasing home internet usage, and volunteer recruitment and training. Adam Strizich, hosted by Martha O’Bryan Center in Nashville, TN Adam Strizich is an energetic community organizer and Music City enthusiast. He returns to the Digital […]
Posted: August 3, 2016
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Introducing the 2016 Digital Inclusion Fellows

We are thrilled to introduce the amazing people who will be the second cohort in the Digital Inclusion Fellowship. The Fellows stood out in a crowd of hundreds as the most skilled and passionate digital inclusion advocates. This group brings an incredibly diverse array of backgrounds, skills and experiences to the Fellowship and their host […]
Posted: June 13, 2016
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Cat Herding 101

I was given the awesome privilege to present a session at the 2016 Sektor 3.0 Conference in Warsaw, Poland. I wrote this article to help me prepare for my presentation. Cats? Herds? What? I often see the phrase “cat herding” or “herding cats” used with regards to community management. For those who haven’t heard it […]
Posted: May 17, 2016
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Meet the 2016 DIF City Hosts

Digital inclusion should be part of every organization’s understanding of reaching its mission. These 22 City Hosts demonstrate the reality that nonprofits of all sizes, with all focus areas, and communities served can adopt awareness, literacy, and training into the programs and services provided. In order to address the digital divide, we all need to […]
Posted: April 20, 2016
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Apply to be a Digital Inclusion Fellow

Access to technology and the skills to use it are no longer luxuries—they are essential for success and to participate in civic, economic, educational, and social opportunities. The Digital Inclusion Fellowship, launched in 2015 in partnership with Google Fiber, envisions a world where all people have a computer and internet connection at home that they […]
Posted: February 16, 2016