March 30, 2015

The 17th Issue of NTEN: Change is out – “Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides”

Change, March 2014I can be sure of one thing: this issue is going to surprise you. As you dive in, prepare to have your assumptions challenged about who’s using technology, and the role your organization may play in addressing the digital divide.

The 17th issue of NTEN: Change covers a range of perspectives from those at the forefront of bridging the digital divide: schools, libraries, city governments, and nonprofit organizations.

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We also go behind the scenes with the filmmakers behind the Cyber-Seniors documentary, the Weiss School, Geek Club Books, and Oregon’s Multnomah County Library. Sophia Guevara from EPIP shares virtual learning tips for professional development, Wiebke Herding from On:Subject offers a 15 minutes strategy to improve website accessibility, and Vanessa Mason from ZeroDivide shares how text messaging can be a lifeline for vulnerable communities.

The future of technology requires an active commitment to inclusiveness. We hope this issue inspires you with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to get started in your organization.

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Joleen Ong
Joleen is a strong advocate of the nonprofit sector’s role in bringing about social change, and the power of technology to make this happen. At NTEN, Joleen is the editor of NTEN: Change, the quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders, and helps to support NTEN’s 50,000+ community members meet their mission through technology. Joleen is a published writer and researcher on the topic of nonprofit fundraising, communications, marketing, as well as international human rights and labor relations in Asia and Latin America. Prior to NTEN, she was the Communications Manager at Social Accountability International in New York for five years, where she focused on supporting programs to advance workers rights in factories around the world. Joleen earned her MS in Nonprofit Management from the New School, and BA in International Studies and Spanish/Anthropology at the College of New Jersey. She has led presentations on the topic of nonprofit marketing, communications, and sustainability worldwide. She is also a member/blogger of the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board (IMAB) and frequent webinar trainer for FundsForNGOs. Joleen is also the editor of two award-winning social justice documentaries that focus on responsible procurement with Fair Trade on college campuses, and military recruitment.