Evaluating community resources for digital inclusion
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
Understand your organizational resources, strengths, and collaborative practice.
Identify and assess community resources.
Promote authentic collaboration and partnership within your organization and broaden your networks.
Communities already have many strengths, skills, and resources, and plenty of people ready to step up and help out. Engaging community partners in a meaningful and collaborative way can help your nonprofit’s services and digital inclusion programs flourish.
In this course, you’ll explore methods for evaluating your organizational practices and program needs while identifying community assets. Using an asset mapping framework grounded in race, social justice, and digital inclusion, you’ll learn how to assess potential partnerships and plan diverse, inclusive collaborations. You’ll also get tips on working with community, private, and government organizations and integrating them into your development and management of programs and policies.
David KeyesDigital Equity Program Manager
David has worked for over 35 years on digital equity, community building, accessible communications, and race and social justice. He was the first community technology planner in the country and developed the City of Seattle’s digital inclusion programs. As the City’s current Digital Equity Program Manager, he continues to guide policy, programs and partnerships.
In 2016, David received the inaugural Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) and the Benton Foundation. He has previous experience in community television operations and training, educational television production, online education, and community legal services.
He is originally from Milwaukee, WI, and is a graduate of Antioch College and the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. David loves to travel when possible, bike, hike and occasionally juggle balls and clubs.
Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits: