Expanding home connectivity in your community
Members $125/Non-members $250
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
This course was great. Thanks for breaking it down by experience level — sometimes it is hard to know where to start when there is so much to be done!
– Former course participant
Learn strategies for distance training and accessing low-cost connectivity in the COVID era.
Identify the needs in your community and develop an appropriate response.
Execution and evaluation
Working together with community partners and volunteers, work the plan and make sure you're tracking your impact.
The global pandemic has made it clear that everyone needs home internet access. But how do you do this when the people your nonprofit works with are low income and can’t afford a device or internet costs? And how do you provide digital skills training to new users when you can’t sit next to them?
These are monumental challenges. Even with vaccines, the virus is still spreading, and older adults, young children, and our immunocompromised neighbors are still at risk.
In this course, you’ll discover how you and your organization can make a difference in the lives of homebound individuals by helping them get fully connected to the internet. You’ll learn ways to increase digital literacy, plan for getting people more connected at home, and launch and evaluate your program.
Community Tech Network
Kami Griffiths is the executive director and co-founder of Community Tech Network, a nonprofit with the mission to transform lives through digital literacy. With 20 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. She has worked for the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation, managing 27 public access computing centers, teaching computer classes and establishing their volunteer trainer program. As the Training and Outreach Manager for TechSoup, Kami greatly expanded her knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit technology field, having conducted over 200 interviews with librarians and producing over 100 webinars. She is a founding member of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) and speaks nationally about digital inclusion.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.
A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.
This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.
Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.
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:
NTEN Professional Certificate