Webinar: Collaborating with Partners for Program Sustainability

Interns, VISTAs, Fellows, and volunteers can all play a large role in developing and supporting new programs in nonprofit and educational organizations. While this work is often invaluable to an organization, it can be challenging to keep programs going after those people leave the organization.

This webinar will address key points to help to create long-term and sustainable programs with community partner organizations. We will talk about some of the challenges organizations face continuing programs after key players have moved on and ways short term staff/volunteers can plan for sustainability of their programs after their term ends.

Speaker: Shauna Edson
Shauna helped the Salt Lake City Public Library launch their digital inclusion initiative, The Tech League, during her year-long NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellowship at the Library. Shauna is currently the Digital Inclusion Librarian at The City Library, and works with Library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library serves. Her interest in digital inclusion stems from over four years of teaching, facilitating workshops and groups, coordinating volunteers, and connecting with community partners to work with traditional and digital literacies in the diverse communities that make up the Wasatch Front. She addresses concerns such as education without appropriation, accessibility, managing difficult conversations, and communication. Shauna is currently working toward a MS in communication with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition at the University of Utah. When Shauna is not on the trail, snow, or water, she lives in downtown Salt Lake City with her two boys, dog and cat.