Expanding home connectivity in your community

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.

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Cost per course

Members $125/Non-members $250

Qualifying credits

NTEN professional certificate

Certified Fund Raising Executive

Certified Association Executive

Course overview

Digital literacy

Learn strategies for distance training and accessing low-cost connectivity in the COVID era.

Project planning

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.

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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

Meet the presenter

Kami Griffiths

Kami Griffiths

Pronouns: she/hers

Executive Director/Co-founder

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.

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