Tech Equity in Practice

This three-month cohort, limited to 20 people, develops your tech equity leadership and builds a roadmap for your organization.

Generously funded by Microsoft.

About the cohort

Nonprofit technology is marked by inequities within our organizations and our sector. You can see this in staffing, processes, and how technology tools are implemented. While many organizations are committed to advancing equity and justice, the impacts of organizational decisions, investments, and technology usage are often not included or understood as integral to meeting those goals

This cohort is designed for nonprofit professionals who want to increase their personal experience and confidence with equity-focused decision-making, facilitation, and planning and who work in an organization ready to make changes and investments in more equitable technology use.

Participants will receive training, have opportunities to practice facilitation, conduct evaluation and feedback processes, and access support from peer practitioners and mentors. You will develop a customized technology equity roadmap for your organization to guide budgeting, fundraising, and technical development for the near and long term.

Partner on a cohort

Partner with NTEN on one or more Tech Equity in Practice cohorts to increase nonprofit technology equity and support these dedicated professionals. Cohorts can be customized based on your goals, interest area, or location.


Plan for a three-month time commitment, with 8–10 hours per month for program work.

October 2023
Ask questions and explore the online learning and community space.

October – December 2023
Take part in educational and mentorship activities.

January 2024
Celebrate achievements and share commitments.

March 13–15, 2024
Attend the 2024 Nonprofit Technology Conference virtually or in Portland, Oregon, for free.


You’ll have a mix of training and learning with chances to practice facilitating equity-based conversations in the group and with your colleagues. You do not need to have a project decided or in mind when you start. During the cohort, you’ll be supported in developing your tech equity roadmap with the priorities and needs that emerge for your organization.

Foundational training
A series of educational courses that cover the core priorities for equitable technology planning, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation across an organization.

Facilitated workshops
Working sessions to build your leadership skills and confidence with equitable technology practices and decision-making.

Peer support
Advice and mentorship that will have a critical and lasting impact on your work, including support on successful planning, culture change, and implementation.

Personalized equity roadmap
A facilitated process for evaluating and creating a roadmap for investments, changes, and needs to improve your technology outcomes.


The curriculum is tailored to the cohort's needs, and additional topics will be addressed based on participants’ requests. Topics include:

  • Mindful inquiry.
  • Technology and equity.
  • Equity strategy.
  • Technology roadmaps.

Additional benefits

You'll get free enrollment in NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate. After the cohort ends, you'll also continue to have access to the materials and online community space.

Apply for the cohort

Who should apply

Applicants should be nonprofit staff in organizations with an established commitment to equity and an interest in expanding their understanding, practices, and investments in equity throughout the organization. Board members and volunteers are not eligible. We plan to open future cohorts that include those not employed by a nonprofit organization. If you have any questions about your eligibility, email us.


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