Connect: Digital Inclusion

Digital inclusion…what’s that? A relatively new area of focus for many nonprofits, digital inclusion is a more positive way of talking about closing the digital divide. How do you know if what you’re doing is considered digital inclusion? Here’s an example of programs that fit:
  • computer training for community members or nonprofit staff
  • providing access to digital devices and internet to underserved communities
  • helping to raise awareness about the need for more affordable access, including training
  • integrating technology in any way into the services you provide
  • partnering with other nonprofits who are doing this work, including libraries
With technology ever changing, it’s hard to keep up! We need each other to meet this challenge and ensure that everyone has the tools, training and support to be successful in the 21st century.
Kami Griffiths
Community Technology Network
Executive Director
Kami Griffiths is the executive director and co-founder of Community Technology Network, a nonprofit with the mission to transform lives through digital literacy. With nearly 15 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 Global, 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.