Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse
The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse consists of nonprofit computer refurbishers from throughout the country who share a goal of eliminating the digital divide through collaboration with schools, nonprofits and populations in need.
National Cristina Foundation
The National Cristina Foundation (NCF) has been promoting and supporting the reuse of technology for over 30 years. NCF supports the technology needs of nonprofit and schools throughout the country.
NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. They enable their members to do their jobs better and help their organizations strategically use technology so that they, in turn, make the world a better, just, and more equitable place.
NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within their community by connecting members to each other, providing professional development opportunities, educating their constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearheading groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting their entire community.
Partners Bridging the Digital Divide (PBDD)
Partners Bridging the Digital Divide (PBDD) is an information sharing agency for digital inclusion. PBDD’s mission is to support and encourage agencies which provide training, internet access, or computer resources to people who need digital access. PBDD works with partner agencies to create best practices, experience reports and other resources that enable digital inclusion organizations to learn from each other and better serve their communities.
PBDD’s website provides both a repository for training material that otherwise wouldn’t be available publicly and links to free training. It also provides information for the digital inclusion community, such as upcoming conferences, policy initiatives, and resources for refurbishers.
Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition [pronounced “SHELL-bee”] is a DC-based nonprofit that advocates for funding programs and policies to address the shortage of adequate broadband for anchor institutions. SHLB works with policy-makers at the federal, state and local levels to promote policies that help schools, libraries, health care providers, and other anchor institutions obtain the open, affordable, high-capacity broadband services they need to effectively serve their communities.
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) was formed in the spring of 2015 to be a unified voice for local technology training, home broadband access and public broadband access programs. NDIA’s purpose is to work collaboratively to craft, identify and disseminate financial and operation resources for digital inclusion programs while serving as a bridge to policy makers and the general public. NDIA represents leaders of local community organizations, public libraries, city government and other institutions that are working hard to reduce digital disparities among our neighbors.