Digital Literacy and Education Resources
public computer center management and evaluation
Federal government portal for digital literacy tools, curriculum and evaluation materials.
Communities Connect / national community tech resource links
A national library of links to best practices and learning materials developed and shared with the Community Technology Network Bay Area and other community computer training providers.
Community Broadband Adoption Impact & Sustainability (CBAIS) Wiki
Presentations and resource links originally developed for a national conference, continues to grow.
Technology Purchasing, Planning, and Tips
Good360 (Formerly Gifts in Kind)
Okay, this one isn't specifically tech purchasing, but Good360 provides a wide range of discounted products to nonprofits, including hardware, software, housewares, clothing, office equipment and supplies, and more.
National hub for discounts for non-profits on hardware and software, including Microsoft software. TechSoup also provides a wide range of articles and tips on selecting and using technology and services. Also see their resource page on technology planning and their Healthy and Secure Computing Workbook.
Groundwire (formerly One Northwest)
(http://groundwire.org/)Groundwire provides technology assistance and resources for environmental organizations in the Northwest.
Providing technology consulting, training, and tech support to non-profits in the northwest. Based in Seattle.
National non-profit technology network. Hosts annual conference, ongoing training, and online resources.
Help for non-profits making software decisions.
TechAtlas is an online tool to help nonprofits create a customized technology plan with recommendations for implementation and to track inventory.
Interconnection provides refurbished computers and computer equipment to individuals and nonprofits at a reduced cost. Low-income residents may also volunteer at their Seattle center to earn a computer and learn skills. Interconnections is also a center for donating used computers. They ship worldwide.
Wildnerness Technology Alliance
The WTA collects computers from corporations and refurbishes them using volunteers, students, and staff. They then distribute them to schools and individuals in Washington State.
City of Seattle Surplus Computers
The City offers free surplus computers to Seattle based nonprofit human service agencies and schools that serve Seattle residents.
Disabilities / Accessability and Technology
Alliance for Technology Access
National organizations helping further the use of technology for people with disabilities and sharing model programs.
Digital Inclusion/Community Technology Organizations
Communities Connect Network
The Washington state coordinating group for digital inclusion and technology equity has published links to research and policies supporting broadband adoption, including a
study of community technology in Washington state. Their site also contains a network directory of public computing centers in Washington, learning resources and training events.
Telecentre.org is an international initiative connecting telecentres (community technology learning centers) and other interested groups who believe that information and communications technology, used locally, strengthens individuals and the communities where they live.
General help for non-profits
Tools and consulting on strategic planning, management and program delivery to help develop healthy non-profits.
List of resources for non-profits.
Research on the digital divide and who is technology underserved
Information Technology Access and Adoption in Seattle
The City of Seattle conducted research in 2009, 2004 and 2000 about technology access and use in our community. In 2009 the survey was conducted in English and Spanish. Input was gathered from focus groups with African Americans, Latinos and other immigrant and refugee community members. This survey has been repeated every four years.
Pew Internet and American Life Project
Pew is the leading non-profit research center studying the social effects of the Internet on Americans.
University of Washington Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA)
TASCHA has led research on the impact of public computers in libraries and a range of other technology impact in communities work.
FCC Broadband Progress Report
Federal study on broadband adoption, released in 2011.