EVENT: Internet Capacity Building for Social Good

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When: Friday, February 12th, 12:00PM-1:30PM
Where: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street

Join 501cTECH's Vice President of Technology Services, Mike Raftery, and Client Relations Manager, Marc Noël, at the 2nd of a 3 event series. The Pathfinder Initiative is a series of conferences that connects and engages nonprofit leaders with industry experts. It recognizes the need for nonprofits and NGOs to effectively utilize and access the internet in a safe and meaningful way, and provides a forum for discussion on how to achieve this. The event will be an opportunity for your organization to:

  • Learn about new products and services
  • Connect and network with others in the nonprofit community
  • Speak up and be heard about international internet policy

501cTECH's presentation will discuss the challenges that nonprofits face in technology, and solutions that will increase their efficiency in everyday operations. Specific topics include secure cloud solutions available to nonprofits at little to no cost, the importance of frequent technology health checks, and implementation and impact of best practices.

About the Presenters:

Marc Noël, Mike Raftery  501cTECH @501cTECHDC 501cTech is a nonprofit organization helping to build the capacity of nonprofits serving the common good by providing innovative and sustainable technology solutions. 501cTECH provides services such as Managed IT Support, cloud migrations and IT consulting, and is an organizer and thought leader in the nonprofit IT community.

Jennie Armstrong - TechChange @jennie_armsy TechChange provides online professional development in technology and social change. Around the world, implementers in public health, emergency response, monitoring and evaluation, all struggle to solve pressing issues with limited resources. TechChange connects them with relevant content, experts, and certification using our facilitated learning platform.

Ruarai McKenna - Care2.com @Care2 Care2.com was founded in 1998 with a simple mission: to help make the world a better place. Today, Care2 is a highly-engaged social network of over 34 million citizen activists standing together for good and making extraordinary impact - locally, nationally and internationally - largely by working in solidarity on petitions and pledge campaigns.

More About the Pathfinder Initiative:

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity for your organization to:

  • Access resources and services that enable you to make better use of the Internet.
  • Offer additional solutions and services to your members and supporters.
  • Develop and implement digital strategies, such as effective online communication, community engagement, and fundraising.
  • Increase your security and stay on top of Internet security best practices.
  • Gain a voice for your organization in how the Internet is run and governed.
  • Demonstrate to Civil Society organizations products and services that enable them to make better use of the digital technologies and the Internet.
  • Gain exposure to and goodwill among Civil Society Organizations.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of and access to an important yet underdeveloped market segment.
  • Demonstrate corporate social responsibility.

Learn more about the Pathfinder Initiative

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