10 Amazing Tech Nonprofits, Part 2

Last month I began a list of the 10 best technology nonprofits that can be found around the world. I told you a little about them and their missions, as well as linking you to their websites so that you can donate, volunteer, or simply spread awareness about the amazing work that they’re doing with technology! Now, I’m going to finish my list and tell you about the remaining 5 and how they’re looking to change the world as we know it.jonathan offt, cedar rapids, iowa, nonprofit

  1. KoBo Toolbox: This nonprofit was developed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and consists of an open-source set of tools for data collection and analysis in regards to disasters and humanitarian relief. This sort of data can be used to deliver needed supplies to the areas that are the hardest hurt and KoBo has partnered with the United Nations and the International Rescue Committee to make electronic disaster relief data more reliable and easier to access during times of crisis.
  2. The Guardian Project: This is a technology startup that focuses on internet privacy and making sure that people’s work and personal data is hidden from prying eyes. They make simple, customized, and secure apps for anyone, ranging from citizens to journalists, so that whatever they are working on is safe from monitoring and interception.
  3. TechSoup Global: Along with a fantastic name, this nonprofit is also doing fantastic work. This company focuses on the fact that computers are difficult to come by, especially for organizations that need them most like schools and nonprofits. They work to bring a wider access to computers to groups and organizations that need them, as well as connecting those organizations to people with the skills and motivation to use those computers to their utmost potential.
  4. Code For Progress: This nonprofit focuses on bring women and people of color into the world of technology and coding. Both of these groups are wildly underrepresented in the technology world and this company is looking to even and diversify the playing field.
  5. Change.org: This is one of the better known technology nonprofits out there (I’m sure all of you have come across a petition from them). This company is an online petition and activism portal that allows people to connect with causes they truly believe in, both through the signing of petitions as well as by giving more information on these causes.

This wraps up this series of posts about some of the most impressive technology nonprofits out there. While these are the ones I wrote about, there are so many others that are using technology to change the world. Explore them all and if you’d like to read more, the link is here!