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!

10 Amazing Tech Nonprofits, Part 1

Technology is quickly becoming one of the quickest ways to change and improve the world. The ability to spread ideas and knowledge so easily is hugely important to addressing of inequality and lack of opportunity. Here are 10 tech nonprofits that are looking to change the world as we know it!

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Image: One Laptop Per Child

  1. NPower: This nonprofit makes technology for social good. They have two main programs: one, the Technology Service Corps, is catered to underserved youths and veterans and the other, the Community Corps, works to connect skilled technology professionals with high impact nonprofits so that they can educated through the internet.
  2. Center for Democracy and Technology: This nonprofit is focused on the current battleground that is the fight over net neutrality. It works to maintain freedom of expression and to preserve the user experience that the internet provides. It has offices both in the US as well as abroad.
  3. Child’s Play: This is a video game industry charity that works with hospitals. It aims to increase the living quality of kids in hospitals for extended periods of time by providing them with video games and game consoles. They take donations from anyone and anywhere and also have an Amazon wish list for the children. With over 70 hospitals taking part and more signing up every week, this is a great charity to bring some happiness into the lives of those who need it.
  4. One Laptop Per Child: This nonprofit works to improve global education standards by providing rugged, low-power and low-cost laptops with internet connection. By focusing on the commonly agreed-upon truth that education is the best way to solve poverty and inequality, One Laptop hopes to educated the most underserved in the poorest countries.
  5. Code.org: First launched in 2013, Code.org focuses on expanding computer science courses in schools across the country and works to promote all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses as well. With an aim to make these classes part of the nation-wide core curriculum, Code.org wants to help America regain its advantage in fields where it has been lacking.

These are just 5 of the many amazing tech nonprofits that exist in this world. If you’d like to read more, the link is here and the rest are coming in the next blog post!