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Digital Divide

Civil Society Leads the Way in Open Transit Data

Follow Ricky Abisla on a fellowship in India as he investigates how local transit data might best be organized and shared so it can be used by transit riders and operators.

March 11, 2019

Impact Stories

The Gates Library Foundation: How Digital Inclusion Came to Libraries

Discover how the Gates Library Foundation helped millions of people around the world have better access to digital tools that can help improve their lives!

January 18, 2019

Accounting

Closing the Diversity Gap in the Field of Design, One Workshop at a Time

Discover how one nonprofit is using QuickBooks Online to achieve its mission to encourage Chicago youth to become advocates and changemakers in their own communities through design-focused skill-building workshops!

December 14, 2018

Education

Tell the FCC to Save the Educational Broadband Service Spectrum

The only remaining broadcast spectrum in the U.S. allocated for educational purposes has the potential to be auctioned off to large telecommunications carriers. This change may well leave millions of Americans on the wrong side of the digital divide. Take action; submit comments to the FCC today!

August 07, 2018

Digital Divide

Caravan Studios Boosts Access to Transit Through Open Data

Billions of transit users worldwide don't have access to transit schedule data. Why don't they have access, and what can be done about it? Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup, has been experimenting with one way to solve this problem.

August 06, 2018

Education

How Nonprofits Help Digitally Disadvantaged Communities Connect

TechSoup donor partner Mobile Beacon has conducted some very interesting research on how nonprofits are getting digitally disadvantaged communities (like rural, low-income, and senior Americans) connected to the information economy. Here's what Mobile Beacon found.

June 04, 2018

IT Security

8 Must-See Technology Panels at SXSW Social Impact 2018

SXSW is recognized as a breakout event for technology, but an equally important category is the social impact one. Here are eight SXSW social impact technology panels worth bookmarking in 2018.

March 09, 2018