Here’s what you missed at Future of Good’s Dismantling Digital Barriers Summit
Why It Matters
Social-impact organizations are fighting two simultaneous battles: the first is trying to bridge the digital divide for demographics who lack access, and the second is working to build and grow their own digital infrastructure as an organization. Proper support is needed now more than ever through collaboration, funding, and policy change.
In an increasingly online world, digital equity is a crucial conversation. Future of Good’s Dismantling Digital Barriers, in partnership with CIRA, dove fully into this topic to understand: what is digital equity? Who is left behind? And how do we close that gap?
“What we’re seeing is an increasingly digital world where the bar is being set higher every day with technology — and then that inability to meet those standards is really holding organizations and people behind,” said Charles Buchanan, CEO of Technology Helps, an organization that helps non-profits make digital transitions.
There were three plenaries. The first one, “What is Digital Equity?” was moderated by Charles F. Milton, CEO of Bursity, who spoke to five speakers from the non-profit and tech world in discussing specifically what are the digital barriers. The second panel, “Social
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