Digitunity

A National Organization Working to Eliminate the Technology Gap

North Conway, NH   |  https://www.digitunity.org/
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Mission

Over 33 million Americans do not have a computer at home, and tens of millions of households do not have enough computers to allow for concurrent use by multiple family members. Individuals in these non-deviced or device-deficient households are often unable to access education, telehealth, and employment. Digitunity is a national nonprofit organization working to make sure that everyone who needs a computer has one. We believe everyone who needs a computer should have one, and that device ownership is the heart of digital equity. Possessing a functioning, connected computer and the digital skills to use it productively is a basic, fundamental need in today’s society.

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Scot Henley

Main address

120 N South Rd Unit C284

North Conway, NH 03860 USA

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EIN

86-3935645

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Computer Donation Program

Companies or individuals can donate new and used computers and related technology to Digitunity, which is then matched to a pre-screened network of non-profit organizations, schools, and public agencies.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Multiracial people
Adults
Children and youth

Digitunity is a 501c3 not for profit charity, founded to promote the reuse of technology coming out of its first place of use so that it will be given a second productive life to enable people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons lead more independent and productive lives. Digitunity is the only organization of its kind that focuses its work throughout the United States to support the successful reuse of computer and related technology to benefit people in need, at no cost to recipients and donors alike

Population(s) Served

The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR), a project of Digitunity, consists of a growing number of nonprofit technology refurbishers seeking to increase the awareness of the contributions of their organizations, individually and collectively, to a wide range of populations in need. AFTRR seeks to establish a common national voice for all such organizations as well as affiliate organizations who stand to benefit directly or indirectly from an increase in the volume and availability of low cost and no cost computers for their respective populations. AFTRR member organizations vary widely in size, organizational model, populations served, staffing and related resources. Regardless of these parameters, each was established under a similar set of circumstances and targets the elimination of the Digital Divide as their ultimate goal.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans
Adults
Children and youth
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

The Digital Opportunity Network consists of a wide range of actors and stakeholders, aligned behind the shared purpose of eliminating the technology gap. We believe that the collective action of a diverse array of members in a national network is much more impactful than siloed individual interests. It is a community hub for information-sharing, networking, and problem solving amongst member organizations. We facilitate alignment and efficiency across a diverse group of practitioner, developing initiatives to accelerate and increase our collective impact on eliminating the technology gap at scale.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Activists
Veterans
Adults

Our proprietary technology donation platform helps connect individuals and corporations who wish to donate computers with more than 1500 (and growing) member organizations across the country serving people in need. Hundreds of thousands of computers have been placed since the platform’s inception, providing an incalculable positive impact on recipients’ lives.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of African descent
Multiracial people
Veterans
Adults
People of African descent
Multiracial people
Veterans
Children and youth

Digitunity conducts reviews/reports of existing research, and promotes data-gathering and original research on the impact of the digital divide between those with technology ownership and digital skills, and those who struggle to overcome barriers to technology access and successful use. Additional focus includes the growing social and economic gap between those who are connected and those who are not, as the technology gap continues to widen in our nation.

While there is a large spread of literature discussing digital inclusion / exclusion - what is is, who it affects, and potential ways to combat it, more work is needed to evaluate or assess potential solutions and understand their impact or cost-effectiveness. Additional data and research is also needed to understand and measure the long-term social and economic benefits of these initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Activists

The Technology Gap Map™ is designed to educate people and help them understand the impact of the technology gap on marginalized and vulnerable people in their states, cities, and neighborhoods. Closing the digital equity gap is not a one time process, but rather a continual effort that requires communities to understand both their needs and the opportunities for growth. Unsurprisingly, data itself can play a significant role in guiding that process. The map become a type of thermometer, monitoring the temperature of equitable access to digital resources and alerting entire communities of when and where there is more work to be done. This initiative's objective is to continually track the status of digital equity and includes several planned additions to the map including disaggregated data to achieve racial equity, and other enhancements.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Academics
Adults
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Academics

Vision: K-12 students and their families have the tools needed to succeed in a digitally connected world both today and in the future.

Outcome: Creation of a comprehensive system to advance device ownership in 10 major metropolitan cities that combines existing and new resources in a sustainable network so that city residents have reliable access to free and low-cost computers as well as associated support services. Evaluate the effectiveness and desired outcomes to ensure the system is replicable. Expand to other metropolitan and rural regions as guided by our research, our Technology Gap Map™, funding sources, and other measures of program effectiveness.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Digitunity and its national network of multi-sector, community-level practitioner organizations are uniquely qualified to help achieve this shared goal. This “Digital Opportunity Network,” is a constellation of over 1,500 frontline organizations whom are trusted partners in their communities and are working each day to improve opportunities for their constituents; with and through our network, we are serving and supporting marginalized populations including those with disabilities, economically disadvantaged individuals, older adults, veterans, children, people without homes, and more.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Digitunity

Board of directors
as of 4/1/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pete Peterson

Chief Commercial Officer, Integrated Supply Network

Term: 2022 - 2023

Darla Strouse

Former Executive Director, Maryland State Department of Education (retired)

Angel Pineiro

VP, Strategic Academic Relationships , CompTIA

Yvette Marrin

Co-Founder, Digitunity (retired)

Charles Hill

Public Sector

Jeremy Hegle

Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Caroline Goles

Vice President, Digital Sales Strategy, Pax8

Dan Gold

Trial Attorney, United States Trustee Program (USTP)

David Bernstein

Chief Executive Officer, AnythingIT, LLC

Larry Acker

Executive Technology Officer, ACT Inc. D'MAND SYSTEMS

Aaron Woods

Customer Success Executive, CEX Services, LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data