Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Tech in the Commons: A Toolkit for Place-Based Nonprofits
By Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen

The majority of the reporting for this ebook was done by Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen, and it was edited by CEO and Publisher Christopher Wink. The accompanying event series was produced by Events Director Catherine Sontag.

Knight Foundation and Comcast NBCUniversal are partners and supporters of the Tech in the Commons event series that helped inform this updated publication. Select members of their team had early access to this content but, as always, Generocity editorial staff had final say on its content.

Read the full editorial series on Generocity here.

Thanks to these experts for presenting during the 2018 series:

  • Annaka Scheeres, Azavea’s Summer of Maps
  • Nicholas Whitaker, Google News Lab
  • Sixto Cancel, Think of Us
  • Ellen Hwang and Mark Wheeler, City of Philadelphia
  • Ken Steif, Urban Spatial
  • Tracy Buchholz, Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Marion Leary, Gina Lavery and Ashley Winslow, March for Science
  • Cara Schmidt, Chester County Futures
  • Nick Jushchyshyn, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
  • Joel Nichols and Nathaniel Eddy, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Susan Poulton, Franklin Institute 

And during the 2017 series:

  • Mike Boston and Tim Reeves, Allen & Gerritsen
  • Stephen Rapp, Lauren Hughes and Rebecca Cureton, Arden Theatre Company
  • Nicholas Whitaker, Google
  • Jon Kaufman, Media in Neighborhoods Group
  • Gary Dann, The Boom Room
  • Laura Deutch and Jeffrey Bethea, PhillyCAM
  • Clayton McNeil, Greater Philadelphia Virtual and Augmented Reality Group
  • Kristina Jenkins, Visit Philadelphia
  • Nick Jushchyshyn and Mashaal Syed, Drexel University

We also appreciate the Code for Philly volunteers who supported our 2018 data storytelling project night:

  • Rich McMillen
  • Toni McIntyre
  • Kathryn Killebrew
  • Simon Kassel
  • Marieke Jackson
  • Meghan Kelly
  • Mark Wheeler
  • Alexander Rivera