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About Tech in the Commons

Tech in the Commons is a reporting and event series to familiarize place-based nonprofits with trending technologies, organized by Generocity.

This project is produced annually by Generocity. It was supported by the Knight Foundation in 2017 and 2018; and since 2018 has been supported by Comcast NBCUniversal.

The series’ goal is to help place-based nonprofits better understand how to leverage new technologies for the sake of improving engagement with their communities.

The first of the events scheduled for 2020  Tech in the Commons: Podcasting 101 for Nonprofits took place April 2 via Zoom and was led by founder of Messy.fm, Molly Beck. Forty-three staff members from nonprofits across the sector were in attendance. You can watch the presentation in full here.

History

2017:

Representatives from more than 175 nonprofits and related mission groups attended at least one of the four events in 2017. Check out the ebook that was produced after those sessions here.

2018:

The second annual was bi-weekly, with the addition of “Project Nights”, from April through June 2018.

2019:

The third annual Tech in the Commons: Connect the Dots with Census Data, Spring 2019. 

The fourth annual Tech in the Commons: Entrepreneurial Skills for Nonprofits, Fall 2019.

April 16, 2020

Power Moves: David Gould becomes executive director of the Sixers Youth Foundation

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April 3, 2020

Stories and gossip: Molly Beck shares podcasting best practices with nonprofits

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March 25, 2020

This year’s first Tech in the Commons is going virtual April 2

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February 28, 2020

Messy.fm podcasting CEO Molly Beck to headline this year’s first Tech in the Commons

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October 18, 2019

Nonprofit pros honed their entrepreneurial skills at the recent Tech in the Commons

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September 23, 2019

Gain entrepreneurial skills that can impact your career at this workshop

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September 10, 2019

Skills acquisition to literacy — this month we’re talking adult education in Philadelphia

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June 28, 2019

At Tech in the Commons, nonprofit pros learned about using data to maximize impact

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June 18, 2019

3 local leaders will share resources for utilizing census data and closing the digital divide

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May 29, 2019

This event will teach you how to make sense of census data

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