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Tuesday, April 2 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Diversifying Your Fundraising: Relationships, Planning, Grants, Grassroots

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Nonprofit digital inclusion programs, large or small, need a variety of funding strategies to survive and thrive. Successful program managers share their best practices and ideas for building support from funding institutions as well as the communities they serve.

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Adrianne Furniss

Executive Director, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
Adrianne is Executive Director, Board Member, and Trustee of the Benton Foundation, a private operating foundation with offices in Evanston, IL. Benton believes that communications policy – rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity – has the power to deliver new opportunities... Read More →

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Sammy Lowdermilk

Program Director, The Enterprise Center
I've been with Tech Goes Home Chattanooga for almost 4 years now, helping the underserved with access to computers, Internet access, but most importantly an education on how to leverage both improve lives. Previously, the founder of Tennessee Code Academy and 100 Girls of Code, both... Read More →
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Rene Gonzalez

Director of Grant Services, Neighborly
Rene Gonzalez is the Director of Grant Services at Neighborly, the financial technology company connecting communities with the capital they need to fund vital public infrastructure. He has 15 years of experience in project development, governmental consulting, grant writing and project... Read More →
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Kami Griffiths

Executive Director, CTN
Kami Griffiths is currently the co-founder and Executive Director of Community Tech Network, a nonprofit that advocates for digital inclusion by providing technology training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. With nearly... Read More →
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Susan Corbett

Executive Director, National Digital Equity Center
Ms. Corbett is a preeminent authority and advocate for digital equity and digital inclusion, and works closely with economic development and rural organizations to promote broadband adoption. In the fall of 2017, Ms. Corbett founded and launched the National Digital Equity Center... Read More →