Technology Charities

Gregg Hawn is a technology and legal professional based in Washington, D.C.  Gregg has over a decade of expertise advising Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies and contractors on the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of domestic and international technology, services, consulting, cybersecurity, government contracts, cloud and software contracts, task orders, master agreements, teaming agreements, NDAs and related documentation.

Gregg has helped technology companies and contractors implement compliance and contracting best practices; including the development and enforcement of acquisition and procurement procedures, codes of conduct, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control policies and vendor and employee training. Gregg also advises technology companies on Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS), procurement regulations and related matters.

Gregg Hawn actively supports charitable and community initiatives, including technology focused charities.

Technology Charities 

TechSoup

Techsoup

TechSoup is a nonprofit international network of non-governmental organizations that provides technical support and technological tools to other nonprofits. TechSoup connects nonprofits, foundations, and other similar organizations with tech products, services, and learning resources. Almost 300,000 organizations have received hardware and software donations from TechSoup’s donor partners.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

OLPC

One Laptop Per Child is a non-profit initiative established with the goal of transforming education for children in low-income economies.  One Laptop Per Child’s goal is to create and distribute educational devices for the developing world and related software and content for such devices. One Laptop Per Child’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest children through education. One Laptop Per Child provides children access to tools that promote engagement in their own education, learning, sharing, and connection to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

Technology for All

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Technology for All’s mission is to empowers low-income, underserved and vulnerable persons through the tools of technology. Technology for All does this by partnering with local community based organizations, educational institutions, corporations, foundations, technology providers and the public sector to provide computer access and training.

 Technology Trust

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Technology Trust’s mission is to help good causes use technology to achieve even more – for less money. Technology Trust help charities, social enterprises and non-profits access donated software, email marketing and other digital services. Technology Trust has worked with over 22,000 charities.

 Byte Back

ByteBack

Byte Back is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. which works with D.C. area organizations to provide computer access and career computer training to underemployed and unemployed adults. Byte Back’s mission is to improve economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC residents.

 Code for America

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Code for America partners with state, county, and city governments to redesign public services in key areas that have high impact for communities. Code for America turns challenges into opportunities to not only serve communities better, but transform how governments think about technology. 85% of Code for America expenses are dedicated to programs.

7. Mouse

Mouse

Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. Mouse empowers all students to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. Mouse is committed to creating more diversity and opening opportunities for students from underserved communities across the country.

Beyond 12

Beyond 12 brings individuals and technologies together to bridge the gap between the standards required to graduate from high school and needs expected of students in university. Beyond 12 is an organization created to help underserved individuals complete their collegiate careers. Beyond 12 uses data collection methodologies and databases to provide information to universities and schools about how students can succeed during school years. Beyond 12’s mission is that one day, all students will have the opportunity to earn a degree that provides them with meaningful economic and personal prospects.

NPower

In today’s economy, over half of skilled labor positions require a degree of technology and a level of digital skill. This is expected to grow to over 75% by 2020. Of the nearly 6 million jobs expected to require tech skills, statistics project a candidate pool of only 3 million possible qualified applicants. NPower is a nonprofit dedicated to making technology for social good. This includes two main programs: Technology Service Corps, which includes courses, mentoring, and career development; and the Community Corps, a  volunteer program, connecting technology and digital professionals with nonprofits and education through the Internet.

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Gregg Hawn is the founder of TechnologyGives. Technology Gives is a nonprofit based in the Washington D.C. area that helps technology partners connect with charitable entities.

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