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Wednesday, April 18 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Foundations as local digital inclusion partners

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Local foundations are increasingly playing leadership roles in local digital inclusion efforts. What lessons can be learned from communities with strong foundation support?

Objectives of this session:
  1. Understand the lay-of-the-land of the foundation field, types of philanthropies, and trends in funding of digital inclusion efforts;
  2. Provide tips to digital inclusion programs to help them build strategic relationships with their local funders;
  3. Coach digital inclusion programs on how to demonstrate their impact/value in language a funder would understand.

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Karen Hanson

Manager, Partnerships and Interagency Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Promoting broadband initiatives, including infrastructure investments and broadband adoption/digital literacy projects.

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Leon Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & CIO, The Cleveland Foundation

Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS Tech Showcase, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
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