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Environmental sustainability, digital inclusion, AND workforce development!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Friday, February 14, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Environmental sustainability, digital inclusion, AND...

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) hosts roundtables every other Friday afternoon. These are informal discussions and presentations, on a wide range of topics of interest to TNB's staff, nonprofit clients, and friends.

Our featured speaker on February 14th will be Marlene Archer, co-founder of Semi-New Computers, a social enterprise that keeps usable computers out of the landfill by refurbishing them.

In addition to the obvious environmental benefits of this project, it also serves individuals, families, and small businesses that would not otherwise be able to afford a computer, and offers training in marketable skills to youth who are living with autism.

Moreover, many nonprofits have availed themselves of many of the computers that have been refurbished, thus decreasing the cost of their technology infrastructures.

Here's a bit more about Marlene:

Marlene Archer, the former Public Service Coordinator of the Boston Computer Society, started a computer recycling program for the society in 1993. Currently, she is a partner with Charles Thompson in Semi-New Computers, a program she started with students at Harvard. The program now includes autistic adolescents who are taught to refurbish computers donated by Harvard.

Please note that this session will not be a sales pitch for any product or service; it will be an educational opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn along with their peers from other organizations.

We hope that you can join us for a lively conversation! Please respond to this invitation, to let us know whether you'll be attending. We are running a very popular series in a very small conference room, so a definite answer is real help to us.

Best regards from Deborah

Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist
Tech Networks of Boston
1 Wadleigh Place | South Boston, MA 02127
617.504.8188 | 888.527.9333 Fax
deborah@techboston.com | techboston.com

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Friday, February 14, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)


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Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston enhance their effective use of information technology. Our services include IT strategic planning and assessment services, IT services management, project management, data integration, software development, web design, systems engineering, training, deskside support, and 24/7 support services including end-user support, remote server monitoring and emergency onsite service.

In addition to providing IT Services, Tech Networks of Boston engages with nonprofits in the Boston area. Our initiatives include our Roundtable events and our IT Community of Practice. These groups provide nonprofit professionals and consultants with networking and professional development opportunities.

TNB is also a leader in service to the community. We contribute financially and through hands-on work. Our partnerships include talent development with the Shriver Job Corps, protecting our climate with the Climate Action Business Association, and promoting nonprofit fundraisers through our Boston Charity Events newsletter and website. Participating generously and responsibly in our local, business, client and world communities are a core value of TNB.

Tech Networks of Boston is a Massachusetts Benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, underlining our commitment to serving triple bottom line values of "People, Planet, and Profit". Our mission is to enable organizations to use innovative and effective tools to serve human needs.

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