ARC Innovator – Development Innovator
ARC Innovator Title:
Who is the nonprofit partner?
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit creating social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet. EveryoneOn was born out of Federal Communications Commision (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski’s challenge to the broadband ecosystem to help close the adoption gap. EveryoneOn works with internet service providers to create and deploy low-cost offers; created a digital platform, described as a “TurboTax for digital inclusion,” that families use to access affordable internet, devices, and digital literacy education; and maintains a nationwide network of partners across sectors who drive adoptions on the ground. We are the nonprofit lead for ConnectHome, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development initiative to connect people living in public housing, creators of the Digital Opportunity Zone, and are building out shared value opportunities around healthcare, workforce development, and financial literacy. We have connected more than 500,000 people to the internet since 2012 with a goal of one million connected by 2020.
What skills or interests do I need to do the project?
The Innovator should have strong research skills and some understanding of development and fundraising. Research and find cross-sector funding opportunities (foundations, private sector CSR departments, accelerator programs, etc.) appropriate for our organization via web searches, Google alerts, the Foundation center, etc.
- Research our peers in order to find out how and who they obtain funding from.
- Find opportunities and events for us to attend in order to connect with potential funders and/or partners.
What’s the project all about?
Without sustainable funding streams, EveryoneOn would not be able to do its work in order to end the digital divide. Funding we bring in goes to support our regional managers working on the ground to connect people to the internet as well to the national staff who support them in this effort. Additionally, funding we bring in often goes to provide things like hot spots and devices to our beneficiaries as well as to maintaining EveryoneOn’s digital tool which can best be described as the “Turbotax for digital inclusion” which allows our beneficiaries to find low-cost internet offers, low-cost devices, and locations for digital literacy trainings. As we work to reach a digital inclusion tipping point, funding will be used to create a playbook for digital inclusion which we will open source for others to continue this important work.
With that in mind, EveryoneOn is seeking an Innovator to help develop an overall development strategy that will help sustain and move ahead the organization’s programs.
What are the project objectives and deliverables?
The project deliverables are a list of development opportunities and an overall development strategy for the organization.
Who from the organization will provide me with support?
The Innovator will be supported by Davita Louie, Partnership Development Director.
How long will the project take?
The project will take between 3-5 weeks depending on time available from the Innovator.
Where will I complete the project?
The work can be done onsite or remotely.