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Use Technology for GOOD

Use Technology for GOOD

GOOD & NTEN want to know how you would use technology to help your community thrive. We’ll award a $2,500 grant and a free NTEN Membership to the top idea & free NTEN Membership to 2 runners-up.

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The Specifics

Calling all tech junkies and gadget nerds: we have a challenge for you! GOOD Maker and NTEN want to fund a project that fuels social change through technology, whether by enabling you to track impact, learn something new, help constituents connect and engage, or more seamlessly provide direct services. Maybe you’re passionate about teaching computer programming skills and want to inspire the next generation of tech pioneers. Perhaps you want to develop a cool app to improve mobility in your city. Or maybe you want to improve the tech systems of your local nonprofit so that you can have even more impact. We want to support your idea and empower you to do good. Tell us how you would use your unique skills and ideas to sync up your community, and you could win a $2,500 grant from GOOD and a free NTEN Membership; there will be two additional prizes of free NTEN Memberships.

Here’s the process:

  • Submit a proposal between June 14 – July 12 (noon Pacific Time).
  • From July 12 – 26 (noon Pacific Time), we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort. The top 10 voted submissions will be reviewed by our expert judging panel.
  • A panel of judges will select the final winner and runners-up. Our panel includes:
    • Annaliese Hoeling, NTEN
    • Michelle Murain, Web Developer & Board Member at Aspiration
    • Peter Campbell, Earthjustice
    • Matt Eshelman, Community IT Innovators
    • Laura Quinn, Idealware

We will announce the winner and runners-up on or before August 2.

Join GOOD Maker on Twitter @GOODmkr and Facebook and NTEN on Twitter @NTENorg.

NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. Learn more about NTEN here.

Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 X 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how the $2,500 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from June 14 to July 12 (noon Pacific Time). Individuals, groups, and nonprofits are eligible to apply.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $2,500. Let us know how you’re going to put this money to work! You may supplement the grant with additional funds, but you must use the grant and implement your project within 6 months of receiving the funds.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from July 12 to July 26 (noon Pacific Time).
  • The NTEN judging panel will review the top 10 voted submissions and determine the final winner and the 2 runners-up. The winner will receive $2,500 to implement their idea and free one-year membership to NTEN, which includes access to all of the benefits, resources and information that NTEN offers. See more information on the benefits of NTEN membership here. The 2 runners-up will each receive a free one-year membership.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register.
  • Read all the rules.

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can you vote everyday or does each vote only count once?

by poonamdagli
over 3 years ago | Reply

Users are allowed only one vote over the entire voting period.

by moderators
over 3 years ago | Reply

A triunfar se a dicho........

by María Angélica Flores díaz
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Thursday, June 14

Submission Ended
Thursday, July 12
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, July 12

Voting Ended
Thursday, July 26
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Off Grid Solar System for an Urban Farm
Off Grid Solar System for an Urban Farm

Winner Announced
Tuesday, July 31

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