Digital Nonprofit

The Center For The Digital Nonprofit – FACT SHEET

  • October 23, 2017


The Center for the Digital Nonprofit pulls the future forward so that international nonprofits can do good better.

Through innovation and collaboration, The Center brings together the expertise of the technology sector with the on-the-ground experience of global nonprofits to create a network for committed, forward-looking organizations to improve the world we share.

By providing the guidance, resources and tools, and grantmaking needed for digital transformation, The Center helps nonprofits achieve the promise of tomorrow today.


Digital transformation unlocks unrealized benefits through effective use of technology. The World Economic Forum estimates that $100 trillion in economic and societal value will be created in the next decade. Yet, too often in the nonprofit sector past efforts have limited digital transformation to modernizing technology tools, missing opportunities to profoundly change existing business models, socioeconomic structures, organizational patterns, or the people and communities they serve.

The Center for the Digital Nonprofit has three distinct areas of focus to address this gap:

  • The Human Capacity initiative targets the skills that nonprofit leadership and staff need to navigate digital transformation.
  • The Organizational Excellence initiative builds reference models, innovations, and benchmarking tools for the sector.
  • The Advanced Technology initiative establishes the best practices, standards, and tools relevant for the critical work of addressing our shared global challenges.


The Center for the Digital Nonprofit is unique in its approach, bringing together stakeholders from nonprofit organizations and the technology sector to work collaboratively.

Founded by NetHope, The Center builds on a 16-year history of trusted cross-sector partnerships. The Center welcomes active participation from committed organizations eager to tackle – and solve – big problems.

Representing more than 50 of the world’s largest humanitarian, development, and conservation organizations, the nonprofit members of The Center work in over 180 countries and represent $23 billion in annual international aid. The Center’s 50 technology partners bring the value of over $676+ billion of technology R&D and the creative ideas of more than 1 million employees.


The Center exemplifies how committed leaders can achieve exponential impact. Through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, we help global nonprofits accelerate the advancement of their missions. NetHope welcomes the engagement of other nonprofits, donors, the private sector, and government organizations in The Center for the Digital Nonprofit.

We are grateful for the generosity and leadership of Microsoft and Okta as Founding Partners. They recognize that an investment in The Center scales to benefit NetHope members, their partners, the international development sector, and the communities they serve. With partners like Microsoft, Okta, and you, we can build a platform of hope together for those who receive aid and those who deliver it.

If you would like to join us on this journey of digital transformation, contact Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, at

Together, we will change the world.


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