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2020 AFTRR Annual Meeting

2020 AFTRR Annual Meeting April 5 - 7, 2020 Portland, Oregon Hosted by Free Geek The 2020 Meeting of the Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR) takes place in the amazing city of Portland, Oregon on April 5-7. The meeting is the single largest annual gathering of nonprofit technology refurbishers and recyclers, an impressive

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Press Release: Arrow Exits Market

Nonprofit Technology Refurbishers Eye Opportunity for Widespread Social Impact as Industry Giant Arrow Exits Market MADISON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - August 29, 2019 - Millions of Americans are disconnected from an increasingly connected digital world. This is due to a variety of reasons, including lack of internet access and barriers to acquiring devices. This “digital divide”

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2019 AFTRR Annual Meeting

Congratulations to AFTRR for another successful national conference! AFTRR members have recently returned from the third national conference organized by the National Cristina Foundation in coordination with its AFTRR community. AFTRR , the Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse, was formed as a National Cristina Foundation community in 2016. AFTRR member organizations are partners of

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2019 AFTRR National Meeting to be Hosted By Google Chicago

The 2019 AFTRR Meeting will be held in Chicago June 13th and 14th and will be hosted by Google Chicago.  As in previous years, there is no registration fee and efforts are underway to provide attendees with all meals.  That leaves transportation and hotel accommodations as the only expense. The agenda is being finalized but

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Connecting For Good Shares “The Little Laptop That Could”

We are thrilled to premier an amazing new video, showcasing the life-changing impact digital inclusion has on the lives of so many--through the eyes and voice of a lowly, discarded, almost trashed computer. Introducing "The Little Laptop That Could". AFTRR Member Connecting for Good and Executive Director Tom Esselman have created this wonderful video you

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AFTRR + Collaboration = Success on Multiple Levels

Collaboration between like-minded organizations who share similar missions can help all involved reach for the stars. Nonprofit technology refurbishers (AFTRR members) can expand their reach and increase their impact by finding other nonprofits capable of bringing their own contributions to the table.  AFTRR members do not need to tackle the entire Digital Divide on their

AFTRR 2018 National Meeting a Great Success

The 2018 National AFTRR Meeting, held June 3-4, 2018 and hosted by Google Pittsburgh, was a great success.  Nonprofit refurbishers from 30 organizations representing all regions of the country attended the meeting that was held without registration fees and all meals covered through sponsorship.  Bud Rizer, CEO of the National Cristina Foundation and the Project

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AFTRR Holiday Success Story – Collaboration is the Key

Lou August, President, Wilderness Technology Alliance said, "By tapping into each other's strengths AFTRR partners can overcome our own weaknesses - and bring a whole lot more Christmas cheer!"  The story below is a perfect example of benefiting through collaboration. During the coldest day of the year on December 12, 2017 AFTRR members VA STAR

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AFTRR Member AZStRUT Creates Laptop Lending Program

AZStRUT is partnering with the Arizona State Library and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to start a laptop lending program, with an emphasis on laptop lending access in rural Arizona libraries.  AZStRUT donated over 250 laptops, valued at $25,000, to 10 rural Arizona libraries to create these technology lending programs.  The Arizona State Library is

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AFTRR Holds Successful National Meeting at Google Pittsburgh

A total of 34 different non-profit refurbishers representing 19 states joined up in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 4th and 5th to share ideas, hear presentations from experts and most importantly, meet new friends and establish a network of contacts.  The two day event was held at no cost to the attendees.  Some of the attendee

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