Hacking Immigration: Funding Technology for Advocates - Webinar

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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Technology is now fundamental to how so many of us work, play, and interact. Yet the tools it offers are only beginning to be integrated into how we pursue our goals as grantmakers. The creation of software that makes outreach, education, screening, and legal services more efficient is one such emerging effort—and it holds enormous promise.

While the Supreme Court’s deadlock vote in United States v. Texas has stalled administrative relief, there are still thousands of immigrants across the country that are eligible to regularize their status or move from green card holders to U.S. citizens. Screening software could be instrumental in such an effort.  Likewise, complementary organizing and advocacy efforts will benefit from tools that scale grassroots and grasstop efforts. However, challenges such as capacity building, access and maintenance of hardware, and collaboration between providers, require thoughtful strategies amongst grantmakers and providers alike to implement technology solutions.

Join this webinar to learn about a recent survey of nonprofits by the Immigrant Advocates Network on technology gaps and needs, examples of emerging technologies in range of programs benefitting immigrants, and funding strategies to foster and support technology innovation in the field.

  • How technology interfaces with the immigration advocate field from legal screening to organizing and advocacy efforts
  • Technological capacity and needs of the legal services field for immigrants and refugees
  • How funders have approached the nexus of technology and immigration in their grantmaking strategies


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Registration is required by August 30th. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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