DANEnet is committed to everyone in Dane County having access to technology, connectivity and the skills to utilize both. We teach digital literacy skills, help people connect to the internet and get low cost devices.
DANEnet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. DANEnet has served Dane County non-profit organizations since 1995 by offering on-site technical support, technical training, and technical planning and consulting services. In addition to technical support DANEnet partners with community agencies to provide technology education to groups that might not have access to such opportunities. DANEnet is committed to digital equity. We believe that technology, connectivity and the skills to use both are part of a quality of life that all should be able to enjoy. DANEnet’s project Everyone On Madison provides digital literacy, low-cost devices and assistance enrolling in low-cost internet service.
DANEnet’s mission is to make information technology accessible and affordable through education and services for nonprofit organizations and individuals with barriers.
Our vision is to make Dane County the most connected place for everyone.
In 1995 DANEnet was founded by UW-Extension, people from a wide variety of local nonprofits, and a group of enthusiastic volunteers. The following year it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its own board of directors.
- hosted a popular website with all kinds of community information, including job opportunities
- helped nonprofits develop their own websites
- helped people from many parts of Dane County’s diverse community overcome the challenges of learning to use computers and the Internet
- provided tech support to community centers as they developed public-access computer labs and created educational programs for the labs
Over the course of 25 years, DANEnet’s staff has expanded the range of tech support that it provides to many different kinds of nonprofits and the variety of educational programs that it and its community partners provide for young people.
In 2016, DANEnet launch the digital equity initiative Everyone On Madison. EOM provides digital literacy, devices and connectivity support to low-income and disconnected families.
Technology Solutions for Nonprofits: We help Dane County nonprofits find and use quality information technology. This includes technology planning and training, desktop support, network planning and maintenance and server support. See our Technology for Nonprofits page for detailed information.
Technology Education: We work in partnership with nonprofit organizations and other groups to provide technology education that promotes creativity, critical thinking and connection. Programming includes build your own computer, Maker Clubs, e-textiles and other STEM projects. Our Technology Education page provides more detail and photos of past projects.
Everyone On Madison: We work to close the digital divide by providing digital literacy classes, low-cost devices and assistance for families enrolling in home internet. It is our vision that all Dane County residents have devices, connectivity and the skills to use both. Our Everyone On Madison page provides detailed information about our work in this area.
We count on DANEnet for a quick response to all our technology needs.Kaleem Caire
DANEnet has been instrumental in planning and implementing IT projects for our agency. Projects have had a quick return on investment, we couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of the work.Bob Power
DANEnet staff is my IT doulaSarah Finger
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