Tony and Chris talk about digital poverty and what that means for underserved communities

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Chris Worman, Co-Founder, Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer for Connect Humanity

Christopher (Chris) Worman has spent more than 20 years working at the intersection of philanthropy, technology, and community organizing. After several years working with large American nonprofit organizations, Chris joined Peace Corps and landed in Romania. There he founded numerous social enterprises and Romania’s first community foundation. While building a national platform to support the development of future community foundations, Chris found himself increasingly needing access to technology and brought TechSoup into the country. Over the next several years, Chris led the design of large, multi-national civic tech engagement programs, led TechSoup’s marketing communications group, and until October 2021 served as TechSoup’s Vice President for Alliances and Program Development. During the pandemic Chris co-founded Connect Humanity, a fund for digital equity, to spur philanthropy’s engagement in digitalization and ensure communities around the world have access to the combination of knowledge and finance they need to come online on their own terms. Chris has consulted for numerous large foundations, taught masters-level programming at the University of Vienna School of Economics, and is a proud father.

Our discussion

Most of us are aware of the financial poverty many Americans have to deal with. But not many of us are aware of another form of inequity that plagues the masses. Chris Worman, Co-Founder, Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer for Connect Humanity sit down with Tony to talk about how his organization steps in to invest in the community connectivity providers (CCPs) that are successfully connecting those who are hardest to reach.

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