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ZoomInfo Platform Empowers Digital Wish to Aid Students Without Home Internet Access During Pandemic
Posted by Heather Chirtea at 03:38:52 PM Thu 12/17/2020

ZoomInfo has given complimentary access to its platform to Digital Wish to aid students without internet access at home during the pandemic.


Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:23 AM EST

Delivers Contact Data on 1,200 Companies to Help Nonprofit Address Digital Divide

VANCOUVER, Wash. --(BUSINESS WIRE)

ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), a global leader in go-to-market (GTM) intelligence solutions, today announced that it has given complimentary access to its best-in-class platform to assist Digital Wish, a nonprofit organization helping provide home internet access to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Wish is connecting 1 million students with mobile hotspots and laptops while they learn from home during the pandemic.

The organization kicked off its Connect A Student campaign earlier this year after the pandemic closed schools, which left more than 10 million students nationwide struggling to learn remotely in homes with no internet connectivity. Through Connect A Student, corporations and individuals can help solve the digital divide by donating hotspots, donating money, recycling used IT equipment, and participating in social media challenges to raise funding.

With access to ZoomInfo’s corporate contact data, the Digital Wish philanthropy and outreach teams were easily able to speak directly with 1,200 companies to raise awareness and recruit support for the initiative.

“ZoomInfo saved our research and marketing teams months of time and energy,” said Heather Chirtea, Executive Director of Digital Wish. “ZoomInfo is a tremendous asset that organizations like ours can’t thrive without.”

“As many schools nationwide have again transitioned to online learning, it’s become even more important that we do whatever we can to enable all the students in this country to continue their education,” said Henry Schuck, Founder and CEO of ZoomInfo. “We’re proud to share our platform with Digital Wish to help them achieve their mission of bridging the digital divide and connecting our young people at home to their teachers and classmates.”

Based in Milton, Del., Digital Wish aims to ensure that all children are provided with the technology-rich education they deserve, in order to develop the skills necessary to excel in a global economy. Digital Wish empowers teachers and their supporters through the development of new technology for classrooms that enhances learning for children. As Digital Wish builds momentum in its cause, the organization recently enlisted NBA basketball player Jordan Bone of the Orlando Magic as a key spokesperson.

To donate to Digital Wish, text DONATE123 to 707070. To learn more about the Connect A Student campaign, please visit www.connectastudent.org or follow Digital Wish on Twitter. Digital Wish is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

About Digital Wish

Digital Wish staff work closely with hardware and software manufacturers to provide donated and discounted technology products to K-12 schools and higher education. Since COVID-19, Digital Wish has delivered thousands of hotspots to schools. In 2009, Digital Wish was founded based on a seed grant from Olympus, and within two years, grew that to $5.9M, allowing us to aid more than 500,000 students. We were also awarded an Obama stimulus grant for $1.125M dollars to implement 1:1 technology in 30 towns across Vermont, increasing student technology proficiency by 30%. With a membership of 68,000 technology educators, we are able to offer free resources by partnering with internationally known technology names, including Motorola, Dell, Verizon, Microsoft and more. Visit www.digitalwish.org to learn more.

About ZoomInfo

ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) is a Go-To-Market Intelligence Solution for more than 15,000 companies worldwide. The ZoomInfo platform empowers business-to-business sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals to hit their number by pairing best-in-class technology with unrivaled data coverage, accuracy, and depth of contacts. With integrations embedded into workflows and technology stacks, including the leading CRM, Sales Engagement, Marketing Automation, and Talent Management applications, ZoomInfo drives more predictable, accelerated, and sustainable growth for its customers. ZoomInfo emphasizes GDPR and CCPA compliance. In addition to creating the industry’s first proactive notice program, the company is a registered data broker with the states of California and Vermont. Read about ZoomInfo’s commitment to compliance, privacy, and security. For more information about our leading Go-To-Market Intelligence Solution, and how it helps sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals, please visit www.zoominfo.com.

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T.H.E.Journal Covers the Virtual Volunteer Project!
Posted by Heather Chirtea at 04:23:18 PM Fri 10/12/2012

Digital Wish Opens Virtual Volunteer Site To Match Teachers with Experts

- By Dian Schaffhauser, 10/11/12

An organization that promotes the use of technology in the classroom by putting teachers who have specific requests in touch with donors who can help make those wishes come true has launched a new service to link teachers with volunteers. Non-profit Digital Wish now offers "Virtual Volunteers," an area on its Web site. The new service allows teachers to post classroom projects and ask for a virtual volunteer who can serve via video conference; it also allows volunteers to sign up, describe their various capabilities, and volunteer to help with a class project...

http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/10/11/digital-wish-opens-virtual-volunteer-site-to-match-teachers-with-experts.aspx


Netbooks will allow ‘one-to-one computing’ in Nashua fifth grade- Nashua Telegraph
Posted by John Sullivan at 02:43:48 PM Thu 12/22/2011

NASHUA – Wanting to liven up a class project on verbs with a picture of a Christmas tree, fifth-grader Kourtnie Hamel did a quick Google image search. She found a colorfully decorated evergreen in a matter of minutes and dropped it into a word document.

Kourtnie, a student in Tanya Ackerman’s class at Bicentennial Elementary School, didn’t have to go to the front of the room for this; she did it from her desk..

Read more at the Nashua Telegraph.


Digital Wish Black Friday Featured on ISTE's Special Interest Group for Online Learning
Posted by John Sullivan at 03:58:07 PM Tue 11/22/2011

ISTE's Special Interest Group for Online Learning has posted all the information teachers need to know for Digital Wish's Black Friday 2011 specials!

Check it out here!


Heather Chirtea & Eric Bird Interviewed on WVTK
Posted by John Sullivan at 12:15:12 PM Tue 11/15/2011
Heather Chirtea and Eric Bird talk about their work with Addison Central School, other Vermont schools and the e-Vermont program on WVTK. Click here to listen to the audio.

County classrooms embrace new technologies- Addison County Independent
Posted by John Sullivan at 12:29:52 PM Fri 10/14/2011

ADDISON COUNTY — In Dawn Berno’s fourth-grade class at Addison Central School, students are learning key skills for the Internet age, ranging from principles of digital citizenship to managing a personal password, with the help of their own netbook computers.

 Read more at the Addison County Independent.


International Cars, Ltd. donates $10,000 to support education through Digital Wish
Posted by John Sullivan at 02:12:01 PM Tue 09/13/2011

Danvers, Mass. – (September 9, 2011): The International Cars, Ltd. (ICL) family of dealerships is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 through the online giving forum, Digital Wish, in recognition of "National Back to School" month.

Each of ICL's five dealerships contributed a percentage of their August sales proceeds to the total donation.  The funds will help Digital Wish fulfill requests from educators looking to bring more advanced technology into their classrooms.

Read more at the Boston Globe.


eSchoolNews: Digital Wish Makes School Fundraising Easier
Posted by John Sullivan at 02:42:52 PM Thu 06/30/2011

Jenna Zwang, assistant editor for eSchoolNews, recently interviewed Heather Chirtea, Digital Wish's executive director and founder, to write this article on how Digital Wish "makes school fundraising easier."

Check out the full article at: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/06/22/digital-wish-makes-school-fundraising-easier/

Websites that let teachers post their classroom “wish lists” for donors to fulfill have been around for more than a decade, but now one of those sites—Digital Wish—has added a new fundraising feature that could help schools raise support from their local communities.

The fundraising feature allows for teachers and their supporters, such as administrators and Parent-Teacher Associations, to establish their own fund drives for their educational needs. Through Digital Wish, users can publish their event on social media websites and print customized fliers.

Read more at: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/06/22/digital-wish-makes-school-fundraising-easier/


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