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 and other science education to groups that might not have access to such opportunities. DANEnet is committed to helping to close the digital divide in Dane County, 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 mission is to make information technology accessible and affordable through education and services for nonprofit organizations and individuals with barriers.
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 20 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.
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.
Closing the Digital Divide: We work to close the digital divide through partnerships, advocacy and education. It is our vision that all Dane County residents have devices, connectivity and the skills to use both. Our Digital Divide page provides detailed information about our work in this area.
We count on DANEnet for a quick response to all our computer problems.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