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We are a nonprofit organization that focuses on breast and cervical cancer education and early detection screening. We are currently working on a program with our Promotores (Community Health Workers) in rural communities and would like to outfil them with tablets so that they can use graphic pictures to show how cancer develops (risk factors and symptoms) and how diet, nutrition, exercise and other preventive measures can reduce the mortality rates in these medically underserved communities.
What attempts have you made so far to reach your goal? Are you currently doing any fundraising? Is there a need expressed on your website? Have you approached any sponsors or previous benefactors of your organization in an attempt to raise funds? Wishing and hoping is not nearly as effective as communicating and expressing. Give it a try.
Tim ClaremontSystems AdministratorRochester, NY
Wishes probably aren't going to get you those tablets. Have a look at this TechSoup community thread - specifically, my post from June of 2011 - I detail advice on how to get such donations.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
One option you might want to consider is using Refurbished Nook Colors and using Cyanogenmod to install Android on them.
That is what I did to get my tablet and it works really well for me. So much so that I have created Cyanogenmod Android tablets for a few other folks. Right now the stable version is running Gingerbread (Android 2.3), but they are getting ready to release a version that runs Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Cyanogenmod is open source and free. The explanations on the wiki are fairly easy to understand and someone with an intermediate knowledge of tech should be able to do it for you.
I have seen the refurbished Color Nook's going for between $100 and $150. That means that you can get 3 tablets for less than an iPad or comparable Android tablet. At the very least, that means you will have to raise less money to buy them.
Thanks for your great suggestion!
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