About Bud Rizer

Bud Rizer received his doctoral degree from The Johns Hopkins University. He worked for many years in university and clinical environments focusing on the application of technology for people with a variety of disabilities. He is a charter board member of the National Cristina Foundation and for the past 9 years has functioned as the CEO of the Foundation. Bud is on the Steering Committee of AFTRR.

Connecting For Good Shares “The Little Laptop That Could”

We are thrilled to premier an amazing new video, showcasing the life-changing impact digital inclusion has on the lives of so many--through the eyes and voice of a lowly, discarded, almost trashed computer. Introducing "The Little Laptop That Could". AFTRR Member Connecting for Good and Executive Director Tom Esselman have created this wonderful video you

AFTRR + Collaboration = Success on Multiple Levels

Collaboration between like-minded organizations who share similar missions can help all involved reach for the stars. Nonprofit technology refurbishers (AFTRR members) can expand their reach and increase their impact by finding other nonprofits capable of bringing their own contributions to the table.  AFTRR members do not need to tackle the entire Digital Divide on their

AFTRR 2018 National Meeting a Great Success

The 2018 National AFTRR Meeting, held June 3-4, 2018 and hosted by Google Pittsburgh, was a great success.  Nonprofit refurbishers from 30 organizations representing all regions of the country attended the meeting that was held without registration fees and all meals covered through sponsorship.  Bud Rizer, CEO of the National Cristina Foundation and the Project

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Register Now for the 2018 AFTRR National Meeting

The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR) has announced its second National Meeting to again be hosted by Google Pittsburgh.  The two-day meeting is scheduled for Sunday evening, June 3rd and all day Monday, June 4th.  This is the same format as last year which minimized attendee expenses related to the event.  All AFTRR

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AFTRR Holiday Success Story – Collaboration is the Key

Lou August, President, Wilderness Technology Alliance said, "By tapping into each other's strengths AFTRR partners can overcome our own weaknesses - and bring a whole lot more Christmas cheer!"  The story below is a perfect example of benefiting through collaboration. During the coldest day of the year on December 12, 2017 AFTRR members VA STAR

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AFTRR Member AZStRUT Creates Laptop Lending Program

AZStRUT is partnering with the Arizona State Library and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to start a laptop lending program, with an emphasis on laptop lending access in rural Arizona libraries.  AZStRUT donated over 250 laptops, valued at $25,000, to 10 rural Arizona libraries to create these technology lending programs.  The Arizona State Library is

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AFTRR Holds Successful National Meeting at Google Pittsburgh

A total of 34 different non-profit refurbishers representing 19 states joined up in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 4th and 5th to share ideas, hear presentations from experts and most importantly, meet new friends and establish a network of contacts.  The two day event was held at no cost to the attendees.  Some of the attendee

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AFTRR Announces National Meeting

The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR) has announced a National Meeting to be hosted by Google Pittsburgh.  The two-day meeting is scheduled for Sunday evening, June 4th and all day Monday, June 5th.  This format was chosen in order to encourage as many AFTRR members as possible to attend.  All AFTRR members are

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AFTRR Members Demonstrate Collective Impact

The full impact of AFTRR as an alliance focused on sharing best practices and resources recently came to light in a wonderful holiday story.  A new addition to the AFTRR family, Delaware’s New Castle Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and its Executive Director William Mayer, recently posted an introduction of his project and a request for additional

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AFTRR Member Computer Reach Shares with Louisiana’s Flood Victims

  Pittsburgh's Computer Reach is appropriately named.  This AFTRR member nonprofit refurbisher recently shipped 24 iMacs and 24 HP inkjet printers to the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC), another AFTRR member with a long and productive history serving schools and nonprofits throughout the state of Louisiana.  The "forgotten flood" of August, 2016

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