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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Social Development:
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Geographic scope: International
    Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2009
    Organizational structure: Access Now is a non-profit public benefit corporation recognized in the United States as a charitable and educational 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. The organization is led by a Board of Directors. The organization is then managed by an Executive Director who oversees a team of staffers across three programmatic arms, with each arm being led by a Director. Additionally, the Director of Operations works in support of the Executive Director and with the Directors of each arm to implement programs.
    Number and type of members: Access Now does not have a formal membership structure, nor does it charge fees for membership. Access Now works closely with partner organizations on a number of projects and maintains an email list of over 385,000 supporters who support digital rights issues, follow the activities of the organization, and provide limited financial support via online micro donations.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition, Best Bits, European Digital Rights Initiative (EDRi), Internet Declaration, Red LatAm (Latin American digital rights coalition)
    Funding structure:
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Grants from Governments
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
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