Nonprofit Technology Resources

MLK Day 2014: NTR at Girard College
Photos from NTR's 100-computer event on Martin Luther King Day of Service 2014 at Girard College. See them all!
Founded in Philadelphia in 1974, Nonprofit Technology Resources serves low-income people by refurbishing used computers, providing hands-on work experience, and assisting community-based service organizations to use computers in their work. We are the oldest computer service organization in the area devoted exclusively to nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. Our computer refurbishing "factory" serves as a training ground for people to grow their computer skills. Our Computer Thrift Store serves the community with affordable, dependable computers.

How To Survive The End of Windows XP

Are you receiving warnings about Windows XP support ending on April 8? Does your computer struggle to complete ordinary tasks? Does it run frustratingly slow? Do you need Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint? If you say Yes to any of these, then you'll want to have a look at this PDF!

NTR Achieves Guidestar Gold

NTR is now among the few nonprofits demonstrating its commitment to transparency by becoming a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange Participant! At the Bronze level, GuideStar has 11,893 organizations (as of April 10) who provided basic information that prospective donors can use in decision making. At the Silver, it has 22,868 who took extra trouble to provide extra information. At the Gold level, only 2,922 organizations have put in the hours of effort to inform potential donors comprehensively. NTR has done this work, and we invite you to see it here.
Colorful NTR ad that appeared in the Philadelphia Metro newspaper.
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Computer & Laptop Donations Accepted

Nonprofit Technology Resources' Computer Thrift Store accepts the donation of used computers, laptops, monitors, printers, and other computer accessories at our Center City location from 9 am till 3 pm Monday through Thursday. Please call or email us to request a pickup of 10 or more identical Pentium IV (or better) computers (or 5 Pentium IV laptops) in the Philadelphia area. NTR can pickup your donation of 100 or more Pentium IV computers anywhere from New York City to Washington DC. Phone: 215-564-6686. Email:

Free Computer Help For You

Gratis every Wednesday afternoon, NTR's Bring A Computer Ask A Question is a hands-on workshop that after more than seven years in operation keeps attracting participants with little to no promotion. We offer to help you repair, upgrade, or use your own computer. Or, you're welcome to bring new components, accessories, or software that you want to install, whether you bought them in our Thrift Store or elsewhere.

Free Computer and Internet Access

In Philadelphia, you can get to a computer not only at libraries but also at a large number of locations in the KEYSPOT network, where free computer use, Internet access and training are offered to anyone and everyone. To find a location, you can check this KEYSPOT locations list (in PDF format) on this site, or you can head over to KEYSPOT and use their finder.

Get It Fixed Right Here Locally

Whatever repairs you ever need, whether under one of our warranties or on a machine you obtained elsewhere, you can have it taken care of here. Regularly offered computer repair services include diagnosis, PC setup, computer optimization, hardware upgrades, memory installation, software installation, software suite installation, operating system installation, computer checkup, virus and spyware removal, diagnostic and repair with backup, one-time data backup, data recovery.