# Why a Tech4Good Guide

This Guide came out of my own years of experience working at the intersection of technology and social development, primarily working in global environments and contexts. I found myself hoping that there was a collection of these resources, ideas, and assistance that I could reference as I went along in my own journey. Finding none that fit exactly what I needed, I decided to compile my findings as I went.

That said, there are coming into focus a few organizations that have begun to steward these references — the Digital Impact Alliance (opens new window) at an organizational level, and the Digital Health Atlas (opens new window) for the health sector are two notable examples.

However, I found that there was still a gap to understanding, and in aggregating all of these resources, sectors, and tools into one place in an accessible but not daunting resources.

I realize of course, that the minute a document like this gets finalized, the clock starts running on how long its able to stay current. This document is by no means comprehensive, and I would encourage your help in adding to the list!

I also manage the OpenTech4Good website (opens new window), which houses these resources in an updated, dynamic table that can be sorted and filtered, which can be found here (opens new window).