Better I.T. For a Better World
Our Mission: IT4Causes, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides stable, secure, and sustainable information technology solutions that enable other nonprofit organizations to focus on their missions and serve their clients better, with lower total cost to their organization and the community.
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Why IT Matters
Our Impact, 2016
|2016 has been a great year of impact for us, and we hope it’s been a good year for you as well. In our second full year of operations, we’ve served more agencies with IT strategy and solutions, refined our own strategy, grown our networks, and moved down the path towards sustainability. Like any young startup though, we still face many challenges, and as a community-supported nonprofit, we turn to our supporters to ask of your time, talent, and treasure. We hope you’ll consider including IT4Causes in your year-end giving as you read more about our work below.
20 Agencies Served
Using the IT4Causes model of a few paid staff supplemented with lots of skilled IT volunteerism, we’ve been able to substantially increase the number of nonprofits we serve. In 2016, twenty agencies received expert information technology assistance from us. We’ve also been taking on larger projects with larger agencies, even while we still serve small and midsize agencies.
Common IT Challenges for Small and Mid-sized Nonprofits:
In addition to problems faced by most organizations, the unique nature of nonprofits creates even more challenges:
- Lack of knowledgeable, dedicated IT staff due to lack of funding
- No long-term IT strategy
- Productivity loss and other risks from unstable servers, unreliable networks, lack of redundancy, inconsistent backups, and inadequate security
Agencies often ask volunteers to help out, but this can result in:
- Loss of knowledge when volunteers move on
- Inconsistent configurations over time
- Cobbled-together solutions that are not maintainable
IT4Causes prides ourselves on our ability to give meaningful work opportunities to local college students to gain real-world experience while helping local nonprofits. We’re approved Federal Work Study partners with both VCU and the University of Richmond, and we are currently seeking a FWS eligible student to help us with running our business. See the […]
IT4Causes is proud to be an off-campus Federal Work Study agency with both Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. Our past and present interns have great things to say about their experiences with us (just scroll back in time on our blogs to see). We’re now seeking students for the 2018-19 academic year […]
IT4Causes is proud to introduce our newest intern! When asked about why he chose IT4Causes, this is what he had to say: Hi everyone, my name is Abhishek and I serve as an Information Technology Implementation Intern at IT4Causes. I am currently a student at the University of Richmond and plan to major in Computer […]
The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is a non-partisan organization that focuses on advancing school readiness by developing innovative initiatives to ensure a quality early start for all children across the state of Virginia. VECF is working with IT4Causes to solve the various challenges we face with our technology. IT4Causes conducted an IT assessment […]