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

Nonprofit agencies (we like to call them “for-purpose agencies”) need secure and reliable access to business records, client information, volunteer contacts, donor records, and a host of other data. Just like in for-profit businesses, slow performance, data loss, poor integration, and clunky interfaces make the work harder for everyone and impact the bottom line. Except with for-purpose agencies, the bottom line is people, not dollars.

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.

See our full 2016 Impact Letter to our constituents.

 

 

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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

Our Solutions:

For-purpose organizations need and deserve the best IT solutions possible to serve their clients. They just need them on a lower-cost basis than for-profit businesses. So at IT4Causes, we’re building the future state of nonprofit IT based on robust strategy, state-of-the-practice technology, and best-in-class people. Our model leverages a shared IT roadmap, common solutions to problems all NPOs face, and skilled IT volunteers to deliver best-in-class services at a nonprofit price.

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