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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It's Annual Campaign Time!

 In the season of giving, please consider supporting IT4Causes with your tax-deductible donations.  Your generous support will help to continue to provide the data and information technology that other nonprofits need to be effective and efficient in fulfilling their missions.  We've helped dozens of local charities so far, and benefited many interns and job-seekers in the process, but there are many more needing our help, and our biggest constraint is funding.  Thank you for your support!

 

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Awesome new volunteer opportunities!

Use what you do best (your IT skills) to help local nonprofits become more efficient and effective at what they do best! Check out our our latest volunteer opportunities!

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.

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.

Latest Posts

IT4Causes Pays It Forward With VCU Interns

In a recent article in VCU News, Brian McNeill talks about how VCU graduates like IT4Causes founder Tom Anderson are helping the next crop of students get a leg up on full-time careers by offering internships to current VCU students.  IT4Causes currently has a total of eight interns, including 6 from VCU.  Read the whole […]

Another successful internship – Michael Taylor

Over the summer, Michael Taylor, a student from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College and a participant of Courage To Succeed from Charterhouse School, had the opportunity to intern with IT4Causes. Michael benefited from his internship both personally and professionally. He gained skills in web design and gained experience working within a professional organization, which is […]

FAQs, Tips, and Suggestions for having the best time at Tech4All

We are super excited to bring you the Tech4All Happy Hour event on Thursday, November 17, from 6-8 PM, at Impact Makers, 1707 Summit Ave, Suite 201.  Here are some suggestions to help you have the best time possible while at the event Get there right at 6 PM to have the most time to […]

Your nonprofit deserves a great donor management system at a great price!

At IT4Causes, we implement and support Little Green Light for our small and midsize nonprofit clients*.  We can make sure you get the best pricing on the tool ($40 for the first year, for most clients), and our team of paid staff and volunteers can get your agency set up quickly in this modern, intuitive, […]