From: Ryan Harris, Volunteer and Annual Campaign Committee Chair
Dear IT4Causes Supporter,
Welcome to the 2015 holiday season! I hope you’ve had a successful and productive year, and that your 2016 is even better! During this time of giving, I hope you’ll remember to support your favorite charities so that they can support our community through health and wellness programs, social services, workforce and community development, animal care, arts and culture, and many other diverse missions.
Picking just the right agency can be a challenge, though, as there are so many great needs in our region and in our world. One way to help lots of different local agencies in support of a number of causes is to contribute to IT4Causes, a new and unique nonprofit that provides IT services to other charities right here in RVA, at a fraction of normal commercial costs. I give to IT4Causes because when other agencies manage and use their data better, they can be more effective and efficient in serving others in our community, so they can increase their impact on their important missions.
IT4Causes helped 15 different agencies in the last year, including:
- Saved over 100 hours and thousands of dollars for Friends of Barnabas, a Midlothian-based charity that performs medical missions in Honduras, with refurbished computers and free Office 365.
- Set up donor management system and Office 365 for Beacon Tree Foundation, a local agency providing financial support to parents of kids with mental health issues.
- Planned the implementation of a collaborative case management system with Partnership for Families, which will involve another 10-12 agencies as well.
While IT4Causes leverages low-cost software and skilled IT volunteers to keep expenses low for our nonprofit partners, we still need financial support from folks like you in order to provide the paid staff who develop great IT strategy for each agency and guide our volunteers to do the most valuable work in the most manageable ways. Won’t you please join me in supporting this great organization, and allow us to enable more nonprofits with the technology they need and deserve to deliver their missions across our community? It’s easy and secure; just go to http://www.it4causes.org/donate-today/. Your tax-deductible contribution will make a difference as we work to nonprofits across our community do their great work.
Thanks for your support, and have a fantastic holiday season!