The 2015 Servant Leader Award Goes to…

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On May 8, Leadership Metro Richmond honored Tom Anderson, Class of 2014, Founder & CEO of IT4 Causes for making significant contributions to the community in the year since he completed Leadership Quest. Tom was nominated and selected by his fellow class members. Leadership Metro Richmond’s mission is to connect and educate a diverse group of community leaders, inspiring them to serve the Richmond region ( http://www.lmronline.org/ )

Congratulations Tom and thank you Leadership Metro Richmond!

Our Red Carpet Event: April 19 at the Byrd Theatre

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Come join us at The Byrd Theatre in Carytown on April 19 as we launch the new IT4Causes Promotional Video!  This live action video, done in the style of the TV show “How It’s Made”, features our volunteers and staff, as well as local nonprofit leaders, in action, so come out and see if you can spot your friends on the BIG screen!  Our friends at Red Titan Films are pulling out all the stops to make it an instant classic!

Can you say, “Double Feature?”                            Get Your Tickets!

Then, stick around to see a screening of that IT comedy classic, Office Space!  Three company workers hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss, and hilarity ensues!  We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves, too, so we can keep you entertained the whole time, especially if you show up early to stand in line (hint, hint).  From door prizes to red staplers to flair to… well, who really knows what else we have in store for you?!?  So hop on out and get your tickets now!  Your entry ticket will not only make your Sunday afternoon a memorable one, it will also help us provide great IT services to deserving local nonprofits.  And let’s face it, it just wouldn’t be the same without you there!We hope to see you there!

The fun starts at 1:30 PM, movie showtime is 2 PM!

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Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our event sponsors.  Synapse Hubs is a great way to network with lots of awesome people around RVA, and their support is enabling IT4Causes to use more of the ticket sales to support local nonprofits

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And UDig, a leading provider of technology consultants, project critical teams and strategic outsourcing services.

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IT4Causes: Your next internship!

IT4Causes is a start-up nonprofit agency located in Richmond, VA. Our mission is to provide 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.

We are currently offering two flexible full-time internship positions with small stipends for the summer of 2015, with the possibility of extending as part-time into the 2015-16 school year.  Ideal candidates will be college juniors or seniors.  To apply for either position, please submit your resume to Thomas.Anderson@IT4Causes.org by March 22, 2015.

IT Implementation Internship

As an IT Implementation Intern, you’ll work with our Project Manager and teams of skilled IT volunteers to implement best-in-class small business IT solutions at deserving nonprofit (we like to call them “for-purpose”) agencies across RVA. You’ll leverage playbooks we’ve developed to build towards a strong IT strategy and architecture. In the process, you’ll learn a ton about real life cloud-based solutions for file management, office productivity, accounting, fundraising, and case management, as well as web site development, social media, and networks. You’ll have opportunity to work with IT professionals in all stages of their careers, and you’ll meet some true experts in their fields.

As a startup, we offer high growth potential. As a volunteer and service nonprofit providing IT solutions, we offer the broadest networking possible. We will provide a stipend of at least $1000 for this position; exact amount will depend on fundraising and business development success.

Nonprofit Management Internship

As our nonprofit management intern, you’ll work with staff and volunteers to help our growing agency in many different ways, including marketing and branding, events, business development, and partner agency management. You’ll also help several of our client agencies learn to use donor management and case management systems effectively. Our small staff means you’ll get to know all parts of our business, and because we serve other nonprofits, you’ll get to meet leaders at many other charities in RVA. We’ll provide a ton of networking opportunities, and you’ll work with us to build capacity in not just one agency but in many organizations around the region.

We will provide a stipend of at least $750 for this this position; exact amount will depend on fundraising and business development success.

To apply for either position, please submit your resume to Thomas.Anderson@IT4Causes.org by March 22, 2015.

Last Call for Volunteer Extravaganza!

The big event is Monday 3/2 from 6:30-9 PM!  If you want to:

  • Learn more about our current partner agencies,
  • Find out how to use your skills to deliver great IT to those agencies,
  • Be part of our next video, which will premier at The Byrd Theatre on April 11,
  • Dress up as an Office Space character, and/or
  • Eat pizza and drink beer,

then you should come out to our event!  It’ll be a blast!

Click here to sign up before 2 PM on Monday!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Daulton West

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IT4Causes enjoys the support of many dedicated volunteers. One such volunteer is Daulton West, a Capital One alumni with years of IT experience who is now President and Owner of ASocialMediaChampion4U, a social media strategy consulting firm. Follow Daulton on Twitter (@DWestJr) for more social media tools, tips, and breaking news.

Daulton has helped a wide array of nonprofits, startups, and networking groups with their social media efforts, including the Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center and the RVA Career Expo, sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and two local networking groups, Career Prospectors and JAM.

Daulton joined IT4Causes in October 2014 as a key member of the Marketing and Branding Advisory Group and has taken part in various initiatives to help us get off the ground. Daulton has helped grow IT4Causes’ social media reach and also provided guidance for website enhancements. Daulton generously volunteered his time and energy to plan and take part in IT4Causes’ inaugural event, which brought together volunteers, agency staff, and other IT4Causes supporters.

Daulton also led the initiative to research SEO enhancements, gather the findings, and capture the results in the “SEO Recommendations For Nonprofits” guide.

Thanks Daulton for all your help!

If YOU are interested in helping Richmond area nonprofits become more effective through better IT systems, please sign up to volunteer.

IT4Causes welcomes Bill Flowers, our new Project Manager!

IT4Causes is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Flowers to our staff. Bill joins us with 20+ years of experience in project management, information technology and communications. As project manager, Bill will work with our volunteers and oversee the implementation of IT4Causes solutions for our nonprofit partners.

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“Working with so many great nonprofit organizations is a wonderful opportunity,” Bill says. “When you consider the impact that IT4Causes will make in the lives of so many people served by our nonprofit community … well, it’s both humbling and exciting.”

Bill joins IT4Causes having worked in private enterprise, academia and state agencies. As director of web development at the University of Richmond and as senior project manager at GIC Web Solutions, Bill’s focus has been the simple premise that technology should make our work easier and more cost-effective.

“IT4Causes innovative fractional CIO model, coupled with volunteer IT support, is going to change the way nonprofit’s do business,” Bill continues. “The model is going to allow nonprofits to utilize technology that otherwise would be beyond their reach.”

Please join us in welcoming Bill to IT4Causes. Meet Bill and all our great IT4Causes volunteers at our Volunteer Extravaganza on March 2

Volunteer Extravaganza on March 2 from 6:30-9 PM!

Were your dreams of being up on the big screen interrupted by a fantastic career in IT?  If so, this is the perfect event for you!

Join us for pizza and beverages on Monday, March 2 at !mpactmakers. It’s gonna be a blast!

  • Be part of the ACTION! by participating in the shooting of an exciting new IT4Causes video by Red Titan Films (no acting experience required).
  • Learn more about how IT4Causes is transforming skilled IT volunteerism so that you can use your technical skills to make nonprofits more effective, and yet never have to commit more than 8 hours at a time.
  • Meet representatives from our partner nonprofit agencies, and sign up to work on specific projects at specific agencies.
  • Introduce yourself to Bill Flowers, our new Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, who’ll be your partner and guide as you work with other awesome volunteers to deliver great IT to grateful nonprofits.
  • Network with other community-minded IT professionals.
  • Be sure to mark April 11 at 1 PM on your calendar for the World Premier of YOUR video at the Byrd Theatre!
  • Please try to print and bring your RSVP, which includes a talent release form that’s needed to take part in the video shoot (else we’ll have to have you complete one on-site).

This is a free event for our registered volunteers (donations will be accepted, or course).  So go to http://www.it4causes.org/volunteer-form/ and register your info, and you’ll be taken to the EventBrite page where you can get you ticket to the Extravaganza!

We hope to see you there!

Coming soon: not just another event, a Volunteer Extravaganza!

At IT4Causes, we’re all about using skilled volunteers to get IT done for our nonprofit partners. So we’re setting up an event to give you a chance to meet our partners, to see what projects we have in the chutes to move them towards our common IT strategy, and to give you a chance to sign to help us implement these projects. And since we also like to have fun, we’re making it an EXTRAVAGANZA!  We’ll be networking, eating pizza, and shooting our next promotional video with Red Titan Films. If you want to join in the fun, pencil us in for March 2 from 6:30-9 PM. We’ll firm up details and start getting invites out in the next week. Space will be limited, and volunteers who have registered on our site will be the first to get invites, so go to the volunteer form and give us your info now!