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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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.

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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A very busy week…

What an amazing series of events this week! On Monday, our Board met in our Organizational Meeting to approve Bylaws and complete many other tasks related to setting up a non-profit, so THANKS to the Board. On Wednesday, we did our Agency Assessment at pilot agency UnBoundRVA in the morning (THANKS Elizabeth!), and THEN got […]

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IT4Causes Founder Featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch

IT4Causes’ Founder & CEO, Tom Anderson, was one of several leaders highlighted in a recent article on Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR). in the business section of the Richmond Times Dispatch. Tom was part of LMR’s Class of 2014, and participation in the program was instrumental in his decision to start a new organization to meet the information […]

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IT4Causes Is All Around Town

We got to meet a lot of people at the RVATechJam down at Haxall Point last Friday.  It was a great event for us, with right around 40 new contacts, plus we got to watch some awesome bands! This Friday October 24, Tom will be hanging out with Berkana Enterprise Consulting and William & Mary’s […]

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Getting To Know IT4Causes Event – November 3, 6-8 PM

Come join us for a cold one, maybe a few meatballs, and a chance to change the world! IT4Causes is shaking up IT for a better world, and we’d love to give you an overview of our vision to bring a cost-effective IT strategy to many excellent and deserving local nonprofits. Join us and a […]