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
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.
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
Big News coming soon!
The mid-term elections may be over, but you still have until 11/28 to vote for IT4Causes in VCU’s Next Big Idea Competition! Just go to http://vcunextbigidea.com/pins/20 and make YOUR vote count!
THANK YOU to everyone who came to the “Getting To Know IT4Causes” event on Monday night! We had a great turnout, awesome food, and lots of networking going on at the beautiful offices of !mpact Makers. A couple of people who helped make the night so great: Lynette Brinkerhoff from Children’s Mental Health Resource Center, […]
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 […]