Internship Opportunities at IT4Causes!

It’s the start of a new school year!  When you graduate, will you have the experience that employers want to see, and a strong network of local businesses and professionals who can help you land a great job?  IT4Causes can help you get ready for post-graduation success, if you’re willing to help us deliver great technology to local nonprofits!  We are currently seeking interns for the following positions for the 2016-17 academic year; we prefer college juniors and seniors but will consider exceptional sophomores as well:

Nonprofit Management/Social Media Intern

As a 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. And you’ll help us implement our social media strategy by developing content and posting across many channels. 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 nonprofits around the region.
As a startup, we offer high growth potential. Expectations are an average of 10-15 hours per week each school semester, with flexibility to accommodate exams and breaks. We will provide a stipend of up to $500 per semester for this position; exact amount may vary depending on our fundraising and business development success. Where possible, we prefer to use the same interns for multiple semesters and through the summer.

IT Implementation Intern

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 IT service nonprofit, we offer some of the broadest networking opportunities possible. Expectations are an average of 10-15 hours per week each school semester, with flexibility to accommodate exams and breaks. We will provide a stipend of at least $500 per semester for this position; exact amount may vary depending on our fundraising and business development success. Where possible, we prefer to use the same interns for multiple semesters and through the summer.
If either of these seem like the right opportunity for you, please submit resume to by September 2, 2016!

Our Newest Client: ReEstablish Richmond


Meet our newest client: ReEstablish Richmond!

This amazing nonprofit was started by Patrick Braford after he noticed the issues facing refugees who were new to Richmond. ReEstablish Richmond’s mission is to help refugees establish roots, build community, and find self-sufficiency.

ReEstablish Richmond (ReR) provides programs that help newcomers to the River City adjust and become a part of the community. Public transit training, learner’s permit classes, and monthly community luncheons are just a few ways that ReR connects refugees to life-building tools and resources, helping their transition to be a positive and empowering experience.

IT4Causes connected ReR with a Flashpoint Fund, and then worked with Kate Ayers, ReR’s Executive Director, to develop a grant proposal. With just a $2000 grant, we’re looking forward to leveraging our volunteer network to help do a full assessment of all their data needs and capabilities, improve their email/calendars/contacts, increase security, set up a donor management system, and help implement their recent rebranding in their online presence.

To learn more or support ReEstablish Richmond, go to their website

Meet Our New Intern

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My name is Ben Simpson and I am a Washington D.C. native going into my senior year at the University of Richmond. I am very excited to be interning with IT4Causes this summer, helping to improve the processes for the business development pipeline. Bringing expertise in leadership studies and Latin American/Iberian studies, I am keen on the leadership dynamics within workplaces and the relations of coworkers that bring about the most success in organizations across all fields. My passion of Latin American affairs and relations with the United States along with recent experience studying in South America will provide a worldlier perspective that will prove valuable to our team here at IT4Causes.

In addition, I greatly value social justice and am dedicated to giving back to the community. I have volunteered with various organizations and public schools in Richmond and only hope to expand my knowledge and impact on non-profits of the Richmond area throughout the summer. In my free time, I always enjoy to stay active. I love to play sports (particularly soccer and basketball) and explore nature, whether it be hiking, biking, or kayaking on the James River.

I am a motivated individual looking forward to making the most of this opportunity, learning a lot, and creating strong connections in the Richmond community. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at!

Tech4All Sponsorship

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IT4Causes is looking for sponsors and vendors for the First Annual Tech4All fair! If you are looking to get your product or service in front of a technology hungry audience a couple of weeks before Black Friday, now is your chance to lock in space at this exciting new event! Tech4All is shaping up to be a premier location for all things tech in Richmond.

If you or a retailer or a technology company you know is interested in this once a year opportunity, contact Thomas Anderson at Make sure to get in touch ASAP as we would like to offer exclusivity on a first come, first serve basis.

Meet Our New Intern

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Hello Everyone! My name is Amanda Crittenden and I am the Event Management Intern for summer and fall. I am currently a VCU senior working towards my Bachelor’s in Business Management with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurship.

I have lived just outside of Richmond in New Kent my whole life. Since I started going to school at VCU, I have adopted Richmond as my second home and enjoy finding hidden gems that the city has to offer. In my free time, I love baking and relaxing at home with friends or my pets.

I look forward to learning a lot during my time with IT4Causes and hope to make lasting connections within the Richmond community. If you have any words of wisdom, questions, or possible help to offer, feel free to send me an email at

Planning Meeting June 8

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Please join us for the first planning meeting for the First Annual Tech4All Fair. This meeting will introduce a number of topics to be discussed and planned over the coming months in order to make this event a success.


Location: Impact Makers

Date: Wednesday June 8

Time: 6-7:30pm


Light refreshments will be provided.


Thank you for your interest in this exciting new endeavor and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

*If you cannot attend but would still like to be apart of the planning process, please send an email to either or*

AmazonSmile for Father’s Day


Are you shopping online for Father’s Day this year? If so, head over to AmazonSmile and do some good while you shop. Just use this link and shop for the perfect gift knowing your purchase will help out a local nonprofit.

Don’t forget, Father’s Day is June 19!

Mental Health Awareness


As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to an end, we would like to draw attention to an article posted in USAToday showcasing the struggles of the mentally ill. Even though Mental Health Awareness Month is done, that does’t mean the conversation should stop.



What’s New at IT4Causes


Are you looking for a chance to get involved? Well now is your chance! The introduction of a new client, Commonwealth Autism, comes the ability for growth and expansion. With all the things going on at IT4Causes right now, there is a need for new volunteers. If you would like to be involved in a great nonprofit organization who’s mission is to help other nonprofit organizations, volunteer with IT4Causes. Check out the latest opportunities and take some time to make a difference in the Richmond community.

Mental Health Awareness Month


Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to take this chance to recognize the great work of one of Richmond’s local nonprofit agencies. The Children’s Mental Health Resource Center has been serving the greater Richmond area since March of 2011 with the goal of making the education of children’s mental health easily accessible. They provide countless resources on various facets of children’s mental health including an on-site library.

Head to their website to learn more about this amazing organization during Mental Health Awareness Month.