Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Tech Impact

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.techimpact.org

Mission Statement

Tech Impact's mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world.

Our vision is a world where nonprofits have the technology they need to accomplish their missions, and underrepresented young adults have access to the technology skills and support they need to change their income potential for life.

Tech Impact is headquartered in Philadelphia, maintains offices in Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, Washington, DC, and Las Vegas, NV, and operates workforce development programs in Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Las Vegas, NV. Tech Impact's services are available to all 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

Main Programs

  1. Nonprofit Technology Services, Support, and Training
  2. ITWorks Technology Workforce Development Program
  3. PC Donation Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Tech Impact helps nonprofits improve efficiency by leveraging technology for their mission. Since 2002, we have provided affordable technology services, support, and training to hundreds of nonprofits in the greater Philadelphia region and across the nation.

We launched the ITWorks technology program, based on the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum, in Philadelphia in 2010. We successfully replicated the program in Wilmington, Delaware in 2012 and are launching ITWorks Las Vegas in February 2016. ITWorks has transformed the lives of 239 at-risk young adults to date. Program-wide, 70% of our graduates secure IT jobs or full-time non-IT jobs, or pursue post-secondary education.

In 2014, a nonprofit named Zip Code Wilmington partnered with Tech Impact to deliver a new Java coding school in Wilmington, Delaware. Zip Code is an intensive 12-week Java training followed by a 26-week paid apprenticeship. The pilot class launched in September 2015, and graduated 16 students in December 2015.

Tech Impact has offices located in the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Redwood City, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada. We serve nonprofits across the nation.

ruling year

2003

Executive Director

Self-reported

Patrick Callihan

Keywords

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technology, services, nonprofit, cloud services, nonprofit tech,technology workforce development

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Also Known As

Tech Impact

EIN

74-3062511

 Number

6573167090

Physical Address

417 N. 8th St. Suite 203

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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At Tech Impact, we develop and deploy a comprehensive suite of products and services that focus solely on the technology needs of nonprofits. We provide affordable expertise in strategic technology planning, project management, database and application development.

Through our Managed IT Services, we can implement and support an organization's entire technology infrastructure, either in the cloud or on-premise and ensure that nonprofits receive every software and product discount available. We accomplish this through our deep partnerships with nonprofits like TechSoup Global and corporations like Microsoft.

We also help opportunity youth move into a career in IT through our ITWorks program. This award winning 16-week program provides the training, certifications, and experience they need to compete for entry level IT positions and change their income potential for life.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Nonprofit Technology Services, Support, and Training

Tech Impact provides nonprofits with the technology they need to accomplish their missions, no matter the size of their budget. We operate our IT services at break-even. A study conducted by Villanova University Master's Degree students found that our rates are typically 40% below market.

Our services include:

* Cloud Services: npCloud is a suite of technology services that transforms the way a nonprofit interacts with technology. Cloud Services help protect nonprofits against catastrophe, improve the accessibility of their workplace tools, and save the organization money.

* Managed IT Services: For over 180 organizations, we are their IT staff. We can implement and support an organization's entire technology infrastructure, either in the cloud or on-premise.

* Data Services and Applications: We develop and support custom databases and applications.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 2

ITWorks Technology Workforce Development Program

ITWorks is a proven 16-week technology training program that is offered for free to young adults who are at high risk for life-long poverty. ITWorks students are ages 18 to 26, have their high school diploma or GED but have not completed college, and are underemployed or underemployed. ITWorks provides them with the training, mentors, certifications, soft skills, and on-the-job experience they need to begin a career in technology, and transforms their lifelong earning potential. ITWorks also has a secondary benefit: it provides nonprofits with an affordable skilled workforce to address the technological challenges they face.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

Program 3

PC Donation Program

Tech Impact’s PC Donation Program leverages corporate volunteers who refurbish PCs donated by our partner organizations. The donated PCs enable nonprofits to offer new or enhanced programs and services, such as youth computer training. To date, over 1,800 PCs have been distributed free of charge to more than 90 nonprofits.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our organization is working to provide "Better Technology for Better Communities". Our goals to accomplish this are two fold:

    Our organization is working to help nonprofit organizations move up the capability maturity model in technology capacity, providing education, services and support for a modern technology environment. This enables nonprofits to focus their resources more effectively on their mission.

    We also leverage our talent to help Opportunity Youth gain access to 21st century skills that enable them to learn and develop the expertise for careers in information technology, significantly increasing earning potential.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategy for capacity building is to deliver high quality, expert driven, technology education to the nonprofit sector. We accomplish this through a library of whitepapers, seminars, webinars and conferences that educate nonprofits on modern technology.

    Further, we develop services and support that allow nonprofits to gain access to and take advantage of programs that provide world-class technology environments while decreasing their costs. This allows nonprofits to gain efficiency and effectiveness in their operation, directly impacting their mission delivery.

    Our workforce development programs are designed to put technology education in the hands of Opportunity Youth, providing them the tools and pathways to a successful career in technology. This allows young people, without a formal post-secondary education, to live a sustainable life in a career field that is limitless.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our organization strategically recruit talented information technology professionals that are mission driven and motivated to use their talents for social justice. We unleash that talent into education, services and support to the nonprofit community.

    Further, we seek out partnerships with organizations like Microsoft and TechSoup that enable the access to world-class technology infrastructure and software, to support a modern nonprofit technology environment. We help our partners gain access to these important programs and help them navigate the complexities.

    We also recruit talented educators and support personnel to develop and deliver workforce development programs in technology based career pathways.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We track several indicators toward our progress:

    1) Our outputs are tracked for several key areas- webinars attended, whitepapers downloaded, attendees at seminar/conferences, etc.

    2) For clients that develop a relationship with the organization, we track progress in technology modernization and competency.

    3) In workforce development we track several indicators including number of graduates, job placement, wage increase, etc.

    4) We utilize a balanced scorecard to manage operational efficiency.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    While we have managed to impact thousands of nonprofits with improved technology understanding and efficiency, there are many organizations that continue to struggle with technology capacity. It is our mission to reach these organizations and offer these opportunities.

    We have trained over 300 Opportunity Youth for new careers in technology, but that barely scratches the surface on the young people out of school and without a sustainable career pathway. We are working to increase the number of youth served each year to reach 1000 youth by 2020.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Tech Impact helps nonprofits improve efficiency by leveraging technology for their mission. Since 2002, we have provided affordable technology services, support, and training to hundreds of nonprofits in the greater Philadelphia region and across the nation.

We launched the ITWorks technology program, based on the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum, in Philadelphia in 2010. We successfully replicated the program in Wilmington, Delaware in 2012 and are launching ITWorks Las Vegas in February 2016. ITWorks has transformed the lives of 239 at-risk young adults to date. Program-wide, 70% of our graduates secure IT jobs or full-time non-IT jobs, or pursue post-secondary education.

In 2014, a nonprofit named Zip Code Wilmington partnered with Tech Impact to deliver a new Java coding school in Wilmington, Delaware. Zip Code is an intensive 12-week Java training followed by a 26-week paid apprenticeship. The pilot class launched in September 2015, and graduated 16 students in December 2015.

Tech Impact has offices located in the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Redwood City, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada. We serve nonprofits across the nation.

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TECH IMPACT
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Leadership

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Executive Director

Patrick Callihan

BIO

Patrick Callihan is the executive director for Tech Impact, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world.

Since joining the organization in 2008, Patrick has grown the organization by expanding services and adding programs that directly impact the nonprofit sector and numerous communities. The expanded services includes the development of national cloud based computing service offerings designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. He also led the launch of a workforce development program named ITWorks, which serves opportunity youth with training to begin a careers in information technology as support professionals. Most recently, he led the development of a partnership with Zip Code Wilmington to build the first coding school in Delaware and one of the first nonprofit coding schools in the nation.

Prior to joining Tech Impact, Patrick held the position of marketing director at CAI, a privately held Information Technology firm located in Wilmington, Delaware. Patrick began his career at Discover Card Services, Inc., where he held numerous positions in management and technology disciplines.

Patrick currently serves as secretary on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware and as a volunteer to the Delaware Division of the Arts. He also teaches a nonprofit technology course as part of a public policy certificate course at the University of Delaware.

Patrick graduated from the Goldey-Beacom College of Business in 1992 and his background includes over 25 years of technology leadership and operations management.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Paul Jaskot

Partner, Reed Smith LLP

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?