Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant


Neighborhood Builder’s Award Tech Impact’s ITWorks program can continue helping at people like William Kendima achieve more, earn more, and make more change in their community. Tech Impact’s ultimate goal is to help communities realize the potential of technology to improve outcomes.

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Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Delaware. Join the ODEP's Employment First Community of Practice. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP.

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day


WRC advocates for programs and policies that create opportunity and drive change for these communities. Among their many notable achievements in 2016, they have helped persuade the federal government to welcome 110,000 refugees into the United States and played a significant part in abolishing the death penalty in Delaware. Since its founding, the organization’s strategic grantmaking initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities.

Spread the Love and #BAD11

Connection Cafe

Taking a closer look at a particular region of the US, hunger affects close to 1 million individuals throughout the Delaware Valley (area surrounding Philadelphia). Live in the Delaware Valley or just want to stay tuned into the amazing work of Philabundance? Author: Jill Ward.

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ITWorks: Changing Lives In 16 Weeks


There are nearly 100,000 young adults between the ages of 18-24 living in southeast Pennsylvania and north Delaware who are under employed, or unemployed and are making approximately $11,000 per year. Through ITWorks, Tech Impact is truly supporting the entire community.

Meet the People We Work With

Vertex Systems

Our newest spotlight is Brenda Rutherford, an IT Director for Kent-Sussex Industries over in Milford, Delaware. And they provide vocational educational opportunities, such as community trips and community volunteer trips.

Blogging with our brains and hearts

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

My much-loved client, Community TechKnowledge , recently asked me to serve as the curator of their new guest blog. McNutt Professor School of Public Policy & Administration University of Delaware Software to Support Program Evaluation Laura S.

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What do boards need to know about IT?


You do it because you feel good about giving back and making an impact in your community. He is actively involved in his community and is a board member with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. .

Celebrating The Nation's Founding


His written words continue to underscore the importance and meaning of community-- we the people. He had seen the British fleet in Boston harbor and he had seen British ships attempt to sail up the Delaware River to attack Philadelphia.

How Nonprofit Board Members Can Help Their Boards with IT – Get Rid of IT!


Over the past five years, his tenure with Tech Impact, Patrick has grown the organization by expanding services and adding programs that directly impact the community, including a program that trains and employs at-risk-youth with 21 st century technology skills. He is actively involved in his community and is a board member with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. BoardAssist’s mission is to identify high impact agents of change for nonprofit boards.

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

The claim that communities with strong civic engagement by residents are resilient and can weather challenges is not new. Most jobs for paid employment are secured through personal connections, which can often stem from community work, volunteer engagement, and service programs.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Perhaps that explains the appeal of community Giving Days or participating in global giving days like GivingTuesday. We are starting to see a rise of crowd funding projects done by and for kids, perhaps as part of the trend of “ PhilanthroTeens ” or “PhilanthroKids.”

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!


Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating!

The Next Generation of Major Donors to Museums: Interview with David Gelles

Museum 2.0

I included the Delaware Art Museum as an example of this. They saw a confluence of an emerging biotech community with the fact that the institution was going to expand rapidly and they were able to tap into and engage those academic/biotech leaders as donors.

NetCentric Advocacy: Civil Disobedient Lawmaking

Network-Centric Advocacy

Led by the nonprofit Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, they are attempting to jumpstart a national movement, with Celdf chapters in at least 23 states actively promoting an agenda of "disobedient lawmaking." "I More than a year ago, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Corporation stirred an uproar in Mr. Morrisons eastern Schuylkill County borough with a proposal to use a large strip mine as a disposal site for material dredged up from the Hudson and Delaware rivers.