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2012 (18)

  • Dec 18 • 2012 SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Tournament Raises $64,000 to Benefit TechBridge
    The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta was proud to award TechBridge with a check for $64,000, the proceeds of the 6th Annual SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament was the largest yet resulting in this substantial donation to Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit that leverages technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community.
  • Dec 13 • TechBridge Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation
    Through its seventh annual Building Community Network program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $20,000 to TechBridge.
  • Nov 29 • TechBridge Appoints New Board Vice Chair and New Board Members
    Clint Bailey Elected Board Vice Chair and Lisa McVey, Mike Neumeier, Jamie Ross and David Teske Join Board of Directors
  • Nov 06 • TechBridge Announces 2013 Digital Ball
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit that leverages technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community, is pleased to announce that the 13th annual TechBridge Digital Ball is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013. The event, to be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, is the chief fundraising event for TechBridge and is recognized for drawing the who’s who of the technology community.
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  • Jul 30 • Ann Cramer Appointed Chair of TechBridge Board of Advisors
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to improving our community by helping nonprofits be more impactful through technology, is pleased to announce that Ann Cramer, Director of Americas for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at IBM Corporation, has been appointed as the Chair of its Advisory Board.
  • Jul 25 • TechBridge is Awarded $130,000 Grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation
    Atlanta-based TechBridge is pleased to announce its receipt of a $130,000 grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation. TechBridge is one of 29 organizations to receive a grant supporting programs to benefit the health of Georgians.
  • Jul 12 • TechBridge Confirms Sandy Hofmann as Chair of Board of Directors and Appoints New Board Members
    TechBridge is pleased to announce that Sandy Hofmann has committed to serving as Chair of the Board through 2013. TechBridge is also proud to announce the appointment of Keith Boone, Sean Casey, Barb Kunkel and Jose Quintana to its Board of Directors.
  • Jun 06 • TechBridge Celebrates Completion of 8th Annual Technology Community Habitat for Humanity House Build
    TechBridge is pleased to announce the completion of its eighth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Keys were turned over to the new homebuyer at the June 1, 2012, dedication ceremony for the home.
  • May 21 • Digital Ball Celebrates the Power of Philanthropy and Technology
    TechBridge is pleased to announce that its twelfth annual Digital Ball once again exceeded expectations. Ninety-one corporate sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise $1.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission: to improve our community by helping nonprofits be more impactful through technology. The event's other marquee sponsors included Cisco, Dell, First Data, Savvis, The Coca-Cola Company.
  • May 01 • 6th Annual SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing Benefiting TechBridge Planned for 2012
    The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta is pleased to announce the 2012 SIM Atlanta Technology Exchange and Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at TPC Sugarloaf. Once again, all proceeds will benefit TechBridge, a nonprofit helping other nonprofits use technology to be more impactful.
  • Apr 13 • TechBridge Supporters Continue Commitment to Atlanta Habitat
    TechBridge is pleased to announce the construction of its eighth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Eleven corporate sponsors have joined together to continue the annual tradition of building a new home in partnership with a qualified, working Atlanta family. The build will begin on April 19, 2012, following the traditional First Nail Ceremony at the home's site in southwest Atlanta at 11:30 a.m. A dedication ceremony will take place at noon on Friday, June 1, 2012, to celebrate the project's completion.
  • Apr 05 • 2012 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2012, Accenture announced the winner of the 2012 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Mar 30 • Technology Assessment Helps Golden Key Map A Global Future
    For many non profits, one the biggest challenges in taking the first step towards improving operations and client service through technology is knowing where you are. One nonprofit facing this challenge found that getting an independent assessment of its technology, along with objective recommendations, has helped put it on track to realize its vision for serving a global membership.
  • Mar 30 • Technology Makes a Difference in the Fight to End Chronic Homelessness in Atlanta
    Since opening its doors in July 2005, the Gateway Center has served more than 16,000 homeless individuals and statistically, the Center is one of the largest providers of homeless services in the State of Georgia. The Gateway Center engaged TechBridge to develop and implement a comprehensive 3-year technology plan that would serve as the cornerstone of the Center's IT system.
  • Mar 06 • TechBridge Appoints New Board Members
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to improving our community by helping nonprofits be more impactful through technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of several Atlanta area executives to its Board of Directors - Jay Ferro, Darnell Frymire, Bill Nussey, and Karen Painter.
  • Feb 23 • Bridging the Tech Knowledge Gap Takes a Nonprofit’s Vision from Concept to Reality
    Nonprofits are born from a vision of fulfilling human needs and improving communities through service. Technology can help a nonprofit evolve its vision by expanding its capabilities and capacity to serve. One Atlanta-based organization with a big vision is demonstrating how engaging technology expertise can be a process of discovery and learning that results in a roadmap for taking that evolutionary leap.
  • Jan 26 • TechBridge and Accenture Call on Nonprofits to Share Tech Vision
    The 2012 Technology Innovation Award winner will receive $25,000 in TechBridge services and a $5,000 grant to support the technology project, both underwritten by Accenture, as well as thousands of dollars worth of software donated by other TechBridge partners. The winner and two finalists will be announced May 5, 2012 at the TechBridge Digital Ball, which will host more than 800 guests, including Atlanta's most influential technology and business leaders.

2011 (12)

  • Dec 15 • TechBridge Digital Ball 2012 Reaches Fundraising Milestone
    TechBridge is pleased to announce a milestone for its 2012 annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball. The gala is planned for Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and is already well over half way towards its fundraising goal, with the entry level sponsorships sold out in record time. For the twelfth time in as many years, the occasion will draw a who's who crowd from Atlanta's technology and business communities to celebrate the impact of philanthropy and technology on Atlanta's nonprofits.
  • Aug 02 • TechBridge Announces New CEO
    TechBridge is pleased to announce that James Franklin has accepted the position of CEO. Mr. Franklin has been a TechBridge Board Member since 2007 and has served as Board Chair since 2010. He will begin transition activities immediately with outgoing CEO, Kathleen Kurre. The company also announces that Sandra Hofmann has been appointed as interim Chair of the TechBridge Board of Directors.
  • Jul 28 • TechBridge Announces New Board Appointments
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people, is pleased to announce two recent appointments to its Board of Directors - Reggie Walker and Jamie Lewis.
  • Jul 18 • TechBridge Announces Executive Change
    TechBridge announced today that Kathleen Kurre will be leaving her role as CEO to pursue new opportunities. The TechBridge Board of Directors Selection Committee will name her successor at a later date. Kurre will remain in position until her successor is on board to enable a seamless leadership transition.
  • Jun 06 • TechBridge Celebrates Completion of 7th Annual Technology Community Habitat for Humanity House
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people, is pleased to announce the completion of its 7th annual build in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Keys were turned over to the new owner at the May 26, 2011 dedication ceremony for the home.
  • May 23 • Digital Ball® Celebrates the Power of Philanthropy and Technology
    Building on a decade of momentum, TechBridge is pleased to announce that its eleventh annual Digital Ball once again exceeded expectations. Ninety four corporate sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission - to help nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people.
  • May 19 • It’s Not Data if You Can’t Use It: Case Studies from Modernizing Nonprofit Systems
    The nonprofit sector is buzzing with data and outcomes conversations. These are important and prudent as our communities ask for every dollar to go further and every action to have greater impact. For the past 18 months, TechBridge has been on a quest to eliminate paper within nonprofits by automating client and form processes. As a result, we have found ourselves in the thick of the data, technology, and operational process ecosystem.
  • Apr 05 • 2011 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2011, Accenture announced the winner of the 2011 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Apr 01 • TechBridge Supporters Strengthen Community with Atlanta Habitat
    Atlanta-based TechBridge is pleased to announce the construction of its seventh Technology Habitat House, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Fourteen corporate sponsors have joined together to continue the annual tradition of building a new home for a qualified, working Atlanta family.
  • Mar 01 • Helping Those Who Help Others
    "TechBridge is able to use technology innovation to transform a local charity in a way that furthers their work. The for-profit world uses technology to create an advantage for ourselves and our clients. For not-for-profits, TechBridge uses technology to create capacity...which is our way of saying `doing more good."' --Marva Bailer, board member of TechBridge
  • Feb 10 • 4th Annual SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing Raises Record Funds for TechBridge
    A record turnout of over 120 IT executives participated in the fourth annual Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta charity golf tournament on Oct. 25, 2010 at TPC Sugarloaf. For the first time in its history the event sold out, raising more than $58,000 to help TechBridge, an organization dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people.
  • Jan 12 • TechBridge and Accenture Call on Nonprofits to Share Tech Vision
    TechBridge announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Technology Innovation Award, presented by Accenture. The award will help a Georgia nonprofit fulfill its creative, technology vision. The winner and two finalists will be presented May 7, 2011 during the TechBridge Digital Ball, which will host more than 800 of Atlanta's most influential technology and business leaders.

2010 (22)

  • Dec 06 • Nonprofits get Tech Savvy with TechBridge’s Education Series
    The TechEd Series provides affordable, high-quality educational seminars and a forum for peer-support to encourage nonprofits to integrate technology into their business. The three seminars in 2010 provided education to over 120 individuals from more than 90 nonprofit organizations.
  • Dec 01 • Decade of Momentum Propels TechBridge’s 2011 Digital Ball Towards an Early Sellout
    TechBridge is pleased to announce a milestone for its 2011 annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball. The gala is planned for Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and is already well over half way towards its fundraising goal, with the entry level sponsorships sold out. For the eleventh time in as many years, the occasion will draw a who's who crowd from Atlanta's technology and business communities to celebrate the impact of philanthropy and technology on Atlanta's nonprofits.
  • Nov 22 • TechBridge Announces Board Additions and Incoming Chair
    TechBridge is pleased to announce three recent appointments to its Board of Directors: Ray Benedick, vice president of information technology for The Home Depot; Aaron deSouza, a partner with Grant Thornton LLP; and Frank Fuerst, CEO of B2B Technologies.
  • Aug 26 • Aventis Systems Donates new Dell Server to Hosea Feed the Hungry
    Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for Hosea Feed the Hungry (HFTH). Afemo Omilami, Programs Operations Manager of HFTH, was joined by Walt Carter, COO of TechBridge, to accept the generous donation of a new server from Aventis Systems, Inc. Karl Pearl, Vice President of Aventis Systems, proudly presented the new Dell PowerEdge tower server to Omilami at the HFTH facility in downtown Atlanta.
  • Aug 09 • Heritage Sandy Springs Launches New Festival Web Site
    Heritage Sandy Springs is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Sandy Springs Festival Web site www.sandyspringsfestival.com. With the help of TechBridge, Heritage Sandy Springs was fortunate enough to work with web developer and TechBridge volunteer, Paul Srch, to complete the site. Srch is the CEO and Technology Specialist for SiteOne Internet.
  • Jul 13 • TechBridge Provides Mission-Critical Technology
    TechBridge is aware of the challenges facing nonprofits related to technology - they put as many dollars toward their mission as they can. Consequently, as important as they know technology is, many nonprofits still have old hardware and software that does not have the functionality they need in today's world and often does not communicate well with the potpourri of systems.
  • Jul 02 • TechBridge Welcomes New Board Members
    TechBridge is pleased to announce three recent appointments to its Board of Directors: Kevin Hofmann, Vice President - IT of The Home Depot; Clint Bailey, Founder and Vice President of Sales for HUNTER Technical Resources; and Peter Baron, Principal and Founder of Carabiner Communications.
  • Jul 01 • Date Set for SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing Benefiting TechBridge
    The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta is proud to announce that the fourth annual SIM Atlanta Technology Exchange and Charity Golf Outing are set for Monday October 25, 2010 at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf.
  • Jul 01 • TechBridge Announces New Educational Partnerships
    Atlanta-based TechBridge is pleased to announce the continuation of its popular Technology Education ("TechEd") Series thanks to new Series Presenting Sponsors: The Home Depot and Motorola Mobility.
  • Jun 16 • TechBridge Supporters Complete 6th Habitat for Humanity House Build
    TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people, is pleased to announce that construction of the sixth Technology Community Habitat for Humanity House is complete. In partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, dedication ceremonies for the new home took place on June 4.
  • May 27 • Local Leaders Embrace TechBridge Digital Ball
    This recent annual fund raising celebration was a great success and most agree it was the best one yet. This black tie gala serves to help fund many IT projects for deserving non-profit organizations throughout the community and over the past ten years, it has attracted the leadership of many leading local corporations.
  • May 19 • Digital Ball® Celebrates Decade of Momentum and Impact
    Celebrating a decade of momentum and the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism within the Atlanta technology community, TechBridge is pleased to announce that its tenth annual Digital Ball once again exceeded expectations. Eighty-seven corporate sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise over $1.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission - to help nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people.
  • May 09 • TechBridge Digital Ball Draws Tech Stars
    The 10th TechBridge Digital Ball - that annual gathering of Atlanta CIOs - was a fabulous affair. The black-tie fundraiser, at the Marriott Marquis, offered up tap dancers, mid-air acrobatics, a Jimi Hendrix'd-rendition of "Happy Birthday" and a rather "meh" main-course of chicken and risotto.
  • May 01 • CTS partners with TechBridge to streamline logistics for Digital Ball
    Computer Technology Solutions, Inc. (CTS), a leader in world-class technology services, partners with TechBridge to streamline logistics for the 10th annual Digital Ball. The TechBridge Digital Ball celebrates the spirit of philanthropy in the Atlanta technology community. Funds raised from the Digital Ball support technology services that TechBridge provides to area nonprofits.
  • Apr 27 • TechBridge Supporters Continue Momentum With 6th Habitat for Humanity Build
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and help more people, is pleased to announce the construction of its sixth Technology Community Habitat House, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Sixteen corporate sponsors have joined together to continue the annual tradition of building a new home for a working Atlanta family. Construction will begin on April 29, 2010 at the home's site near the Oakland City neighborhood in southwest Atlanta. A dedication ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010 to celebrate the project's completion.
  • Apr 23 • One-to-one touch with Customers
    Marietta Davis, Microsoft's Greater Southeast District general manager, a top Atlanta-based Microsoft executive, talks about her new role, her duties as Microsoft's top representative in the community, as well as being the mother of two autistic sons.
  • Apr 20 • TechBridge Celebrates a “Decade of Delivering” by Helping Nonprofits use Technology to Serve Their Communities
    Along with the decade celebration, TechBridge is also pleased to announce that Atlanta's premier technology event, the Digital Ball, is now sold out thanks to sponsorships and donations from Atlanta's technology community. In addition to the generous sponsors, a record number of IT executives have committed to hosting this year's event.
  • Apr 06 • TechBridge Launches New Social Media Initiative In Collaboration with BLiNQ Media
    TechBridge, a nonprofit that provides affordable technology services to help other nonprofits do more and serve more people, is pleased to announce a partnership with BLiNQ Media to enhance its use of social media outlets Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The collaboration will strengthen TechBridge's ability to engage the nonprofit and technology communities by creating a place to meet, to socialize before and after events, to host and facilitate discussions and to easily exchange information.
  • Apr 05 • 2010 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2010, Accenture announced the winner of the 2010 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Mar 09 • Atlanta IT Leaders Hit the Links to Benefit TechBridge In 3rd Annual SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing
    A record turnout of 120 IT executives participated in the Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta's third annual charity golf tournament on November 16, 2009 at the Country Club of the South. The event raised more than $40,000 to help TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and reach more people. SIM is an international organization with more than 3,200 members representing over 500 companies.
  • Feb 18 • Jabian wins Honors from Creative Growth Group of Atlanta for Work with TechBridge
    It was a distinct honor for Jabian Consulting to participate in this year's Creative Growth Group's Atlanta Client Advisor Awards. These awards in Atlanta honor professional service firms and their clients who eagerly and diligently help to build successful client advisor relationships. Jabian was selected as this year's Client Advisor Community Involvement Award recipient.
  • Jan 06 • TechBridge Asks Area Nonprofits to Share Their Technology Dreams
    TechBridge, a nonprofit that provides professional, affordable technology services to other nonprofits, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2010 Technology Innovation Award.

2009 (27)

  • Dec 21 • TechBridge and Partners to Coordinate Day of Service During NTEN’s National Technology Conference
    TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to better serve our community, is partnering with ifPeople and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to host a Day of Service on April 8, 2010. The Day of Service is sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) as part of their National Technology Conference slated for April 8 - 10, 2010. The annual NTEN conference brings together an outstanding group of nonprofit leaders, IT innovators, communications gurus, fundraising superstars and other nonprofit staff to learn about the latest trends, practical how-to's, and IT solutions to optimize the use of technology in furthering nonprofits' missions and creating more social good in the world.
  • Oct 22 • Atlanta’s Signature Celebration of Philanthropy and Technology Marks Ten Years
    TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to better serve our community, is pleased to announce the date for its 2010 annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball. The gala is planned for Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
  • Oct 19 • TechBridge Data Center Move Doubles Its Capacity to Serve Nonprofit Clients
    The complex move is an example of Atlanta's IT community working together through TechBridge to significantly impact the local nonprofit community. Savvis, a global leader in outsourced internet infrastructure services for the enterprise, is generously donating data center space to host the TechBridge infrastructure. Coupled with hardware upgrades made possible by a donation from IBM, the relocation project has provided performance improvements, enhanced stability and doubled TechBridge's capacity to serve its nonprofit clients.
  • Oct 15 • iRise Named as Keynote Sponsor of SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing Benefiting TechBridge
    The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta is proud to announce that iRise, the world's leading enterprise visualization solutions company, will serve as the keynote sponsor for its third annual SIM Atlanta Technology Exchange and Charity Golf Outing, slated for November 16, 2009 at the Country Club of the South in Atlanta.
  • Oct 06 • TechBridge Ensures Tommy Nobis Center Enjoys a Stable and Productive IT Environment
    Serving businesses throughout metro Atlanta, the Tommy Nobis Center enables individuals with disabilities to enter or return to employment and to enjoy productive and independent lifestyles, while contributing to the greater business community. Since 1977 the Center has helped approximately 20,000 individuals find dignity and success in the workplace.
  • Sep 17 • TechBridge Launches New Website for HealthSTAT
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to increase capacity to serve our community, is proud to announce the launch of HealthSTAT's new website at www.healthstatgeorgia.org.
  • Jun 30 • Atlanta CIO Named Vice Chair of TechBridge Board of Directors
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to increase capacity to serve our community, is pleased to announce that Cindy Tierney, SVP and CIO, Beazer Homes USA, Inc., has been named as Vice Chair of the TechBridge Board of Directors.
  • Jun 18 • TechBridge Supporters Complete 5th Technology Habitat for Humanity House
    National nonprofit, TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to increase capacity to serve our community, is pleased to announce that construction of its 2009 Technology House with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is complete. This is the fifth consecutive year a technology group has come together to build a Habitat House. Dedication ceremonies for the new home took place on June 4th and it was turned over to its deserving new owner.
  • May 28 • Digital Ball Celebrates Technology Innovation and Impact
    Having earned a reputation as Atlanta's premier technology event, TechBridge is pleased to announce that its ninth annual Digital Ball once again exceeded expectations. More than ninety corporate sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise over $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to increase the capacity of nonprofits to serve our community.
  • May 24 • The Value of Volunteering to Accelerate Your Job Search and Your Career
    Join Annemarie Cross and Keith Keller as they interview special guest Marleen Graham from Atlanta. They discuss Marleen's experiences of the job search and how volunteering has really helped her accelerate her growth both personally and professionally, while also impacting positively on her overall employability levels. Marleen is also be joined by Mark Latham - Chief Operating Officer for TechBridge and Jeanne Artime - Director of Computers for Youth. Mark and Jeanne will talk further about the value of volunteering for job seekers who wish to gain experience in their field of interest.
  • Apr 23 • TechBridge Supporters Raise Impact with 5th Technology House in Partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
    Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to increase capacity to serve our community, is pleased to announce that construction is starting on its fifth Technology Habitat for Humanity House. Continuing a legacy of proactive and tangible impact in our community, twelve TechBridge corporate supporters have joined together to build a new home for a deserving Atlanta family. Construction will begin on April 24, 2009 at the home's site on Lawton Street in Atlanta. The project is slated for completion on June 13, 2009.
  • Apr 20 • TechBridge Translates Outdated Handheld Devices into Valuable IT Services for Nonprofits
    TechBridge and TGA, Inc., an Atlanta-based telecom consulting firm, have partnered to recycle handheld wireless devices. Proceeds from the wireless recycling program will help TechBridge to continue to provide professional technology services at substantially reduced rates to hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the Atlanta area.
  • Apr 17 • Project Open Hand Aims to Link up Volunteers
    Open Hand hopes to be able to streamline its ordering process and consolidate its multiple web sites onto a high-availability, disaster-proof computer server cluster.
  • Apr 17 • Habitat Looks to Tap Volunteers for More Support
    Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia has a glut of potential volunteers with no efficient way to marshal them. That led to the genesis of My Habitat — a social networking engine like MySpace or Facebook — that would let users create personalized Web pages where they can tell their “Habitat Story,” solicit donations, set fundraising goals, recruit volunteers and coordinate work dates with Habitat families. The nonprofit’s idea has made it a finalist for this year’s Technology Innovation Award given by TechBridge.
  • Apr 17 • Tracking System Would Help Disabled Get Jobs
    The Tommy Nobis Center hopes to develop a client tracking system that would streamline operations, allowing the center to serve 10 percent more individuals — or about 90 to 100 people — annually. The system would also shorten admission wait times by two to four weeks and increase job placement by about 10 percent. That initiative helped the Tommy Nobis Center, which provides job training, employment and vocational support to the disabled, become a finalist for TechBridge’s 2009 Technology Innovation Award.
  • Apr 17 • Nonprofits Shine with Innovative Programs
    Applicants wrote of their plans for technology-driven innovation: software-as-a-service, virtualization, portals, distance learning, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, collaboration, Web 2.0, virtual communities, cloud computing and other topics capable of stimulating the saliva glands of the average technologist. While the majority of the innovations proposed might not be considered as bright-and-shiny examples in the commercial world, within the nonprofit space there exists overwhelming proof of "introducing as new." On this point alone, we can say "innovation" and "nonprofit" can be uttered in the same breath.
  • Apr 17 • Winners Expand Following Innovation Award
    Upgrading technology systems is a crucial but costly undertaking for many nonprofits. But winners of TechBridge's annual Technology Innovation Award — which includes thousands of dollars in software and consulting services — have been given a boost to better equip themselves to serve their clients.
  • Apr 17 • Technology Nonprofit Sees Uptick in Volunteers
    Even in a tough economy, TechBridge, which helps other nonprofits upgrade computer systems, networks and other technology, has seen a rise in corporate and individual volunteers. TechBridge sees a range of people with technology skills who are asking how they can help, said TechBridge CEO Kathleen Kurre.
  • Apr 17 • Nonprofits Focus on Efficiency in Tough Economy
    TechBridge CEO Kathleen Kurre said as donations dwindle, nonprofits have begun looking at new ways to reach donors, including updating public Web sites and other technology to increase visibility and efficiency.
  • Apr 17 • Habitat Looks to Tap Volunteers for More Support
    My Habitat — a social networking engine like MySpace or Facebook — would let users create personalized Web pages where they can tell their "Habitat Story," solicit donations, set fundraising goals, recruit volunteers and coordinate work dates with Habitat families. The nonprofit's idea has made it a finalist for this year's Technology Innovation Award given by TechBridge.
  • Apr 17 • Tracking System Would Help Disabled Get Jobs
    Finding a job can already be difficult for an individual with a disability, but in a battered economy it's that much tougher. In the past year, demand for services at the Tommy Nobis Center — a nonprofit that provides job training to the disabled — spiked more than 30 percent. As demand grows, the nonprofit hopes to develop a client tracking system that would streamline operations, allowing the center to serve 10 percent more individuals — or about 90 to 100 people — annually. The system would also shorten admission wait times by two to four weeks and increase job placement by about 10 percent.
  • Apr 17 • Project Open Hand Aims to Link up Volunteers
    Currently, the nonprofit uses a "patchwork of purchased (IT) systems and home-grown systems that interconnect poorly" to aid in the delivery of 4,500 meals daily. But as a finalist for TechBridge's 2009 Technology Innovation Award, Open Hand hopes to be able to streamline its ordering process and consolidate its multiple Web sites onto a high-availability, disaster-proof computer server cluster. It also plans to incorporate a volunteer portal, where volunteers will be able to blog, host their own pages and share information and photos.
  • Apr 17 • Tech Award Highlights Nonprofit Innovation
    For the eighth straight year, a local nonprofit will get a boost in its efforts to improve its technology when TechBridge announces the winner of the 2009 Technology Innovation Award next month. The award honors nonprofits with ideas for effective and innovative use of technology to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Apr 17 • Local nonprofits boost efficiency with Web efforts and computer infrastructure improvements
    After the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) began making changes to its technology plan, the nonprofit group saw visits to its Web site surge. Thanks to some work on its search engine optimization, which improves a Web site's placement in search engine results, the organization had 1,066 visitors to its site in March 2009 — compared with just 363 in the same month last year.
  • Apr 07 • Mark Latham brings scalability expertise to TechBridge business processes
    TechBridge is pleased to announce that Mark Latham has joined the TechBridge staff as Chief Operating Officer effective April 1, 2009. What began as a volunteer project has grown into a full-time commitment for Latham. "I was asked by a friend on the TechBridge board to evaluate a few key business processes for the new CEO, Kathleen Kurre," says Latham. "But, after spending time with the people at TechBridge, their passion for service was so contagious that I quickly caught the fever to stick around and make improvements wherever I can."
  • Apr 05 • 2009 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2009, Accenture announced the winner of the 2009 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Mar 04 • Atlanta Woman Celebrates Community Heroes and Honors 20 Women of the Year and Fan Males
    Several of the area's most important nonprofits changed hands over the past year or so. Meet the new leaders who will help shape our community and its citizens in the future. Atlanta Woman is proud to introduce 16 new nonprofit leaders and will honor the achievements of 20 Women of the Year/Fan Males at the Community Heroes Luncheon on March 24, 2009 at the Retreat of Dunwoody.

2008 (29)

  • Dec 09 • TechBridge Wants Area Nonprofits to Share Their Technology Dreams
    In today's tough economic climate, how can a cash-strapped nonprofit accomplish a comprehensive technology makeover? The answer could be simple - just ask. TechBridge, a nonprofit that provides professional, affordable technology services to other nonprofits, today announced new eligibility guidelines for its 2009 Technology Innovation Award.
  • Sep 18 • September 2008 Newsletter
    The TechBridge Digital Ball, presented by Accenture, is the signature fundraising gala that brings together Atlanta's technology, business and nonprofit leaders for an evening of dinner, dancing and visually stunning performances. Remember, one donation to the Digital Ball supports the technology services and solutions TechBridge provides throughout the year to hundreds of nonprofits!
  • Aug 19 • Kathleen Kurre Brings Special Blend of Technology Experience and Nonprofit Passion
    TechBridge is pleased to announce that Kathleen Kurre has accepted the position of CEO. She will begin immediately. Ms. Kurre will grow and enhance TechBridge's mission to provide value-driven technology services and increase the overall impact on Atlanta's nonprofit sector.
  • Aug 01 • Georgia Tech Lecturer Takes TechBridge Helm
    TechBridge's successor to Executive Director Jack MacMillan will be former technology executive and entrepreneur Kathleen Kurre, who has been an executive in residence and guest lecturer at Georgia Tech's College of Management. She will begin on Aug. 4. TechBridge, founded in 2000, provides technology services to other nonprofits and, because its mission is somewhat sexy, it has attracted high-profile donors and benefactors, such as Microsoft Corp.
  • Jul 30 • TechBridge Benefits from SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing
    TechBridge is pleased to announce that it was awarded $30,000 by the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM). TechBridge was selected to be the beneficiary of proceeds raised from a charity golf tournament organized by SIM Atlanta.
  • Jun 06 • TechBridge Supporters Complete 4th Annual Technology Community Habitat for Humanity House
    For the fourth consecutive year TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to better serve our community, coordinated volunteers from the information technology (IT) groups of fifteen corporate sponsors to construct a new home for a deserving Atlanta family.
  • May 16 • 2008 Digital Ball “Fires” Up the Community
    Amongst painting, fire, and other visually stunning performances, the most recent TechBridge Digital Ball hosted over 1,200 attendees (including 94 corporate sponsors and 40 CIO hosts) and raised over $1.2 million. In its eighth year, the Digital Ball helps TechBridge provide affordable, high quality services to non-profits − including such organizations as the 2008 Technology Innovation Award winner (MedShare International) and finalists (American Cancer Society; Southwest Christian Care).
  • May 14 • TechBridge Digital Ball Celebrates the Spirit of Philanthropy and Possibility
    For the eighth time in as many years TechBridge is pleased to announce that its annual fundraiser, The TechBridge Digital Ball, once again surpassed budget and sponsorship goals. Presenting sponsor, Accenture, and ninety-four corporate sponsors participated to raise nearly $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to further the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits use technology to better serve our community. Other key sponsors of the 2008 Digital Ball included Microsoft, The Home Depot, Cisco, IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, SAP and AirTran Airways.
  • May 02 • Nonprofits Facing Wave of Leader Retirements
    After taking over from one of the nonprofit's founders, Jack McMillan presided over TechBridge for five of the organization's eight years of existence. McMillan recently announced his retirement at 53 and plans on working part time and on certain projects.
  • Apr 23 • TechBridge CEO Passes the Torch to the Next Generation of Leadership
    TechBridge, a nonprofit helping other nonprofits achieve more using technology, today announced Jack McMillan will conclude his service as CEO effective July 1, 2008, and that Korn Ferry has been retained pro bono to help find the organization's next leader. Jack joined TechBridge in 2003 after 20 years with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). His superior technical expertise, consulting experience and exceptional leadership have greatly benefited the organization and its clients during his tenure.
  • Apr 11 • Organizing Data Improves Group’s Bottom Line
    Southwest Christian Care’s successful use of the MaestroPro software has made it one of three finalists for the Technology Innovation Award, sponsored by Accenture Ltd. and given by TechBridge. "The implementation of this software package makes the efficiency of our [auction] event so much more enhanced and that means the net proceeds from the event have been enhanced for our clients," said Mike Sorrow, the executive director.
  • Apr 11 • Web Site Promotes World’s Largest Fundraiser
    For the creation of an e-community that streamlines fundraising and communication for 3.5 million volunteers and their sponsors, RelayForLife.org is a finalist in the 2008 Technology Innovation Awards, sponsored by TechBridge. Relay for Life is the world's largest fundraiser, held in 4,900 communities worldwide and raising more than $435 million for cancer treatment, prevention, research and advocacy in 2007.
  • Apr 11 • Technology Gifts Provide Opportunities to Nonprofits
    Nonprofits often have a love-hate relationship with technology. They love to have the latest in computers and software to run their organizations and streamline fundraising. However, they often view technology as a budget-busting expense that, assuming they can afford it, they don't have the in-house expertise to keep running.
  • Apr 11 • Consulting Gives Organizations a Way Forward
    Since TechBridge started in 2000, it has saved Georgia nonprofits more than $1 million in technology-related consulting fees and facilitated the donation of more than $6 million in free Microsoft Corp. software. In the last year, it has worked with more than 250 nonprofits.
  • Apr 11 • Nonprofit Gives Organizations State-of-the-art Tools
    TechBridge was able to offer not just equipment and services, but extensive consulting services. In addition to analyzing their equipment needs, setting up a network and providing a whole range of IT services, they also determined that the TOS offices weren't the best location for their servers. Located in a large warehouse-like location near Chastain Park, the offices are used primarily to house stage props.
  • Apr 11 • Outsourcing Helps Nonprofits Focus on the Bottom Line
    Since its inception in 2000, the nonprofit TechBridge has been focused on its core mission: helping other nonprofit organizations better serve the community by leveraging their individual technology needs. With its outsourced IT program, called Scheduled Services, TechBridge ensures nonprofit groups can focus on their missions and not on their technology.
  • Apr 11 • Access to Affordable Health Care Gets Tech Boost
    The mission of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation (HGF) is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality health care for under-served individuals and communities. To achieve its mission with limited resources, HGF engaged in a yearlong "beta test" from 2006 to 2007 with TechBridge, a company that specializes in providing technology solutions to nonprofits, to discover whether its goals could be achieved through technology-aided distance learning.
  • Apr 11 • Tech-Savvy Charities vie for Innovation Award
    For the seventh consecutive year, TechBridge, the Atlanta nonprofit whose mission is to help other nonprofit organizations and agencies leverage technology to better serve their communities, will present the Technology Innovation Award (TIA) during the 2008 Digital Ball at the Georgia World Congress Center May 10.
  • Apr 11 • TechBridge Maximizes Technology Dollars for Other Nonprofits
    Since opening in July 2005, the Gateway Center in downtown Atlanta has served more than 15,000 homeless people, thanks in part to an extensive information technology system developed by TechBridge, an Atlanta nonprofit organization that delivers IT services to fellow nonprofits at bargain-basement rates. Vince Smith, executive director of the homeless shelter, said the IT system has been key in keeping Gateway in close touch with the many other local agencies that also serve the homeless.
  • Apr 05 • 2008 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2008, Accenture announced the winner of the 2008 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Apr 02 • Horses in a Ballroom?
    The International Special Events Society awarded The Maverick Group the prestigious Allie Award Sunday, March 30, in the category of Most Unique Entertainment for their design and production of the "TechBridge Digital Ball 2007." Also nominated for Best Themed Entertainment, The Maverick Group boasts a total of three nominations for the TechBridge event, when combined with a previous nomination in January.
  • Mar 31 • Cisco Networking Academy Opens Doors
    What began as a simple idea blossomed into a brand-new scholarship program that brings together Cisco Networking Academy, a nonprofit organization, generous chief information officers (CIOs), and, most importantly, deserving students with a desire to build a career in technology.
  • Mar 28 • Tornado Damage a Concern for TechBridge Gala
    Damage suffered by the Georgia World Congress Center in March 14's tornado isn't just impacting conventional business. For example, the nonprofit group TechBridge, which assists other nonprofits in the use of technology, plans to have its annual gala there on May 10. TechBridge hopes to exceed 2007's record total of $1.1 million raised.
  • Mar 13 • TechBridge to Benefit from SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing
    The 2nd Annual SIM Atlanta Technology Exchange and Charity Golf Outing is slated for May 19, 2008 at the Country Club of the South in Atlanta. The annual event brings together area CIOs and other senior IT decision makers for a time of networking and information exchange. This year's keynote sponsor is HCL Technologies - a handful of $3,000 hole sponsorships remain available.
  • Feb 15 • Microsoft Focuses on Software in Atlanta Giving
    With an office of only 200 people in Atlanta out of its 80,000 worldwide, software giant Microsoft Corp. does not have the largest budget for philanthropic giving. However, it does have the value of its software and corporate volunteering. By supplying software to local nonprofits, Microsoft has given away $50 million over the last five years and has taken part in building a home in South Atlanta with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Feb 08 • TechBridge Announces Extended Deadline for Technology Innovation Award Call for Entries, Now Due February 15
    The winner of the seventh Technology Innovation Award will receive $15,000 in TechBridge consulting services, $25,000 in Microsoft software and a $5,000 cash grant. Two finalists will each receive $5,000 in TechBridge services, $10,000 in Microsoft software and a $1,000 cash grant. The winner and two finalists will also receive valuable PR opportunities and be highlighted at the prestigious Digital Ball on May 10, 2008 to an audience of more than 1,200 technology, nonprofit, and business professionals.
  • Jan 16 • First Annual TechBridge/TechLINKS Community Builder Award Now Accepting Nominations
    The TechBridge/TechLINKS Community Builder award will recognize CIOs who personally encourage and participate in civic / non-profit groups as positive role models. The award will also recognize leaders who support doing business with local companies to help the continued growth of the Georgia economy.
  • Jan 10 • TechBridge Issues Call for Entries to Area Nonprofits
    For the seventh successive year TechBridge will recognize innovative nonprofits for their effective use of technology. Applications for the annual Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, are now being accepted. The award will be presented at TechBridge's Digital Ball ® on May 10, 2008.
  • Jan 09 • TechBridge and TechLINKS Team Up to Present “Community Builder” Award
    The first annual TechBridge / TechLINKS Community Builder award will be presented at this year's May 10th TechBridge Digital Ball to a technology leader (CIO or equivalent), who has demonstrated outstanding community participation and contribution. The award will honor individual civic deeds within the non-profit sector, as well as contributions to Georgia's infrastructure that supports local IT industry growth.

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  • Dec 03 • Atlanta Historical Society Receives $1 Million Software Donation
    Supporting the infrastructure needs of one of the Southeast's largest historical museums, Microsoft and non-profit TechBridge announced today a donation of nearly $1 million in software and services to the Atlanta Historical Society, the operating body of the Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House & Museum. The donation will serve the business needs of the Atlanta Historical Society's Atlanta History Center museum, Kenan Research Center and archives, the Swan House and Tullie Smith historic homes and the society's lecture series, interactive programs and workshops. The Atlanta Historical Society's upgrade will enhance the experience of its more than 140,000 annual visitors.
  • Nov 30 • Microsoft Gives $1M to Atlanta History Center
    Thanks to a $1 million gift from Microsoft Corp., the Atlanta History Center will be able to put more of its collections online, allowing people to more easily access its extensive genealogical database and Civil War archives. The gift is the third to the History Center from the Seattle-based software giant since 2000. The three gifts total more than $1.4 million.
  • Nov 29 • TechBridge Facilitates Partnership With Cisco to Change Lives
    In 2007 TechBridge saved Georgia nonprofits an estimated $1 million in technology-related consulting fees and since inception in 2000 has facilitated the distribution of more than $6 million in free Microsoft software. Now, TechBridge and its partners are working together to create opportunities for five local students – work it considers priceless.
  • Nov 07 • Date Set for TechBridge Digital Ball® 2008
    TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to putting technology know-how into the hands of other nonprofits, is pleased to announce that its annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball, presented by Accenture, will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008.
  • Sep 21 • Good Deeds Can Open Doors in a New Market
    Companies are increasingly realizing that volunteer efforts are more than just good deeds done in the name of community service, but that volunteerism can open doors in a new market, build brand awareness and cement customer relationships.
  • Sep 21 • Firms Fill Gaps, Learn Something at the Same Time
    United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc. has developed a pilot program to put Atlanta employees in a leadership course with six United Way agencies. The goal: to assist them with marketing initiatives.
  • Jul 18 • The Well Project Recognized by Computerworld and TechBridge for Innovative Use of Technology Infrastructure
    The Well Project (www.thewellproject.org) has been named a laureate of International Data Group's national Computerworld Honors Program and a finalist of the Atlanta TechBridge awards. These esteemed honors recognize the non-profit's Web portal, which offers vital medical information and life management tips in English and Spanish for women living with HIV and AIDS.
  • Jul 16 • NPower Network Headquarters to Relocate from Seattle to New York City
    The national board of the NPower Network, a 501(c)(3) established in 2000 to help other nonprofits leverage technology to further their missions, announced today that its national headquarters will move from Seattle to New York City effective August 1, 2007. The move connects national leadership with the daily work of the organization so that services to the nonprofit community can be delivered more efficiently and effectively on a national scale.
  • Jul 01 • Interview with Jack McMillan, CEO, TechBridge
    Jack McMillan, head of TechBridge since 2003, joined the nonprofit side after 20 years as a technology consultant with Accenture (formerly Anderson Consulting). In those years he worked mainly with financial applications and system development. McMillan shared some of his observations regarding the similarities and differences between the needs of nonprofits versus for-profit companies. He is enthusiastic about TechBridge's future plans for the benefit of nonprofits, and appreciative of the support shown by the technology industry and the community.
  • May 11 • Child Abuse Database Wins TechBridge Award
    The Child Abuse Case Tracking Information System (CACTIS), it won TechBridge's annual Technology Innovation Award on May 5. The award, $46,000 in technological services, products and cash, is given every year to a tech-savvy nonprofit at the Digital Ball, one of the biggest technology events in Atlanta.
  • May 11 • Record Attendance and Participation at the Digital Ball
    On all levels, TechBridge delivered last Saturday at its sixth annual Digital Ball, attracting over 1,200 attendees and raising over $1 million to help put technology know-how in the hands of non-profits. All elements of the event occurred with class and style – the VIP reception, the general reception, the dinner, the entertainment (opera singers, acrobats, horses – oh my!), the prizes and the Technology Innovation Award. This award went to the Juvenile Justice Fund and Fulton County Children's Advocacy Center.
  • May 08 • Digital Ball 2007 Celebrates Technology’s Impact on Georgia’s Nonprofits
    TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to putting technology know-how into the hands of other nonprofits, is pleased to announce that its annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball, presented by Accenture, once again exceeded attendance and sponsorship goals.
  • Apr 13 • Project Provides HIV Information to Women
    Created in 2003, the Well Project focused on changing the pandemic of HIV/AIDS for women through research and treatment advocacy, increasing global awareness and giving women and their caretakers access to comprehensive, easy-to-understand information. Their mission was critical since female AIDS cases more than tripled from 8 percent in 1985 to 27 percent in 2005. The Well Project is a finalist for the Technology Innovation Award, which has presented annually by TechBridge and technology firm Accenture Ltd. since 2002.
  • Apr 13 • Information Link Helps Monitor Child Victims
    For the first time in Fulton County, even the state, all front-line responders are able to share information about child victims. This is thanks to the computerized Child Abuse Case Tracking Information System (CACTIS), which was designed and implemented by the Juvenile Justice Fund and Fulton County Children's Advocacy Center in January 2006. The information is protected by several layers of security including firewalls, access control lists, encryption and authentication and role-based permissions.
  • Apr 13 • Partnership Leads to Record Festival Ticket Sales
    The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a celebration of "great films with a Jewish twist," say the organizers, who screen hundreds of films before selecting the best. For this seventh festival, the lineup included 38 films from 13 countries. They were screened at three Atlanta theaters over a one-week period in January. TechBridge created a search engine with interactive content. Viewers can search by country of origin, subject matter, genre or the film itself.
  • Apr 13 • Tech Extends Corporate Reach into Computing
    TechBridge is a nonprofit organization that provides technology services to other nonprofits at reduced rates. It also coordinates volunteer opportunities for employees of supporting corporations who want to donate their technology skills and time.
  • Apr 13 • Some Fall Behind in Technological Revolution
    TechBridge provides a wide range of services including setting up e-mail, maintaining computer servers, establishing virtual workspaces and providing overworked and often part-time in-house IT personnel with help desk advice. For many, that help spells the difference between having access to technology and not being able to use computers to create client and donor databases, communicate by e-mail and use word processing and other programs that companies with big information technology budgets take for granted.
  • Apr 13 • TechNOLA Focuses on Getting Charities Back Up
    With a $200,000 grant from Microsoft Corp., TechBridge, the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Nonprofit Central launched the TechNOLA Project in September.
  • Apr 13 • Central Data Centers Critical in Emergencies
    Following a corporate lead, there is an emerging trend of nonprofit organizations housing their mission-critical and other sensitive technological information in centralized data centers.
  • Apr 13 • Nonprofits turn to TechBridge for technological help
    Formed in 2000, TechBridge serves nonprofits by saving them money on consulting work and software. What makes TechBridge invaluable is its flexibility. It can handle work from small nonprofits such as Alternate Roots with one server and three employees, to larger nonprofits such as the Whitefoord Community Program with 36 employees.
  • Apr 13 • Award Helped Keep CHRIS Kids in Compliance
    CHRIS Kids Inc. walked away with last year's Technology Innovation Award (TIA). The TIA -- given by global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture Ltd. to nonprofits in recognition of their effective and innovative use of technology -- may have recognized CHRIS Kids for its past efforts, but the organization would focus the garnered services and software on moving forward.
  • Apr 06 • Digital Ball
    The annual Digital Ball will be held May 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 1,200 people are already slated to attend. The ball, which raises funds for TechBridge, has already raised more than $1 million. TechBridge offers technology services to other nonprofits at super-cheap rates.
  • Apr 05 • 2007 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2007, Accenture announced the winner of the 2007 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Apr 01 • A Gift That Keeps On Giving to Your Career: Volunteerism
    When you work with colleagues on a philanthropy project, it benefits your career.
  • Apr 01 • Going Virtual In New Orleans: For some, Web replaces bricks and mortar
    In some cases, NPower has been working with LANO to find shared workspace, or the ability to work remotely with employees in different places. The server at TechBridge in Atlanta has produced an ability to collaborate remotely.
  • Feb 24 • Old Computers Get New Life
    Tech Corps refurbished or recycled nearly 50 computers donated from local companies. Next, the computers will be loaded with operating systems and sold to other non-profits or low-income families for as little as $150.
  • Feb 14 • TechLINKS and TechBridge Partner to Highlight Deeds of Local Companies
    TechLINKS and non-profit organization TechBridge will partner to produce a special eight-page feature in the TechLINKS print publication that takes an in-depth look at select CIO's and the work they and their companies are doing to further TechBridge's mission to provide technology services to other non-profits in Georgia.
  • Feb 12 • TechBridge Receives Generous “Building CommUnity Day” Grant from The Home Depot
    TechBridge is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant from The Home Depot as part of the company's inaugural “We Build CommUnity” celebration. TechBridge was one of 24 local nonprofit organizations recognized by The Home Depot for creating innovative programs and collaborative partnerships that impact the local Atlanta community.
  • Feb 05 • NPower Announces $5 million Challenge Grant from Microsoft
    NPower has announced a $5 million challenge grant from Microsoft to encourage additional corporate funders to support NPower and the crucial role it plays in making nonprofits more effective in using technology to serve people and communities.
  • Jan 25 • TechBridge is dedicated to giving nonprofits technical expertise in cost-effective use of information technology
    Where commercial IT vendors may charge $125 an hour for planning and support services, TechBridge charges from $57 to $85 an hour, depending on the size of the client's budget. Ultimately, that means the money donated to those organizations can be put to more efficient use serving the organization's mission —- not its cranky computers.
  • Jan 08 • TechBridge Announces Technology Innovation Award Call for Entries Due February 9th
    TechBridge announced its call for applications to all Georgia nonprofits for the 6th Annual TechBridge Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture. The award recognizes nonprofits for their effective and innovative use of technology in one or more of the following four areas: advancing their missions; increasing efficiency of day-to-day operations; improving effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders; and increasing fundraising, advocacy or volunteer efforts.

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  • Oct 11 • TechBridge Prepares for a Great Year in 2007
    Executives gathered last night at the TechBridge Sponsor Update reception and they left in a high state of confidence that they are providing assistance to a worthy cause. TechBridge is a very unique non-profit organization within our community. They provide information technology support for other non-profit groups focused on building a better community.
  • Sep 29 • How some of the city’s top companies increase revenue, brand recognition and more while giving back to the community
    Although companies maintain that their main reason for volunteerism and philanthropy is because it's the right thing to do, smart firms also have found that a strategic community program can help boost their bottom line, from revenue to brand recognition to customer loyalty to employee turnover.
  • Sep 29 • Extra, Extra! Read all about our good deeds!
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports are one vehicle companies use to increase awareness of their positive accomplishments.
  • Sep 29 • The ABCs of corporate volunteerism
    When companies and nonprofits team up, not only do great deeds get accomplished, but employees return to the office with valuable teamwork, project management and leadership skills, as well as increased company loyalty. Here are some profiles of favorite volunteer efforts from eight of Atlanta's most successful companies, and why these worked so well for the employers, the employees and the nonprofits.
  • Sep 29 • How companies count time on the community clock
    Tracking the time that employees spend volunteering is nothing new to Atlanta-area businesses. But corporate volunteer managers say improved systems that make collecting and analyzing volunteerism data easier than ever can help companies do more than quantify and illustrate their community service efforts.
  • Sep 29 • Strategies on giving from some of the city’s top executives
    Atlanta Business Chronicle surveyed some of the city's executives about how they align their business goals with their volunteer and fund-raising activities.
  • Jul 14 • People in The News – Board Appointments
    Steve Ferencie, Partner, Mid-Market Strategy & Change Leader - IBM Global Business Services was elected to the Board of Directors at TechBridge Dale Kirkland, Senior Relationship Manager - Silicon Valley Bank was elected to the Board of Directors at TechBridge Tom Stockmeyer, State and Local Government - IBM Global Technology Services was elected to the Board of Directors at TechBridge
  • Jun 30 • How Your Email and Website Work
    TechBridge kicked off their Technology Education Series by hosting a field trip to a world-class data center in Suwanee. The event was held at the impressive home of Quality Technology Services (www.qualitytech.com ) Guests were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the 376,000 square foot facility and a tasty lunch as well.
  • May 26 • TechBridge, Inc., NPower and Verizon Foundation Renew Grants For Nonprofit Technology Training
    NPower announced today that they will continue to provide training grants for nonprofit organizations, thanks to renewed funding from the Verizon Foundation. The partnership, a part of the Verizon Foundation Resource Center, allows organizations to attend classes at no cost on a variety of computer programs and technology-related topics.
  • May 19 • Female Exec Still Wears the Pants
    Becky Blalock, senior vice president and chief information officer at Southern Co., was the opening speaker at GeorgiaStateUniversity's J. Mack Robinson School of Business' eighth annual Women's Leadership Forum May 12. Her topic covered creative leadership in a changing world.
  • May 09 • TechBridge Digital Ball 2006 Celebrates Advances in Technology Innovation by Nonprofits
    TechBridge announced today that its annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball, not only energized its corporate sponsors and nonprofit clients, but it also exceeded the organization's goals for fundraising. The event, held Saturday May 6, 2006, at the GeorgiaWorldCongressCenter, enjoyed more than 1,050 attendees and raised more than $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to fund TechBridge operations and nonprofit technology programs.
  • May 09 • Sixth Annual Digital Ball – Ya Had To Be There!
    There is always talk about the most effective ways to link traditional industry companies together with technology companies, and there are many successful examples within our community these days. But no other can be as dramatic as the accomplishments of the Digital Ball.
  • Apr 14 • Web Portal Eases the Difficulty of Helping Others
    Thanks to EasyWorkspace, a Web portal developed by TechBridge, logistics have become more manageable for Shari Bracy Johnson, program director for Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc. EasyWorkspace, launched in February, allows small nonprofits without a physical office, like Girls on the Run, to share and collaborate on documents with all the efficiencies of any large business, but without the high costs of maintaining a server.
  • Apr 14 • Live Chats, Online Payments Boost CCCS’ Services
    All totaled in 2005, the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta Inc served 132,000 people. Clients received budget counseling, financial education, debt management, bankruptcy counseling and education as well as housing counseling. That figure constituted a 30 percent increase over the previous year, but the organization handled the hike in volume without incident. CCCS of Greater Atlanta is one of three finalists for the fifth annual Technology Innovation Award.
  • Apr 14 • Technology Streamlined Families First Services
    After a massive overhaul of its technology in 2005, Families First has been named one of three finalists for the fifth annual Technology Innovation Award, which will be presented at this year's Digital Ball on May 6. The award honors nonprofits for effective and outstanding use of technology.
  • Apr 14 • Corporate Volunteers Give Expertise to Nonprofits
    Although the corporate world discovered the value of technology long ago, the nonprofit sector lacked the capital and resources to take full advantage. Thanks to volunteerism from local companies, they can now benefit from it as well.
  • Apr 14 • TechBridge launches programs to support ever-growing technology needs of area nonprofits
    TechBridge provides a broad array of services, such as technology planning, Web site design and hosting, and database development; as well as helping the nonprofit pick optimal software.
  • Apr 14 • Nonprofits Behind Curve in Technology Planning
    Many nonprofit organizations would benefit from embracing basic business practices, according to Accenture's Institute for High Performance, a think tank for the global management consulting and technology services company. In a recent survey, Accenture found that fund-raising and survival dominated the list of top issues confronting nonprofits, while operational issues were overlooked.
  • Apr 14 • Nonprofits Seek Virtual Offices Despite Obstacles
    More and more nonprofits are feeling the push to install an array of "virtual office" tools that allow staff, board members, volunteers and clients to communicate over distances. But are the technology upgrades worth the cost?
  • Apr 14 • Technology Unifies CHRIS Kids’ Work
    CHRIS Kids Inc., an Atlanta nonprofit that provides social services for some of the city's most troubled youths, has utilized technology to improve its services and increase its thriftiness. For this, the agency has been selected as one of three finalists for the fifth annual Technology Innovation Award, which will be presented at this year's TechBridge Digital Ball on May 6.
  • Apr 05 • 2006 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2006, Accenture announced the winner of the 2006 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Jan 20 • TechBridge Announces Technology Innovation Award Call for Entries due February 10th, 2006
    TechBridge announced its call for applications to all Georgia nonprofits for the 5th Annual TechBridge Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture. The award recognizes nonprofits for their effective and innovative use of technology in one or more of the following four areas: advancing their missions; increasing efficiency of day-to-day operations; improving effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders; and increasing fundraising, advocacy or volunteer efforts.
  • Jan 20 • Digital Dancing
    TechBridge, a nonprofit that provides reduced- priced technology services to other nonprofits, wants to know what group in Atlanta was the most innovative in 2005. TechBridge is seeking applications for its fifth annual Technology Innovation Award, which will be presented May 6 at one of the tech community's biggest events: the Digital Ball.
  • Jan 13 • Innovators in Demand
    TechBridge is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its Technology Innovation Award.

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  • Oct 25 • Atlanta Tech Leaders Step Up to Support Technology for Georgia Nonprofits
    Atlanta's tech community is committing time and talent to support technology initiatives for Georgia nonprofits. TechBridge, a nonprofit supporting Georgia nonprofits with technology solutions, announced today that Becky Blalock, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Southern Company and John Seral, Chief Information Officer of GE Energy, will serve as co-chairs for the 2006 TechBridge Digital Ball, which will take place Saturday, May 6, 2006 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  • Sep 08 • Radisson Marks First Year With Donation to TechBridge
    The Radisson Atlanta-Windy Hill celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with a donation of $2,500 in services to TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that puts technology know-how in the hands of other nonprofits to help them serve the community.
  • Aug 18 • TechBridge Delivers Enterprise Class IT Support to Georgia Nonprofits
    Georgia nonprofit organizations can now afford to have the same level of technical support that for-profit businesses enjoy to ensure the health and security of their information systems and networks. TechBridge, a nonprofit supporting nonprofits with technology solutions, announced today the general availability of its new Scheduled Services Program, which provides non-profits with ongoing, proactive IT maintenance and help desk support at an affordable, fixed price.
  • Aug 12 • Charitable Workers Learn the Ropes, Rise Through the Ranks
    Companies throughout Atlanta are offering volunteer opportunities to young employees, partly in response to a desire among the new generation of workers to make a difference in their community and to develop leadership skills.
  • Aug 12 • The Silent Heroes Among Us
    Just like on-site volunteerism, behind-the-scenes efforts can help employees improve skills in leadership, team-building and project management, as well as boost morale. One example is the Quality Advisor program, formed in partnership with TechBridge, a nonprofit that links other nonprofits with pro bono or discounted technical assistance. The program provides a way for senior staff to play advisory roles to nonprofits in areas such as project management, information systems development, and information technology consulting and management.
  • Jul 27 • TechBridge Builds Technology From the Ground Up For The 24/7 Gateway Center
    Acting under a grant from the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, TechBridge is providing complete technology planning and implementation for the 24/7 Gateway Center, including building a local area network; installing PC hardware and software; setting up specialized homeless shelter management software; implementing security and back up systems; and conducting technical training for Center staff.
  • Jul 14 • The Pfizer Foundation Selects TechBridge To Provide Technology Assistance to Regional HIV/AIDS Agencies
    TechBridge announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Pfizer Foundation to provide Web site development services and technology training to 24 HIV/AIDS services organizations located across the Southeast. The services are valued at approximately $43,000.
  • May 17 • TechBridge Digital Ball 2005 Reaches New Milestones In Technology Support for Georgia Nonprofits
    TechBridge announced today that its annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball, exceeded the organization's goals for both attendance and corporate sponsorship. The event, held Saturday May 7, 2005, at the Georgia World Congress Center, enjoyed more than 1,160 attendees and raised more than $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to fund TechBridge operations and nonprofit technology programs.
  • May 13 • Electric Atmosphere, Innovation, Having a Ball
    Atlanta's technology community held its signature fund-raising event, the 2005 TechBridge Digital Ball, on May 7 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event attracted more than 1,100 attendees, including 35 chief information officers/chief technology officers from leading companies who served as hosts and judges, and raised more than $1 million in cash and in-kind donations. Funds raised from the Digital Ball support technology initiatives that TechBridge provides throughout the year to area nonprofits.
  • May 13 • Tech Innovation
    TechBridge raised $1.1 million in cash and services from its annual gala, the Digital Ball, held May 7 -- an increase of $200,000 in cash from the previous year. In addition, $16,000 was raised by a raffle at the event.
  • May 09 • Microsoft supports TechBridge with more than $62,000 in cash and software
    In an effort to strengthen technology skills needed in today's workplace, Microsoft has announced a grant to TechBridge, the Atlanta-based affiliate of the NPower Network, worth more than $62,000 in cash and software. Microsoft Southeast District General Manager Kirsten Kliphouse announced the grant during TechBridge's fourth annual Digital Ball, held May 7 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  • Apr 21 • TechBridge Helps Area CIOs Create Atlanta’s First Tech Leadership Community Service Project
    TechBridge, a nonprofit supporting nonprofits with technology solutions, announced today that eight of metro Atlanta's leading information technology (IT) organizations are partnering for the first time in a community service venture that will allow them to benefit the community while building professional relationships.
  • Apr 15 • System Eases Matching of Mentors with Kids
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Inc. is in the business of providing and supporting meaningful one-to-one friendships with children and volunteers through 10 metro counties. It turned to technology to make matches that best serve the children of Atlanta. Because of its success, the agency is a finalist for the Technology Innovation Award given by Accenture Ltd. through TechBridge.
  • Apr 15 • Technology Streamlines Hemophilia Treatment
    At Hemophilia of Georgia Inc., a new client management system (CMS) is boosting efficiency. The system allows pharmacy staff, nurses and social workers to dedicate more time to customer service and spend less time filling out forms, filing paperwork and moving client information from one desk to another. But best of all, it is an all-encompassing program that allows the organization to access all information about a client, from what drugs they ordered from the pharmacy to the programs and services they utilize. The organization is a finalist in the Technology Innovation Award given by Accenture Ltd. through TechBridge for implementation of a new technology by a nonprofit.
  • Apr 15 • Winning System Shows Real Results
    Most nonprofits "are trying to put their time, energy and talents directly to the people that need those products and services," Ramsey said. Technology donations, such as those given through the TechBridge award, "can enable them to focus their time and attention on the service they provide."
  • Apr 15 • Companies Find Material Help for Nonprofits
    TechBridge's corporate sponsors include some of Atlanta's largest companies. But only a handful of the 90 or so company members are involved in the corporate partners campaign, begun six months ago. It doesn't come cheap. Each participating company must commit to a minimum $10,000 donation and agree to make some of its keenest minds available to work with nonprofits in areas ranging from technology planning to Web site development and network design.
  • Apr 15 • Help for the Helpful
    In the past year and a half, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has used the nonprofit TechBridge in a variety of ways, from redeveloping its Web site to learning about technology through workshops tailored to the nonprofit community. The next step will be for TechBridge to help the organization with its newest round of information technology strategic planning.
  • Apr 05 • 2005 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2005, Accenture announced the winner of the 2005 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award.
  • Mar 09 • Mrs. Bush’s Remarks at Helping America’s Youth Event in Georgia
    "Today, I had a chance to see the Computer Assisted Debate project at work. CAD was created through a partnership of private and public sector organizations... And TechBridge, a non-profit group, designed the interactive website that helped students do online research, and gives parents information about their children's performance."
  • Feb 25 • TechBridge Announces Corporate Partner Program
    TechBridge's Corporate Partner Program helps companies involve their employees in helping nonprofits with technology needs. The Corporate Partner Program provides Board Matching, Technology Advisory Committee Matching and TechBridge Quality Advisor program and Technology Task Matching.
  • Feb 10 • TechBridge Announces Extended Deadline for Technology Innovation Award Call for Entries
    The Technology Innovation award, which Accenture is sponsoring for the second year, recognizes nonprofits for their effective and innovative use of technology in one or more of the following four areas: advancing their missions; increasing efficiency of day-to-day operations; improving effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders; and increasing fundraising, advocacy or volunteer efforts.
  • Jan 07 • Tech Help
    TechBridge will launch a Corporate Partner Program in January to pair technology-savvy volunteers from local companies with nonprofits that have technical needs.

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  • Dec 23 • Securing NonProfits
    Several dozen employees from area technology firms recently volunteered their time and expertise to install intrusion detection software on the computer networks of local nonprofits. The philanthropic event was organized by Deb Aldrich of TechBridge and Scott Jackson of Hands on Atlanta.
  • Dec 13 • Moo-vin’ on up
    Two hundred full-size cows will be painted by local artists and residents and will be displayed in Atlanta next summer. Area businesses, community groups or individuals can sponsor the cows for fees ranging from $7,500 to $100,000.
  • Dec 13 • Some Good News for Tech Firms in 2002
    At a time when you may have guessed philanthropy slipped in priority, guess again. TechBridge , Atlanta's organization to bring technology solutions to nonprofits, delivered a reported $2 million in new technology infrastructure products and more than 7,000 hours of professional services to nearly 100 metro Atlanta nonprofits.
  • Nov 15 • Practical Portals
    Having already developed a Web portal for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the folks at nonprofit organization TechBridge have been tapped to build a similar personalized communications portal for Atlanta agencies involved in developing and maintaining affordable housing.
  • Apr 05 • 2002 Technology Innovation Award
    At Digital Ball® 2002, TechBridge announced the winner of the 2002 Advancing Community Through Technology (ACTT) Award.