2016 Technology Innovation Awards Now Open

We are very excited to announce that the submission period for the 2016 Technology Innovation Awards (TIA) has officially begun! As you may know, since 2003 501cTECH’s Technology Innovation Awards have recognized D.C. area nonprofits who put technology to use in an innovative way to improve key ...
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2015 Technology Innovation Award Winner Changes the Lives of Children with Cancer

Hopecam received the 2015 Technology Innovation Award in the K-12 & STEM Education category, sponsored by CenturyLink. Earlier this year, I caught up with Brad Hawkins, a member of Hopecam’s Board of Directors, and learned about the history of the organization and how the $7,500 award is making a ...
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Client Success Story: Teens Run DC

THE CHALLENGE Helping students set goals and work towards them is a huge step in empowering underserved youth. That’s the idea behind Teens Run DC, a nonprofit that promotes the physical, social and emotional well-being of DC students through running and mentoring programs.
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Follow-up with 2014 Technology Innovation Award Winner: National Military Family Association

Questions answered by Joyce Raezer, Executive Director at the National Military Family Association. This follow-up survey was designed to serve as a resource for understanding how grants serve nonprofits, and what obstacles grant recipients might encounter while implementing projects. The Project ...
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The Paradox of Choice in Nonprofit Technology

NTEN’s annual nationwide Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) just wrapped up down the street from our office in DuPont, and the experience, enlightening though it was, reminded me of how difficult it can be for nonprofit professionals to navigate the technology world on their own as it expands at ...
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Technology Innovator of the Week: Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia (GOTR NOVA)  is a nonprofit organization, the largest Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, and 501cTECH's Technology Innovator of the Week! Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based ...
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YWCA NCA's Award-Winning 'Campus Pack'

Guest post by Shana Heilbron, Chief Development & Communications Officer, YWCA NCA
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11 Ways Google Apps Can Help Your Nonprofit

Guest post from InstanTek founder and CEO Robert Geller. You probably knew Google Apps could do a lot: email, calendaring, documents in the cloud, and maybe you even knew it could do a whole lot more, even if you weren’t quite sure what. But we find that a lot of our clients don’t know the full ...
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Facebook Adds Hashtags

If you’re on Twitter, then you have no doubt encountered hashtags at one point or another. They’re those words, or collections of words jumbled together, with a pound sign in front of them (e.g. #Technology, #Nonprofits, #SleepyCats).
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