Community Technology Alliance (CTA) and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN), are proud to host the HandsOn Tech Program, an initiative designed to help nonprofits effectively use technology to further their missions. This initiative is a national, year long, program supported by Google and the HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of . Learn more about the project here.
HandsOn Tech AmeriCorps VISTAs will increase the effectiveness of the Silicon Valley nonprofit sector’s use of technology (prioritizing cloud based/online applications and applications specifically for the nonprofit community). By supporting the sector’s use of technology, organizations will realize greater efficiencies and be better able to address the needs of low-income communities, ultimately improving outcomes for children and families.
The four members of Silicon Valley’s HandsOn Tech team will engage in the following activities:
As HandsOn Tech are members of a VISTA project, we want our work to be sustainable. This means that we want our efforts to continue long after the service year is complete. This is a fundamental part of the work that AmeriCorps VISTA’s have done for over 40 years.
An important element of our program is centered around capacity building. Capacity building happens by starting, or growing, programs that allow an organization to do better. It is developing or enhancing their ability to do great things–like serving the low-income community. With technology, this could be helping a nonprofit more effectively manage their emails — allowing them better communication, increased collaboration and, ultimately, enabling them to get more work done.
Our work can happen in many forms, but ultimately we want to engage skilled volunteers to help us create a sustainable effort in your community — generating positive growth for nonprofits and the community, beyond August 2013.
Throughout the HandsOn Tech service year, there are several key outcomes and outputs that we aim to capture. There are four main focus areas for the HandsOn Tech team:
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