Team4Tech is dedicated to helping our nonprofit partners reach their goals related to technology integration for positive education impact. We recognize that the challenges of COVID-19 have forced many education programs to accelerate their technology integration plans. Our goal is to provide support in the form of capacity building and matching technology grants. For example, our pro bono projects can help with hybrid or distance learning plans, digitization of curriculum, or remote capacity building for teachers. See examples of our recent projects here.
To meet the variety of nonprofit technology support needs, Team4Tech is now offering three different formats of our pro bono projects:
On-site (8 weeks of virtual preparation from 8 to 10 volunteers for 2 to 4 hours per week, followed by 10 full-time days on-site, depending on travel guidelines) - projects to be implemented in 2021 and are eligible for up to a $15,000 matching grant
Virtual (10 weeks virtual support from 10 to 15 volunteers for 2 to 4 hours per week) - projects to be implemented in 2021 and are eligible for up to a $15,000 matching grant
Short term (4 to 6 weeks virtual support from 5 to 20 volunteers for 1 to 2 hours per week) - projects should be well-scoped technical needs and can be implemented on a rolling basis; not eligible for matching grant
Because we know that affecting sustainable change in education takes time, we ideally work with our nonprofit partners for three to five years. Initially, we spend three to four months in conversation with the nonprofit partner, defining the desired outcomes of the collaboration and the corresponding indicators to measure progress. From there, we scope annual projects in one of the three formats indicated above.
In between each annual project, we ask our nonprofit partners to meet at least quarterly with our Team4Tech Program Directors to report on previously agreed metrics - such as learner growth, learner engagement, and staff productivity - to ensure progress towards sustainability and scale.
To help us evaluate whether your organization could be a good fit for Team4Tech support, please complete the form below. For more information on our criteria, processes, and metrics please consult our nonprofit partner page, Nonprofit Onboarding Kit, and description of past projects.