Is your nonprofit organization ready to accelerate its education impact with technology solutions supported by industry experts and matched funding?

Who We Work With

Team4Tech collaborates with nonprofits that focus on learners in and out of school, girls, youth, and micro-entrepreneurs, to help their beneficiaries use technology effectively to develop skills including:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy
  • Digital literacy
  • Creative problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration
  • Financial literacy
  • Coding, making and robotics
  • Entrepreneurship

Criteria

Our nonprofit partnership criteria includes:

  • US 501(c)3 or equivalent certification in country of operation
  • Demonstrated track record of positive education impact
  • Alignment with Team4Tech’s mission and approach
  • Population served, reach and growth plans
  • Financial stability and sustainability
  • Senior leadership and staff commitment to project success and sustainability
  • Dedicated project manager to work with Team4Tech
  • Dedicated IT support on staff (or a plan to staff this role)
  • Ability to raise funding for the matching technology grant
  • Ability to measure impact and meet with Team4Tech to report metrics on a regular basis
  • Plan for scale directly and through the local ecosystem
  • Ability to securely host volunteers

We Bring

Technology Volunteers

Team4Tech partners with leading technology companies to engage their employees on the project, and we cover the full in-country costs for the volunteers.

Software & Content

Team4Tech works with technology volunteers and nonprofit partners to identify relevant technology solutions.

Teacher & Staff Training

To ensure sustainability and maximize impact, Team4Tech focuses on capacity building for nonprofit staff and teachers.

$15,000 Matching Grant

Team4Tech can provide a matching grant of up to $15,000 for nonprofit partners to purchase hardware, software and other necessary technology infrastructure.

You Bring

Accredited Nonprofit

An accredited nonprofit focused on improving the quality of early childhood, primary, secondary or vocational education.

Staff Support

Local staff that can actively engage before, during and after the project to support scoping, implementation and evaluation.

Impact Assessment

The ability to define and measure concrete teaching and learning objectives, with support from Team4Tech’s Monitoring & Evaluation Toolkit and Program Development Plan.

Logistics Planning & Host Support

Local staff who can assist with logistics planning and hosting during the project.

How We Work With Partners

Team4Tech partners with nonprofits for three to five years, to help realize the nonprofit’s goals related to technology integration for education impact. We spend three to four months in conversation with the nonprofit, defining the overall goals of the collaboration and the metrics to measure progress. Then we scope annual pro bono projects which typically involve 1300 hours of pro bono consulting and technology grants of up to $15,000. We ask the nonprofits to match the grant to demonstrate their shared commitment to the project.

On each annual project, we engage a team of pro bono fellows from leading technology companies with nonprofit staff to learn about the nonprofit’s needs. Together they design technology solutions and training to meet the goals of the nonprofit and the needs of the staff, the learners, as well as the local culture and context. The pro bono consultants then spend 1-2 weeks onsite (accompanied by a Team4Tech Program Director), working with nonprofit staff and teachers to implement the technology and building capacity to use the technology effectively in teaching and learning.

For all nonprofit partners, we require a commitment to regularly meeting with our Team4Tech Program Directors and reporting on key metrics based on the agreed upon project goals, such as improved learner outcomes, student engagement, and staff efficiency, to ensure progress towards sustainability and scale.

To learn more about how our collaborations are structured, download our Nonprofit Onboarding Kit, and read summaries of previous projects here.

Project Timeline

Project Preparation

1-2 hours/week; 3-4 months before project

Team4Tech and nonprofit partner refine the scope of work, determine project logistics and define grant budget. Nonprofit collects baseline data for impact measurement.

Project Implementation

35 hours/week; 1-2 weeks in-country

Nonprofit assists with program logistics and beneficiary management while pro bono fellows implement the project plan.

Project Follow-Up

1 hour/month; 12-14 months post-project

Nonprofit is responsible for project sustaninability, impact assessment data collection and planning with Team4Tech for subsequent projects.

Past Projects

Nonprofit Partners

Ready to Apply?

If your nonprofit is ready to benefit from a Team4Tech project, review the Call for Applications and submit an Expression of Interest. Download the Nonprofit Onboarding Kit to learn more about partnering with Team4Tech.