Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) provider of nonprofit technology solutions and the operator of award-winning IT training programs for underserved youth, announced today that it plans to merge with Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector. The merger will be effective on September 30, and the companies will combine business operations in the coming year.
For more than a decade, both Tech Impact and Idealware have been independent leaders in the nonprofit technology capacity building sector. By merging, these two independent organizations can provide a greater scope of service and support under a single roof, giving nonprofits coordinated access to a wide range of impartial technology education, publications, and implementation services.
“Tech Impact has long viewed Idealware as an essential capacity builder in the sector and has sponsored several Idealware publications over the years. Their research is impartial, which aligns with our agnostic view on technology,” commented Patrick Callihan, Executive Director of Tech Impact. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Idealware team into the Tech Impact family and are eager to expand our service offerings and continue our mission of helping nonprofits do more good in the world.”
“We knew that, in order to make a quantum leap in our impact, we would have to partner with organizations that share our goal of unlocking the power of technology for social good,” said Karen Graham, Executive Director of Idealware. “This merger gives us the chance to do that. Plus, we gain some economy of scale, and a dream team of colleagues just as committed as we are to equipping nonprofit leaders with trustworthy, practical knowledge resources about technology.”
The expanded organization will be known as Tech Impact and will maintain all current offices. Idealware will continue to use its name and brand as a program of Tech Impact. Patrick Callihan will continue to serve as the executive director of Tech Impact, and Karen Graham will be the director of the Idealware program.
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