Local action committee, TecsChange

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Southern New Hampshire University
Small nonprofits working for social change often have difficulty securing and maintaining their computer systems. The TecsChange Local Action Committee has been helping to set up computer networks for nonprofits since 1999, but would have to revisit these organizations as problems arose. Often these groups would spend money without truly understanding the need, or without strategic thinking about their computer needs. The decisions they were making were wasteful of their already limited resources. Over the course of this project from November 2001 until March 2003,I worked with the Local Action Committee of TecsChange to deliver equipment and services to four nonprofit organizations, determine what nonprofits1 technology needs are, and define ways of dealing with the needs that TecsChange cannot deliver. At the completion of this project, TC has a systematic way to deliver goods and services that allows nonprofits to meet their own future needs by giving them the skills to create technology plans that map out their needs for support and maintenance. (Author abstract)