Atlanta, GA – April 15, 2013. B2B Technologies, an IT Professional Services firm and Microsoft® Gold Partner specializing in business productivity, infrastructure, messaging and cloud solutions, is proud to announce its adoption of Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc. The adoption comes as part of TechBridge's newly launched Adopt-a-Nonprofit program. TechBridge is a nonprofit dedicated to improving our community by leveraging technology solutions that empower nonprofits.
"TechBridge is thrilled to once again bring together the resources of Atlanta's IT community with the technology needs of a nonprofit," said James Franklin, TechBridge CEO. "We have received an overwhelming response to our recently launched Adopt-a-Nonprofit Program which directly pairs TechBridge's corporate partners with our nonprofit clients. Sponsors commit to split technology costs with the nonprofit for one year as well as provide skilled IT volunteers who perform monthly site visits at the nonprofit's office. Corporations may also choose to sponsor a project such as a database implementation or technology upgrade."
The nonprofits that are part of this program are TechBridge clients, many of whom receive regular infrastructure management services typically delivered remotely using monitoring tools. The relationship with their Adopt-a-Nonprofit sponsor allows them to have onsite maintenance on a regular basis saving on their overall technology costs, or a nonprofit can receive assistance with a project implementation or technology upgrade. "Project GRAD Atlanta is pleased and honored to participate in TechBridge's Adopt-a-Nonprofit program. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with B2B Technologies to improve our technological infrastructure and capabilities as we find more innovative ways to increase our efficiency of and effectiveness through our use of technology."
TechBridge's Adopt-a-Nonprofit Program provides a unique opportunity for local companies to positively impact nonprofits whose cause appeals to them while offering volunteer opportunities for IT staff to further their professional skills. "This is a great partnership for B2B. We are a big supporter of TechBridge and the work it does supporting nonprofits in Georgia. We also provide consulting services to school districts across the country. This partnership is a natural fit for us to help serve the Atlanta education community," says Frank Fuerst, CEO.
About B2B Technologies
B2B Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner providing business productivity solutions using SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Messaging and Office 365. B2B is also a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, Microsoft's new certification for partners providing Office 365 implementation and migration services. B2B's mission is to help its customers improve productivity, reduce risk and maximize the return on their IT investments. Connect with B2B Technologies on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Project GRAD Atlanta is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to collaborate with the Atlanta Public Schools in order to increase the number of students graduating from high school and college. Project GRAD Atlanta implements and supports research-based college readiness and access programs in high schools, and provides scholarships and academic support to students on college campuses, where the combined impact makes a real difference. Project GRAD Atlanta provides up to $4,000 in college scholarships to all students who qualify, and helps these students access appropriate financial, social and academic resources and support so that they can successfully graduate from college. Project GRAD Atlanta is proud to be a scholarship-granting organization that has awarded over $2 million in scholarships, to date. For more information, visit our website at www.projectgradatlanta.org.
TechBridge is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community. TechBridge has provided IT consulting and outsourcing services to hundreds of nonprofits—helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector—by connecting the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. The Digital Ball, TechBridge's signature fundraising gala, brings together Atlanta's technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community and to award a deserving nonprofit with the annual Technology Innovation Award given by Accenture. For more information about TechBridge, the Digital Ball and the Technology Innovation Award, please visit www.techbridge.org.