americorps vista, handson tech
Targeted Technology Training and Coaching that Builds Capacity to Serve the Community
HandsOn Tech at L.A. Works, in partnership with Google, is a program that seeks to provide free technology trainings and coaching to nonprofits. AmeriCorps VISTAs placed in eight cities will engage skilled volunteers to provide a series of one-time workshops on technology topics for nonprofits, as well as more in-depth coaching and implementation for nonprofits interested in integrating more specialized projects.
All nonprofits interested in taking part in the HandsOn Tech program offerings should fill out a brief technology needs assessment
about your organization’s current IT capacity. This assessment will help us determine how best to design a technology training program that fits your needs and helps build your organization's capacity to serve the community. It will also help us determine eligibility for our in-depth, individualized technology assessment and coaching program. You can also copy and paste the needs assessment URL into a new browser: http://bit.ly/1cAPXsO.
HOTLA will also offer free IT needs assessments and pro-bono technology coaching to organizations that meet the program’s requirements. Organizations will work together with HandsOn Tech and a skilled volunteer from the local tech community to design and implement a two-week to two-month long project with the greatest possible value for your organization. Candidates must serve the low-income community of greater Los Angeles with poverty-oriented missions in the areas of.
In addition, organizations will have a strong desire to move forward in a technology-driven world and have a demonstrated need for IT services. Some sample projects could include:
- Cloud Migration
- Website Development
- Database/CRM Implementation
- Social Media Strategy Implementation
- Marketing Strategy Redesign
- Technology Grant Program Registration (e.g. Google for Nonprofits, Office 365)
- So much more!