ATLANTA, GA– September 13, 2016 — TechBridge, a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits, today announced the expansion of the senior strategists with the addition of an executive advisor, Andre Dickens, and three board members. Each new member will enable TechBridge to continue to extend its mission of increasing the Collective Impact of all nonprofits by ensuring each organization realizes greater efficiencies through technology.
As the executive advisor, Dickens will be focused on strengthening relationships with the local Atlanta community and other nonprofits to increase the impact of TechBridge’s work. Dickens, an engineer, who currently serves as an Atlanta City Councilmember, is committed to rallying the community to use technology as a tool to help more people rise out of poverty. With his deep connections to the Atlanta community, Dickens will enable nonprofits and foundations to work together towards a singular goal of decreasing poverty. This effort will establish a scalable model that can be replicated by other communities around the country.
“Poverty is a nationwide issue that impacts communities, businesses and most importantly families,” said Dickens. “We have seen a rapid and worrisome rise in the number of people living in poverty. While there are numerous nonprofits that are doing great work to alleviate the causes of poverty, these organizations have not been able to create wide-reaching impact because they cannot efficiently share data, learnings or insights. With TechBridge, we will help nonprofits to share critical information to increase the number and rate of people who are able to get out of poverty.”
In addition to Dickens, TechBridge added three board members who will collectively work to elevate and extend TechBridge’s position within the Atlanta community.
- Greg Arthur, a longtime supporter and volunteer for TechBridge, is the VP and GM of the East Region at Insight. Insight has been an avid supporter of TechBridge and has adopted multiple nonprofits’ technology projects, which has enabled these organizations to implement technology to improve efficiencies and serve more people. Greg is committed to helping TechBridge expand its reach along the east coast and other strategic markets.
- John Hutchins, shareholder at LeClairRyan and an Atlanta legal community veteran, is a returning board member who previously chaired the board’s fundraising committee. In re-joining the board, he will work with the development team on enhancing fundraising initiatives, including the digital event series, foundation appeals and individual donations. Additionally, Hutchins will advise TechBridge in its efforts to extend its product portfolio to include a pro-bono legal case management solution.
- Brad Massey brings extensive experience in product planning and IT strategy to his role on the board. Massey, AVP of Enterprise Customer Success at Salesforce, will further strengthen TechBridge’s network of progressive IT resources and channels as it expands its efforts.
“We are thrilled to welcome Andre, Greg, John and Brad to the team,” said James Franklin, CEO of TechBridge. “We are certain with their deep expertise in specific areas, we can further enable additional nonprofits to work together, share insights and improve the outcomes for all those who benefit from nonprofit services. We know that the causes of poverty are incredibly complex and will only be solved with the collective effort of all nonprofits.”
Founded in 2000, TechBridge is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with the tools, resources and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to further their missions. This is made possible by support from the TechBridge network of corporations, individuals and foundations. The TechBridge Adopt-a-Nonprofit® program and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including its signature Digital Event Series (now in Alabama and Georgia), unite the IT community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community. For more information about TechBridge, go to techbridge.org.