Nonprofit leaders and staff are most effective when singularly focused on their missions, and empowered by – rather than distracted by – the technology meant to serve their organizations. They are as dependent on technology as their for-profit counterparts, yet they invest in technology at a significantly lower rate. This lack of investment inevitably creates a drag on organizational capacity and limits social impact. It is from this understanding and reality that 501tech was born.
Founded in June 2010 by Tulsa Community Foundation, 501tech employs a “shared services” model – used in the for-profit world for many years to leverage economies of scale – to give nonprofit organizations the same benefits. Indeed, the rigors associated with leveraging a shared services concept across multiple, autonomous organizations are extreme, but the value is proving to be significant.
- Support services at 50% – 70% off market rates
- Access to products and services at dramatically reduced pricing made available through exclusive volume based purchasing agreements with our partner discounts
- Refurbished industry-standard hardware donated to us by our in kind donor partners
501tech is a program of Tulsa Community Foundation
technology for good