Dear Friends, Partners, and Supporters,
As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2023, it is clear that the IT sector faced unprecedented trials, marked by cutbacks and a general downturn. Yet, in the midst of this, we at Tech To The Rescue have witnessed a heartening trend: despite the situation, more IT companies are stepping forward to offer pro bono technology solutions. This commitment signals a transformative shift in the industry, proving that pro bono work is becoming an integral part of the tech business ethos, just as it has been part of the legal industry for so many years.
We are Igniting a Global Movement in the Tech Industry
The past year has been one of significant growth and international expansion for Tech To The Rescue.
We’ve connected nonprofits and IT companies across 69 countries, including the US, Ukraine, India, Turkey, and Nigeria. We’ve enhanced their missions through more than 420 pro-bono and low-bono tech projects, supporting war-affected citizens in Ukraine, providing emergency relief in the Middle East, contributing to historically high voter turnout in Poland, and developing AI-driven animal welfare educational platforms, among others.
Our tech partners have delivered more than $4M worth of tech solutions for the impact sector in 2023
The estimated value of the tech services we facilitated this year has reached over $4.3M, impacting critical areas such as good health and well-being, reducing inequalities, quality education, and climate action. We marked our presence on global stages like the UNGA, World Economic Forum, Aidex, and Nethope, contributing to critical discussions about the role of technology in social initiatives. Our efforts in organizing global nonprofit hackathons to solve real challenges related to air quality, education, migration, and human rights have laid a solid foundation for the challenging yet promising journey ahead, particularly as we embrace the potential of generative AI for nonprofits. This technology offers unprecedented opportunities for empowerment but demands substantial investment in capacity building, education, and strategy – a challenge we are addressing head-on.