TechBridge Announces Technology Innovation Award Call for Entries Due March 4th

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TechBridge announced their call for applications to all Georgia nonprofits for the TechBridge Technology Innovation Award. The Technology Innovation award recognizes nonprofits for their effective and innovative use of technology in one or more of the following four areas: advancing their missions; increasing efficiency of day-to-day operations; improving effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders; and increasing fundraising, advocacy or volunteer efforts.

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TechBridge, a nonprofit supporting nonprofits with technology solutions, announced their call for applications to all Georgia nonprofits for the TechBridge Technology Innovation Award. The Technology Innovation award, which Accenture is sponsoring for the second year, recognizes nonprofits for their effective and innovative use of technology in one or more of the following four areas: advancing their missions; increasing efficiency of day-to-day operations; improving effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders; and increasing fundraising, advocacy or volunteer efforts.

"Technology can be a great enabler of both economic growth and social development," said Craig Ramsey, managing partner of Accenture’s Atlanta office. "Accenture partners with its clients to bring technology innovation into the corporate and government sectors every day, so it makes perfect sense for us to encourage and recognize innovation in the nonprofit community through supporting this award."

The winner will receive $25,000 in Microsoft software and $15,000 in technology consulting services from TechBridge. The two finalists also receive Microsoft product and consulting services. The three finalists will be announced on April 15th and the winner will be announced May 7th at the 2005 Digital Ball, TechBridge’s annual fundraising benefit

The judging panel is made up of 15 CIOs/CTOs, CEOs and other senior-level executives from the corporate and nonprofit community. Previous winners include Project Open Hand (2004), Atlanta Community ToolBank (2003) and Atlanta Community Food Bank (2002). The award application and further details can be found at http://www.techbridge.org. All applications are due March 4, 2005.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 100,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US $13.67 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2004. Its home page is http://www.accenture.com.

About TechBridge

TechBridge is a nonprofit supporting nonprofits with technology solutions. TechBridge, is part of the national NPower affiliate network and provides professional, affordable technology consulting services, innovative technology solutions and access to the financial, technical and human resources that nonprofits need to be successful. TechBridge provides a high-impact opportunity to leverage philanthropic dollars across many nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, TechBridge has facilitated the donation of more than $2 million in free Microsoft software. In 2004 alone, we delivered over 9,000 hours of professional and programming services to help more than 80 nonprofit clients enhance their operational efficiencies and improve the delivery of essential services. For more information visit http://www.techbridge.org.

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