We've assembled a professional talent pool from throughout the U.S. to assist businesses and nonprofits virtually
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Harleysville, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2009
The launch of e426.org, a virtual nonprofit organization was announced today by Sandy L. Kearney, volunteer president. This organization was founded by senior level Information Technology (IT) professionals, members of the scientific research community, analysts, and business professionals impacted by recent, massive corporate layoffs. These senior level professionals have created an organization that uses their business acumen, skills and best practices to provide services to American businesses and nonprofit organizations struggling against the daunting challenges in the current economic climate.
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Sandra Kearney, the driving force behind the new organization, was most recently Director of IBM Research for Global Initiatives and Programs focusing on government, business and national agendas. "We've assembled a professional talent pool from throughout the U.S. to assist businesses and nonprofits virtually," said Ms. Kearney. "The sheer number of laid off professionals is staggering - which has created a talent pool for us to draw from to assist our targeted client base."
e426.org identifies organizational needs for businesses and nonprofits, designs and implements change management strategies in the areas of training, marketing planning and execution, technical support, education and enablement for businesses as well as volunteer agencies across America. Alliance partners and volunteers provide ancillary support for this new organization. e426.org has formed partnership alliances with the Federation of American Scientists, BP Solutions, Inc., Metaphour Digital, Peace City Consumer and Business Services, Pacific Ethnographic Research Center, and Strategy & Design Solutions.
e426 exemplifies the new age of the nonprofit - the virtual nonprofit. The new nonprofit organization: no walls or physical work spaces; board meetings, staff and volunteers are geographically dispersed across the United States rather than centrally located in traditional Hometown, USA. Alliance partners and consultants are situated anywhere between fifty to thousands of miles away. "With cost cutting measures a real consideration in today's economy, the virtual nonprofit organization can realistically offer an alternative to the traditional nonprofit office operation of yesterday," said Ms. Kearney.
According to Ms. Kearney, "e426 is a conduit between business and the nonprofit sectors." Equipped with an arsenal of professional experts, assistance is provided to businesses and nonprofits at little or no cost in the areas of management, consulting services, research, emerging technology, social collaboration, marketing and sales enablement, communications, and grant proposal design and development.
Concurrent with the official announcement of e426's formation, the group also unveiled a new website.