On October 15, 2019, the Greater Nashville Technology Council presented a check to GeekCause in support of its mission to help address the technology needs of Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations. The Greater Nashville IT Summit Advisory Committee chose the GeekCause organization for the $5,000 contribution, accumulated from the proceeds from the 2019 Greater Nashville IT Summit held last week with almost 300 in attendance.
GeekCause was founded in 2017 by JJ Rosen and Atiba, a Nashville-based technology consulting firm, as a way for their employees to lend their skills to local nonprofits. When the number of volunteers approached 130, Atiba saw an opportunity to expand the program’s reach through a partnership with Hands On Nashville. Today, the GeekCause projects and volunteers are coordinated through Hands On Nashville, with generous help from the Frist Foundation.
Molly Arena, Development Manager for Hands on Nashville and JJ Rosen received the contribution on behalf of GeekCause’s Director of Skilled Volunteer Engagement, Monica Weiss-Sharp at the close of the IT Summit last Tuesday.
About the Greater Nashville Technology Council
The Greater Nashville Technology Council is the leading voice and advocate for Middle Tennessee’s $7.5 billion information technology ecosystem; and the 50,000 technology professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers our region’s economy. Our mission is to strengthen and advance the technology sector by bringing together companies, philanthropies, government, universities, and talent to create opportunity and growth. For more information, please visit: technologycouncil.com
GeekCause was founded in 2017 by Atiba, a Nashville-based technology consulting firm, as a way for their employees to lend their skills to local nonprofits. With 130 volunteers and eight projects complete, Atiba saw an opportunity to expand the program’s reach through a partnership with Hands On Nashville. Thanks to generous support from The Frist Foundation, GeekCause now has a home at HON, where we hope to continue the good work for great causes in our community. For more information on all things GeekCause, contact Monica Weiss-Sharp, HON’s Director of Skilled Volunteer Engagement, at 615-298-1108 ext 403.