Use Your Tech & Marketing Skills to Do Good Deeds

Posted by Kiki Mills on Thu, Apr 8, 2010

Want to use your skills for doing good? Is your company looking to help out in the community? Then you need to check out:

 Social Innovation Forum




MITX is partnering with the Social Innovation Forum to connect our members with opportunities to use their skills and capabilities to support exciting, innovative, and effective nonprofits in the Boston area.

The selected nonprofits span a wide range of social issues and demographics. Some are startups that have solidified their model are just establishing themselves, while others are mature organizations at an inflection point.

This year's organizations range from an organization advancing the right to play by facilitating safe, healthy, and energizing activities during recess for Boston's elementary school students to the leading organization advocating for a new approach to fighting homelessness.

Click here to see the full list of organizations.

I'm inviting MITX members to find a way to make a forward-thinking commitment in the community by attending the Social Innovation Forum's annual Showcase on May 4, and connecting with the six innovative nonprofits that will present their models and in-kind service needs there. Potential support you could provide includes:

  • Web design or development support
  • Online marketing support
  • Search engine optimization
  • Social media strategy
  • Technology assessment and support

In addition to providing a chance to give back to the community, projects are great team building opportunities for staff, and can serve as professional development time for younger staff looking to build leadership and management skills, as well as growing their internal and external networks. Projects range in length from 20 hours to 100+ hours.

Interested in learning more about what projects and nonprofits are in need of help?  Let me know by sending me an e-mail at, and I'll get you the information you need to attend.

And before you go, let me know the ways your company reaches out to support the community. Comment away!