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Atlanta’s tech community is stepping up to help nonprofits acquire and use technology, The Business Journal in Atlanta reported Oct. 13.

Numerous initiatives are underway to help nonprofit organizations to be more efficient and effective by using the same systems and software that help businesses succeed.

Among the initiatives is a tech training program for nonprofits created by the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

In addition, the Technology Association of Georgia started a charitable foundation in June with $100,000.

Foundation organizers hope to build a $2 million endowment by the end of 2001 to be used to provide nonprofits with tech grants.

A new organization called TechBridge, which aims to bring technology resources to the community in partnership with tech companies, will be launched this year.

Companies involved with the project include: Yahoo!, Goldman Sachs, and eLaunchPad.

Hands On Atlanta, a nonprofit volunteer group, hopes to tap into the high-tech philanthropy with its Partners In Technology program, which aims to develop a network of tech consulting services, instruction and service for nonprofits.

For full story, go to The Business Journal.

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