Empowering Volunteering Through Technology

Capgemini, a technology services and business consultancy company, has partnered with the HandsOn Tech initiative at HandsOn Suburban Chicago, an organization dedicated to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to volunteer and take action that builds vibrant and prosperous communities.

“HandsOn Tech Chicago works to transform how nonprofits in the Chicago area use and embrace technology,” said Danielle Martinak, Senior Supply Chain Planning Consultant at Capgemini. “Their mission is to increase the nonprofit sector’s use of technology to build community resources and ultimately improve outcomes for low-income communities and families. HandsOn Tech’s mission is close to our hearts because that’s what we do here at Capgemini – improving corporations’ efficiency by enabling them with technology.”

“We primarily utilized Capgemini employees as nonprofit technology consultants and worked with them to conduct free technology assessments for Chicagoland nonprofits,” said Aaron Wasserman-Olin, Tech Manager/IT Consultant HandsOn Suburban Chicago. “The employees were able to lend a great deal of experience and expertise from their tech consulting backgrounds to numerous small nonprofits helping to fight poverty in their own communities.”

Top Partner

Capgemini is a TOP ’TEER company for 2013 because it is a leader in helping a wide variety of nonprofits to improve their services through technology.

“Capgemini was our top partner last year in providing a great amount of service and resources to the local nonprofit community with little-to-no budget,”Wasserman-Olin said, “supplying 22 volunteers that donated 222.5 hours of their time to help local nonprofits improve their use of technology.”

Martinak added, “For HandsOn Tech specifically, in the past two year we have facilitated the support of more than 20 Capgemini volunteers who participated more than 14 Assessment Projects with Chicago charities.” These included (among others):

  • No Idle Hands
  • Rebuilding Exchange
  • ABJ Community Services, Inc.
  • Empowering Youth Through Travel
  • Greater Southwest Development Corporation
  • Renaissance Social Services