It’s easy to think that investing in up-to-date technology diverts resources that could be spent delivering programs. But a small purchase, and a little know-how, can greatly expand a nonprofit’s reach and impact. Since 2003, 501cTECH has served as a trusted technology advisor to nonprofits around the region, providing more than 100,000 hours of consulting and guidance to more than 1,000 partner organizations. Unlike a conventional IT company, 501cTECH is a nonprofit in the service of other nonprofits, so it can directly relate to its partners’ challenges and provide sustainable, realistic solutions – even for organizations on a shoestring budget. In 2013, 501cTECH will launch a Small Nonprofit Initiative, which seeks to move those with operating budgets under $1M to a less expensive and more sustainable cloud computing platform. Partnerships with other capacity-building groups, including the Nonprofit Roundtable, ensure an even broader impact. From infrastructure design to software customization, 501cTECH provides solutions that community-based groups can afford, implement, and use. Your gift means help to hundreds of nonprofits – and the thousands of residents they serve.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria

Population(s) Served: Not applicable

Schools They Work In: We have done work at Ballou HS; Anacostia HS; Oyster-Adams ES; E. Hobson MS

Awards & Recognition

• In 2008, Julie Chapman, President, was selected as a recipient of The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Exponent Awards, for leading NPower to provide 20,000 hours of technology consulting and support to over 150 local nonprofits.

• In 2006, NPower Greater DC Region was one of five finalists for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

• In 2006, NPower Greater DC Region was recognized by the Catalogue of Philanthropy.


Budget (FY2012)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for 501cTECH is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $34 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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