#Orlando: September Topics from @tdisanza of @T4GOrlando

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I’d like to thank you for reading the following message. I will try to provide more frequent communications going forward.

Monthly Meetup
Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday September 25th at Up Orlando.  IDignity will speak about its mission and its challenges.

If you would be interested in participating in a committee to plan the upcoming events, please contact me.

If you would like to recommend a non-profit that may be interested in getting involved with Tech4Good Orlando, please contact me.

Next Steps
To demonstrate value as a group, I have started to meet with local non-profits to define “projects” that tech specialists in our community may want to participate for a specific cause.
Some items that Tech4Good could address going forward
1. Identify Business Transformation ideas – Using Technology as the impetus for transformation
2. Identify projects to enhance/support web sites
3. Identify projects to enhance/transform donor relations
4. Identify opportunities for the improved data integration
5. Etc.. more to follow as non-profits come aboard
Where you, as the tech professional, can get involved is if you see an area that interests you, please contact me and I can connect you with the non-profit

Other Topics
1. Are you interested in participating in a non-profit board? Or volunteer at a specific non-profit? 
2. Would you be interested in participating fundraisers?

Miscellany:
I am involved with a wonderful nonprofit in Central Florida called United Against Poverty Orlando (UP Orlando). They are conducting a “Hand Up” Luncheon on October 5th. It is United Against Poverty Orlando's biggest fundraiser of the year. This may be an opportunity for you to meet with the non-profit and understand its mission

With good intentions, many have tried to help people out of poverty by giving them something for nothing. While entitlements may help people survive, long-term use doesn't lead people to independence. United Against Poverty strives to empower those stuck in generational and situational poverty by giving a hand up, not a hand out.

With 43% of men, women and children living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level in poverty in Orange, Seminole and Osceola County, they cannot do this work alone. On average, UP Orlando sees 525 families a day walk through their doors.

This event tries to bring our work to you. We also directly ask for you to consider financial support. I would love it if you would join me for the Hand Up Luncheon on October 5, 2018 at 11:55 am.

Let United Against Poverty treat you to lunch and fill you in on all of the wonderful things that have been happening on their campus this year and where they plan to go in the future.

I would appreciate if you can join me at the event, please RSVP through the event website at handupluncheon.eventbrite.com.

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