It's time to Celebrate! On September 21st of 2009, the Indiana Non-Proft Information Technology Organization, Inc. was founded, and since that time we have provided several Information Technology solutions to various non-profit organizations within the community.
We have constructed a number of computers for Rachel's Home a non-profit pregnancy home located in Plymouth Indiana. We have designed, printed, and published the Rachel's Home 2009 December Newsletter, 2010 December Newsletter, Prayer Request Flyer, Bob Evan's Fundraiser Post Card, and we have provided a great deal more technology based assistance to Rachel's Home.
We have help the First Baptist Church of Plymouth Indiana on several occasions resolving Information Technology issues. We developed, and until recently, were hosting the www.fbcop.org website. Setup and implemented a complete internal wireless and Ethernet network, as well as setup their internet connection. We constructed a Linux machine with several functioning types of servers, primarily a file server.
We've setup a really nice network share drive with raid for Evergreen Baptist Church of Michigan City, and resolved some file permission problems along the way.
The INPITO has also started providing some processing power to aid in number crunching of scientific data, for the University of California Berkeley Foundation's "Boinc Project" ...
The list just goes on and on, and when the tally is finished, with the anncounced and unannounced service, it turns out, as of January of 2015, we have provided over $523,000 in completely free information technology solutions, to our communities non-profits, and the people who serve them. That's right none of the organizations, have ever payed the INPITO a single penny, for our services, just like those Riley Hospital commercials for kids.
To-date, within the five years since our founding, the INPITO has received $510 in donations, from those caring individuals, who have shared in our mission, within the community. The INPITO has done it, we have hit over a $1000 to $1 giving back ratio within the community, we serve. How many non-profit organizations can say, for every dollar donated they have given back over one thousand dollars worth of aid, and assistance to their community? WE CAN !
We didn't write this just to celebrate our $1000 to $1 giving back ratio. We have a not so hidden agenda here. Our organization has been ask, by several children, and a few adults, who serve various local non-profit organizations, to teach computer classes. Which we are more than willing to teach!
However; we currently lack the funds for a permanent classroom, and 2012+ and newer computers, or laptops, needed for this course. Yep! This is it! That perfect excuse to donate your 2013+ or newer computer, or laptop, and buy a new one. So, kids, yep ... kids! Like, Mark U., Shyanne H., and Jerimiah V., can learn how to use various computer programs, and make videos for the non-profit organizations they love and want to serve.
The Indiana Non-Profit Information Technology Organization Inc. received it's 501(c)(3) status, recognizing it as a fully qualified non-profit organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. This 501(c)(3) status will assist the I.N.P.I.T.O. in continuing it's mission to provide Information Technology solutions to Indiana non-profit organizations and those who assist non-profit organizations, by allowing it to receive grants from foundations and donations from individuals. The IRS granted the approval on Wednesday, June 13th of 2012, thirteen months after the INPITO applied for 501(c)(3) status.
On Monday, September 21, 2009 the state of Indiana Office of Secretary of State certified the incorporation of the
Indiana Non-Profit Information Technology Organization Inc.
A non-profit organization created to further the use of Information Technologies within the Indiana community and hopefully increase collaboration
between non-profit, faith based, municipalities, businesses, and other organizations to better meet society's needs. Founder Jerry Nettrouer II
formed the organization in response of becoming aware of the Indiana community's lack of accessibility to low cost and affordable Information
Information Technology solutions are quickly becoming more expensive, affecting the financial well being of many
non-profit organizations in Indiana. Due to the struggling economy, several reasonably small non-profit organizations have lost the ability to
maintain compliance with the ever growing paradigm shift of the Information Age. These small non-profit organizations do not generally invest
significant funds toward Information Technology equipment and solutions. As a result, many of these organizations sufferers a lack of adequate
communication methods between themselves and the communities they serve.
The INPITO's primary purpose is to empower the Indiana community through the development and establishment of Information Technology solutions,
awareness, education, and resources. Providing Information Technology solutions to non-profits organizations, so those organizations can once
again focus on what is truly important "Their Mission". The INPITO will to the best of it's abilities and resources aid these organizations in
overcoming economic hardship by providing I.T. solutions using open source, general public licensed software, and donated equipment. The INPITO
will also begin to develop educational resources for the purpose of instructing individuals and organizations in getting the most out of their
equipment, and Lord willing increase their effectiveness and efficiency within the community.
"I've been a strong supporter of the Open Source mentality of free information exchange for a long time." said Doyle Harpole co-founder of the
INPITO, and the creator of the PassionX operating system. Doyle Harpole ensured that he will make available the PassionX operating system freely to
anyone or any organization that would wanted it. Jerry Nettrouer II stated, "We want to provide solutions to non-profit organizations so they can
spend the money donated to them on accomplishing their mission, not paying for an endless cycle of software titles, solutions, and equipment."
Doyle and Jerry both agree that the INPITO has a long way to go in order to fulfill it's mission to the Indiana community and without contributions
from others the Indiana Non-Profit Information Technology Organization Inc. may no be able to empower the many non-profit organizations in the Indiana community the way that they need.