Alternative Technologies provides resources to support technology for progressive nonprofits effecting change in our community. Below is a list of organizations that provide information and resources directly to nonprofits in the Bay Area and beyond.

Management Assistance for Nonprofits

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Increasing the impact of nonprofit community-based organizations by offering a wide range of capacity-building services to staff, volunteers and board members.

A statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve.

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership
Bringing Marin County nonprofit leaders the expert guidance and professional resources they need to build resilient, impactful organizations.

Office Technology (Infrastructure and Software)

Alternative Technologies
That’s us! Did you know we provide free consultations to new nonprofit customers? We can consult on your technology budget or solve a nagging problem in your office.  We are also experts at analyzing confusing bills from your phone and internet carriers, to make sure you are only paying for what you really need.

NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network)
A national membership organization for nonprofit technology professionals.

A great source for reduced price (or free!) software for nonprofits.

CompassPoint Blog: Is Your Pending Office Move a Burden or an Opportunity?
Many nonprofits assess their office technology during an office move.  This blogpost by CompassPoint’s Sarah Gort is a gem of advice and practical project thinking on office moves.


Individuals can search for jobs around the globe, and organizations can find candidates in this very active job listing service.

Opportunity Knocks
A vast national listing of nonprofit jobs for people who want to change the world.

Fundraising Support

Northern California Community Loan Fund
Promoting economic justice by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises.

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Golden Gate Chapter
Provides professional support, education, and career enhancement opportunities for Bay Area fundraising professionals.

Northern California Grantmakers
Supporting grantmakers, foundations and philanthropists.

Volunteer Hubs

Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
Website allows volunteers to search by interest and geography.

The Volunteer Center of the East Bay
Operates a volunteer calendar and database to help volunteers find community engagement opportunities.

The Volunteer Center
Serving San Francisco and San Mateo counties, connecting volunteers, nonprofits and businesses.


A highly effective public agency reducing waste in Alameda County.

Green Citizen
Recycle all your electronic waste securely. Eco-centers throughout the Bay Area for drop-offs, or schedule a pick-up.

California Lawyers for the Arts
Provides dispute resolution services, publications, and referrals to artists and arts organizations.

Stanford Center for Social Innovation
Stanford Project on the Evolution of Nonprofits (SPEN) has research papers on the nonprofit community, including the role of nonprofits in the economy and management practices.

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Alternative Technologies has provided telephone systems and IT services to more than 3,000 nonprofits and small businesses since our founding in 1989.