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Telecom4Good understands your desire to care for others. As a nonprofit ourselves, our team knows firsthand how the right technology advances your mission.

That’s why we set out to ensure all nonprofits get the solutions they need to improve efficiencies while empowering their organization. We believe all nonprofits deserve access to systems and networks that won’t hold them back but instead allow them to maximize their efforts.

“After serving nonprofits both big and small in over forty countries across the globe, our team has realized one thing — too many nonprofits struggle with tech systems that hinder them from helping others.

And that’s exactly what we set out to change. Whether a small office or major headquarters, our team is here to ensure you have the technology you need to do more good.

You set out to change lives, not put out IT fires. With Telecom4Good, you can get back to focusing on what you love, while we get you the solutions you need to do so.

We’re so glad you’re here and can’t wait to learn more about how we can help you stop spinning your wheels and instead receive the intuitive infrastructure you need to further your mission.”

Robert Anderson Telecom4Good CEO

Robert Anderson,
CEO, Telecom4Good


Our Journey

A Timeline of Telecom4Good


The Beginning of Something Special

Our CEO, Robert Anderson, expands outside of the corporate world to begin working with NGOs in Virginia and Washington D.C., helping them improve their internet and reduce the related costs for their regional offices in Africa.

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2012
Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2014

A Conference Full of Collaborative Competitors

While attending the Building Resilience Through Innovation Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Robert saw firsthand the power of using Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) to build the resilience of communities across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Unlike the corporate world, these NGOs—traditionally competitors—displayed an incredible abundance mindset in collaborating to ensure everyone harnesses the power of technology to collectively do more good.


Telecom4Good Established

The first two participating NGOs in our Internet Co-op, Innovations for Poverty and Christian Aid, prove the viability of a partnership focused exclusively on helping them reduce costs, improve network performance, and leverage existing relationships with local internet service providers to advance their mission.


Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2015
Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2016

Our Partnership with Cisco Meraki

The COO of Telecom4Good, Kevin MacRitchie, former Vice President of Global Data Systems at Cisco, creates a partnership between Telecom4Good and Cisco Meraki to support the nonprofit/NGO sector with Meraki equipment. Telecom4Good becomes the first Meraki reseller to sell exclusively to nonprofits/NGOs at a significant discount.


Introducing the IT Support and Management Program

Telecom4Good expands our portfolio of offerings to international nonprofit organizations in need of help managing their global networks. In partnership with Lutheran World Relief, our team launches the IT Support and Management Program in their West Africa offices.

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2017

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2018

Introducing the Refugee Workforce Development Program

Telecom4Good, Humentum, and the Cornerstone Foundation develop a Refugee Workforce Development Program providing curriculum-based education that maps back to open jobs in Uganda—bridging the gap between learning and career-based employment.


Expanding the African
Internet Co-op Program

Telecom4Good expands its relationships to more than 43 ISPs, allowing NGO participants to purchase at wholesale prices and improve the quality of internet in the rural regions they serve.

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2019

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2020

Transitioning Through the Shift to Virtual Work

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Telecom4Good steps in to ensure nonprofits are equipped to move from local offices to remote home offices while maintaining network security and staff productivity. Our team provides strategy and assistance to help nonprofits mitigate risk and compliance issues while struggling to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act, which prohibits them from using government funds to procure certain brands of telecommunications equipment.

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Live Data Enhances ISP
Monitoring & Evaluation

Telecom4Good works alongside NGOs through the Meraki Dashboard API to allow the collection of live, factual data about the quality of internet by location, packet loss, latency, and uptime at hundreds of locations worldwide. Soon after, additional live data includes the ISP name, last mile (fiber, wireless, microwave, and VSAT) along with the price per megabyte. Ultimately, this data allows nonprofits to reduce the time it takes to create a request for an internet pricing proposal from 75 days to less than
5 minutes.

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2021
Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2022

The Year of Going Green and the Cisco Takeback and Reuse Program

Telecom4Good becomes the first nonprofit to achieve the Cisco Environmental Sustability Specialization. In addition to participating in Cisco’s Takeback and Reuse program where used technology is recycling, reused and remanufactured.

Our Journey

A Timeline of Telecom4Good


2012

The Beginning of Something Special

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2012

Our CEO, Robert Anderson, expands outside of the corporate world to begin working with NGOs in Virginia and Washington D.C., helping them improve their internet and reduce the related costs for their regional offices in Africa.


2014

A Conference Full of Collaborative Competitors

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2014

While attending the Building Resilience Through Innovation Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Robert saw firsthand the power of using Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) to build the resilience of communities across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Unlike the corporate world, these NGOs—traditionally competitors—displayed an incredible abundance mindset in collaborating to ensure everyone harnesses the power of technology to collectively do more good.


2015

Telecom4Good Established

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2015

The first two participating NGOs in our Internet Co-op, Innovations for Poverty and Christian Aid, prove the viability of a partnership focused exclusively on helping them reduce costs, improve network performance, and leverage existing relationships with local internet service providers to advance their mission.


2016

Our Partnership with Cisco Meraki

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2016

The COO of Telecom4Good, Kevin MacRitchie, former Vice President of Global Data Systems at Cisco, creates a partnership between Telecom4Good and Cisco Meraki to support the nonprofit/NGO sector with Meraki equipment. Telecom4Good becomes the first Meraki reseller to sell exclusively to nonprofits/NGOs at a significant discount.


2017

Introducing the IT Support and Management Program

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2017

Telecom4Good expands our portfolio of offerings to international nonprofit organizations in need of help managing their global networks. In partnership with Lutheran World Relief, our team launches the IT Support and Management Program in their West Africa offices.


2018

Introducing the Refugee Workforce Development Program

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2018

Telecom4Good, Humentum, and the Cornerstone Foundation develop a Refugee Workforce Development Program providing curriculum-based education that maps back to open jobs in Uganda—bridging the gap between learning and career-based employment.


2019

Expanding the African Internet Co-op Program

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2019

Telecom4Good expands its relationships to more than 43 ISPs, allowing NGO participants to purchase at wholesale prices and improve the quality of internet in the rural regions they serve.


2020

Transitioning Through the Shift to Virtual Work

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2020

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Telecom4Good steps in to ensure nonprofits are equipped to move from local offices to remote home offices while maintaining network security and staff productivity. Our team provides strategy and assistance to help nonprofits mitigate risk and compliance issues while struggling to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act, which prohibits them from using government funds to procure certain brands of telecommunications equipment.


2021

Live Data Enhances ISP Monitoring & Evaluation

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2021

Telecom4Good works alongside NGOs through the Meraki Dashboard API to allow the collection of live, factual data about the quality of internet by location, packet loss, latency, and uptime at hundreds of locations worldwide. Soon after, additional live data includes the ISP name, last mile (fiber, wireless, microwave, and VSAT) along with the price per megabyte. Ultimately, this data allows nonprofits to reduce the time it takes to create a request for an internet pricing proposal from 75 days to less than 5 minutes.


2022

The Year of Going Green and the Cisco Takeback and Reuse Program

Telecom4Good Timeline Year 2022

Telecom4Good becomes the first nonprofit to achieve the Cisco Environmental Sustability Specialization. In addition to participating in Cisco’s Takeback and Reuse program where used technology is recycling, reused and remanufactured.

What Makes Us Unique?

We’re a fellow nonprofit. And as your peer, we know the challenges you face firsthand.

Unlike vendors who can be very transactional, serving you is not about bolstering our bottom line. It’s about helping our fellow nonprofits get the technical solutions they need to thrive.

Everything we do is designed to provide access to strategic partnerships and programs that offer significant savings on your Cisco Meraki equipment and internet services in remote areas in Africa. Our mission is to equip you with the right technology so that you can stop worrying about equipment and infrastructure and focus on what matters most to your organization.


Our Team

Telecom4Good Ceo Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson,

Founder & CEO

Telecom4Good Team Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis,

Financial Advisor

Telecom4Good Team Shirlyne Kavai

Shirlyne Kavai,

Project Associate

Telecom4Good Team Juma Wemali

Juma Wemali,

Senior Full-Stack
Technical Engineer

Telecom4Good Team Menelik Andika

Menelik Andika,

Carrier Services Associate

Telecom4Good Team Gaston Impano

Gaston Impano,

Senior Technical
Full-Stack Engineer

Telecom4Good Team Juan Arango

Juan Arango,

Software Engineer


Our Board of Directors 

Telecom4Good Ceo Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson,

Founder, CEO,
Chairman of the Board

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Kevin MacRitchie,

Board Member, Volunteer COO

Telecom4Good Team Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson,

Corporate Secretary

Telecom4Good Team David Smith

David Smith,

Board Member

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Commitment

About Telecom4Good Our Mission


Our Mission

To help nonprofits access technology that positions them to further their mission and serve others with confidence

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Vision

To see a world where technology is used to impact the lives of others.

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Our Hope

To see all nonprofits have technology that advances the causes they care about

Telecom4Good Commitment

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About Telecom4Good Our Mission

Our Mission
To help nonprofits access technology that positions them to further their mission and serve others with confidence

About Telecom4Good Our Vision

Vision
To see a world where technology is used to impact the lives of others.

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Our Hope
To see all nonprofits have technology that advances the causes they care about

Programs Designed to Address Your Greatest IT Challenges

In today’s world, technology is at the heart of everything you do. The way you communicate and collaborate impacts the way you serve others. Let’s ensure you have the systems and networks needed to advance your cause and better serve your communities. Whether it’s a detailed audit or a deep discount on your next Cisco Meraki purchase, our team is here to help.


Solutions That Allow You to Focus On Your Mission

About Telecom4Good Reduce Costs

Reduce
Costs

We’ve enabled $5.4M in cost savings on equipment, licenses, and renewals.

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Increase
Capacity

Use tech that strategically
advances your mission.

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Improve
Technology

Utilize the top tech systems at more than
50% off.

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Gain Reliable
Support

Our team is here to help you implement it all.

Serving Nonprofits
of All Causes and Sizes

Whether you’re a grassroots or enterprise nonprofit, we serve a wide range of organizations with locations spread across the globe.

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Get the Affordable, Reliable Technology You Need to Thrive

1

Schedule a Consultation

We’ll learn about your organization and walk you through our programs.


2

Deploy a Strategic Plan to Meet Your Technology Needs

Our equipment and strategic partnership ensure you receive the very best tech at the very best price.


3

Have Peace of Mind That Your Technology Positions You to Further Your Mission

See how reliable internet and infrastructure enable you to serve others with confidence.

Get the Affordable, Reliable Technology You Need to Thrive

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1 - Schedule a Consultation

We’ll learn about your organization and walk you through our programs.


2 - Deploy a Strategic Plan to Meet Your Technology Needs

Our equipment and strategic partnership ensure you receive the very best tech at the very best price.


3 - Have Peace of Mind That Your Technology Positions You to Further Your Mission

See how reliable internet and infrastructure enable you to serve others with confidence.

Get Involved

Volunteering with Telecom4Good is all about impact. You will directly influence our ability to help nonprofits harness the power of technology for the good of their communities. Sound like you? Apply today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I save with your programs?

Your savings are directly linked to what equipment and services you purchase. Our nonprofit partners routinely see a 50% or higher discount on their Cisco Meraki equipment and licenses. Our Internet Co-Op participants see anywhere from 30-70% savings on their internet service monthly cost. Ready to learn more? Determine which program is right for you.

Are you a nonprofit?

Yes! As a nonprofit ourselves, we get it. Every minute spent on frustrating and time-consuming IT problems pulls you away from what matters most. That’s why our approach is strategic (we’re not a vendor), and our programs help you reduce costs without sacrificing quality.

Where do you serve?

Though we’re based in San Clemente, California, we work with nonprofits of all sizes in the US and across the globe. Our most prominent presence is in Africa with programs in 44 African countries. However, we also support nonprofits in the Americas, Caribbean, Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Middle East.

Whether you have a hard-to-reach rural office or a large international headquarters, we can bring you the technology you need to grow and do more good.

If I know what I want, can I simply request a quote?

Yes, you can! You can request a quote right here.

What kinds of programs do you offer?

Great question! We’ve developed a variety of programs to ensure your technology needs are met. Take a look at a full breakdown of each program and send us a message if you have any questions.

What types of nonprofits do you serve?

We work with nonprofits feeling the growing pains of outdated technology. Perhaps you're scaling with new staff and locations? It might be that you're trying to reconfigure the way your existing team and offices collaborate. Either way, we support nonprofits of all sizes and causes. Your mission matters to us. We want you to have the equipment and systems to care for others with confidence.

Why Cisco Meraki?

Whether you need ultimate control or usability, Cisco Meraki is the gold standard of IT technology. Our long-standing relationship with them enables nonprofits to save 50% or more on their technology needs. As a nonprofit, our mission is to provide you with powerful products that advance your mission and are easy to install, configure, and manage. Cisco Meraki will change the way your organization operates and serves the communities where you work. Learn more about our discount program here.

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