Pro Tech Network Corporation
Our corporation is a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.
The specific purpose of this corporation is to provide technology support for local Nonprofit organizations, including hardware acquisition, web design/maintenance, social media support, training, and system setup and repair.
Mark Peterson has been active in the non-profit sector for 25+ years and currently assists startup groups with their 501(c)(3) paperwork and provides organizational support for new and existing non-profits and ministries. His passion is in helping NPOs more effectively accomplish their goals and mission.
Tim Leon has an amazing story, a wealth of experience with electronics and computer technology, works as the technician for his own business, That PC Tech, and is now pursuing a formal college degree. He loves to teach, to use his skills to solve technology related problems, and graciously volunteered to recondition the initially donated computers.
Darryl Du’Chene is a local pastor who works for the City of Fresno and Fresno Unified Schools, providing employment skills training at 4 local high schools. He has previously earned a degree in computer technology, designed and managed websites, is passionate about working with unemployed youth in the community, and is a great resource, in terms of business contacts, student contacts, and employment training experience.
A business owner was storing 125 “outdated” desktop computers and just wanted to get rid of them. He jumped at the chance to donate the whole lot to a 501(c)(3) organization with the understanding that they would then distribute the computers to local, community based organizations.
There must be more business owners with similar needs
protechnet.org was formed to
- Identify and reach out to potential donors
- Arrange for timely pickup of the equipment
- Provide a tax deductible receipt
- Scrub hard drives and check/service all components
- Reinstall usable/licensed software
- Identify/qualify recipient organizations
- Deliver the reconditioned equipment
About that time my computer was hacked and locked up and the on-line tech wanted $200 to ”fix” the problem. I called Tim Leon and he solved not just this problem, but several other computer issues—for $50. Then, a colleague had the same problem, and Tim fixed it also—for $50.
There must be more non-profit organizations and ministries that need access to affordable tech services.
protechnet.org expanded its mission to include:
- Hardware/Systems repairs
- Software questions/installation and Staff training
- General Problem Resolution
- Graphic arts/Website development
- Marketing/Social Media support
For many years board members have had a real interest in employment services for “at risk” youth and other hard to employ individuals. It is only natural that this component be included in the organizational mission supporting both the Donation/Distribution and Technology Services projects.
Technology related jobs are the potential solution for many hard to employ individuals
protechnet.org is developing strategies to provide:
- Technology related education/certification courses
- Hard/soft skills training