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Case Study 2: Nonprofit Case Study: US Against Illiteracy

ByTiffany Pham, David K. Pham, Andrew T. Pham, Mitchell Fox, Larry Rothstein, Michael Weiner, Emily Simoness, Kiran Rijhsinghani

US Against Illiteracy is a nonprofit association that aims to fight against child illiteracy and has an especially strong focus on the New York City area. Like many other small-scale nonprofits, US Against Illiteracy began as a very simple charity with an altruistic mission. The management team had arrived at very aggressive financial goals, to which they firmly believed that technology should be able to make a large contribution. Though hard to believe, US Against Illiteracy's only enterprise business process was the one by which a donor makes a donation and receives a receipt for the money donated. The organization itself began as a rather simple structure, organized around classic functions, such as donation fundraising, finance, and social campaigns, all based in New York City. The focus of US Against Illiteracy's future enterprise IT infrastructure roadmap would be on upgrading servers and server backup.