Mission and History

GroundWork group drives social impact by uniting innovative technology with business expertise to serve communities in need.

GWg is a nonprofit organization with a history of investing into social enterprises, developing new social innovation models and providing sustainable IT solutions to other nonprofit organizations.

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  • GroundWork group's 2016 Community Impact

    • Over 500 nonprofit leaders were educated on best practices in technology.

    • Over $45 million was raised and processed through applications built and managed by GWg.

    • Over 5,000 nonprofit leaders and 300,000 volunteers, donors and event participants served our community using GroundWork group applications.

    • Nonprofits running on GWg technology addressed the needs of 250,000 people in need.

  • 2015

    Board Development Program 10th Anniversary. 

    Board adopts new strategic vision to grow social impact through strategic partnerships. 

  • 2013

    Enters into joint social enterprise development of ds-connex with the Wells Foundation and a new fundraising platform, Stride. 

  • 2012

    Focus shift from Member conference to workshops, enlisted tech experts to provide instruction. 

  • 2010

    GWg achieved goal of social enterprise self-sustainability, ending FY 2010 having covered 99% of all expenses with earned revenue.

    GWg published The Impact of Technology on Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness Report to the Central Ohio community. 

    GWg 5th Annual Central Ohio Nonprofit IT Conference. 43 sponsors show their support for the value GWg provides to the community. 

  • 2009

    Announced our first Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platform.

    Refined the GWg Continuum of Maturity

  • 2008

    GWg flagship offering GWg services went live with it's first customer. 

    GWg surpasses 100 nonprofit members. 

  • 2007

    Launched Nonprofit IT Forum to host monthly luncheon of nonprofit IT professionals. 

  • 2006

    Groundwork group was founded and hired first employee. 

    Development of the GWg Continuum of Technology Maturity

  • 2005

    Designed and launched "IT in a Box", a cloud-based solution for nonprofits. 

  • 2004

    Launch Pilot Programs

    We launched 13 pilot projects to test affordable IT services for nonprofit organizations. 

    Announce the IT Board Matching and Development Program to engage IT Professionals on nonprofit boards. 

  • 2003

    The History of GroundWork group

    UWCO & The Wells Foundation created a community initiative to help Columbus nonprofits leverage technology to serve the community.