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Historic Oakland Foundation finalist for Technology Innovation Award

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 5.26.36 PMHistoric Oakland Foundation was one of three nonprofit organizations nominated for the 2015 Technology Innovation Award, presented in partnership with Accenture and TechBridge.
Given annually, the Technology Innovation Award benefits a Georgia nonprofit seeking to leverage technology to: increase operations efficiency; improve effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders; or grow fundraising, advocacy or volunteer efforts.
Out of more than 40 applicants, Historic Oakland Foundation’s proposal for a comprehensive mobile app was selected as a finalist alongside Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.
When implemented, Oakland Cemetery’s mobile app will provide the historical site’s visitors with a rich visual and informational experience, including push notifications for upcoming events and nearby points of interest within the cemetery. Intended for both iOS and Android platforms, the app will also include content and mapped locations for Oakland’s noted residents and monuments; updates on the cemetery’s ongoing restoration projects, and more.
At TechBridge’s May 9 Digital Ball, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta won the 2015 Technology Innovation Award. As a runner up, Historic Oakland Foundation will receive a $1,000 grant from TechBridge and Accenture, which will be put toward funding the Oakland Cemetery mobile app.
“We are honored to be among the organizations selected for this prestigious award, and congratulate our peer organizations who presented alongside Oakland Cemetery,” said David Moore, executive director of Historic Oakland Foundation. “The chance to build a mobile app is one that we cannot pass up. Oakland has a historical perspective, but a futuristic vision and we will eagerly continue exploring funding opportunities for the app.”

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