Alchemy Tech Program

We are experiencing a new Los Angeles, one defined by extraordinary growth and a record number of start-up technology companies. As part of AnnenbergTech, the Annenberg Foundation is partnering with this growing tech sector to bring technology capacity-building to nonprofit organizations in L.A. County through a new Alchemy pilot program.

Since 2006, the Annenberg Foundation has provided capacity building and leadership training programs for nonprofit leaders from small to midsize nonprofit organizations through its Alchemy program. Over the past 10 years, Annenberg Alchemy has evolved to meet the needs of the nonprofit sector. Today, technology is transforming how we all live and work, and nonprofit leaders must understand how to effectively use technology to advance their mission. In realizing the size and scope of technology challenges facing nonprofit organizations, the Annenberg Foundation has launched a pilot program in partnership with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) focused exclusively on technology capacity building for nonprofits in Los Angeles County.

Annenberg Alchemy Tech is a six-month, regionally based program for Alchemy Alumni who wish to strengthen their knowledge of technology best practices and move forward on a specific technology project that they identify through guidance and strategic feedback during the program. Alchemy Tech is divided into two terms, with a mix of structured curriculum delivered by faculty, participant-driven content and workshops led by some of L.A.’s top tech companies. Annenberg Alchemy Tech will be both online and in-person. The majority of the activity happens via regular online training sessions.