Harvard Computer Society Tech for Social Good.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization that leverages Harvard talent to partner with nonprofits, government agencies, and social impact organizations to amplify their impact through technology.

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We know social impact work is resource-constrained, and we want to use tech to help you.

We're Harvard students passionate about leveraging computer science to make a difference, and we work with social impact organizations to understand their needs and develop products that effectively tackle their challenges. We understand that technology and social good are often misaligned, and we focus on need finding and human-centered design to ensure our projects are impactful.

Human-centered design

We use human-centered design principles to better understand our end user and make sure that we address their needs not just claim to.

Semester-long engagements

We commit a team of passionate students, including a Project Manager, a UX Designer, and 3-5 Software Engineers for 12 week long engagements.


We recruit members not just for their technical capacity and problem-solving ability, but for their passion for impact and drive to make a positive difference.


Do you want to increase the impact of your work?

Here's what we can do for you.

Prototyping a new product

We can build a substantial first draft of a product over the course of a semester for you to test new ideas and potential expansion. We worked with a nonprofit to pilot an internal employee management tool.

Adding a new feature

We can build off of your existing code base to add in an impactful new feature. We worked with a nonprofit to add a backend admin interface to effectively manage their content.

Improving your current product

We can understand the current issues with your product and develop the necessary features to better serve the end user. We worked with a nonprofit to help their webapp be more accessible by their target audience.

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Hear from our Clients

Tech for Social Good was instrumental in designing and building child welfare progress dashboards for New America's Child Welfare Public Interest Technology vertical. Prior to these dashboards, states had few ways to see how their foster care rules and requirements compared to other states. Now, they have a simple visual mechanism, that connects them with tractable resources for adopting other states' promising practices. The Tech for Social Good team was energetic, insightful, and talented, and I'm thrilled they chose me and my project! Can't wait to work with them again.

Marina Nitze
Public Interest Technology Fellow, New America Foundation & former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Tech for Social Good helped our NGO by designing and developing a complete new digital infrastructure for our global education project. We were particularly impressed by how quickly the team fully understood our problem and about the foresight with which the solution was developed. The result will allow us to scale our impact dramatically by using a decentralized and flexible platform structure. We can recommend Tech for Social Good to every organization that is looking for a creative, forward-looking and professional development of their software project in line with their mission.

Women's empowerment tech nonprofit, part of Wikimedia UNLOCK Accelerator

I can not speak highly enough of Tech for Social Good. They provided our organization a way to measure social media reach and engagement across humanitarian sectors, so as we help Civil Society Organizations and nonprofits more effectively engage with the migrant population, we have a way for them to measure their improvement and compare themselves against constantly changing metrics by looking at benchmarks for similar organizations and focus. Their professionalism and attention to detail was very impressive, first taking the time to understand our needs and application use. This software will allow us to find and engage with humanitarian organizations wherever they are, which provides a powerful tool for us as we form alliances across Latin America. We recommend Tech for Social Good as a valuable partner for humanitarian organizations needing professional development.

Voices of Venezuela
Migrant-led media and comms initiative that connects migrant groups to information by government institutions and NGOs

We had a great experience working with Tech for Social Good. Their team was indispensable in implementing multiple features of our social-impact MVP. They are a pleasure to work with and took the time to really understand our needs and goals. I highly recommend Tech for Social Good to any social-impact organization that needs a knowledgeable and skilled development team.

Platform for nonprofits to find new donors and raise money from them


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