Knoxville Habitat For Humanity

IT 4 the Planet’s Relationship with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity 

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985.

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity partners with families in Knox County to help them build a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

Beginning in 2016, IT 4 the Planet has been a trusted partner, assisting the business in many areas including the development of a three-year Strategic Plan.  The plan’s focus was to transform Information Technology (IT) and technical solutions to enable the business to scale and meet growth plans. We have worked closely with their team to listen and develop the best strategies to improve business process and to enhance efficiency.

As partners, we have all worked collaboratively to execute the IT strategy.  Through those efforts, IT has been positioned as a strategic tool that is now critical to business success.

Kelle Shultz, Knoxville Habitat CEO, believes that the relationship with IT 4 the Planet has moved the business forward and, in many ways, provided a very positive change.

Recap of the progress:

IT 4 the Planet has successfully developed an IT Strategic Plan to:

  • Improve the relationship and performance of the IT Managed Services Partner
  • Reduce costs from the IT Managed Service Partner
  • Establish a 5-year technology refresh plan
  • Create a 3-year IT strategic plan and leading the execution and implementation for all of the various business models
    • Donor management
    • Volunteer management
    • Mortgage management
    • Retail Store management
    • Construction management
    • Family services management
    • Data integration and management


  • Leadership, experience, and project management
  • Business and technology acumen
  • Execution
  • Improved business processes, technology, knowledge, speed, efficiencies

Additionally, IT 4 the Planet has given back to the organization by making multiple donations to help support Knoxville Habitat’s mission of:  Seeking to put God’s love into action……Knoxville Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

For us as a company, we are 100% impressed with the Knoxville Habitat organization, its mission, its staff and goals.  Their commitment to excellence in everything they do is impressive.  We at IT 4 the Planet remain committed to do everything we can to help this organization continue to be successful.