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How To Get Your Technology Funded

December 6th 2018 11:00 AM - December 13th 2018 12:30 PM
Idealware Webinar
Idealware Webinar
Members $ 95.00
Non-members $ 120.00

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You can’t do your job without technology. It’s that simple. Funders need to know that the computers, software, and other technology tools your nonprofit uses are fundamental to your impact in the world. We can help you convince them.

Join us for How to Get Your Technology Funded: Tips from Grantmakers, a three-part course designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to find the right funding source and develop a proposal that will win you the grant. Not only will we show you what it takes to get your technology funded, we’ll give you the chance to ask program officers at major foundations your questions about how to write a strong proposal. Technology is a major funding challenge for many nonprofits. Meet that challenge head on with this new course from Idealware.

Course Schedule

All sessions take place Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. MST (1 pm Eastern) and last for 90 minutes.

November 29: Setting the Stage for Funding

We’ll start by helping you sort out your funding options to identify the best opportunities for technology funding. Would your current foundation funders be a good fit? Would corporations? What about other major donors? You’ll then hear from the experts—actual funding decision makers—who will explain how technology projects can support their goals as philanthropic organizations.

December 6: Ask a Funder

Through a moderated discussion, we’ll ask your biggest questions directly to several grantmaking professionals who frequently evaluate technology proposals. Participants will be able to submit their questions in advance and our moderator will ask as many as possible during the 60-minute session. Sample questions might include:

  • What makes a technology proposal stand out from others?
  • What issues do you see over and over?
  • What makes your non-techie colleagues react positively or negatively toward a technology proposal?
  • If you had one piece of advice

December 13: Defining the Details for a Strong Proposal

Once you’ve gotten advice from grantmakers, how should you proactively move forward? We'll talk about what details need to be included in a strong technology proposal, including how to frame your project, how to connect your project to your larger mission, how to draft a budget, and how to think through where this project fits within your larger technology ecosystem.


  • $95 with discount code
  • $120 regular
  • Please email Akila Copeland for the Colorado Nonprofit Association member discount code

Additional Information

  • Idealware pricing applies
  • This training is NOT free to members of Colorado Nonprofit Association
You will be taken to Idealware's website to register
Event Description

Laura Quinn

Laura Quinn is an independent consultant, specializing in research for the philanthropic sector and building the capacity of nonprofit networks. Prior to her consulting work, Laura founded Idealware and served as the Executive Director for nine years. Under her leadership, Idealware partnered with dozens of national organizations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Legal Services Corporation, and many more to conduct research into technology topics, from tactical interview-based articles to rigorously researched software comparisons to ecosystem level infrastructural analyses. She has also created internet strategy, selected software, designed interfaces, and conducted user research for multimillion-dollar software and website implementations with such companies as Accenture, iXL and L.L.Bean. Laura is a frequent speaker and writer on nonprofit technology topics.

Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 

This training counts for Excellence in Principles & Practices. Email Akila Copeland to opt in.

Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Fundraising, Information Technology
Training Medium Online
Event Region Statewide

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