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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.
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
- Idealware pricing applies
- This training is NOT free to members of Colorado Nonprofit Association
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