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Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box
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Community IT Innovators - Tech Funding, Think Outside the Box

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This free webinar on technology funding took place on Thurs., Sept. 27 from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. It focused on how organizations can think outside the box about funding their technology …

This free webinar on technology funding took place on Thurs., Sept. 27 from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. It focused on how organizations can think outside the box about funding their technology projects.

David Deal , CEO of Community IT Innovators, provided an overview of how to think about IT not as an extra one-time expense, but as an integral part of ongoing operating expenses to be included in every grant application.

David Krumlauf , Chief Technologist at the Pierce Family Foundation, talked about nonprofit tech funding successes and failures, and share tips of how to get funding for your technology projects.

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  • 1. Community IT Innovators Webinar Series Technology Funding Thinking Outside the Box Presenters: David Deal David Krumlauf September 27, 2012
  • 2. Webinar Tips• Ask questions Post questions via chat f• Interact Respond to polls during webinar ff• Focus Avoid multitasking. You may just miss the best part of the presentation : )
  • 3. David Deal, CEO, Community IT Innovators ddeal@citidc.com Washington, DC-based IT consulting and services firm serving nonprofit organizations.David Krumlauf, Chief Technologist, Pierce Family Foundation david@piercefamilyfoundation.org Chicago-based grantmaking organization focused on nonprofits working in housing and homelessness.
  • 4. PollWhich best describes your role in your organization?
  • 5. The Problem
  • 6. PollApproximately what percentage of your technology funding (acquisition, implementation, maintenance, training) comes from technology-specific grants?
  • 7. Foundations Need to ChangeLong-term nonprofit success isassociated with grant support that is: 1. unrestricted 2. multi-year 3. capacity-building Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? 2011, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • 8. Foundations Need to Change Types of Foundation Giving, 2003-2011 General Operating Expenses, 20% Program Expenses, 80% Highlights of Foundation Giving Trends, 2011, Foundation Center
  • 9. Foundations Need to Change Foundations Giving NO Multi-Year Grants90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%0% 2004-2006 2008-2010 The Philanthropic Landscape, 2012, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • 10. BUT…Nonprofits need to change, too!
  • 11. Nonprofits Need to Change
  • 12. Nonprofits Need to Change
  • 13. Nonprofits Need to Change All foundationsFoundations that fund capacity building Foundations that “frequently support technology and information systems development” Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? 2011, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • 14. Paying for Overhead Study, The Center on Philanthropy at IU
  • 15. PollWhat are the biggest challenges for you in getting technology funded?
  • 16. Foundations need to change ANDNonprofits needs to change
  • 17. Common Mistakes
  • 18. Common Mistakes Open Source NAS GB CMS VPN ICT Relational DatabaseRTO WAN 4G 3G Ultrabooks 4G-LTEPrivate Cloud RAM CRM
  • 19. Common Mistakes
  • 20. Sustainable IT FundingInclude IT costs in all organization and program budgets a. Who doesn’t need a computer, software, Internet, network to do their job these days? Allocate the IT costs accordingly. b. Software or services charged on a per- seat and recurring (vs up-front) basis makes it easier to include IT costs with personnel costs.
  • 21. Sustainable IT FundingCover most ongoing IT costs through operating budgets a. It’s just part of the cost of running the program/organization b. Think about total cost of ownership, including training & support • $110-$130/month/workstation is an industry average for supporting a single workstation in an office environment
  • 22. Sustainable IT FundingSeek funding for additional, well-articulated IT initiatives a. Requires some thinking and prioritization of technology initiatives b. Must articulate a logical connection to the results you’re trying to achieve • see Summit Collaborative report at Techsoup, “How to Cost and Fund ICT”
  • 23. Resources• From the Foundation Center: – GrantSpace online learning community: http://grantspace.org – “Grants for Information Technology” annual e-publication – Foundation Directory Online (for finding funders): https://secure1.foundationcenter.org/fdo/signup/• “How to Cost and Fund ICT,” by Summit Collaborative & found at Techsoup.org: http://www.techsoup.org/binaries/files/How-To- CostFund-ICT_web.pdf• Nonprofit sustainability & technology funding, by TCC Group: http://www.tccgrp.com/knowledge/capacity.php• Blogs and articles on technology funding: http://www.nten.org
  • 24. Where do I start?• Learn and connect.• Know what you have.• Know what you need and why you need it.• Know how to ask.• Know who to ask to get what you need.
  • 25. A Technology Prioritization Pyramid
  • 26. Learn and Connect• Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) – http://nten.org – NTEN Discuss Group – NTEN Book: Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: http://goo.gl/ekp9S• Idealware: http://idealware.org• TechSoup: http://techsoup.org• MAP Tech Talk: http://goo.gl/pG6oh
  • 27. Create a Technology Plan• Include end-users, program, finance & IT staff• Inventory equipment, software & skills• Sample Technology Plan: http://goo.gl/aUwKU including training• Skills survey: http://techskillssurvey.wikispaces.com/• Upgrade & replacement schedule• Budget & approval/buy-in
  • 28. Create a Technology Plan• Implementation• Tracking & evaluation
  • 29. Grant Applications• Include technology plan summary• Include small tech grants in program grants• Break up large technology needs into manageable pieces• Matching grants• No “geek speak”• Charity How To - Grants Hot Sheet: http://goo.gl/Y8aAa
  • 30. Potential Funders• Get to know your funders: site visits, lunch meetings or office visits• Individual donors• Local businesses• Foundations
  • 31. David Deal, CEO, Community IT Innovators ddeal@citidc.com Washington, DC-based IT consulting and services firm serving nonprofit organizations.David Krumlauf, Chief Technologist, Pierce Family Foundation david@piercefamilyfoundation.org Chicago-based grantmaking organization focused on nonprofits working in housing and homelessness.
  • 32. Additional ResourcesTechnology innovations that are being funded:• Techsoup’s Local Impact Map• Applications for Good competitionDiscounted services and equipment for nonprofits:• Techsoup• Consistent Computer Bargains• CDW• Office 365• Google Apps for Nonprofits• Salesforce Foundation
  • 33. Upcoming WebinarOct. 18: Cloud Showdown Office 365 vs. Google AppsfdPresenter:Matthew EshlemanDirector of Professional ServicesCommunity IT Innovatorsd
  • 34. Next Steps• Connect with us - Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Facebook. http://www.citidc.com• Provide feedback – Short survey after you exit the webinar. Be sure to include any questions that were not answered.• Missed anything? – Link to slides & recording will be emailed to you.

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