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NTCFoundTech Power Point

  1. 1. Working With Foundations to Meet Your Technology Needs #11NTCfoundtech David Krumlauf Pamela Grow Mark Hallett Jeff Perlstein
  2. 2. Resources <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/dkrumlauf </li></ul>
  3. 3. DK Resources 1 <ul><li>NTEN Discussion Group: http://groups.nten.org/NTENDiscuss </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup: http://techsoup.org </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission : http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470343656.html </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela’s Grantwriting Blog: http://www.pamelasgrantwritingblog.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. DK Resources 2 <ul><li>Twitter hashtags: #nptech, #grants, #fundraising, #philanthropy and #nonprofit http://www.socialbrite.org/2010/09/08/40-hashtags-for-social-good/ </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Grants News: http://www.technologygrantnews.com/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. DK Resources 3 <ul><li>Human Service Solutions: http://www.hswsolutions.com/resources/nonprofit-tech-funding/ </li></ul><ul><li>Donors Forum http://www.donorsforum.org/s_donorsforum/index.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Marts & Lundy: http://www.martsandlundy.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>CDW Nonprofit: http://www.cdw.com/content/segments/nonprofit.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>High Net Worth Donors: http://www.gailperry.com/2011/02/what-your-wealthiest-donors-arent-telling-you/ </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Fund Raising Professionals: http://www.afpnet.org/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. PG Resources 1 <ul><li>Articles: </li></ul><ul><li>Winning Grants: Finding and Approaching Foundations to Fund Your Nonprofit Organization - Pamela Grow </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Can it be true? Good news for grantseekers! </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations don’t fund general operating costs - or do they? How Much Should You Request in Your Grant Proposal? How Much Do You Need?! 6 Critical Things to Look for in a Foundation 990 8 </li></ul>
  7. 7. PG Resources 2 <ul><li>Biggest Grant Proposal Mistakes What to do When Your Proposal is Declined. (Hint: It’s the Beginning, Not the End!) </li></ul>
  8. 8. PG Resources 3 <ul><li>Videos: </li></ul><ul><li>From $0 to $1 million in 15 minutes (Tips for getting a meeting with a foundation) Partnering with Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Association of Grantmakers The Foundation Center GrantStation Nozasearch </li></ul><ul><li>Guidestar The Association of Small Foundations Council on Foundations </li></ul>
  9. 9. MH 1 <ul><li>Mark Hallett ( [email_address] ) </li></ul><ul><li>RESOURCE LINKS: </li></ul><ul><li>McCormick Foundation/Journalism Program </li></ul><ul><li>http://mccormickfoundation.org/journalism/journalism.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>McCormick Foundation/FB, T, Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/McCormickJournalism </li></ul><ul><li>@McCormickJrnlsm </li></ul><ul><li>http://mccormickmediamatters.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. MH Resources 2 <ul><li>McCormick Grantees/2009 Map http ://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=117677759436680747441.000479246e3134040e526&z=3 </li></ul><ul><li>  The Future of Girls, Gaming + Gender </li></ul><ul><li>http://imamp.colum.edu/3gsummit/ </li></ul><ul><li>  Chicago/Journalism, Arts + Media Project </li></ul><ul><li>http://cjam.edc.org/about </li></ul><ul><li>  Citywide Youth Media Project http://nuf-said.org </li></ul>
  11. 11. Working with Foundations to Meet Your Technology Needs March 18, 2011 #11NTCfoundtech, #fundertech, #zerodivideorg
  12. 12. My emphasis – What we heard from funders <ul><li>Just completed 6 month survey - 41 funders, 13 TSPs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Amplifying Social Impact in a Connected Age: A Survey of Tech-Related Grantmaking for Social Benefit” </li></ul><ul><li>How and why funders are – and are not – supporting NPO ’s in using tech for social change/programmatic work </li></ul><ul><li>Exec Sum: http://zerodivide.org/funder_report </li></ul><ul><li>or http://bit.ly/e0qgFo (that ’s zero, small oh) </li></ul>
  13. 13. But first, short version of suggestions: <ul><li>An article from Philanthropy.com for your funders:   </li></ul><ul><li>“ How a Small Nonprofit Made Simple Tech Tweaks and Saved $176,000” </li></ul><ul><li>By William Grassie - http://bit.ly/eZMFp3 </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on ops efficiencies, does address key barriers: competing funding priorities, measurement. </li></ul><ul><li>Not shocking, helpful making the case. Other findings? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Survey goals and objectives <ul><li>Goal: Info to help increase quality, quantity of tech-related grantmaking for programmatic impact </li></ul><ul><li>Identify barriers to funding, rec ’s for overcoming </li></ul><ul><li>ZD emphasis: underserved communities ’ tech use </li></ul><ul><li>Tech for social impact, program goals: campaigns, advocacy, service delivery, engagement – not ops </li></ul><ul><li>Newer tools: video, mobile/sms, social media, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tech integration” or “transform v. transact” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Report Findings – selected list for this session <ul><li>High funder interest, limited familiarity or expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Existing investments modest: mostly back end </li></ul><ul><li>Type of investments tactical, not strategic </li></ul><ul><li>The digital (funding) divide – who ’s being funded </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for impactful investment unclear – skeptical of ROI, better measurement needed </li></ul><ul><li>Good news: Future $, Grantees leading the charge </li></ul>
  16. 16. Rec ’s + Comments <ul><li>From funders: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase funder education and advising activities </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the pool of investment </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen TSP infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>My thoughts from findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t be shy about ask – they’re curious, skg guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Data: modest experiment, show # ’s & commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Propose TA/trainings across a cohort of their grantees </li></ul>
  17. 17. Continued discussion <ul><li>Please contact me with feedback, to receive full report: </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Perlstein, ZeroDivide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>@FundingMedia, @ZeroDivideOrg </li></ul><ul><li>http://zerodivide.org/funder_report </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Session Evaluation Each entry via text or web is a chance to win great NTEN prizes throughout the day! Session Evaluations Powered By: TEXT Text 11NTCfoundtech to 69866. ONLINE Use #1NTCfoundtech at http://nten.org/ntc/eval

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