Community IT Innovators Webinar Series        Technology Funding      Thinking Outside the Box               Presenters:  ...
Webinar Tips• Ask questions  Post questions via chat  f• Interact  Respond to polls during webinar  ff• Focus  Avoid multi...
David Deal, CEO, Community IT Innovators             ddeal@citidc.com             Washington, DC-based IT consulting and s...
PollWhich best describes your role in your organization?
The Problem
PollApproximately what percentage of your technology funding   (acquisition, implementation, maintenance, training)       ...
Foundations Need to ChangeLong-term nonprofit success isassociated with grant support that is:  1. unrestricted  2. multi-...
Foundations Need to Change  Types of Foundation Giving, 2003-2011     General    Operating  Expenses, 20%                 ...
Foundations Need to Change       Foundations Giving NO Multi-Year Grants90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%0%            2004-2006...
BUT…Nonprofits need to change, too!
Nonprofits Need to Change
Nonprofits Need to Change
Nonprofits Need to Change        All foundationsFoundations that fund  capacity building     Foundations that    “frequent...
Paying for Overhead Study, The Center on Philanthropy at IU
PollWhat are the biggest challenges for you   in getting technology funded?
Foundations need to change         ANDNonprofits needs to change
Common Mistakes
Common Mistakes Open Source                      NAS                GB          CMS VPN                                   ...
Common Mistakes
Sustainable IT FundingInclude IT costs in all organization and program budgets   a.   Who doesn’t need a computer,        ...
Sustainable IT FundingCover most ongoing IT costs through operating budgets   a.   It’s just part of the cost of running t...
Sustainable IT FundingSeek funding for additional, well-articulated IT initiatives   a.   Requires some thinking and prior...
Resources• From the Foundation Center:   – GrantSpace online learning community: http://grantspace.org   – “Grants for Inf...
Where do I start?•   Learn and connect.•   Know what you have.•   Know what you need and why you need it.•   Know how to a...
A Technology Prioritization Pyramid
Learn and Connect• Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)  – http://nten.org  – NTEN Discuss Group  – NTEN Book: Managing Tec...
Create a Technology Plan• Include end-users, program, finance & IT staff• Inventory equipment, software & skills• Sample T...
Create a Technology Plan• Implementation• Tracking & evaluation
Grant Applications• Include technology plan summary• Include small tech grants in program grants• Break up large technolog...
Potential Funders• Get to know your funders: site visits, lunch  meetings or office visits• Individual donors• Local busin...
David Deal, CEO, Community IT Innovators             ddeal@citidc.com             Washington, DC-based IT consulting and s...
Additional ResourcesTechnology innovations that are being funded:• Techsoup’s Local Impact Map• Applications for Good comp...
Upcoming WebinarOct. 18: Cloud Showdown         Office 365 vs. Google AppsfdPresenter:Matthew EshlemanDirector of Professi...
Next Steps• Connect with us - Twitter, Google+, Linkedin  and Facebook. http://www.citidc.com• Provide feedback – Short su...
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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 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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