Resources

Topic: “Technology”

Using Social Media to Move Mission

Should small foundations use social media? Increasingly, the answer is yes because grantees, colleagues, and thought leaders are having important conversations online. But, for small foundations with few or no staff, dipping your toes into social media may feel daunting at first. Technology changes so fast, and it’s hard for even tech-savvy types, much less... Read More

Creating a Foundation Website

There are many reasons why foundations set up a website. A website can be used to: Communicate your mission and guidelines to potential grantees quickly, widely, and cheaply. Outline your grantmaking process and time line. Make your grant application and reporting forms available to grantees to download or with an online grant application process. Highlight... Read More

Software Solutions for Grantmaking

Foundations use software for some of the following tasks: preparing mailing labels, creating lists of grantees, recalling grant history, tracking outstanding commitments, sharing grant requests with other trustees online, and tracking letters and reports from grantees. Assessing your needs Any computer consultant will tell you that the first step in choosing software is to take... Read More

The Challenges Grantmakers Face in Supporting Technology

Originally published by Idealware (March 2017) Can grants managers play a role in helping nonprofits get the technology funding they need to be successful? I led a discussion on this topic yesterday at the PEAK Grantmaking (formerly Grants Managers Network) conference in Hollywood, California. The breakout session, “How To Spot the Missing Tech in Grant Proposals,”... Read More