The Nonprofit Toolbox is an awards program by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to enhance nonprofit management, operations and governance. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has now partnered with TechBridge® to expand the toolbox to also help nonprofits with the IT expertise and technology tools they need to better strengthen their organizations.
- Must be located and providing services within the Foundation’s 23-county service area;
- Must be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a nonprofit,
- Must be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State as a nonprofit;
- Must have a minimum two-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification;
- Must have annual operating expenses greater than $75,000 as reflected in the most recently filed I.R.S. Form 990;
- Must have at least one full-time paid employee (paid minimum wage or more, working at least 35 hours per
week, classified as a W-2 employee) for the 12 months prior to submitting an application (please note that contractors
or consultants do not count toward this requirement); and
- Must have filed the end-of-grant report for any previous Nonprofit Toolbox award.
Note: Organizations that have an open Toolbox grant with the Foundation are eligible to apply for Technology Assessment and Implementation Awards, regardless of whether the current Toolbox project is complete and an end-of-grant report has been filed.
Technology Assessment Awards
Get the critical assessment of your nonprofit’s technology needs.
A detailed technology assessment is critical to help a nonprofit understand where the organization is now, what its goals are and how it can best leverage technology to reach these goals. The assessment is conducted by TechBridge staff, who walk nonprofits through the technology planning process, from creating a vision of how technology could be most effective in the organization, to assessing and prioritizing its needs, and generating recommendations that can be shared with the nonprofit’s board, staff and potential funders. Click to apply.
Tip! Never done a TechBridge Technology Assessment before? No problem! Just apply above for the Technology Assessment Award by June 6 and complete the process in time for the fall grant cycle (applications for fall are due by November 1, 2016).
Implement IT projects identified by your technology assessment.
Organizations that have received a Technology Assessment from TechBridge within the last two years can apply for an Implementation Award to support the costs of carrying out actions identified through the assessment. Implementation Awards are carried out in partnership with TechBridge, which will provide acquisition advice and access to discounts and, ultimately, implement the needed hardware/software solution. Click to apply.
Tip! If you received a TechBridge Technology Assessment in the past two years, you can apply for the Implementation Award this grant—due by June 6. If your nonprofit has not had an assessment done, then apply now for the Technology Assessment so you can apply for the fall 2016 awards (due Nov. 1, 2016).
Microsoft Digital Literacy – Learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.
Google for Nonprofits – offers nonprofits access to highly discounted or free products. These tools can help you find new donors and volunteers, work efficiently, and get supporters to take action.
TechSoup – TechSoup connects your nonprofit with technology products and solutions, plus the learning resources you need to make informed decisions about technology.
Nonprofit Technology Network – NTEN facilitates information exchange by connecting members to provide professional development opportunities and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting our entire community.
The Foundation Center – The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, with the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.
Idealware – Idealware provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions.
The Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge – The Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge, designed by Grovo, provides 10 courses covering the key skills to succeed in the 21st century. Grovo takes a smart, fresh approach to online learning, with 60-second video lessons and quizzes that empower people to do their best work. This digital literacy program was made possible through Capital One’s $150 million Future Edge initiative, a five-year effort designed to help more Americans to get the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Click here to fill out a brief application for free access for your nonprofit organization!
Access to Discounts
Along with all the technical support and expertise your nonprofit gets from TechBridge, we’ve arranged for you to get additional savings with our corporate partners. Check out the list below and start enjoying your discounts!
|Thanks to the generosity of Microsoft, TechBridge clients may receive donated software on select Microsoft titles. The Microsoft Direct Donations Program (MSDDP) is administered through TechSoup. The program enables TechBridge to request a Microsoft donation on behalf of our clients through TechSoup without paying any administrative fees. Click here to view program details and available titles.|
|Click here to view details of the discount program from Dell.|
|New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Birmingham offers a 20% discount to nonprofits at their Birmingham training facility for most classes. To register for courses or for more information, click here.
Contact Akira Mitsuka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.506.0587.
|PGi makes the simplest, most affordable conferencing solutions— for meetings of any size, in the office or on the go. Nonprofits receive a 15-40% discount on PGi products. Click here for more info.|
Companies interested in providing a significant discount to nonprofits on their products and/or services should contact email@example.com.
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