Guest blogger David Krumlauf works as a Chief Technologist at the Pierce Family Foundation in Chicago. He is a former biology teacher and ISP owner. He lives in a green home in northwest lower Michigan. Follow David on Twitter and Linkedin.
As a Chief Technologist at the Pierce Family Foundation, my job involves helping our grantees with all of their technology needs. Most small to medium sized nonprofit organizations I know have trouble getting their technology needs funded. Part of the problem is a lack of funder’s technology understanding and the other is the organization’s grant proposal.
I would like to share a story about an organization that got their technology project successfully funded. This organization provides housing and skill training for homeless women, and needed two new servers to connect their remote locations. They worked with their technology consultant, provided me with a complete, accurate quote and details on how they could serve their staff and client needs more effectively. Their proposal also included an up-to-date technology plan with a timeline for the server replacement project. This proposal required very little research on my part. It was an obvious need and they got funded.
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