Technology is efficient. Technology is innovative. Technology is expensive.
Nonprofit and public sector organizations around the world understand the truth behind these three statements. In order to provide beneficial programs to your constituents and further your social benefit mission, you need to be operating as efficiently as possible. As an organization that does not take a profit, using tools to simplify your processes and save resources is essential to improving efficiency. However, not taking a profit makes it very difficult to afford these helpful tools.
Fortunately, there are organizations and foundations that want to see nonprofit and public sector organizations succeed and achieve their missions. These funders accept proposals to fund technology for social benefit projects every day, but the problem for many nonprofits is finding the funders in the first place.
To make this process simpler, we’ve started the monthly “Find a Funder" blog series. Each installment of the series will provide a profile of an organization that funds technology projects. We will describe the history of the organization, what their mission is, and how to apply for funding from them.
So, what happens once you find a funder that you believe your nonprofit or public sector organization can work with?
That’s when the fun begins, and it’s now time to build a proposal to submit to the funding organization! Since this can be a difficult task, we’ve created more resources to help you with this process. Our guide, “8 Simple Steps to Building a Bullet-Proof Proposal for Technology Project Funding”, describes the best practices for building a proposal for technology funding, particularly when seeking funding for backend technologies. After downloading your guide, you will also receive a proposal template that you can follow along with while building the final proposal.