Nonprofit Tech Resources & Funding
Developing an effective and sustainable technology infrastructure can be challenging for many organizations, particularly for nonprofits. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs and resources available to help nonprofits with technology needs. The list below provides a good starting point for those seeking assistance with nonprofit technology planning, assessment tools, or funding opportunities, although it is by no means exhaustive.
Nonprofit Technology Resources
An authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched, and easy-to-understand resources that help nonprofits make smart technology decisions for greater social impact in our communities.
Google for Nonprofits
Google for Nonprofits offers a suite of tools to help nonprofit organizations communicate and grow their web presence, including special programs for Gmail, YouTube and AdWords.
Network for Good - Fundraising Resources
An ePhilanthropy portal dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations further their mission with fundraising and donor management tools.
Nonprofit Tech for Good
An informative blog with easy-to-understand information, news, and resources related to nonprofit technology, online communications, and social and mobile fundraising.
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
NTEN is a membership group of nonprofit technology professionals with the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively. Over 50,000 community members access NTEN’s capacity-building programs and services, including educational courses, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and online and in-person discussion spaces.
Nonprofits on Facebook
Facebook offers tools for fundraising, donations, and community building that help nonprofits connect target audiences on their social media platform.
TechSoup provides nonprofit organizations with discounted software and services, as well as information and resources centered around nonprofit technology.
Nonprofit Tech Funding & Grant Opportunities
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Each week, CNE sources three grant opportunities via online research and publishes them to a dedicated Grants page on their website.
Cisco Product Grant Program
Cisco donates networking technology to qualified nonprofit organizations to help them realize significant gains in productivity, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
The Foundation Center provides grantseekers with information about foundations and the grantseeking process; their website includes a Foundation Finder directory for researching grantmaker foundations as well as funding prospect worksheets and other tools.
Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of Google's flagship advertising product, Google AdWords, to nonprofits seeking to inform and engage their constituents online.
IBM Impact Grants
Initiatives to address specific societal issues, such as the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture.
The Progressive Technology Project
Technical assistance and funding to develop the capacity of grassroots organizations for using information technology to strengthen social change efforts.
The Verizon foundation supports programs that create innovative eSolutions, help bridge the digital divide, foster basic and computer literacy, help enrich our communities, and create a skilled workforce. The Foundation's top Funding Priorities are: Literacy, Community Technology Development, Workforce Development, and Employee Volunteerism. We look to support funding priorities with technology elements in Literacy, Community Technology Development, and Workforce Development.