Information Technology

A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Software

Publication date: 
05/2016
Completely updated in 2013, this free in-depth guide looks at the features and processes used by 28 grants management systems to help private foundations accept and review applications and track grants throughout their life cycles. It compares the strengths and weaknesses of the different grants management packages, showing how they stack up against 19 high-level categories, and then detailing the functionality of each for more than 180 specific criteria.

Harnessing Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better

Publication date: 
11/2013
This report helps funders learn about the different phases of collaboration and online tools that can help them advance all types of sharing, coordination, and cooperation. The research included an extensive literature review on collaboration in philanthropy, detailed analyses of trends from a Foundation Center survey of the largest U.S. foundations, interviews with 37 leading philanthropy professionals and technology experts, and a review of more than 170 online tools. A companion “interactive tool finder” aids the search for technology solutions.

A Funders Guide to Supporting Nonprofit Technology: 10 Ways to Build Your Grantees' Technical Savvy

Publication date: 
04/2013
Working with partners at several major foundations, Idealware created this guide to promote technology capacity building as a powerful way to have a broad-reaching positive impact throughout a nonprofit organization. It includes 10 clear ways foundations can support the technology capacity of their grantees and case studies of foundations that have seen success implementing these tactics.

Making IT Decisions

Publication date: 
12/2012
Administrative professionals routinely intersect with their organization’s technology infrastructure. Whether you outsource or insource your foundation’s technology needs, it is critical to understand how to approach projects so you make decisions that fit your specific organization needs and capacity and maximize your return on investment. Guli Basu, Information Services Operations Manager at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, guided members through key elements to making smart IT decisions.

2012 Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report

Publication date: 
09/2012
Technology Affinity Group and Grants Managers Network conducted an information technology survey of grantmaking organizations in July 2012. The survey is designed to empower grantmaking organizations with information on new trends and insights into what peer organizations are doing, so that they can make better decisions about the technology they use to support their missions.
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Working with Vendors

Publication date: 
03/2012
Foundation administrators work with all types of vendors from facilities to IT to benefits to legal counsel to staffing. At this FAN meeting, we shared peer-to-peer advice on the three phases of a vendor relationship.
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