BEST PRACTICES FOR
WORKING WITH VENDORS

ONLINE RESOURCES

DATABASE OF
SERVICE PROVIDERS

TECH TIPS

VENDOR REQUEST
FOR LISTING

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE PROJECT CONNECT BUSINESS MODEL

Beginning in January 2011, Project Connect will shift emphasis from providing direct technology assistance and services to facilitating the efforts of nonprofit organizations to identify, assess and secure affordable high quality technology services and products, technical assistance and support, and technology planning and consultation services.

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Do you have suggestions for how to make this website more useful to you and your peers? Send us your suggestions and questions!

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Our Belief
Nonprofit organizations can better serve their mission when they use technology to increase efficiency and improve communications among their clients, other nonprofit agencies, and the general community.

Our Goal
Our goal is to to provide solid, up-to-date information to help you make informative decisions that will meet your long-term needs.

We will do this three ways:

1) provide a list of the best online resources for technology management assistance;

2) provide best practices for writing requests for proposal (RFP), evaluating vendors, and establishing service contracts; and

3) maintain a searchable database of vendors that provide technology services to nonprofit organizations in Ohio.

 

Top Five Online Resources for Nonprofit Technology Assistance


  • TechSoup- www.techsoup.org
    TechSoup.org offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support. At TechSoup Stock,  nonprofits can access donated and discounted technology products, generously provided by corporate and nonprofit technology partners. Sample: Microsoft Office Professional Plus - $31.00; QuickBooks Premier - $45.00; Adobe Creative Suite 5.0 - $160.00.

  • TechAtlas - www.techatlas.org
    TechAtlas is a free technology planning tool designed specifically for nonprofits. It guides you through the four steps of planning (envision, assess, prioritize and act) and provides critical documentation tools such as an automated inventory tracker, total cost of ownership calculator, staff skills survey, and more. Register with Project Connect as your TechAtlas partner to get access to all the enhanced features at no cost.

  • FrogLoop - www.frogloop.com 
    FrogLoop focuses on using social media - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - to further nonprofit's missions. Lots of articles about measuring the impact of your outreach efforts, case studies, and more.

  • Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) - www.nten.org
    NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively. The website includes reports on benchmarking, data integration, social media, fundraising, and more.

  • Foundation Center - http://foundationcenter.org
    The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nationís leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.


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