Through these awards, the Tech Forward Partners are encouraging innovation that leverages the power of technology to change lives.
Part 1: Eligibilty
To qualify for the Technology Innovation Awards, your organization must meet all five of the following requirements:
Part 2: Organizational Information
Part 3: Organizational Background
Part 4: Describe Your Technology Project
Your application must describe an innovative (defined as a new idea, method, or process to get something done) project, using technology that will improve your efforts to specifically benefit your community.
As you craft your description, ask yourself: What is the situation that needs to be improved and how can you leverage technology in some new way (for your organization) to address that challenge? To support your case, consider these questions: Why do you think this project will work? What do you know from data or previous projects that supports that? Have you researched to see if other nonprofits are doing something similar with success, or if they could use a solution comparable to the one you are proposing? Is this idea measurable and sustainable once implemented? Are you thinking of a pilot first, or a phased, scalable project?
Please provide a short, draft budget for your proposed technology project. We won’t hold you to the exact details, which can be updated later as necessary, but we want to get a sense of your planning process, timing, and allocations. If you are planning this as a pilot or as seed money to leverage with other funders, please make that clear.
Part 5: What Results and Impact Do You Expect?
Your answers to questions in this section will help us further understand how this proposed project would benefit the work you are doing in the community. Each question is weighted, as noted, and key to the judging process. Please include quantatative examples whenever possible.
Good Luck! We cannot wait to learn about your innovative ideas!
This application closes Monday, July 31, 2017.