Tech help – Mott funds circuit rider

By Todd Cohen

Associations of nonprofits in eight states will get tech assistance, thanks to a $105,000 grant to the National Council of Nonprofit Associations in Washington, D.C., from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Mich.

The national organization has hired Chris Sullivan, MIS director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, who will spend 40 percent of his time for a year working with the eight statewide groups.

Sullivan will focus on the groups’ needs in three areas: email and the Web; databases and networking; and telecommunications, including phones and fax technology.

“We hope to use this as a model to continue to provide support to other statewide associations,” says Audrey Alvarado, the national association’s executive director.

The national group is a network of 41 state and regional associations with more than 20,000 nonprofit members.

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