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This is your resource for information about technical assistance.

You’ll find:

  • Information about Technical Assistance (TA) grants from The Denver Foundation
  • A listing of grantees who have received TA awards so that you can connect on a peer-to-peer basis if you are thinking of applying for a TA award
  • Links to resources and websites that help nonprofits to do their work more effectively

About Technical Assistance (TA) & TA Grants

What is Technical Assistance?

Technical Assistance is support you need to do your work more effectively. Examples of TA could include: attending a workshop or training session on inclusiveness or resident-centered practices, or on marketing, volunteer management, financial management or fundraising; hiring a facilitator for a board retreat; or working with a consultant to develop a fundraising plan or a strategic plan for the organization or community. All of these things inspire new skills or information that will help your organization change and improve and should include the active involvement of staff, constituents, and/or board members.

Not all forms of TA are eligible for funding from The Denver Foundation, however. We would not, for example, provide a TA grant for the printing of a new brochure designed to increase awareness of the organization. But we would consider a TA grant for the staff, constituents, and/or board members to work with a consultant to develop a marketing plan for the organization. The first is passive – you pay someone to do something for you. The second is active – you pay someone to do something with you – and in the process you acquire new skills and information.

We want to see your organization become even more effective.

If you have questions or comments about the Technical Assistance Resource Center, call 303.300.1790 or send an email.

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