Frequently Asked Questions
What benefits do I get for becoming a Member?
Where can I find quality IT training for my staff?
I need a database, how do I know which one to select?
How do I get an IT Professional to serve on my Board?
How do I get used computers or other office equipment?
Does GroundWork group have office equipment I can rent?
Where can I find funding for IT initiatives?
For Foundations and Other Funders
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GroundWork group is happy to accept donations of cash, securities and other substantive items. To make a cash donation, you may send a check made payable to "GroundWork group" to:
1880 Mackenzie Drive, Suite 111
Columbus, OH 43220
To make a non-cash donation, please contact us.
If you wish to donate used equipment, please see "How do I donate used equipment to GroundWork group?" below.
You may also call us at 1.866.495.6200 or 614-884-7780.
GroundWork group accepts quality used computer equipment that meets the current used equipment standard. We will also accept donations of some other types of office equipment (fax machines, scanners etc.) if deemed to be quality, useable machines with significant useful life, in working condition, and if we know there are members who have requested such equipment. Please contact us to further discuss equipment donations.
- Current Used Equipment Standard
- Intel Pentium III
- 800 mhz processor
- 256 mb ram
- 10 gb hard drive
- Windows 2000 OS
- Microsoft Office Professional Suite of products
- AntiVirus software that is kept updated
GroundWork group involves volunteers in many ways. For example:
- We link IT professionals with nonprofit agency boards of directors
- We link IT professionals with technical skills to agencies with short-term IT projects.
- We recruit volunteers to serve on various GroundWork group committees to develop and assess pilot projects and create quality educational offerings.
- We invite IT professionals to respond to email technology questions and facilitate on-line chats/message boards to assist nonprofit organizations in getting quality answers to IT questions.
Please contact us by email to further explore this option. You may also call us at 614-884-7780 ext 101.
Membership is open to all nonprofit organizations that are 501 (c) (3) organizations. To become a member we ask that you complete a short application and pay an annual membership fee. Follow this link for more information.
GroundWork group has a variety of Education and Training programs available to all nonprofits. GroundWork group can also assist member organizations in assessing the level of staff expertise with various software products and locating appropriate classroom, video or on-line training for the level of need. Please contact us by email to discuss your particular need.
GroundWork group members may use the consultation services included in their membership and attend GroundWork group sponsored database training classes to learn how to effectively select a database. Please contact us for more information.
All member nonprofit organizations are eligible for the GWg IT Board Matching and Development Program. More details.
Quality, used equipment is available to GroundWork group members on a first-come, first served basis and is subject to fluctuations in supply. Please contact us for more membership information.
No, we have no such items available at this time.
GroundWork group is aware that many funding sources are reluctant to fund IT initiatives. GroundWork group will assist member organizations by helping create a quality IT plan and funding proposal. GroundWork group also provides training sessions and consultation to funders to assist them in making wise investments in technology projects. For more information please contact us .
GroundWork group offers workshops and consultation specifically for foundations and other funders interested in funding technology applications. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.