Prescott College Awarded TechFoundation Grant for Digital Storytelling in Support of Community Service

Drawing attention to the need for additional investments in the area of nonprofit technology

 

With the TechFoundation support of $10,000, Prescott College is providing two media workshops for nonprofit and charitable organizations in the quad-city area of Northern Arizona as part of the Digital Storytelling in Support of Community Service project. The first of these two workshops is to be held this month: January 24 to 26, and January 31 to February 2, 2014.

The TechFoundation is a Cambridge-based, nonprofit organization that delivers technology, expertise, and capital to help nonprofit organizations serve their communities.   According to the TechFoundation Executive Director, David Altshuler, “One of our objectives in implementing this grant program is to draw attention to the need for additional investments in the area of nonprofit technology.”

With this in mind, Media Center supervisor and Prescott College faculty member Dana Oswald has developed a plan to provide local nonprofit organizations with the expertise to digitally tell the story of their organization. “Each participant will leave the workshop with a completed digital story to use for informational and fundraising purposes,” Oswald explains. “I will then provide support for participants to create more stories for their organizations over the course of the project, using the state of the art Media Center on the Prescott College campus.”

 

The goal of the Digital Storytelling in Support of Community Service project is to offer training and access to current media related technology so that nonprofit and charitable organizations can more effectively achieve their missions and meet community needs.  Along with a recent award from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide community funding for Environmental Problem Solving projects related to water conservation, the TechFoundation TechGrant will continue to bolster Prescott College’s role as a catalyst to build leadership and organizational capacity for social justice and the environment through education.

Cost to participate is free. Contact Dana Oswald for more information or to register: doswald@prescott.edu.

 

About TechFoundation:

TechFoundation envisions a world where nonprofit organizations can access the same resources to serve humanity that businesses use to create with. TechGrants is a grant program that provides nonprofits with access to capital and/or equipment to help meet their technology needs. More information at http://www.techfoundation.org/.

 

About Prescott College:

A nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines witha focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education. A private, non-profit, four-year college, Prescott College offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a residential and limited residency format. www.prescott.edu.

 

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General Prescott College Information: Dr. Brian Sajko, Integrated Marketing and Communications, (928) 350-2109 orbrian.sajko@prescott.edu

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