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Roadmap for Funders: Investing in Digital Infrastructure

As society moves from response to recovery to reimagining, grantmakers are increasingly recognizing that social change in the digital era requires an investment in technology. This investment is more than tools alone; rather it's a commitment to building digital skills, capacity, and new platforms to unlock the knowledge, passion, and collective strength of civil society over time as the relationship between technology and society continues to evolve. Combined, these dependencies might best be referred to as the digital infrastructure funders, nonprofits, and partners need to deliver effectively and equitably on their missions in an increasingly complex digital era. This guide, authored by the Technology Association of Grantmakers, NetHope, NTEN, and TechSoup, is designed to provide concrete ways you can invest in three core elements of digital infrastructure:

• Digital transformation within your own foundation
• Skills, tools, and capacity with grantees and nonprofit partners
• Sector-wide services, platforms, and data-sharing