Cornerstone OnDemand, a provider of human capital management software, launched the CSOD Foundation in 2010 in order to share its technology, HR expertise, and capacity-building services with the nonprofit sector.
The foundation recognizes that many nonprofits could achieve broader impact by using technology more effectively to expand the reach of their programs and services. To that end, the foundation's Impact Grant program is designed to support a select group of nonprofits that can effectively leverage the foundation's learning and development technology in innovative and tangible ways for significant community impact.
Grant recipients receive a two-year donation of Cornerstone OnDemand software and services, including unlimited use of its learning management system and access to a range of pro bono business consulting services. While an LMS is often used to support the learning and development of an organization's internal employees, the focus of the Impact Grant program is to enable nonprofits to leverage this technology to better reach, train, and prepare their external networks — the individuals and communities they serve.
Throughout the two-year period, the foundation will closely monitor the impact and progress made against the goals of the initiative. Projects that clearly demonstrate results, that are scalable, and that have executive-level support will be eligible to receive significant discounts on software at the conclusion of the grant cycle.
To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization; have an existing training initiative that requires a technology solution in order to effectively scale; have a clearly articulated vision or plan for expansion of the program; and be able to demonstrate executive support for the program and for a financial commitment in years three to five.
The foundation will be holding an informational webinar on January 23, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. (EST).
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the CSOD Foundation website.