America On Tech (AOT) creates pathways for high school and college students of color to pursue degrees and careers in technology through tuition-free technology education programs, internships and job placements. Having historically operated in New York and Los Angeles, they sought to expand to Miami – but first needed to understand the nonprofit funding landscape in Florida.
The GLG Approach
GLG worked with AOT to research considerations for opening their third location, including potential funding sources for their unique approach to young adult STEM education. We connected the AOT team with multiple Network Members, including a former major gifts officer at a nonprofit in the Miami area and a leader at a tech investment firm, who provided the guidance they needed to navigate the local fundraising landscape.
As a result of the engagement, America On Tech secured the funding to open their Miami location, with the first bootcamp program beginning this summer and their first formal cohort launching in the fall.
GLG helped Social Impact Fellow America On Tech better understand the nonprofit fundraising landscape in Miami, enabling their regional expansion to bring their technology curriculum to more students of color.
GLG was a vital research partner for America On Tech as they pursued their regional expansion strategy.
GLG connected America On Tech with Network Members who had direct experience with the fundraising landscape in Miami.
GLG delivered insight that proved invaluable in sourcing and securing funders in Miami to advance America On Tech’s mission.