Let’s get right down to it.
Dollar for dollar, VOIP phone services are the cheapest options available for nonprofit organizations seeking a versatile communication platform.
They offer robust packages of features, system versatility, and also allow nonprofits the opportunity to save some money in the process.
Here are 5 ways nonprofits can benefit from VOIP services, according to VOIP Review.
Free long-distance calling
Long distance telephone fees can soar very quickly if you’re not careful. By calling long distance over the internet you are avoiding the use of the traditional phone infrastructure that make calling long-distance so costly
Nonprofits need to contact donors, constituents, and volunteers from around the nation, and in some cases the globe, without the fear of that phone call costing them an inordinate amount of cash.
Unlimited international calling
If your nonprofit has international offices or calls internationally often, a VOIP system is a necessity. Calling over the internet is much cheaper than traditional methods and many providers often offer unlimited options. Even if they don’t offer unlimited plans, offering the service is cheap enough that calls can be made for pennies per minute.
A breadth of free features
Features like 3-way calling, call forwarding and voicemail almost always come standard with VOIP plans. Additionally, the majority of providers offer mobile apps and software platforms that can be downloaded to smart phones and laptops to be taken anywhere by your employees.
Have you ever been in the field, or had a worker in the field who needed a document immediately but had no access to a fax machine? IP faxing allows a your nonprofit workers to send and receive faxes over the internet.
VOIP calls reduce the need for traditional phone infrastructure like copper wires and wooden poles. It reduces the amount of waste going to landfills when upgrades are made to that infrastructure.
If you’re interested in reading more you can check out the original article by VOIP Review.