At 3:15 every day, Johnny went to his local after-school program to play basketball. After the game he sat with the after-school program’s tutor and went over his reading assignments. The tutor didn’t know about Johnny’s problems in math, and Johnny never told them.
You know you need to invest in technology. Everyone knows an organization of any size runs more efficiently when their computers are up to date with current software, and hardware.
Despite this, many in the nonprofit sector are hesitant to heavily invest in their technology. Many nonprofits allow the paralyzing fear of not effectively utilizing the technology permanently delay the investment. Often citing their ROI is difficult to understand to deliver upon.
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The idea of managed services is no longer a foreign one to most nonprofit organizations. Despite the fact managed service providers have been around for a long time, adoption and overall use and adoption has remained relatively low.
According to recent research from IT industry trade association CompTIA, that trend is starting to change as more organizations look to managed services providers for certain services.
According to a report that was published earlier late last year, only three out of 10 organizations have any of their IT services in the hands of a managed service provider. However, in CompTIA’s Fourth Annual Trends in Managed Services Study that was released in May 2015, 2/3 of all respondents reported using have at least some of their services of an outside IT firm.
These results could be a sign of a shifting paradigm, where organizations are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the idea of putting their IT in the hands of an IT firm.
As our organizations grow everything get s a little bit more complicated as new processes are implemented, people are hired and technology changes, layers are added to the onion. The same can be said for most large organizations’ IT staff and infrastructure, which subsequently leads to greater level of complexity and increase chances for an IT staff to miss something.
Nonprofits use databases to handle volunteers, donors, staff, and more.
For smaller nonprofits, a database may be nothing more than an Excel file. Medium to large nonprofits might have an IT staff and a simple database, designed by the in-house development team. However, nonprofit technology is booming and your organization might be looking for a more sustainable, automated management solution.
Homeless Planning Council of Delaware (HPC), engaged the services of Tech Impact to create a searchable database, which would capture and collate existing and new housing information for all subpopulations.
MANNA needed a more robust volunteer tracking database; a solution that would scale to manage their growing workforce of volunteers -- helping MANNA do what they do best, feed those with critical illness.