Outsourcing critical processes, such as managed IT services, to specialized professionals may seem like a daunting task for your non-profit. It requires time, money and effort into finding that agency that both specializes in the needed area and will not break your budget.
Outsourcing, however, allows your non-profit to free itself from burdensome tasks it does not have the internal skills to efficiently handle while giving you more time to address your core mission. Before you can make the optimal outsourcing decision, however, you first need to understand your organization’s needs. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before deciding to outsource your managed IT services.
Nonprofit employees tend to wear many hats, covering a range of administrative tasks to preserve precious budget dollars for mission and program work. When the hats fit, it can work out very well for everyone. When they don’t, it can demoralize staff and reduce your organization’s effectiveness. Joe Geiger, President and CEO of First Nonprofit Foundation, discusses some common errors nonprofits make when staffing for administrative duties, and when it makes sense to outsource instead.
Sure, you’ve been just able to support your in-house IT department. But it can be expensive, aggravating, frustrating. Sometimes, it can even seem impossible to maintain your nonprofit’s IT infrastructure while keeping up with the latest tech trends and ever-evolving tech needs of their nonprofit.
Outsourcing your managed services or other critical processes to completing your mission can be a daunting task. You need to spend time, money, and energy looking for the firm that provides all the services you need and all that work detracts from your capacity to complete your nonprofit’s mission.
Think about how much of your day is spent working on a computer. Chances are pretty good, close to 99% of your work is done behind a keyboard and mouse.
The need for robust technology has never been more important. With this increased use of technology, the need for appropriate computing power comes with it. However, in the fast paced world we all live and work in today, the time dealing with and maintaining an IT infrastructure is precious, and in a lot of cases, it’s run out.
Contracting out your IT services is one way your nonprofit can cut costs, while at the same time getting a more reliable computing platform for you to run your nonprofit on. Here are 4 benefits of using IT managed services in your nonprofit today.
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