So you invested in top of the line technology, intending to make your nonprofit more efficient and accessible.
But now what?
What areas of my nonprofit will benefit most from technology? How do you go about implementing that technology to immediately see that change you invested in? Here are some ideas from Nonprofit Answer Guide.
Here are 3 areas where technology will directly benefit your nonprofit, and how to make sure it is working!
This is the meat of your nonprofit. This is the day-to-day communication of your staff and should be your first priority when considering a tech upgrade. This area includes computer hardware, software, databases, networking, and communication. Anything that your staff uses on a daily basis. If streamlining workflow is your number one priority, implementing a CRM should be your first step.
Once implemented, take time to discuss the switch with your employees. Ask this if it is helping, what could be changed, and tweak the system through their suggestions.
Event Management and Planning
In today’s business and nonprofit climate, everything is done online. And if it is not being done online, your constituency would rather be doing it online. Thanks to rapidly evolving technology, many tools, like VolunteerConnect are now readily available to allow volunteers to sign up for opportunities online, track their history and see what’s coming up next!
Once implemented, be sure to compare numbers from before and after it was implemented. Do you have more signups? More return volunteers? More new volunteers?
Fundraising in today’s fast paced, technology driven world has become a volatile and saturated environment. If your nonprofit’s donation page isn’t mobile friendly, do not expect to see much gain. If your nonprofit’s fundraising drive isn’t competing in the social media market, it is not reaching half the number of potential donors it could be. Think about implementing a mobile, peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to reach out in a personalized and direct manner.
Once implemented, track your results to make sure it is functioning properly. Check to see what gains you are making and what can be optimized. By implementing such a powerful tool, your nonprofit’s fundraising numbers should increase while keeping manpower and time spent to a minimum.
If you’re interested in reading more, check out the original article at Nonprofit Answers Guide.