As we close in on the end of the first two decades of the 21st century, it's a great time to take a good look at your nonprofit organization's current digital strategy. If your first thought is "what digital strategy?" then you're not alone; a recent study found that 35 percent of surveyed nonprofits "use digital technologies but don’t have a strategic approach."
No matter what industry you are in, security is important. When you are running a nonprofit organization, knowing the importance of computer & network security is vital to your success. How you handle your base of donors, vital client information, and sensitive records, all matters when it comes to your nonprofit. If your network isn't secure, your data can be breached.
For many nonprofit organizations, the fiscal year-end is June 30 and the busy giving season in December marks the end of the financial year for donors. Below are some quick fundraising ideas to help boost your bottom line and year end initiatives.
Nonprofit organizations often run very lean, which can mean that the same person performs a variety of different tasks. When you have an individual who is most comfortable doing marketing and is also tasked with maintaining a complex traditional phone system, there's a high possibility that problems will occur. This is surely one of the reasons that nonprofits are flocking to VoIP, or internet-based phones, along with their overall low cost, wide variety of features and the sustainability of the hardware over the long-term.
These days, "data" is all around us. Nonprofits are constantly collecting it through websites, emails, social media, at events, and over the phone. A lot of it is even collected automatically through tools like Google Analytics or a Salesforce CRM. This effort alone, however, is only the tip of the iceberg.