3 Reasons Why IT Should Matter to Non-Profits
Nobody today is safe from a cyber-attack, not even the good-hearted non-profits like yours that want to make a difference. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are out there, and their tactics are only becoming more sophisticated as each second passes. Your organization’s data is like a gold mine to these hackers who will do anything to get their hands on it.
As an IT organization, we understand the fear that goes along with even mentioning the word IT. However, it’s something that needs to be discussed and something that needs to find its way into your budget plan.
Below are our three reasons why IT should matter to all non-profit organizations.
Non-profits can benefit significantly from technology that helps them to automate and streamline their operations. This, in turn, can help free up staff’s time, allowing them to focus on mission-critical activities, such as fundraising and community outreach. For example, implementing a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System can help non-profits to manage donor relationships more effectively and even possibly help increase donations.
Technology can help non-profits to communicate more effectively with their constituents, including donors, volunteers, and community members. Social media, email marketing, and other digital communication channels can help non-profits stay at the forefront of members’ minds and engage with their supporters.
By leveraging their new technology to enhance their operations and communication, non-profits can ultimately increase their impact and achieve their mission more effectively. This can translate into greater social and environmental benefits for the communities they serve. For example, a non-profit that provides clean water to rural communities may use technology to monitor water quality and distribution more effectively, ultimately reaching more people and improving their health and well-being.
We understand change is difficult, but it’s also necessary. Technology has developed far beyond what it used to be for both the good and the bad. We feel all non-profits should be reaping the benefits of what IT can do for their organizations and communities. Cybersecurity aside, we have mentioned the many bonuses that come along with increased technology and believe that your non-profit should take the plunge.
Finding a trusted IT partner can be difficult; there’s no denying that. However, once you find the right one that fits your needs and your budget, you will breathe a sigh of relief at how easy it is to maintain your team’s mission and purpose.