Technology Gives Nonprofits a Boost in Trying Times

The right technology can help your team perform its best.

Articles published October 18, 2021 by Kai Johnson

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When you work for a nonprofit organization, you often have to make the most of the resources available to you. And when times get tough, that’s when nonprofits often have to step up the most to get things done. When used correctly, technology can help your team complete tasks more efficiently and communicate better. The good news is you don’t have to figure it out alone. Let’s take a closer look at some of the different technology options available to you.

IT Services Support Your Administrative Needs

Oftentimes the cost of technology can seem prohibitive. However, you have to think about the benefits. Investing in the right technology can help your nonprofit organization improve operational efficiency, increase mission impact, and enhance competitiveness.

Shifting your IT infrastructure over to the cloud allows your team to access important documents and information from anywhere. Perhaps most importantly of all, research has found that cloud environments are actually more secure than traditional, on-premise IT systems. When you switch to the cloud, you can easily collaborate across docs no matter where your team is working.

Most organizations rely on an IT services provider to help them navigate the move to the cloud and maintain the optimal environment for getting work done. An IT services provider can also help you manage any hardware or software issues and help you maintain the latest updates.

Virtual Communication Tools Create New Opportunities

Communication with internal team members and outside volunteers and donors is critical for any nonprofit. However, far too often, teams find themselves working across different communication technology platforms, making it hard to keep up with messages and meetings. A hosted unified communications system keeps your team connected across devices in one unified platform. 

Most unified communications systems on the market now provide access to cloud calling, messaging, texting, and meeting capabilities. The true differentiator is how effectively these tools work together. For example, Aureon utilizes Cisco Webex in its unified communications offering. 

Beyond unified communications, an IT services provider can also provide assistance with any of your traditional network and communication needs, including vital data and network services.

Defend Your Data With Cybersecurity Solutions

Cybersecurity is critical for any organization. That is especially true for nonprofits. It is every nonprofit’s responsibility to keep track of sensitive business data and donor information. A data breach could result in a complete lack of trust in your organization and derail your mission. 

When it comes to cybersecurity, we strongly recommend you do not go it alone. Investing in network and data security protection is one of the best decisions you can make. And if you want even more support, select managed IT services providers offer proactive protection plans.  

Despite your best efforts, in the event disaster strikes, an IT services provider can also help you outline and implement a business continuity plan to minimize downtime and data loss.

Focus on the Work That Matters

No matter your mission, the right technology can help ensure your team performs its best. We know that your time is valuable and an investment in IT services helps you focus on the work that matters most. Not sure where to start? Continue reaching out to an IT services provider.

How effectively is your nonprofit organization using technology right now? Connect with Aureon and find a solution that’s right for you.

About The Author

Kai Johnson is an experienced technology consultant who is passionate about leveraging technology tools to help organizations solve critical business challenges. With a focus in Unified Communications, managed services, network security, business continuity, and network and cloud solutions, he is ... read more

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