We bet a million things come to your mind when someone asks you this question. More volunteers, more staff, more funding, and better technology are some of the most common answers we receive. Technology services for nonprofits are an essential component of success and significantly improve multiple operational aspects of your organization. With the correct plan in place, the right technology allows you and your team to focus on what you do best, serving your communities.
But how do you implement that technology to ensure that it actually benefits your organization instead of creating more headaches and costing you more money? Don’t worry, that’s where Computers In Ministry (CIM) comes in.
In this blog, we’ll discuss nonprofit technology trends, how to create a technology plan for nonprofits, and explain how you can access discounts to certain tech platforms.
In truth, it would be impossible to list all of the ways the right technology benefits nonprofits. With that in mind, we’ve chosen our top 3 to help give you an idea of how you can make technology work with your nonprofit organization.
The process of implementing new technology into your workflow really depends on the specific needs of your organization and what your goals are. However, there are a few software platforms that are considered to be critical when it comes to optimizing your tech strategy. We’re listing a few of our essential tech platforms below to help you get a feel for the direction you want to take.
We know all of this sounds great, but what about affordability? Any nonprofit’s tech budget tends to be tight, but thankfully there are organizations dedicated to making this less of a concern. For example, TechSoup is a nonprofit tech charity that has made it their mission to give nonprofits access to donations and discounts on software, hardware, and services from major brands.
By now you’re probably asking, “How do I get a TechSoup account?” If so you’re in luck! We have the info right here.
TechSoup Eligibility Requirements:
These are just the main points of TechSoup’s eligibility process, but you can view more details on the TechSoup website.
Creating your technology plan is a fairly complex process. But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to help. As your technology service partner, Computers in Ministry (CIM) can get you set up with the tech you need so you can focus on running your organization and making the world a better place. CIM provides the following services for nonprofits:
We’ve also created a checklist below to help you get thinking about your technology strategy and identify exactly what you want to get out of your technology platforms and a technology consulting partner.
At Computers in Ministry, we believe that the right technology can truly transform any nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to solving all technology challenges for nonprofits because we believe the work you do is essential to creating stable and thriving communities. We are experts in nonprofit technology needs, and we are dedicated to supporting the work you do on a daily basis. Our mission is to help you make the most of your technology investment and foster a loyal partnership that enables your organization to thrive. Partner with us to transform your technology today.