Life at nonprofits can be tough. As government aid keeps shrinking and the demand for nonprofits’ services continues to climb, more and more organizations are struggling to make ends meet. This new reality forces nonprofits to overcome the inertia of the status quo and reconsider the way they operate. In other words, they need to think even further outside of the box than usual and introduce changes to the organization that produce significant value.
Technology can be the catalyst for producing these game-changing results.
According to the report published by the Columbia Social Work Review, adopting the right technology can help nonprofits achieve better results in their core functions such as fundraising, service delivery, communication, training and education.
Given the level of complexity in the current technology landscape, the author has recommended three major technology innovations for nonprofits to incorporate into their daily operations: cloud computing, social media and mobile technologies. Among the three, cloud computing is a standout, allowing nonprofits to “improve internal communications, store data and reduce the cost and time it takes to deliver services.”
In fact, cloud computing is a broad category whose benefits exceed far more than obvious areas discussed in the report. One of the most valuable benefits for nonprofits comes from Business Productivity Platforms and their ability to empower nonprofits to innovate across the board.
As a leading player in the cloud productivity space, Caspio offers nonprofits a powerful and secure framework where they can realize organizational innovation by creating custom applications to automate time-consuming manual processes. The platform is designed with business people in mind and doesn’t require coding or IT skills. Using Caspio, organizations can achieve cross-departmental collaborations, streamline core processes and bring the collective creativity of the whole team into play.
Numerous nonprofit organizations big and small from over 50 countries have successfully implemented innovative approaches to conduct core operations using Caspio within or even under budget. Leading energy nonprofit Solar Oregon has created a unique network for solar enthusiasts to find reputable solar installers and share their solar projects, energy readings and recommendations online. The Japan Center for International Exchange has built a searchable donor database to track donations from all over the world as a major part of their Japan disaster relief efforts. Fido Love has established a website to connect families faced with the difficult decision of giving up their dogs to those that are eager to offer new homes for these loving creatures. The list goes on…
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