Non-profits run on a limited budget. We know that your goal is to serve the community, not spend money on technology and infrastructure. However, in today’s world adopting new technologies will help non-profits directly serve their communities more effectively and create more lucrative fundraising campaigns.
Many non-profits have large databases containing constituent records, grant information and other important files. This often requires expensive server and storage technology that typically does not fit within a charity’s slim budget.
With the cloud, non-profits can store their extensive data remotely. There is no need to purchase costly hardware or hire in-house IT professionals to manage these systems. Plus, because non-profits are reducing the amount of computer hardware, they are also reducing the electricity, licensing and maintenance costs associated with maintaining and running such hardware.
Protect Constituent Information.
Security is a major concern for non-profits, as their records often contain sensitive financial donor information, health and other private records. Not to mention the fact that this large amount of constituent information is important to daily organizational operations.
When your records are stored in the cloud, everything is centralized in a secure facility. You do not have to worry about misplacing backup tapes, potentially resulting in a third-party having access to those records.
The cloud also reduces the human error associated with onsite backup and maintenance. Non-profits cannot afford to lose any of their constituent, grant or program information. Storing this data in the cloud means that, no matter what crisis occurs, your important files are protected and can easily be restored in a relatively short amount of time.
Most charities run with a limited staff working double-time to serve their communities. Working with outdated or inadequate hardware increases the time it takes to access the files and programs necessary to run an organization. It also increases instances of program or even computer crashes.
All of this results in more time spent on IT issues and less time serving the community.
Storing your data in the cloud frees up your time and allows you to work more effectively. This allows your staff to quickly access the information they need and to use the programs they need, without worrying about lag time or crashes.
The cloud takes your focus off IT issues and puts it back on the mission of the organization.
For more information on how to leverage the cloud to benefit your non-profit, contact us today.