Technology has become an integral part of all organizations. However, nonprofits have traditionally been slower to integrate technology into their daily operations. According to nonprofit survey research from NetChange, only 11% of the nonprofits surveyed believed they manage digital resources in a “highly effective” way. With stricter budgets and limited resources, nonprofits have a more challenging time allocating technology funds. Varsity is here to change that. We are committed to helping organizations see the value in investing in the right technology to grow their organization and increase their mission impact.
With end of year budget evaluations and new year budget plans, now is the perfect time to see how to strategically invest in the right technology tools. Idealist Consulting, a Salesforce and marketing
automation consulting business, reminds us why this is so important: “Technology is becoming a major differentiator in the nonprofit sector. With increased competition for grants and demand for cohesive data, organizations that invest in technology will be better equipped to thrive in the future.” Continue reading to learn how funding technology can help your nonprofit succeed in the New Year.
Protect Your Organization and Your Data
Security will continue to stay top of mind as we head into 2023. With cyberattacks at an all-time high, now is the time to get serious about your organization’s security defense. Investing in a variety of security tools such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), email security, device encryption, and spam filtering are all important ways to protect your organization. Additionally, it’s important to develop a robust cybersecurity awareness training for your team members, considering most data breaches are caused by human error.
Varsity offers a variety of security services that can be customized to scale up or down depending on your needs. From cybersecurity training to vulnerability testing, we can improve your security defense.
Increase Operational Efficiency
Organizations large and small can benefit from technology to improve operations. Automation and AI tools can help streamline processes and improve workflows. Above all, implementing automation and AI tools will allow your team members to spend less time on time-consuming administrative tasks and more time on important tasks such as developing donor relationships and fundraising. You’ll save both time and money by optimizing your operations with technology.
Varsity provides custom product solutions for organizations to help strengthen their mission. Examples include service automation, messaging apps, customer portals, payment processing, and more. Learn more about our product services.
Improve Data Analysis
Strategic data analysis is critical to the long-term success of your organization. Data analytics allow your organization to better understand the communities you serve. Data can also improve your business decisions and ensure they are aligned with your organization’s values. There are a variety of ways you can analyze and compute data, which is why it’s also important to determine the metrics that are meaningful to your organization. Technology tools can make the data analysis process much easier, too. Check out this great resource for more on data analytics for nonprofits.
Varsity knows how important your data is, which is why we offer robust data back-up and recovery services. We will help safeguard your data so your organization can continue running in the event of a compromising event.
Partner With A Trusted MSP
Partnering with an experienced managed IT service provider (MSP) is another important technology investment that can bring many benefits to your organization. Between security improvements, access to IT experts, cloud infrastructure assistance, and data-back up services, your organization will be better positioned to succeed with the help of an MSP.
Interested in working with an MSP who has technology expertise and nonprofit experience? Consider Varsity. We have been serving nonprofit organizations for over 25 years with security, cloud, IT consulting, and data services. We help nonprofits like yours make the right IT investments at budget-friendly prices. With Varsity’s support, you can achieve your goals in 2023 and beyond. Reach out to us directly to get started on a custom technology solution.