Effective technology is a challenge for many nonprofits as result of:
Limited or non-existent IT budgets
No IT staff and limited in-house expertise
Aging servers, PCs, and equipment
Unsupported or mixed versions of software, operating systems, and security applications
Cloud for Nonprofits
Fortunately, cloud computing now provides NFP organizations with access to sophisticated technology that was previously out of their budget range. Watch the short video below for a better explanation of the benefits of nonprofit cloud computing:
As a nonprofit, your organization may benefit from some of the following affordable solutions:
Cloud-based donor / membership management software
Office 365 for email, Office software, and document collaboration
Storage appliances for local sharing of all your organization’s important files
Strategic planning to set a 3-year technology roadmap and budget
Proactive and remote support for your PCs
Although there are great individual resources available to nonprofits thru techsoup.org and idealware.org, most organizations haven’t had the benefit of a holistic assessment of their overall environment and needs. Let us put our experience working with nonprofits throughout North Central Washington to work for you. Contact us and ask about a complimentary assessment. Check out our recent presentation at the NPI Summit in Chelan, WA.
Download PowerPoint presentation: Streamline Your Business in the Cloud
Here are some of the benefits of working with us:
Familiarity with commonly used nonprofit software such as QuickBooks and donor management systems
Knowledge of the NCW nonprofit environment
Experience with common nonprofit operational issues
Access to discounted (or even free!) Office 365 subscriptions
Discounted proactive support plans and hourly rates
Martin helped me assess my organization’s current technology capabilities. He asked simple questions that allowed me to identify what our needs were, then provided information on options to take us where we wanted to be within our budget. What sets Martin apart is his ability to take the complex world of technology and break it down into concepts a consumer can understand. He takes the time to understand your company’s current technology, how you want to use technology in your business, and what kind of investment you are ready to make today.
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Community Foundation of North Central Washington is a small office full of non-techy people. For years we have struggled with our server setup and our desire to be a paperless office. Martin was able to look at our needs and give us a hassle free system that runs itself, costs less and has eliminated our server! We couldn’t be happier!
Martin has been proactively supporting all of our office technology for the past 5+ years. When we need immediate help, we can always count on him for a solution and when we need to plan for changes he provides options that fit our needs. Martin’s approach means I don’t have to worry about our technology; that’s a huge relief and allows me stay focused on real estate and managing my business.
Laura Mounter Real Estate
Martin is always proactively looking out for our IT needs and has helped us in the migration to cloud based management. He is very knowledgeable in this aspect of IT and is constantly looking out for our best interest, for the business, and for effective time management.
-Dr. Steven Koch and Dr. Jason Barnes,
Vision Source Wenatchee
As a full-service CPA firm, Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC has a broad range of technology needs, all of which are critical in delivering high quality products to our clients. During his years as our Director of Information Technology, Martin proactively planned and provided support that made us confident our technology environment would run smoothly day-after-day. As our firm evolved, Martin was able to observe, listen and then recommend and implement cost-effective technology solutions that addressed our current challenges. Martin has an approach that allows him to effectively communicate and support users and clients irrespective of their own technology skills. We valued his insight and service approach and now recommend his services to clients without hesitation.
-Jeff Neher, CPA,
Cordell, Neher & Co., PLLC