Many non-profit organizations work with limited budgets, which requires access to affordable technology. RapidScale’s CloudNon-Profits cost-efficient services allow non-profits to have access to the most advanced and secure computing solutions on the same playing field as larger enterprises.
Enhancing the Non-Profit Industry with Managed Cloud Solutions
Many non-profits are being held back by costly and outdated IT infrastructures. Maintaining in-house infrastructure systems and software pulls money away from other important business sectors, and these IT costs continue to rise every year. As a result, non-profits have limited resources left over to innovate in areas like marketing and product development.
Non-profits are experiencing increasing competition and pressure for transparency from all sides. NPOs are constantly competing to gain funding and backing from sponsors. Consumers and donors are becoming more mobile-oriented, and NPOs feel the pressure to keep up with the latest technology trends so they do not miss out on potential donations.
With increasing compliance requirements surrounding privacy and protection of donor information, security should be a top priority for non-profits. On-premises IT solutions offer limited security options, and the system can be jeopardized due to a natural disaster or hacking incident. Small and growing non-profits can be placed at risk of losing sensitive information during their most critical growth period.
Since members and donors of non-profits usually do not work in the same location, it is important for organizations to establish ways to collaborate across multiple locations. Traditional IT systems often require manual software updates, which can make it difficult for all members to stay up-to-speed with the latest applications and software. Donors today also expect to be able to access their profiles and user portals from their own devices whenever they want.
The cloud allows you to have constant communication with your donors through online customer portal applications. Donors can keep track of their accounts and access important documents whenever they want. Great customer service will help bring more donations into your organization and give you a transparent advantage over the competition.
Data is the one of the most valuable assets to a non-profit organization. CloudNon-Profit lets your organization run large amounts of data through analytics applications securely and efficiently on our web-based platform and get results in real-time. With the cloud, you can run analytics on donor history, examine program results, and much more.
With the cloud, non-profits can dramatically reduce their total costs by eliminating hardware costs and reducing software and IT costs. RapidScale’s cloud technology does not get viruses, slow down over time, or require IT upkeep maintenance. RapidScale’s pay-as-you-go model lets you scale your services up or down as needed. Your costs will reflect only the services you need to keep your business up and running.
Having a solid mobile-friendly approach will make your organization more attractive to potential donors and volunteers. Your donors and members will be able to access their databases/portals from their own devices as opposed to installing a software. Your members will also be able collaborate in real-time no matter where they are, providing constant management insight.
CloudApps simplifies application purchasing and license management for your business. RapidScale offers some of the most commonly used business apps, and also allows you to integrate your existing applications into the cloud. We can support 97% of business applications on the market, including:
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Dynamics
- DonorPerfect Fundraising Software
RapidScale offers the highest quality protection for your data and information in our secure, redundant and geographically-diverse data centers. With our SAS70, SSAE 16 Tier 3 data centers, your sensitive information will remain safe and secure at all times. All of RapidScale’s data centers feature on-premises security guards, an exterior security system, biometric security systems including palm scanners, and constant digital surveillance and recording. Our data centers are engineered to the highest of standards in order to assure your business is running 24x7x365. RapidScale’s certified network experts are trained to the highest industry standards and are available around-the-clock, insuring you always have someone to turn to with questions or concerns.
Nonprofits deal with a lot of obstacles. Recently, they have faced increased pressure, oversight, a public demand for transparency, major competition for funding and accountability for success and outcomes. Compared to other organizations, nonprofits have never truly been on an even playing field. Because of the obvious limitations they face, nonprofits could certainly use advanced technology tools, and the cloud can help provide those.
According to Nonprofit Technology Network1’s survey, over 90% of respondents use some kind of cloud-based software, and 80% use more than one cloud solution for non-critical applications. But the benefits of cloud computing technology can expand beyond that.
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