3) “Technology works better for larger organizations.”
Though many large organizations leverage computer technology to accomplish their missions, smaller organizations can benefit just as much from these capabilities. A small staff can use technology to free themselves from cumbersome administrative details.
4) “Computers and Automation cost money that we don’t have.”
Computer hardware costs much less than in the past. With online services and cloud computing, an organization can bring automation technology to all workers, on any device, anywhere. Lost time, inefficiency in operations, and the lack of information to make decisions deplete an organization’s resources more than an initial investment in technology.
Beefing up your Technology
Olive provides various tools to revatalize your mission using technology, such as:
Websites and Web-Apps
Most organizations have one or two charismatic leaders who can tell the story of your mission with passion. Your website needs to accomplish the same challenge, except with millions of viewers. Websites can deliver your message all over the planet at the same time. They can replace newsletters sent by postal mail, challenge volunteer involvement, and solicit funding.
Web apps can help people engage with your organization’s services more easily and help donors give and interact more efficiently with your organization.
Off Site Reporting Systems
A template listing necessary information on a mobile device can transmit the status reports immediately to servers for processing. Field Inspectors no longer need to return to the office to submit data for reports.