Software Advice recently featured some of my feedback in their article, “Nonprofit Best Practices: How to Improve Your Organization With Software“.
The author of the article, Andrew Friedenthal, Content Analyst at Software Advice sent over some commentary on the article, which I’ve copied below.
The goal of this article was to discuss general ways in which nonprofit organizations can improve their business through software, and how that will then have an impact upon their best practices. In order to cover this issue, though, I needed to know more about the specific ways that nonprofits actually utilize software, and which software programs are most useful for them.
To that end, Asaf Darash at Regpacks was the perfect person to talk to. His expertise in nonprofit software guided me towards the key features that nonprofits actually need and use—information storage and access, payment management, email communication and, most importantly, automation of manual processes. This revelation proved to be a key argument of the article, and allowed me to give our readers direct, actionable advice based on Asaf’s thoughtful answers to my questions.
The post is a great resource for nonprofit professionals looking for some best practices when it comes adapting to new software. Software is a great tool to automate processes and save you time and money. However ramping up to the new technology can seem overwhelming, and ensuring you are using the best software for your needs is daunting.
Andrew’s article found that the biggest steps to follow as a nonprofit professional using new job-related software include:
- Focus on the tools that matter.
- Automate manual processes.
- Integration of Your Software Systems
- Develop a High-Level Tech Strategy
Ensuring you choose a nonprofit software that fits your needs means identifying what your needs are BEFORE you start shopping for a new system.
This eBook is a great guide to facilitating that process.
And make sure you don’t make these common mistakes when looking for a nonprofit software.