How can you increase your impact?
Instead of viewing things like resource constraints, disruption, and the demand for higher levels of security as limiting, nonprofits should view these challenges as an opportunity to be creative. These challenges are not unique to the nonprofit sector. Private sector organizations have long faced enormous pressure from their boards, their investors, and their competitors to do more with less. Many have changed the way they work by adopting innovative new technologies to transform their businesses. The growing impact of this digital transformation in the private sector is astounding. Is your nonprofit embracing a digital transformation?
How can your nonprofit thrive?
Your nonprofit can thrive in the digital-first world by lessons from the digital transformation of leading private sector companies. One key learning: companies can accelerate digital transformation by focusing on what they do best and leveraging the advanced-technology service offerings now widely available. By building on flexible, robust technology service platforms, companies have freed themselves from building and maintaining expensive infrastructure that requires significant levels of personnel and expertise.
For example, when you move to the cloud, your organization can reduce capital expenditures on hardware rapidly becoming obsolete and make staff available to increase impact through higher levels of productivity and innovation. You can access a broad partner ecosystem that can aid in implementation, technical support, and the development of cloud applications.
Implement a Modern Workplace strategy
Modern workplaces are flexible, employee-centric organizations that innovate with agility, using transparent information that employees can access anytime, anywhere. Personalized, decentralized-yet connected-workplaces where employees are continuously learning, collaborating in teams, working securely across any device, and contributing creatively with their best work will transform the nonprofits of tomorrow. Such an environment helps organizations attract talent, increase productivity and employee satisfaction, decrease employee attrition, and enhance innovation agility while minimizing spend. Implementing a Modern Workplace strategy is the most effective way of increasing your productivity.
Begin at the beginning
Starting your journey to a Modern Workplace requires aligning the organization’s people, processes, and technology around the common goal of fostering seamless interaction. Asking five key questions can help your organizations define its path to transformation:
- How do we unlock creativity and innovation in employees to bring out the best in everyone in the organization?
- How do we bring everyone together across a variety of backgrounds, demographics, functional roles, and skills to accelerate change?
- How do we use technology to promote diversity and increase talent retention?
- How do we drive a digital culture shift?
- How do we gain more return on current productivity investments?
Modern Workplace technology
The good news is the Modern Workplace technology is readily available for nonprofit organizations. We recommend Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure, which provide nonprofits with universal collaboration toolkit that gives employees flexibility, mobility and ownership in how they work together to support cross-organizational teamwork.
Designing, implementing and supporting Modern Workplace technology is what FSi Strategies specializes in. We’ve helped hundreds of nonprofits implement Modern Workplace strategies in support of their missions. We invite you to discover how together, we can leverage mobility, collaboration and security to create efficiencies that streamline your organization and achieve your mission.
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