Managing a nonprofit organization can keep you busy, leaving little free time to solve technology issues that inevitably come up. At the same time, staying current with technology is an important part of running your business, as you rely on devices such as phones and computers to help with outreach, organization, and processing.
Fortunately, you can get the IT help you need, by outsourcing your technology needs to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). Here’s how you can benefit from using an MSP:
As the owner of a nonprofit, you may need help with software updates, and everything from email issues to internet outages. But hiring a few in-house IT members may not be enough for the solutions you’re needing. That’s where outsourcing to an MSP comes in.
Allowing a highly trained team to handle all IT needs ensures that you benefit from current technology without spending the money it takes to recruit and onboard in-house IT professionals. It’s more cost effective to outsource your IT needs to professionals who can provide services as needed, including cybersecurity training for your volunteers as necessary.
Outsourcing a licensed IT specialist also gives you access to discounts for software like Microsoft and Techsoup which is made specifically for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits have saved 70% on software, and can receive some applications for free through Techsoup when working through a managed service provider.
While running a nonprofit, your time is best spent organizing, and keeping the mission of your nonprofit towards helping others effectively. This is best done with the right technological help to increase your influence and reach, and when taken care of by the right team, your IT needs will not only be met, but it will help bolster your efficiency.
Letting professionals take over your IT needs will free up your time exponentially; this way, you can focus on your mission instead of solving IT failures.
Access to Expert Help
Even if you finally have some downtime and don’t mind spending it trying to fix IT issues in the office, do you really want to risk it? After all, unless you’re great with technology, there’s a chance that you’ll make the problem worse, which can have some expensive consequences for your organization.
Not being able to access your email for even one day can lead to lost sales, or delayed communication. It’s advisable to leave the IT issues to the experts who you can count on to solve your problems quickly. When you outsource to an MSP, you can simply alert the team that your email isn’t working, or your printer isn’t printing—and you’ll typically have it addressed within hours.
Plus, when you have an MSP team at your disposal, you can be proactive rather than reactive. So instead of waiting until a computer stops working, you reduce the chances of that breakdown happening in the first place by hiring a team that can keep the software up-to-date. Outsourcing cybersecurity training also ensures your employees can detect and avoid scams and cyberattacks that would put your company at risk.
Now that you know the advantages of outsourcing your IT needs to an MSP, contact JNT Tek today about managed IT and consulting to learn more about how we can help. From on-site tech support to cybersecurity training, we offer services that will benefit your nonprofit organization.
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