In recent years, Foundations, Impact Funds, and Nonprofits have demonstrated a big concern on acquiring the right technology to solve their impact data management challenges. Platforms like Salesforce and Software as a Service (SaaS) technology have been expanding their capabilities for financial and impact data collection.
However, to make sense of all the collected data and use it for strategic decisions, it is necessary to aggregate it first.
In this article we will delve into the three clear signs that your orgnization needs data aggregation software to obtain valuable inisights.
There are many challenges related to the program data collection process, especially in the case of a Foundation, Network or Impact Fund that requires data from many organizations at the same time. Whether they are collecting social impact or financial data, the complexity of this process often results in spending more time and resources than originally planned.
In this article, we will describe how these data collection challenges can be solved through the use of Software as a Service - SaaS technology for social good.
In the last few years, mission-driven organizations have been adapting technology to streamline their core processes, such as grant management, donor management, and community engagement. Cloud-based platforms like Salesforce, NetSuite, and Microsoft, are playing a key role in this area but they seem to be lacking crucial components to understand beneficiary and impact data. The current technology for social good is not yet able to streamline beneficiary and program data aggregation when collected from different sources or locations. Also the understanding of the true impact at the beneficiary level is still very poor.
In this article, we identify five major cloud technology innovations that can be leveraged to impove beneficiary outcomes.
Salesforce.org has become the leader in providing a flexible platform for mission-driven organizations to build their own data architecture to manage operations, accounting, donations, and beneficiary data. But this flexibility has its limitations when it comes to customizing it for very specific needs.
Any Nonprofit or Foundation using Salesforce knows that onboardng non tech-savvy teams to this platform can get fairly complicated. From the get-go, if the tool is percieved by the team to complicate operations rather than facilitate them, it grows increasingly difficult to improve team motivation for investing in unleashing the full potential of that too. While Salesforce is one the most robust cloud-based platforms, user experience with a native APEX page is fairly complex.
Like a business, nonprofits can also use Salesforce to streamline workflows, benefitting both internal and external stakeholders alike. Nonprofits effectively using Salesforce manage donation cycles, analyze fundraising campaigns, generate detailed reporting, and any number of other processes.
While the options the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) provides are plenty, there is a vibrant pool of integration tools that can help nonprofits get even more out of Salesforce. And in doing so, they are better positioned to overcome common industry challenges and to deliver more effectively on their mission.
Impact management for all mission-driven organizations.