Nonprofits struggle with a variety of challenges, and one that is universal is maximizing the use of existing resources. Nonprofits must ensure that each dollar spent goes the furthest possible to achieve their mission.
To accomplish this goal, many nonprofits are working with managed service providers. Using MSPs, they can capture greater impact from their existing resources as technology runs with greater efficiency and impact.
Here are a few ways that MSPs can assist with saving money.
Fixed monthly cost. As your nonprofit grows, so do the demands on your internal IT staff. And despite their hard work, they may feel overwhelmed with all the tasks. Yet hiring additional staff simply isn’t in the budget. Using a managed service provider allows you to access additional resources when you need them, helping your internal team to work more effectively without the output of hiring new employees.
Safeguarding against downtime. Downtime is paralyzing to an organization with far-reaching impacts. It not only slows productivity to a halt, but also makes it difficult to help those you set out to serve. In contrast, MSPs monitor your system around the clock, ensuring the risk for downtime is minimal, and if it does occur, that the effects are minimal, too.
Proactive solutions. At times, your nonprofit may need to purchase new solutions. For example, you might need to purchase educational software that addresses a specific need, but aren’t sure where to start. A partnership with an MSP can help you identify the best solution for your company, but can also help you deploy the solution in your nonprofit.
Ability to scale up and down with ease. At times, your nonprofit may grow, and as it does, you may need more resources. Partnering with an MSP allows you to adjust your IT resources up or down based on your needs.