Why Should Associations Invest In Technology?

Information technology has revolutionized the global society, with a significant increase in productivity and efficiency. It offers benefits such as automation of processes, streamlining of work and better organization of information. However, the non-profit sector seems to be rather slow in catching up to IT, in comparison with other sectors.

Due to both internal and external pressure for directing maximum funding to their program work, non-profit associations generally tend to underinvest in technology. This decision to repeatedly under budget for technology and staff training prevents non-profit associations from reaching their full potential.

A survey by Fairfield County Community Foundation found that 22% of non-profit associations have no budget for information technology. The few non-profit associations who have appropriate software do not have a proper budget for training staff on how to make the most of the software. Many such associations and societies miss out on the efficiency of IT systems mostly because of this lack of funding for technology.

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