Five Reasons Nonprofits Partner with Advisicon

At Advisicon, we partner with nonprofits to lift up the people who make a difference in our communities every day. We are invested in the success of your nonprofit and here to support you through all stages of growth so you can accomplish your organization’s mission! For over 25 years, we’ve successfully helped customers and nonprofits learn, scale & grow with a mix of technology and methodology support.

The NonProfit Times recently reported a new study on 2021 nonprofit technology trends showing:

  • About 35 percent said they lacked process automation and organization efficiency
  • Over 30 percent listed inefficiencies and delays due to multiple, disparate systems
  • Over 30 percent reported manual, time-consuming reporting
  • Just under 30 percent lack real-time visibility into key metrics and performance indicators
  • Approximately 25 percent noted an inability to measure outcome metrics

These are all areas Advisicon provides guidance and support to nonprofits. We want to help you spend more time helping others. While there are many reasons that nonprofits choose to partner us I’d like to cover the top five reasons.

#1 – Relationship

When you become our client, we genuinely care about you and your organization. Our goal is to provide honest guidance and suggestions that will make a difference in your daily work. We discuss all the options and then give you our expert opinion.

We listen to your pain points, ask questions, find out what you have tried in the past and how well it worked. Our experts provide recommendations based on your specific situation.

We are not afraid to be honest with you. When you partner with Advisicon we believe you are looking for the best solution to your problem. We consider the cost and your needs. Just because something has a lot of bells and whistles doesn’t mean it’s the right solution for you.

We admit when the challenge you are experiencing is not our specialty (we probably know someone who can help.) But when it comes to training, dashboards and workflows, technology consulting, and project management, we are most definitely experts.

We are not a one-size or one-price fits all type of organization. We take your budget into consideration and do our best to come up with a solution within that range. Not all organizations need the same type of help.

#2 – Training

We train organizations to be more efficient with their tools, technology, and business productivity. We empower leaders to apply project and portfolio management techniques—leading to greater impact.

Advisicon is a Microsoft Gold Partner and Certified Training Organization. We provide custom training based on your organization’s individual needs. For example, many organizations needed help learning how to use MS Teams and share files during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the majority of staff working remotely.

Other organizations need MS Project training to learn more about getting visibility on workload demand, forecasting and managing resource capacity and cost modeling, building automation processes, and creating dashboards and powerful visuals.

Our Nonprofit Tech Training series features many great topics, and we provide this monthly training free of charge. Sessions run September – May and cover Teams, Lists, Outlook, Planner, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. We would love to have you join us. You can learn more and register here.

 #3 – Dashboards and Workflows

Advisicon has a product and software development team ready to help create custom solutions and automate workflows. Board members love the simplicity, executive leadership loves the details, and supporters love the transparency!

We work with organizations to determine what you need to have visibility to on a daily, weekly, monthly basis and create a dashboard to view the important things all in one place. The dashboard updates automatically, and you don’t have to wonder or track someone down to ask for an update.

Workflows save so much time. How often have you said, ‘I wish I didn’t have to do this all the time?’ We can create an automated workflow so you can focus more time on your mission and on the people that really matter.

#4 – IT and Technical Services

“IT” is a big idea captured in two letters. Services range from one-time consultancy to ongoing monthly support & everything in between. One size doesn’t fit all, which is why we customize our solutions to you.

With all that you have to worry about, tech support and solutions shouldn’t be a burden. Newer technologies bring additional capabilities along with additional security problems. Advisicon has experts ready to offer solutions for your critical security, administration, and IT needs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more remote workers, and most are working from home on an unsecured network. This makes it easier for hackers to get information. Advisicon provides security threat assessments and recommendations to keep your clients, donors, and constituent database safe.

Microsoft 365 applications all work together to help you be more productive in your daily work. We deliver M365 implementation consulting services to our clients. This could include deployment, migration, installation, administration, troubleshooting, and training.

Advisicon is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, and we know how to navigate the nonprofit software discounts. This generally saves a nonprofit organization between 60%-75% off the retail cost.

#5 – Consulting

We are a consulting organization and love to solve problems! We offer consulting and coaching on all the above topics ranging from IT, strategic planning, resource optimization, and leadership. We’ll tailor it to your specific needs!

Do you have your five-year plan and now need to implement the plan? We can help; the strategy does not end with the strategic plan. Implementing the plan, identifying resource and time constraints, and tracking completion – that’s what we specialize in as project management leaders.

Are you concerned about your organization’s IT security or do you want to talk about migrating to Microsoft 365 and what that would look like for your organization? Or are you interested in Microsoft Business Voice, Microsoft Project, or Dynamics 365? We help go through the options and put your mind at ease that it is possible, and the process won’t be as bad as you think.

Change is not always easy, but once you get to the other side it’s all worth it. You will be able to help more people and increase your impact because of the time you saved by learning a new tool or creating a workflow or dashboard.

Let’s Connect

If these reasons resonate with you and the need of your organization, we want to help! Get a one-hour free consultation to connect and discuss your needs, concerns, pain points, and how technology can help you meet the needs of others. Give us a call or fill out this form to get started.