Don’t Let Budgetary Constraints Limit Your Non-Profit’s Growth Potential 

One thing holds true for organizations of all types and sizes: at the end of the day, any plans for growth have to be reconciled with budgetary limitations. For non-profit organizations, however, budgetary constraints can be especially challenging.

 

As a non-profit organization, it’s not always easy to follow your mission statement, meet your annual goals, and stay within budget all at the same time. In fact, many non-profit organizations find themselves using old, outdated technology due to budgetary issues. While it’s possible to make do with old tech, there’s no question that out of date technology can place severe limitations on an organization’s ability to grow.

 

There’s good news for non-profits, though: with a creative solution crafted by the right technology partner, it’s possible to achieve a digital transformation on a budget.

Working with the Carter Center to Achieve a Digital Transformation

As a global organization, the Carter Center works to alleviate human suffering and advocate for human rights worldwide. One thing that sets the Carter Center apart is their focus on data-driven research and analysis along with measurable, quantifiable results.

 

This analytical approach to human rights advocacy means that having the right technology in place is essential. Unfortunately, the Carter Center found themselves using old, outdated technology. This made it difficult to generate meaningful reports from available data.

 

By partnering with Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact (TSI) division along with NetHope, an organization which connects tech innovators with non-profit organizations, the Carter Center was able to achieve a digital transformation.

 

AKA Enterprise Solutions and the Carter Center

The Carter Center came to NetHope with a “Dream”: a set of goals that they wanted to reach with the right tech partner. NetHope and Microsoft’s TSI division worked together to find the right tech partner for the Carter Center, ultimately choosing AKA Enterprise Solutions.

AKA has years of experience working with non-profit organizations. Our ERP solutions for non-profits have helped numerous non-profits to:

 

  • Generate better reports and improve decision making
  • Develop more efficient workflows
  • Make more efficient and cost-effective purchasing decisions
  • Manage finances with a single, centralized application
  • Improve cross-functional collaboration
  • Create better fiscal reports
  • Meet compliance
  • Prevent fraud

 

Developing a Roadmap for the Carter Center

AKA and the Carter Center initially came together for a two-day “Dream Workshop.” This gave us a chance to collaborate with Carter Center employees to develop a detailed, comprehensive plan to achieve their goals.

 

As part of the process, AKA and NetHope worked together to create a “Dream Book” for the Carter Center. This roadmap includes:

 

  • Details of the key stakeholders, along with a “journey map” going forward
  • A description of the challenges and opportunities presented
  • Potential solutions that overcome these challenges and take advantage of relevant opportunities
  • A value proposition, next steps, and a timeline for project completion

 

Creative ERP Solutions that Defy Budgetary Constraints 

In partnering with AKA, the Carter Center was open to thinking outside the box. By taking a creative approach informed by years of experience working with non-profits, AKA has been able to help the Carter Center achieve their tech goals -- all while working within budgetary constraints.

 

Want to find out more about how AKA Enterprise Solutions helped the Carter Center achieve a digital transformation?

 

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If you’re a non-profit organization struggling with old, out of date technology, AKA Enterprise Solutions can help. Our creative Dynamics 365 ERP solutions for non-profits are tailored to the unique needs of non-profits, and our knowledge and experience mean that we can help you achieve your goals despite budgetary limitations. To learn more about how AKA can help your organization, contact us now.

 


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