Washington, D.C., June 14, 2016 Leading international nonprofit, NetHope, has just released the Back-office IT Guide to help NGOs in incorporating technology and information and communication technology (ICT) services into their processes and decision-making.
Intended for decision-makers and operations managers at small- to medium-sized humanitarian, development and relief organizations, the Back-office IT Guide offers insight into how to set the foundation to more deeply integrate technology into an organization’s approach and operations. It provides an overview of the role IT plays across core functional areas and leverages and adapts learnings from large NGOs and private sector companies.
“Whether you’re an IT staff of one or 101, the Back-office IT Guide offers a wealth of information and best practices from some of the sharpest and most innovative ICT minds in the non-profit world,” said NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman.
Undoubtedly, the opportunities for technology at NGOs have never been greater. Businesses are harnessing systems and information to increase productivity, make data-driven decisions, and run leaner operations. Greater sophistication in technology management means that organizations can take advantage of new trends such as cloud infrastructure, and deliver in minutes what once took significant capital investment and months of work. The mandate for NGOs is clear.
In this atmosphere of ever more accessible technology and expectations for what ICT can deliver, what are the best ways to capitalize on these opportunities?
With help from the Back-office IT guide, NGOs will learn how to build a strategy for, manage, and implement back-office ICT systems and services to match their organizational needs. The resource outlines best practices for initiation, planning, implementation, ongoing maintenance of IT systems and incorporating future innovations, and will be incredibly useful to those looking for guidance on how to best introduce and use technology in their operations as a means to improve the efficiency, quality and the desired impact of their missions.
The complete guide can be downloaded from the NetHope Solutions Center.
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope’s nonprofit members, foundations, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 49 international NGOs working on some of the world’s toughest challenges including poverty and hunger, refugee displacement, human trafficking, gender inequality, and environmental protection.