Four Reasons to Choose Online Software Reason #2: Staff and Volunteer Flexibility (Part 2 of 4)
Foundation administrative staff and offices are organized in a myriad of ways. Foundations often have a blend of full and part-time employees and unpaid volunteers. Office locations are sometimes tucked within for-profit organizations, have multiple office locations in the geographic locations they serve, or operate remotely out of spare bedrooms and coffee shops.
However, no matter how the foundation's administration is set up, many of them have one thing in common: the need for flexibility. Installed software can be counterintuitive to this need. Information is often difficult to access because it resides in one office and sometimes on just one computer. This can be a problem when staff members need access to the same information, even if they are in remote offices or traveling. If your foundation's installed software has these challenges, there is another option:
Online software provides immense flexibility with access to information anytime and anywhere there is internet connection.
Online software may be right for you if your foundation has the need to:
- Work remotely, with or without internet connection.
- Access information at multiple locations or during non-business hours.
- Set up special access and security for on and off-site volunteers.
- Automate upgrades, back-ups and maintenance.
The flexibility online software provides to your foundation is compelling, but is it right for you? Read this tip sheet:
Is Online Software is Right for Your Foundation? 10 Essential Questions.