Too often, only a handful of people at nonprofits know how to run their legacy systems. And that can create problems when those people leave—no small concern when 78% of nonprofits are trying to fill staff vacancies, according to FORVIS. When they don’t invest in a modern enterprise management platform, nonprofits may be saving financial resources in the short term, but only by placing an extra burden on their human resources in the near and long term. According to the Salesforce survey, digitally mature nonprofits are 3.5 times more likely to have highly motivated employees and 1.3 times more likely to report lower levels of employee burnout.
How Nonprofits Can Turbocharge Digital Maturity
Many nonprofits are realizing that yesterday’s enterprise tech cannot meet today’s operational needs. Still, for nonprofits with finite resources, the very idea of digital transformation can seem overwhelming. Nonprofit leaders might feel they don’t know where or how even to begin. They might hear the term “digital transformation” and assume such an endeavor would take time and resources they cannot spare. They might assume they have to add staffers to their small, overburdened IT teams or bring on consultants to implement years-long deployments and then manage the new systems.
It’s time to rethink those assumptions. Even for nonprofits long accustomed to doing more with less, digital transformation can be accessible and achievable. Nonprofits now can modernize and optimize their digital backbone with Workday Launch Express, which enables organizations to deploy Workday’s full enterprise management cloud platform faster and easier.
Nonprofits don’t have to devote their own limited resources to building a solution—or hire more employees and consultants to do so. Instead, with Workday Launch Express, organizations get a best-in-class, out-of-the-box platform with human capital management and financial management, a preconfigured solution based on successful past deployments.
Enterprise Management Cloud Bolsters Agility
Rather than spending precious months or, worse, years designing a solution before it’s even launched, nonprofits can go live with the full platform in just 20 weeks. They can achieve this by taking an agile approach that enables them to deploy and fine-tune the solution as quickly as possible—without having to recruit and hire a large IT team. Along the way, nonprofit employees gain in-demand skills working with leading-edge enterprise technology, bolstering retention and satisfaction.