In the past we’ve discussed the many benefits of nonprofit software solutions and how they can help you in your day-to-day functions. For example, the correct software package can help make data easier to get to, utilize and learn from, affecting strategy and funding. This helps contribute to a more positive workflow. But nonprofit software solutions can also bring about positive change in another way- the people in the organization itself.
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”
Perhaps nowhere does this old saying apply better than it does to nonprofit work. The love, charity and care that goes into this field requires a special kind of person. Working in a nonprofit organization is not about the money. It's about the knowledge that, at the end of the day, you have helped someone or contributed to some greater good.
Special dedication comes with a special, yet simple need
Nonprofit work is a unique and special career, and with it comes a unique set of workplace well-being factors. What is most interesting about nonprofit is, unlike most any other profession, the most important aspect to keep people in this profession happiest is the simplest- let them do their job. People throughout an organization feel best when providing care and help for those who need it or by contributing to making society better. Allowing barriers to come between them and the mission is the surest way towards workplace problems that can infest the entire organization.
One way a good organization can go bad
Everyone knows the more time spent face-to-face, with both the clients and fellow professionals in the office, the more effective you are in accomplishing your mission. Yet the single biggest way to prevent a caseworker from actual time with clients is the paperwork involved. Case reports, meeting notes, forms, forms and more forms. Then there are all the rules, procedures and government regulations. It’s enough to make even your most compassionate people disheartened. Nonprofit software solutions give back that precious and needed time by streamlining all the mundane, tedious – and yes, boring - office work that inhibits your mission focus.
Making more time makes for more happy people
Nonprofit software solutions help give back valuable time where it should be, with clients and patients. It also provides for more face-time with each other in the office. This results in more creative ideation, strategy sharing and healthier professional relationships. Plus, it makes employees feel more involved while enforcing and maintaining a stronger and more complete mission focus.
Doing nonprofit work isn’t about making a ton of money and it’s certainly not about sitting behind a desk pushing paper. It’s a career of commitment and compassion; Its mission is to provide care and help for those who need it most. By incorporating the right nonprofit software solutions into your organization, you free your people to do more of what they’ve chosen to dedicate their life to. That means better morale and happier people.
Summing up, it’s worth repeating what was said in a previous post: nonprofit software solutions help you manage relationships that keep your great people happy, your good people great. They can also expose deficiencies in the agency, giving you the opportunity to improve things you might not have even known need it. Learn how FAMCare’s nonprofit software solutions can help your organization be happier and more efficient. We would love to help you create a happier workplace and achieve your mission.