Reducing Operational Expenses
I got my professional start in the nonprofit world, facing the special challenges only known to those working within an organization totally dedicated to making a difference in their community.
As a result, I understand the inherent dissonance behind resolving to help a nonprofit save money, and sending them invoices that must be allocated toward administrative expenses. I resolve this by ensuring that everything I do reduces administrative overhead and/or improves at least one revenue stream.
The bottom line is, I couldn’t live with myself if I simply gallivanted around from good cause to good cause sucking money out of hard-earned budgets for no good reason… so I do my best to keep expenses to the bare minimum, starting with a 50% discount off of my usual rate for registered 501(c)3 nonprofits.
Sharing Nonprofit-friendly Solutions
One way I can help is by searching for nonprofit-friendly vendors for whatever technological solutions my clients are looking for. I have years of experience finding the best bang for organizations’ bucks when it comes to digital goods and services. This is important because far too many online service providers cater to people with too little time on their hands to really research their options and find cheaper, better alternatives. It’s also important because many vendors will offer significant discounts or even donations of their product to qualified nonprofits if you ask.
Examples: Techsoup is the first place I look for software. You can also potentially receive thousands of dollars worth of in-kind donations from Google every month.