Nonprofit organizations today face difficult challenges. Worldwide economic conditions indicate a decline in government support as demands for their services increase. This forces nonprofits to target donors more effectively and keep back-office expenses down through IT to drive innovation and realize lasting programmatic efficiency.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, recently selected Accenture to develop a comprehensive technology plan that will help the company reach those goals. Out & Equal Workplace is an organization committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Accenture (News - Alert) develops foundational strategies and operational road maps for non-profits with its experience in building strong alliances and managing successful mergers. The company stated that it shares nonprofits' commitment to service. According to Accenture, the company has the expertise to assist non profits in bridging the gap between their aspirations and their ability to execute with long-term performance.
“Technology is playing an ever-more important role for nonprofits seeking to expand their reach to new audiences, better serve constituents and operate cost effectively within tight budget constraints,” said Elaine Turville, who leads Accenture’s nonprofit practice. “Out & Equal is well motivated to take a more strategic approach to IT, and Accenture will leverage our deep experience with nonprofits and in IT strategy to help the organization determine the best way forward.”
TMC’s (News - Alert) Michael Dinan reported in 2009 that in spite of a projected year-over-year decrease in the rate of new high-speed Internet subscribers that year, about 97 percent of consumers said they’re unwilling to stop using the Web from home. Statistics came from an international technology consulting firm’s new survey. The slump was due to the economic crisis, which has raised unemployment while slowing new housing.
Edited by Braden Becker