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  • Sameer Pise

IS YOUR NON-PROFIT LACKING TECHNOLOGY EXPERT? LOW CODE CAN SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS

Learn how low-code applications can help non-profits expand their

software’s efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of their work.


Non-profits are crucial in addressing social, economic, and environmental issues. But,

despite their critical role, many non-profit organizations struggle to effectively manage

their operations due to a lack of technical and technological expertise. Software

development and management can be a significant hurdle for those organizations

without access to a dedicated IT staff.


Common Problems from Lack of Technical Software Skills

Difficulty in implementing automation: Without adequate technical expertise, charity

organizations may have difficulty implementing automation solutions, as they may not

have the knowledge or skills to design, configure, and test their automation systems.

Difficulty in maintaining automation: Once automation solutions are implemented,

maintaining and updating them may be difficult, as charity organizations and non-profits

may not have the resources or skills to troubleshoot problems, fix bugs or implement

new features.


Limited scalability: Without adequate technical expertise, charity organizations may be

limited in their ability to scale their automation solutions, as they may not have the

knowledge or skills needed to optimize performance or add new capabilities.

Difficulty in integrating with existing systems: Integrating their automation solutions with

their existing systems, such as CRM, ERP, and accounting systems, could be a

challenge if non-profits do not have the technical expertise to implement connectors and

integrations.


Limited data management: Non-profits may have difficulty in managing their data

effectively, as they may not have the knowledge or skills to ensure data quality, security,

and compliance.


Limited performance monitoring: Charity organizations and non-profits may not have the

knowledge or skills to analyze logs, metrics, or other performance data, making it

difficult to monitor the performance of their automation solutions.


Solution Alert: Low-Code Platforms to the Rescue

Low-Code/No-Code (LCNC) platforms offer a solution to all these challenges. They

enable non-profits to develop, manage, and expand their software applications to meet

their current and future needs. Here is a deeper understanding of the ways that LCNC

can help overcome the skills gap.


Low-code platforms can help non-profits to overcome the challenges of lack of technical

expertise in several ways:


1. Easy to use interfaces: Low-code platforms typically have simple, drag-and-drop

interfaces and visual development tools that make it easy for users to create and

maintain automation solutions, even with limited technical knowledge.

2. Pre-built solutions and templates: Low-code platforms often offer pre-built

solutions and templates for common use cases that can help organizations get

started quickly and scale up. This can save time and costs and minimize the

need for coding and technical expertise.

3. Minimal technical expertise: The ease of use of low-code platforms can help non-

profits automate their processes without hiring specialized staff or consultants.

4. Scalable and flexible: Low-code platforms can scale and adapt to the changing

needs of charity organizations and non-profits, allowing them to grow and evolve

their automation solutions over time without needing a large IT team.

5. Built-in data management: Low-code platforms can provide built-in data

management features, such as data validation, data encryption, data backup and

recovery, data integration and data connectors helping ensure data quality,

security, and compliance, even if organizations don’t have technical expertise.

6. Built-in monitoring and analytics: Low-code platforms often come with built-in

monitoring and analytics features, which can help non-profits track and analyze

performance data easily.

7. Technical support and community: Low-code platforms often provide a

community and technical support to help users troubleshoot and optimize their

automation solutions and address any issues they encounter.


As you can see, lacking technical expertise and technology skills can make it difficult for

non-profits to implement, maintain, and scale automation solutions, integrate with

existing systems, manage, analyze data, and monitor performance.

To overcome this challenge, charity organizations can invest in low-code platforms with

drag-and-drop interfaces requiring minimal coding and negligible technical support from

external consultants or IT service providers.


Does this pique your interest in knowing more about low-code platforms? I am happy to

chat and share my expertise in how low-code platforms can help you and your

organization.


You can also read my other articles here.

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