Brittany Fisher of financiallywell.info
Running a nonprofit takes a great deal of effort and dedication. Often, we can find ourselves running on an endless treadmill of work with little time to take a step back and reflect on what we’re doing. While it's hard to slow down when there's always more to be done, taking some time out once in a while makes perfect sense. There are many great apps that you can use to organize your essential tasks, manage your time, and keep track of your business. Here are a few recommendations, courtesy of the Italian American One Voice Coalition.
In addition to other must-have technology for small business like project and inventory management software, accounting software is vital to any venture nowadays, and you have many options to choose from. Your best bet is using accounting software for your nonprofit that’s specifically designed for that industry. Also, look for tools that allow you to create and send invoices, track expenses and time, and see your business's financial trends. Reducing how much time you spend on bookkeeping and finances each month will allow you to focus on the more essential aspects of your business.
Accept payments with your smartphone, anywhere. FounderJar explains that Square is a popular mobile payment processing service that makes it easy to accept credit cards and debit cards securely on the go. It also offers real-time analytics for sales, marketing, and invoicing.
Keep projects organized by creating boards on Trello. Use the app to create separate boards for different tasks or one board with many projects. It allows you to complete tasks on any card and assign them to specific staff members. You can also attach documents, images, checklists, and comments to cards.
Are you tired of spending time on email? Get a team together on Slack. It's a messaging app used to make your company's communications more efficient. Slack allows for fast, accessible communication among group members, no matter where they are.
Teambuilding.com notes that you can track how long you spend on different tasks with time tracking software. Many solutions offer an intuitive app that lets you create other jobs, assign them to employees, and track how much time they spend on each task. Look for something that works across all devices, making it easy to keep track of your time on different assignments.
One way to make sure you always have your information with you is by using Dropbox. With this cloud storage service, you can store and access all your documents, photos, videos, and other files from anywhere. It makes it easy to share your information with other people. The app also offers a scanning tool that lets you quickly create PDF versions of any document on your phone.
Running a nonprofit means confronting all sorts of challenges. Luckily, apps like Adobe, Slack, Square, Trello, and Dropbox can help you run your business more effectively, so you can take some quality time away from work.
The Italian American One Voice Coalition is a nationwide network of activists that combat discrimination and negative stereotyping through education about Italian American heritage and culture. If you’d like to join us, we offer memberships to individuals for $60 per year and to organizations for $100 per year. You can also make a donation to help us with our mission. No amount is too small, and we are grateful for one-time or recurring donations. To learn more, visit our website or give us a call at 844-862-8623!