In September 2022, Bonterra, the parent company of many nonprofit-specific technology solutions, including EveryAction and Network for Good, announced that it is sunsetting its Salsa products in early 2024.
Here are some basics that you should know if you’re a current Salsa client:
The nonprofit technology landscape is shifting. Stay ahead of the curve in 2023.
As with any technology change, now is a great time to evaluate your technology and processes. Here are three big areas to think about:
Moving to new software is a great opportunity to rethink your business processes. While you’re moving to a new system, you can redefine and optimize processes to help your entire organization work more efficiently. For example, at Heller Consulting, we helped Canadian Cancer Society move to a new software system and as part of the project, helped them refine and consolidate their business processes, resulting in new shared business processes that serve everyone’s needs across the entire organization. That’s just one example of how we’ve helped nonprofits both move to new software and take that opportunity to find new efficiencies.
Now might be a great time to add any functionality that you’ve been thinking about adding. For example, if your team has considered adding SMS into your technology stack, now might a good time to add it while you’re already in transition to a new system.
While streamlining processes and adding new functionality can be well worth it to operate more efficiently and effectively, change can make staff nervous and even resistant to a new way of doing things if it isn’t handled in a thoughtful way. So, be sure to incorporate change management into your technology plan. Here are a few change management resources to help your team as you prepare for migration to new technology:
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