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Nonprofit Suite on Office 365 and SharePoint
- Monday, Oct 12 2015
- Written by Kurt Martin
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SP Marketplace (www.spmarketplace.com), announced SP Nonprofit Suite, a complete suite of portals and application templates built on Office 365 and designed for the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.
SP Nonprofit transforms organizations by leveraging the Office 365 platform to improve and automate constituent services, employee self-service and community collaboration.
Many organizations are taking advantage of Microsoft’s free Office 365 license for qualified nonprofits. To help them take advantage of this opportunity and maximize their use, SP Nonprofit extends Office 365 beyond basic email and document storage so nonprofits can reach never-before-seen levels of productivity, collaboration, and service distribution. This makes it possible for nonprofits to be more productive, mange volunteers and staff more effectively, and provide more purposeful services to constituents.
An out-of-the-box, 100% customizable set of portals and applications templates, SP Nonprofit is built to consolidate disparate standalone applications, improve overall communications and maximize collaboration at all levels, from the employee to the volunteer to the board of directors. The result is Office 365 becomes a central ecosystem that is within financial reach of nonprofit organizations wanting to evolve to increase accessible and responsive constituent services, collaboration and improve productivity among staff and volunteers.
A Next Generation Solution
With SP Nonprofit Suite, nonprofit organizations now can optimize operational processes, manage program information, and drive constituent satisfaction by leveraging the full power of Office 365 and SharePoint.
“SP Nonprofit Suite helps charitable organizations whose sole purpose is to serve others with enhancing internal communication and collaboration, which translates into more responsive services and reduced administrative cost,” said Darrell Trimble, CEO of SP Marketplace. “Now nonprofit organizations can cost-effectively evolve to more modern systems, embrace cloud technology and more easily attract potential donors.”
SP Nonprofit Suite is made up of three essential packages that address key areas of nonprofit organizations.
Employee Services Suite – A full featured Intranet portal and self-service structure empowers employees to be more self-sufficient by providing a central location for employee documents, access to services and communication
· Provides an Intranet Portal for communication and collaboration
· Employee Self-Service
· Central access to documents and forms
· Department portals for HR, IT, Facilities, etc., with consistent design
· Allows employees to spend time on fundraising, services and volunteer initiatives, not internal administration
Community Portals – Turns Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 into a portal for boards, committees, staff, and volunteers
· Group Portals for boards, and committees
· Community Portals for volunteers and members
· Manage meetings, tasks, calendars, collaboration and documents
· Maintain security between groups
Central Request Services – Create a central place for constituents to submit requests and automate constituent service request tracking and management. Includes intuitive web and mobile forms
· Captures requests from constituents in their preferred media – mobile, web, email or phone
· Automates constituent service request tracking and management across departments
· Automates status notification emails to constituents
· Full reporting and dashboards
“SP Marketplace’s portals have been invaluable in the automation and collaboration in critical areas for our organization,” said Robert Rosas, director of information technology for Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries. “We have gotten 100 percent adoption to the portals.”
Comparable products can run upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, which are out of financial reach for nonprofits but SP Nonprofit Suite starts at just under $10,000. Nonprofit customers can purchase individual modules or purchase an entire suite.
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.
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