For nonprofit organizations, disparate systems and data make it difficult to keep pace with change and stay mission-driven. In fact, nearly 80% of CFOs admit they’ve delayed major decisions because stakeholders lacked timely access to data.
Far from putting technology plans on ice, however, the pandemic has accelerated the call for digital transformation, showing nonprofits that they need to be even more adaptive and agile.
“Digital transformation has been more important than ever,” said Alethia Baggett, CHRO, American Bankers Association (ABA). “Organizations need to get away from ‘we’ve always done it this way’ because there’s always a different way.”
In a recent Workday study, "Closing the Acceleration Gap: Toward Sustainable Digital Transformation," 58% of nonprofit organizations said, “There is a growing gap between where our business is and where it needs to be in order to compete.” This was true for Paul LeBar, vice president of IT, Pioneers. The company’s legacy systems had not scaled with their substantial growth.
“Our processes and systems hadn’t changed,” LeBar said. “Many of them were still manual. Our legacy systems were being bent and twisted and customized to accomplish our needs. Because of our growth, we knew that this situation was