Support for Funders
Many funders find it difficult to fund ICT projects because they believe it is diverting money from the delivery of front line services.
Effective ICT actually has the opposite effect, making staff and organisations more efficient, freeing up resources for service delivery.
Why should you be funding ICT?
Because it's absolutely essential in running an effective organisation. It enables effective record keeping, efficient handling of information and communication within an organisation and is an essential ingredient in efficiency.
Isn't ICT expensive?
Not compared to not having effective ICT. Think of how much time (and therefore money) is wasted in organisations that do not have effective ICT. Would you consider operating within effective systems and equipment? Good ICT can generate a significant return on investment for the organisation and the cause you support.
Won't this take money away from front line services?
Quite the opposite. Front line staff are often engaged in time consuming inefficient administration or communication that is hampered by inadequate systems, especially in relation to client records and monitoring. Freeing up this time allows more effective work with clients - and more effective records of this, for the agency and its funders.
If you want to find out more about how to effectively fund ICT projects then why not read the "Making more impact with your funds" booklet.
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