We all know that nonprofits are under intense financial pressure. They have limited budgets, but they also need to function in the modern economy, especially when it comes to their IT infrastructure. One component of IT infrastructure, the identity provider, hasn’t always been the most accessible for nonprofits due to the high costs that often come with identity management hardware and software. Fortunately, the IT world is changing. In this blog post, we are going to look at identity management for nonprofit organizations, and a new solution that is helping them secure their IT environment.
First, let’s take a brief look at the nonprofit industry.
A Look at Nonprofits
There’s an incredible number of nonprofits today. In fact, there are close to 1.6 million nonprofit organizations in the United States alone. These organizations are focused on doing good around the world, and most of these nonprofits rely on donors and grants to keep their organization alive and dedicated to their social mission.
Many of the workers within a nonprofit are volunteers, while others may be employees, board members, or administrators. Almost every nonprofit is concerned about the expenses that go to operating their organization and not directly to their mission. For this reason, most nonprofits are incredibly cost conscious. Further, most nonprofits have benefited tremendously from the internet and by putting their cause up on the web. So, IT infrastructure is now playing a much greater role in their ability to accomplish their mission.
IT and Nonprofits
Today, IT infrastructure doesn’t have to be a huge drain on operating expenses. There’s cost-effective hardware available, productivity solutions such as G Suite™ and Office 365™, cloud infrastructure from AWS®, WiFi and inexpensive internet access, and cloud file storage. By utilizing these new modern IT resources, nonprofits can execute at a much lower cost and much more efficiently. Additionally, nonprofits can save on costs by leveraging a third-party MSP (managed service provider) to run their infrastructure instead of hiring their own IT admin.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Natalie Bluhm. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/identity-management-for-nonprofit-organizations/