Nonprofit Solutions

Your NGO or nonprofit has particular information technology needs that cannot be addressed with generic solutions.  OpenWise understands the needs of nonprofits. We’ll work to develop solutions that are specifically tailored to your organization’s requirements, enabling a more effective and efficient achievement of your mission.  We don’t offer generalized or generic prescriptions to your IT challenges; every solution we build is created with intensive collaborative consultation with our clients.  Some of the not-for-profit specific system designs we can build solutions around include:

 Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) 

Managing the constituents’ relationship with the organization is vital to day-to-day operations for not-for-profits, nonprofits, and NGOs.  With a CRM, you can track volunteers, donors, and event attendees to gain greater insight into their interactions. This will increase the effectiveness of your fundraising marketing campaigns and the efficiency of your operations. Additionally, CRM systems can integrate with your social media presence and email marketing scheme to extend your organization’s reach.  OpenWise can help your organization take advantage of the power of a CRM with design, customization, integration, and implementation services.

Website Management & Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS)

For nonprofits and NGOs, having a dynamic and user-friendly website is essential to communicate their mission, engage with stakeholders, and facilitate online services. OpenWise specializes in deploying open-source content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla, which offer the flexibility and scalability needed to create and manage your online presence effectively. Our services include website design, content strategy, and ongoing management, ensuring your website is visually appealing, functional, accessible, and aligned with your organizational goals. By leveraging open-source CMS platforms, we provide cost-effective, secure, and easily customizable solutions to meet your organization’s evolving needs.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Keeping track of the stakeholders associated with your not-for-profit or NGO can be daunting.  A typical list of stakeholders may include donors, volunteers, funding bodies, government agencies, partners, and beneficiaries.  Your organization is responsible for fulfilling obligations to all of these stakeholders, which can lead to a very complex and costly ongoing management task.  A well-developed ERP system gives your organization the information it needs to track the multitude of obligations multiplied across your stakeholder base. ERP allows you to adapt quickly to changing funding levels, new funding structures, regulatory environments, and tax requirements.  Across your organization, you can increase accountability, transparency, and efficiency.  OpenWise provides strategy development services to help your organization design and implement an ERP system that fits your needs.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Today, an EMR system is essential to NGOs and not-for-profits providing beneficiaries with health services.  An EMR will hold administrative data, patient demographics, progress notes, medical histories, medications, radiology images, and lab results. A robust EMR allows your organization to track data over time, easily identify who is due for a preventive screening or checkup, and improve the overall quality of care. OpenWise can design and implement an EMR solution specific to your needs or assess your current EMR- providing improvements and recommendations.

Data Analytics & Open Source Business Intelligence (BI)

Nonprofits and NGOs can transform raw data into actionable insights by leveraging open-source data and BI tools. These insights are crucial for strategic decision-making, optimizing resources, and improving operational effectiveness. OpenWise specializes in implementing open-source analytics and BI solutions like Apache Superset, Metabase, and Redash. These tools enable your organization to analyze data trends, measure impact, and make data-driven decisions that align with your mission goals. Our team ensures these solutions are seamlessly integrated into your existing systems, providing a robust framework for data analysis and insight generation.

Open Source Cybersecurity Solutions

For NGOs and not-for-profits, robust cybersecurity is essential to protect sensitive data and maintain stakeholder trust. OpenWise provides open-source cybersecurity solutions tailor-made to safeguard your organization against digital threats. Our approach includes conducting thorough risk assessments, establishing open-source security policies, and deploying solutions like pfSense, OpenVAS, and ClamAV. We also offer training and support to empower your staff with the knowledge to mitigate cybersecurity risks. By prioritizing open-source tools, we ensure your organization benefits from open-source software’s flexibility, transparency, and community-driven enhancements.

Digital Transformation & Open Source Strategy

Adapting to the digital age is crucial for NGOs to enhance their impact and operational efficiency. OpenWise assists in crafting a digital transformation strategy that emphasizes open-source technologies. This strategy encompasses assessing your current tech landscape, identifying opportunities for digital improvement, and implementing open-source solutions like Drupal, WordPress, or Joomla for web content management. These platforms empower your organization to manage and update website content dynamically, improving stakeholder engagement and communication. Our digital transformation services ensure your NGO can leverage innovative, scalable, cost-effective open-source technologies to achieve your mission objectives more effectively.

Open Standards & Open Source 

OpenWise is committed to fostering innovation and sustainability in the nonprofit sector through open standards and open-source software. Our approach ensures that your organization benefits from the collective intelligence and continuous improvements of the global open-source community. With the addition of services in data analytics, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and website management using open-source tools, we extend the advantages of open-source solutions across all facets of your IT infrastructure. Technologies like Apache Superset for BI, pfSense for cybersecurity, and WordPress for CMS demonstrate our dedication to offering robust, scalable, and cost-effective solutions. By embracing open standards, we guarantee interoperability, flexibility, and control, ensuring that your technology investments deliver lasting value and support your mission-critical objectives.