Nonprofit Organizations help make your communities a better place. Hosted VoIP Phone Service delivers affordable, feature-rich services that help businesses improve their communications practices. Thus, nonprofits who have chosen to utilize hosted VoIP phone service are better positioned to deliver to their constituents.
Customized Solutions. Nonprofit Organizations come in many shapes and sizes with varying missions or areas of focus. Whether they are fulfilling a charitable cause, religious purpose, business association, educational endeavor, healthcare need, and more, hosted VoIP phone service can be molded to best create benefits to the particular organization's requirements. Because the service is essentially a software program, the ability to custom build the solution is certainly there. Good hosted VoIP providers consult with your organization and handle the programming before the phones are even installed.
Financial Advantages. Nonprofit organizations are mindful of their expenses and capital purchases associated with their administration and infrastructure, keeping their income sources strongly positioned to fulfill their mission. Hosted VoIP services provide a great opportunity to have a state-of-the-art phone system without spending money on the system itself. Because the actual phone system is resident with the hosted VoIP provider, only the VoIP handsets are purchased by the customer, thus keeping the capital outlay to a minimum. Additionally, the monthly service may drive additional savings, dependent upon their current number of phone lines and price per line.
Another key financial advantage is that this will be the last phone system you will ever need to deploy. Obsolescence is no longer a factor, as the responsibility to upgrading and keeping the system up to standards rests with the hosted provider. As the actual phones age or are damaged they can simply be replaced with a current model of phone being supported by the provider. Replacement costs of phones are much less than a system conversion years down the road.
Some hosted VoIP providers, like sipVine, Inc., provide additional benefits to the nonprofit community. "We recognize that we have an opportunity to indirectly give back to the community by offering special rates and discounts to our nonprofit customers," states Robert Conner, sipVine's CEO. "It is a special benefit that we gladly share, and the collective savings among our nonprofit customer base is quite substantial."
Features. Just because an organization is fulfilling a nonprofit mission, it doesn't mean that it isn't run like a normal business. These organizations delight in the enterprise-level features that a hosted phone service can deliver. Like most commercial businesses, the features that resonate most with the particular nonprofit organization can differ company to company. Whether it is an automated attendant that effectively routes callers, the voicemail to email feature to keep associates informed of important messages, direct dial numbers to satisfy key contacts, paging systems, time of day routing, holiday scheduling, and more, the features within a hosted VoIP system can vastly improve the communication practices and efficiency of the organization.
If your nonprofit organization hasn't explored the many benefits of a hosted VoIP phone service, contact a hosted provider today. Exceptional providers will be able to understand your particular need and help map out an affordable solution that will deliver benefits for years to come.
About the author: Mark Greim is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at sipVine, a provider of a variety of VoIP phone solutions and services. Mark has extensive experience working for start-up or entrepreneurial organizations and has a passion for affordable, reliable, and purposeful technology solutions in those environments.