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RoundTable vs Traditional IT: A Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

Hank Dequina : Sep 28, 2023 5:10:16 PM

In today’s digital age, nonprofits need a strong technological foundation to maximize their impact. While traditional IT services offer foundational solutions, they may not   fully understand the unique needs and goals of mission-driven organizations. This is where RoundTable Technology comes in. With a focus on empowering nonprofits in their digital journeys, RoundTable Technology is a leading innovator in the IT industry.

The Landscape of IT Solutions:

Traditional Internal IT Departments: Many organizations rely on in-house IT teams that have an intimate understanding of the organization’s culture and processes.


  • Familiarity with the organization’s operations.
  • Onsite assistance during technical emergencies.
  • Ability to create customized solutions.


  • High costs associated with salaries, training, and resources.
  • Limited exposure to diverse technological challenges.
  • Difficulty handling new and uncharted IT issues without external assistance.

Generic Managed Service Providers (MSPs): Generic MSPs offer a wide range of IT expertise and scalability, promising comprehensive solutions at reduced costs.


  • Access to diverse IT expertise.
  • Scalability to accommodate organizational growth.
  • Cost-effective solutions without the need for in-house specialists.


  • Lack of understanding of nonprofit-specific challenges.
  • Potential misalignment with nonprofit goals and values.
  • Possible delays in emergency response times.

RoundTable Technology: Bridging the Gap RoundTable Technology bridges the gap between traditional IT departments and generic MSPs by providing specialized services tailored to the unique needs of nonprofits.


  • Extensive expertise in addressing nonprofit challenges.
  • A mission-driven approach that aligns technology solutions with organizational goals.
  • Customized solutions that address nonprofit-specific needs, such as grant processes and budget considerations.


  • Introduction of innovative tools may require staff to adapt and learn new skills.
  • Increased demand may impact immediate service availability.

At its core, RoundTable Technology prioritizes the mission and vision of nonprofits. Here’s how RoundTable adds value:

  • Tailored Solutions: RoundTable understands the fiscal constraints of nonprofits and crafts efficient and cost-effective solutions.
  • Cybersecurity Emphasis: With the rise of digital threats, RoundTable places a strong emphasis on protecting sensitive nonprofit data through top-tier cybersecurity training and measures. (Check out our SOC 2 Type 2 Attestation!)
  • Mission-Driven Consultancy: RoundTable’s consultations go beyond technology; we are mission-focused, ensuring that technological strategies align with the organization’s goals.
  • Adaptable Services: Recognizing the changing IT demands in the nonprofit sector, RoundTable offers scalable solutions that adapt to various operational phases, such as fundraising campaigns and community outreach efforts.

IT is no longer just a support function for nonprofits; it is a core enabler. As nonprofits navigate the complex world of IT solutions, the choice between traditional IT departments, generic MSPs, and specialized services like RoundTable Technology becomes crucial. However, one thing is clear: with its deep understanding and tailored approach, RoundTable Technology is revolutionizing the way nonprofits approach IT, turning it into an ally rather than an obstacle.

Empower your nonprofit with the right technological partner. Explore our resources and let RoundTable Technology guide your digital journey.

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