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Shubhankar Sen
Shubhankar Sen

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No code automation tools and their use in Non-profitable organizations

In the working world, people want faster replies and better management when delivering their products to the general public, whether heavy coding for software or setting up a website for their small enterprises.

Most major companies have their website developers and software management systems for easy working, but when it comes to non-profitable organizations, such tasks become one hell of a job. Hence, with the no-code automation movement taking over technical improvisation, nonprofits find these tools to be reliable helpers.

This article will discuss how nonprofit organizations can benefit from no-code automation and where such tools come in handy.

What is a no-code framework?

No-code tools use a straightforward method of drag and drop interface, thus removing the need to code extensively using program languages. No-code automation platforms aim to reduce the extensive workload on workers who do not engage in programming and benefit such populations as marketing employees, HRs, managers, etc.

Such technologies have paved the way for change in the digital world, allowing many firms and organizations to overcome software and program development challenges to their benefit.

Challenges for Nonprofit Organizations

Although most of the population views the working of non-profitable organizations as smooth and easy, the backlog comes with issues regarding information management and process challenges.

Some common challenges faced by NPOs are discussed below:

  • Maintenance and management of shareholders and donors.
  • Supervision and management of volunteers and workers.
  • Lack of tracking system for incoming donations and working of volunteers.
  • Lack of working on a common platform.
  • Technical analysis of fundraisers and maintenance of statistical records.

What can be automated via No-code automation?

Relating the topic to how NPOs work, a load of work is involved in operating an NPO, mainly maintaining paperwork, funds, and volunteers. It is not as simple as it sounds and may be overly tedious to do manually.

NPOs can automate various areas via no-code automation. Some are mentioned as follows:

**Volunteer management: **Automating tasks and assignments help communicate importantly with volunteers, track their progress and hourly work, create profiles and shifts, and segregate volunteers based on their studies and skills.

Case management: Automated systems allow NPOs to set up requests and fulfill grants to aid in cases such as keeping a tab on refugees and helping in housing, provision of food in particular sectors, or any aid during a crisis.

Web forms automation: With no-code automation systems, NPOs can easily streamline their web forms and speed up documentation processes along with response collection and segregation.

These database handlings and management can be efficiently conducted using no-code tools like Workmap.ai, Bubble, Community Carelink, etc.

Why do Non-profitable organizations require case management?

It's important to remember that today's organizations must work faster. Although caseloads have increased, the processes and methodologies have remained the same. This means relying on old-fashioned, inefficient tools to handle even more clients, resulting in inefficient workload and management. Some circumstances have become complex and challenging to manage due to the epidemic and the necessity to engage with new or amended government help programs. As a result, there is more waste and a greater chance of significant operational failures.

As donations are the backbone of every nonprofit, they must show that funds are used wisely and efficiently to achieve the best objectives. NPOs must send such reports to sponsors; maintaining such large files becomes humanely tedious and challenging to manage. Here, no-code tools and case management systems work as the best solutions ranging from project management, aid case management, emergency case management, and homeless management systems.

Types of Case Management:

Protection case management
Protection case management sectors in NGOs such as UNHCR and IRC aim to provide support and solutions to persons who are subjected to violations of their human rights and social rights by assisting them in finding a suitable solution. Cloud-based systems and no-code tools offer a wide range of time-saving procedures that can be accessible at any time and location, lowering the cost of maintaining data and files across the country or worldwide.

NGO case management
Cloud systems and tools like Caseworthy, CaseFlow, and ECINS aim to reduce this administrative load to focus on working on a solution via quick automation and case notes. NGOs can further put these tools to use by automating and filtering new cases, sending cases for approval, monitoring caseworkers' status, follow-up reminders, scheduling meetings, and assessing prioritized cases via data overview.
Emergency intervention management
Crisis intervention is a short-term management method aimed at minimizing the long-term effects of a problem on an individual. No-code automation significantly reduces the stress of wrapping up the cases with the best solution in a limited time. Excellent case management applications for crisis intervention include FAMcare, FHASES, and VSTracking.

Humanitarian case management
Humanitarian protection aims to provide aid to people via international laws who have been victims of humanitarian crises such as wars, famines, and emergencies. With tools like Workmap, Exponent Case Management, and Intalio, such NGOs can work with location intelligence to record regional trends and affected areas where refugees require aid, keep a record of funds and donors, and work with document management tools with a user-friendly interface.

NGO project management
Cloud case management applications like QuickBase, Workflow, and Charitytracker not only helps you to keep things organized but also allows users to automate their tasks and keep deadlines for each worker to get their work done seamlessly. With no-code tools, you can have a complete overview of your team, divide tasks and automate them to tick as they are done, thus reducing manual labor and time consumption.

Aid information case management
No-code automation tools benefit from reducing the need for manual work through easy form automation, documentation, and managing patients and victims in need of aid. In such a set-up, no-code tools are helpful in patient-doctor schedules and automated prescriptions for quicker responses. Few valuable tools for such NGOs are Workmap, Community Carelink, and Noteable.

Homeless management information system
The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a database that collects information about homeless people in the United States in a secure manner. Homeless help providers use web-based software to coordinate treatment, manage operations, and better serve their clients. These methods have shown to be quite helpful in tracking and maintaining records of people in distress for nonprofit groups.

How do no-code tools help with case management in NPOs?

In the case of management techniques, no-code systems have replaced expensive, paper-based activities like client service and billing with simplicity and automation, saving time and energy while improving the organization's fundraising.

No-code tools allow users to tailor their cases based on who should operate and access information, resulting in a safer environment for nonprofits. With no-code tools like Workmap and Kissflow, you can swiftly combine cases and workflows using technologies like custom connectors, APIs, and software integrations. Case administration becomes more natural, efficient, and rapid due to this ease of use.

Conclusion

No-code tools have transformed how NGOs and nonprofits operate, allowing for a stream of new ideas and innovations.

Nonprofit companies can benefit significantly from tools and platforms like Access and Workmap regarding data and document optimization and tracking. Such tools and automation are a blessing for technological developments.

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