Technology can make a difference in the world.

The non-profit world has unique IT requirements, with stricter budget constraints, government-funding, and a clear mission mindset.

In the non-profit sector, making the most of your IT budget is critical.

Your cause is important.

You can’t afford to have unnecessary dollars channeled away from serving your community. At the same time, you need a reliable network, with consistent Internet access, secure financial and donor information, and efficiency in your critical software applications. Whether it be a suburban church, an education and family service organization in the inner city of Chicago, or an Internet ministry to the deaf, AIE’s clients are making a difference in this world, and dependable IT services are helping them do it.

Our non-profit IT services are innovative, flexible, and dependable.

AIE realizes that it’s easy for non-profits to fall behind in their technology. The expense of managing an organization’s IT well can be difficult to fund for a non-profit organization, and AIE works with you to maximize the IT dollars you have. Many of our services are discounted at a special non-profit rate, and we’ve also worked to source donations for our non-profit clients, and to give back in kind.

Innovative. Creative solutions are almost always essential when dealing with a low budget for IT. AIE’s CIO consultants work with your IT steering committee, executive officers, and board members to prioritize your IT projects, encouraging newer, cost-effective options such as virtualization or a cloud based network. We also work with e-Rate and other government funding sources.

Flexible. The needs of non-profits are varied. Depending on the nature of your organization, federal regulations and grant requirements can provide frustrating restrictions. You may use one of a whole host of non-profit management software, such as Serenic Navigator, ClearView CRM, FirstGiving, Sage, The Financial Edge, DonorStudio, or FundRaiser; or, you may  have more organization specific software such as ChurchSoft, Altru, Fellowship One, LOGOS, StudioSchoolPro, or Efforts to Outcomes. AIE works with your organization’s individual needs and custom-designs IT solutions that meet them.

Dependable. In a world that relies upon donations and volunteers, and can’t necessarily predict outcomes, AIE offers one thing you can count on: consistent IT support. We work to minimize network downtime, develop a disaster recovery plan, and offer help desk services available to all your staff and volunteers. We offer a variety of managed service plans that come at a predictable monthly price, and offer 24/7 remote monitoring to prevent problems before they happen.