It's no secret that modern technology can help people run their lives and businesses.
From smartphones to software, it seems that every individual and company in the developed world is using the latest technology to improve efficiency and get ahead.
Yet unfortunately, nonprofit and charity organisations often get left behind. Due to tighter budgets and different business models, these establishments sometimes need a little extra support when it comes to maximising on technology.
This is something that one of the leaders in the tech industry, Google, has identified.
In a posting on the Official Google Blog (June 23), head of community affairs Matt Dunne wrote about how the search engine giant has been using its influence to provide organisations with nonprofit technology.
Google has helped a variety of different charities in the United States, including Dreams for Kids and Doing Art Together.
Mr Dunne said that this type of support is important for nonprofits given the ease and efficiency that modern technology brings to their organisations.
"Technology can make collaboration easier, cut costs and help operations run more efficiently," he said.
"Unfortunately, the organisations trying to solve some of the world's most difficult problems - nonprofits - often lack resources to fully take advantage of technology to further their causes."
In Australia, organisations such as Connecting Up can help provide discounted software for charities as well as other helpful resources.