A recent survey has shown that many charity organisations around the globe do not have any plans to follow up on cloud solutions.
According to Rebecca Masisak of TechSoup Global, 41 per cent of the 13,500 non-government organisations across 86 countries have yet to investigate the opportunities of this kind of disruptive technology.
The chief executive of the international group explained that in contrast, only 12 per cent were looking to make the move within the next six months.
She went on to say that there was likely to be a number of factors that drove this slow rate of uptake - including a lack of understanding on how it worked, what cloud services could provide to an organisation and the costs and commitments involved.
In particular Ms Masisak asserted that many nonprofits felt they did not have the staff members or "knowledge base" to develop communication tools - relying on email as a one-stop-shop to service their needs.
"Email is not a very effective collaboration tool, but I think most of the nonprofits here would agree that this is what they use most often," said Ms Masisak.
While cloud services are able to deliver improved levels of efficiencies across the board, the executive was quick to warn that careful planning and research was vital to the successful implementation of nonprofit technology.
"You have to ask yourself though, is this something that you want to be locked into for life? Or are there better ways of working that can improve your productivity?"