Technology Solutions for Nonprofits

Technology planning and training

DANEnet helps nonprofits with technology planning. It also helps them find appropriate, affordable technology and trains their staff on its use.

Desktop support

DANEnet provides desktop support, ensures that every  computer and device is working and provides support for hardware, software and operating systems.

Network planning and maintenance

DANEnet helps nonprofits choose, install and maintain the hardware that connects your technology together and to the Internet.

Server support

DANEnet provides support installing, upgrading and maintaining servers. We help with network security, file and software back-ups and remote access.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we use DANEnet?
DANEnet is a nonprofit organization. We understand nonprofits and we have the best interest of nonprofit organizations in our mission and our practice. Our expert staff are committed to providing affordable services and appropriate technology. We don’t always promote the latest and the greatest, but rather we work with clients to find the best solutions for now and the future.

Technology planning, up-to-date computer hardware, affordable Internet access, knowledge of software applications, a useful website and social media savvy are all essential for nonprofit organizations, but are often left out of the budget and under-resourced. When nonprofits take full advantage of the capacity of technology, they can focus more energy on their mission and raising funds to support their organization.

Too often nonprofits end up paying for high-priced services from companies that don’t share their mission and don’t know about special technology deals and offers for nonprofits. DANEnet has the knowledge, the expertise and the connections to help organizations do their good work.

How does technology support work?
DANEnet provides both scheduled, managed technology support and also on-demand technology support to nonprofits in Dane County. Nonprofits can either schedule regular technology support or call on DANEnet staff as needed.  Even if your agency has not worked with us in the past, you are only one call away from getting a DANEnet technician to help make technology work for your organization.
How much does it cost?

DANEnet bills per hour of technology consultant’s time plus 1/2 of their travel time to and from the site. Our current rate structure includes; pay as you go at $75 per hour for a consultant’s time and $60 per hour for a technology support specialist’s time or purchase prepaid service contract at $70 per hour. Discounts are available for clients that use more than 100 hours per year.

How fast can you help?
DANEnet technical support is designed to help with routine, non-emergency technology tasks, problems and long term planning. Technology consultants work Monday – Friday between 8 am and 6 pm. All clients can expect a phone response to a request for service within 24 hours and most appointments are scheduled within one or two days. Most often you can expect same-day response.
I am not really sure, can I learn a little more?
Yes. If you are new to DANEnet you can schedule a free one hour consultation. You can learn more about our organization and we can find out about your technology needs. Click the button at the bottom of the page to schedule a consult.
We are not a nonprofit, can you help us?
This sounds fabulous, how do we start?
If you are new to DANEnet you can call the main office at (608) 274-3107 or email and we will find the technology consultant that best fits your organization. You can also directly contact a consultant from our staff page.
Is there anything DANEnet staff can't do?
We won’t feed your cat.

DANEnet staff can build a website, align a facebook and  twitter account and help make sure the technology works. We do not write content and we can not get people to like or follow you. Likewise, DANEnet can develop a great file system, back-up plan and virus prevention, but the organization must use it for it to work.

We do not do technology support during non-business hours.

Examples of our work

  • Functions as the IT department for many nonprofits
  • Serves as the back-up staff for many larger nonprofits with in-house IT
  • Completes one-time wiring and network design projects
  • Develops technology plans that ensure data is secure and backed-up
  • Provides on-demand support for network and desktop problems
  • Plans for software and hardware upgrades
  • Connects nonprofits to the Internet and builds wireless networks
  • Consults on technology plans, capacity building and ways to use technology to improve work efficiency
  • Provides technology solutions for tracking attendance and client data
  • Consults on software and hardware purchases
  • Makes hardware and software purchases for clients
  • Assists in interviewing and hiring IT staff
  • Reviews proposals and bids on technology work

The Fine Print

Still want to learn more about our hours, rates, and types of work?

Download our FINEprint document for all the details.


Service Contract

Need a copy of our pre-paid Service Contract click the link to download the document.


Reccommended Technology Practices

Need some help in where to start with technology planning, policy or projects. Check out our handy checklist.

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DANEnet makes the technology work – so you can make your mission work.
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