Best Facilities Management Tips for Nonprofits

Staff and volunteers who take little to no pay to do good for society deserve to work in a clean, healthy environment. So do their at-risk, vulnerable populations. Our expert consultants will show you how to stretch your funding without compromising health or safety.
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Did You Know Cutting Costs on Cleanliness and Maintenance Can Cost Your Organization More Money Long Term?

Keeping costs low is imperative when working with public funding, but if you want to save money long-term, avoid cutting corners when it comes to keeping your facility germ-free and operating smoothly.

    • A study conducted by a nonprofit organization in the Netherlands found that “When the office environment is more polluted (less surface cleanliness and higher particle counts), employees experience lower productivity.”1
    • While unexpected absences lower productivity, creating indirect costs, overtime paid to people covering the shifts of sick employees is a direct hit to your budget
    • In addition to cleanliness/maintenance, indoor air quality is one of the biggest contributors to creating a healthy workplace.2

Your cleaning supplies could actually create additional indoor pollutants. Use environmentally friendly, nontoxic products instead.3

Do You Understand the Most Important Facility Issues Today?

Data collected from facilities personnel in a variety of industries, including hospitality, education and healthcare, revealed current concerns and buying habits4:

  • 68% say product effectiveness drives the value when selecting products
  • Almost one-fifth are concerned about proper use of products
  • 37.7% reporting a decrease in operating budgets
  • 73.7% think facility image is important
  • 35% of facilities are LEED certified or are working on it


1 https://www.issa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021-ISSA_Value-of-Clean-1.pdf 

2 ibid

3 ibid

4Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine

6 Ways to Save

Our product-savvy facilities strategists can help you decide which products are the most effective for your industry while helping you develop creative strategies for cutting costs:
1

Size Matters

Seemingly insignificant choices, such as the type, thickness and size of your trash liners, can yield big savings over time.

2

Don’t Pay for Water

When you buy pre-mixed chemicals, you’re mostly paying for water. Mixing on site is both cost-effective and safe.
3

Control Your Portions

Let dispensers, not customers, dictate how much paper and soap to dispense, thereby reducing the risk of wasted product. Smart technology can even alert you when dispensers are low.

4

Be Strategic

Our staff training programs can help your employees figure out ways to complete the job faster, safer and more effectively, whether they’re cleaning floors or mixing chemicals.

5

Get Your Fiber

Microfiber, that is. Traditional mops just push dirty water around. Microfiber mops are highly absorbent and eco-friendly, reducing water waste while preventing the spread of germs.

6

Stop the Juggling Act

Managing multiple vendor relationships is time consuming, costly and unnecessary. One vendor can fill multiple needs, such as training, janitorial supplies, furniture and equipment.

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