Through its Cloud for Good program, Microsoft Philanthropies aims to create equitable access to technology across society. As part of this initiative, Microsoft provides nonprofits with donated cloud services to help transform the way they achieve impact.
You’ve probably noticed the influx of SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud technology for nonprofit organizations - programs like Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, Salesforce, and even Keela.
These programs often use a cloud-based system to centrally store your data, allowing teams to access information wherever they are, as long as they have access to the internet. Put simply, cloud computing is a network of servers working to deliver a specific function, like storing your contact data or managing your projects.
"The cloud" refers to a computer concept whereby groups of large computers specializing in storing and processing information (known as "servers") work together to share information and workloads towards completing a specific task.
What is 'the cloud', and is a move to the cloud right for your nonprofit or library? To help you decide, this article discusses what organizations should know before taking the plunge.
Box is a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration tool. Users drag and drop files or entire folder structures into Box and distribute them via a “Share” button. It's the most affordable option for nonprofits and has a number of useful features that differentiates it from other similar tools.
Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit allows you to have the full capabilities and secure environment of installed software along with the collaborative, anywhere, anytime availability of the cloud. If you have some questions about going completely online, especially if you're working with sensitive information, read on.
Office 365 DIY Migration Workshop by Tech Impact is a series of live instructional webinars designed to guide organizations, or an organization’s IT staff, through the process of migrating their existing email, calendar, and contact management systems to Microsoft Office 365 [using mail management tools].
We’re excited to announce our latest technology donor partner, Box! Box is a cloud platform that helps you securely store, share and manage all your company's files. From file-sharing to content management to collaboration, Box can help your nonprofit do more with your content.
As a nonprofit interested in tech, you’ve probably heard the term Microsoft Office 365 more than once. Whether you’re familiar with it or not, Microsoft Office 365 is a key tool for nonprofits, allowing the full capabilities of installed software, as well as the collaborative, on and offline accessibility of the cloud.
To help us showcase how your nonprofit can benefit from Office 365, we got together with a few partners from Microsoft Canada, Canadian Cancer Society and MessageOps to hold a webinar. This blog post summarizes the key takeaways from the webinar, including:
You heard about cloud computing, about how effective and efficient it
is, but you’re not sure how to actually implement it into your
day-to-day work? Or perhaps you received a donation of Google for Nonprofits, but are just learning the basics of Google apps?