How Microsoft’s Azure Cloud is Helping Nonprofits with Digital Transformation
Cloud technology is virtually everywhere in today’s world, though thousands of nonprofits working in remote areas haven’t been able to take advantage of the benefits that it offers. In a nutshell, cloud technology allows users to access both software and hardware over the internet.
The centrally stored data that is the backbone of cloud computing technology offers several benefits for nonprofit organizations, specifically through maximizing the effectiveness of shared resources. In practical terms, the remote access offered by Azure Cloud for nonprofits allows grant writers to work remotely. Instead of having to travel into a central office, aid and humanitarian workers can spend more time in the communities they serve while managing to communicate with donors, send out reports, and stay on top of other office work.
At the same time, this nonprofit digital transformation can also help organizations drastically reduce operating costs, perhaps even allowing them to get rid of a costly IT department. For organizations that manage sensitive documents and information, services such as cloud CRM software for nonprofits can also help them reduce their technology risk.
The Partnership between Microsoft, NetHope, and AKA for Nonprofit Digital Transformation
Microsoft has been a global leader in helping nonprofit organizations adopt technological advances such as cloud computing services. To date, they’ve spent well over $2.5 billion to expand the digital transformation of nonprofits across the globe. Microsoft has also been instrumental in helping to lower the costs associated with this transformation.
AKA has also been invited by the leadership at Microsoft to join the NetHope team.
D3: A Bold Plan for Digital Transformation
NetHope, Microsoft, and partners like AKA have a specific methodology to help advance the digital transformation of nonprofit organizations. It’s called the D3 framework, and it’s summed up in three words: Dream, Design, and Deliver.
The D3 framework connects nonprofit organizations with a pathway towards digital transformation. First, NetHope partners like AKA work with a client to create a “Dream Book” filled with ideas for transforming their organization. Next, we Design a solution that can meet and exceed their expectations. Finally, we Deliver on this solution, ensuring that it’s implemented properly for the nonprofit.
AKA Enterprise Solutions’ Contributions to the 2018 Global Summit
On November 5th, the NetHope Global Summit 2018 is set to begin in Dublin, Ireland. This year’s theme is focused on digital transformation. We here at AKA look forward to contributing as an important member of the NetHope team. AKA Enterprise Solution has a wealth of experience in helping nonprofits discover the benefits that come with a total digital transformation, and our goal is to share that experience with other NetHope partners.
For nonprofit organizations that are stuck in the office filling out reports and submitting grants, adopting cloud computing services and other aspects of digital transformation can help increase overall efficiency. Here at AKA, we’ve helped nonprofits like
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