Posted by Marbenz Antonio on October 11, 2021
Every day, communities across the world rely on charities and international organizations to offer emergency relief, essential care, and vital services. Nonprofits contribute to the establishment of institutions that are effective, responsible, and inclusive through supporting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
The COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequities have highlighted the importance of nonprofits—we’ve seen so many volunteers from these organizations go above and beyond to help others. Nonprofits, like many other organizations, are facing significant hurdles as a result of the pandemic. They are facing a huge wave of demand, but many are being hampered by financing difficulties, staff layoffs, and volunteer shortages.
Microsoft is dedicated to assisting the nonprofit sector through philanthropy programs and partnerships, and through Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, which focuses on delivering relevant, reasonably priced, and innovative cloud solutions to help nonprofits in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges and create a larger impact.
#BuildFor2030 focuses on technology that supports an inclusive economy by enabling opportunities and beneficial business outcomes that correspond with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In support of SDG 5: Gender Equality, they launched the campaign in conjunction with International Women’s Day and featured female-founded partner groups. Microsoft celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May and June by honoring partners who use Microsoft technology to empower people with disabilities and make the world more accessible.
Microsoft partners are developing cutting-edge solutions for NGOs ranging from health and human services to racial justice and equality organizations. Microsoft partners have been extraordinarily responsive, in some cases developing solutions for NGOs in a matter of days or weeks. Here are some of the solutions developed by their partners to help NGOs.
Avanade’s grantmaking solution provides end-to-end grant management across the grant lifecycle, allowing grantmakers to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of their procedures. It makes use of the Nonprofit Accelerator and the Common Data Model for Nonprofits to assure the interoperability and speed up effect in the nonprofit sector.
BetterUnite developed a comprehensive nonprofit fundraising approach that relies on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator. On a single platform, the BetterUnite Enterprise solution offers virtual event capabilities, live and silent auction assistance, Text to Give, digital and peer-to-peer fundraising tools, and outreach programs.
During the Covid-19 epidemic, Cyclotron enabled Make-A-Wish Foundation America to boost its nationwide fundraising efforts with the rapid implementation of Teams. Cyclotron’s TeamsHub is a comprehensive adoption platform for end-user training and self-help on Microsoft Teams, allowing non-profits to expedite Teams training and adoption.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, RedBit assisted Second Harvest in meeting the increasing need for food. They improved the existing infrastructure using Azure Cloud to ramp up and handle the influx of new and large-scale contributors, as well as construct a Dynamics 365-based mobile app and portal to better link donors and charities and transfer monies to charity organizations.
RedMane Technology’s mCase is an Azure-based system that gives caseworkers additional insight and advice while also making case management activities more efficient, allowing them to focus more on their clients. mCase enables NGOs like Williams and Associates to successfully and securely communicate with their communities.
Wipfli has enabled non-profits and charities to multiply the effect of their missions. Wipfli’s Dynamics 365 assessment has assisted organizations such as Operation Smile in meeting their mission needs to effectively establish, manage, and engage volunteer networks in order to promote great surgical outcomes.
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