Cloud Computing for Nonprofits - OrgSpring. Last week, I participated in the Steel City Solutions technology for nonprofits conference where I led a break out session on cloud computing specifically as it relates to nonprofits learning to use the cloud to: become more efficientlower technology costsmake documents more secure and more reliableshare, edit, and collaborate on documents in real-timeaccess documents from anywhere there is an internet connection That presentation is listed on slideshare, and also here for your convenience.
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During the seminar, reference was made to several resources including: A list of 15 FREE nonprofit tech resourcesA copy of the cloud computing presentationQ&A sheet from conference tech sessionAccess to OrgSpring’s Tech Tips and Tutorials You’ll also get information from a survey that was recently completed by Microsoft that showed how organizations that employed the use of the cloud experienced more data privacy, better document reliability, and MUCH better security, as the short slide below shows. Grab the documents now And here’s how you get them. Also, when the presentation video becomes available, we’ll send you another note where you can download that resource as well. If you have any questions, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for attending the event and we look forward to seeing you again soon. How #Cloud Computing Will Single-Handedly Save the Nonprofit Sector. This article was originally published in Technorati.com and is used here with permission.
There’s a lot to be excited about in the nonprofit sector today. New technologies are allowing charities to reach current and potential donors at a rate and ease never seen before. Although charitable giving grew 4.9% in 2013, some metrics paint a cloudier picture of the sector’s overall health. Donor retention rates have dropped year-over-year over the past seven years—the entire span in which it's been officially studied—landing at only 39%. That same metric dips into the 20s when considering first-time donors only.
While there’s no shortage of advice on how to deal with myriad problems plaguing nonprofits, there are few technological advancements that actually enable organizational growth and increased donor loyalty while reducing costs. Luckily, the age of cloud computing might also be a golden age for the third sector. Higher Product Diversity Increased Accessibility Universal Versioning.