As the digital environment continuously develops, some organisations are being left behind. Unfortunately, NPOs form a significant portion of these “left-behind” organisations.
To help combat this, Microsoft has decided to create solutions which are purpose-built to help NPOs transform alongside developing tech.
Sadly, the majority of nonprofits around the globe have less than ten employees helping the organisation with its social deeds. These organisations focus on saving lives, providing education, protecting the environment and its wildlife, and so forth. Most of these small NPOs don’t have proper funding not to mention the latest technology to help them with the tasks at hand. Because of this lack of funding, they are at risk of being left behind in the developing digital sphere and not being as effective as they could be.
Since NPOs don’t have the funding for the latest technology, investing in proper resources to keep their organisation and its data secure creates another roadblock for them.
According to a study from Microsoft, “60 percent of nonprofits report having no organizational digital policy to manage cybersecurity risk, and 74 percent do not take critical security steps to ensure email accounts are not compromised.”
This makes NPOs an easy target for cybercriminals and allows these hackers to gain access to important information which could potentially be fatal for these organisations.
Another disadvantage of not having the proper funding? These smaller nonprofits potentially miss out on the benefits of using efficient collaboration tools which could largely benefit their organisation as they’re supporting and taking care of the environment and those living in it.
Having easy access to these tools can make a big impact on NPOs critical missions. Having employees trained on effectively using these tools will have an even greater outcome for these organisations since the tools are properly utilised.
Microsoft helps NPOs by offering the “latest best-in-class cloud technology, nonprofit-specific solutions” which will make a great impact on these organisations and help provide the technical support they need to effectively use these tools to overcome the challenges they face on a daily basis.
How does Microsoft help NPOs?
To help these nonprofit organisations bridge the technological gap and stay ahead, Microsoft rolled out this series of solutions:
- Microsoft 365 business for Nonprofits
- Microsoft’s Digital Skills for Nonprofits
- Microsoft Nonprofit Operations Toolkit – Only available October 1st.
With the help of the new resources from Microsoft and partnering with LinkedIn for Nonprofits, small- and medium-sized nonprofits can reap the benefits of transforming with cloud technology to continue to drive social good without digital impairment in underserved communities.
Because of Microsoft and LinkedIn for Nonprofits, nonprofits around the world have the opportunity to be part of the developing digital community and continue to drive social good without digital impairment.
If you’re a small- to medium-sized nonprofit and you need help breaching the technological gap in your organisation, visit Microsoft for Nonprofits or talk to our Microsoft experts to help you get started.