Microsoft Philanthropies makes Azure broadly available for eligible nonprofits
By Mary Snapp, President, Microsoft Philanthropies
As the reach and capabilities of cloud computing continue to expand, so too does its potential to better serve the people and organizations working to address vital issues facing our planet and its populations. More and more, we are seeing nonprofit organizations utilize the fuller capabilities of the cloud to pursue their missions. And, as the examples below demonstrate, the cloud is unlocking benefits such as insight, agility and operational efficiency that are enhancing nonprofits’ ability to help those who need it most.
Many cloud technology companies recognize that their products or services offer nonprofits and social enterprises the opportunity to run more efficiently and improve access to the data and insights needed to make better decisions. In a survey cited by npEngage, 64 percent of CFOs said that adopting cloud technology would cut operational costs by up to 20 percent.
Public asked to vote; program to donate $20,000 to local environmental nonprofits
SEATTLE, July 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today announced finalists for Western Washington’s 2016 Cox Conserves Heroes program. The public is being asked to vote now through August 19 at http://www.kiro7.com/heroes.
A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the three finalists. Western Washington’s 2016 finalists and their nonprofits of choice are:
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health announced today that it will come together with the Orlando community to support the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, to raise money for victims and families who have been affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy.
Program to honor volunteers, donate $20,000 to local environmental nonprofits
Orlando, Fla. June 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ — WFTV Channel 9, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Central Florida’s 2016 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted through June 29 at www.9family.com for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
Nearly 50 percent of KeyBank Employees Will Volunteer with more than 700 Community Organizations in 15 States Today
CLEVELAND, May 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – On May 25, KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) will host its 26th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day, where nearly 50 percent of bank employees will participate in a day of volunteerism supported by paid time off. Employees will spend the day volunteering with more than 700 community organizations and service projects in the 15 states where Key has a presence across the nation, including California, Massachusetts and Kansas, among others.
NEW YORK, May 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced New Orleans as its eighth Healthy Cities location and officially kicked off the program with a playground build at Lake Forest Charter School. Working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, the program aims to provide over 1,000 children in need and their families with more than 600,000 healthy meals, 1,800 medical screenings, expanded nutrition education programs, and safe play spaces.
Before we climb on to our soapbox to discuss one of our favorite automation efficiency topics, we wanted to start with a kick-off question: when was the last time you sent someone a letter in the mail? As in, you got some paper stock, you typed or wrote out your message, folded it neatly, inserted it into an envelope, purchased a stamp and walked it to the mailbox or post office to wait the appropriate number of days for it to arrive at its intended destination (in some cases never knowing if it did). Has it been a while?