Cloud Computing For Nonprofits

October 23, 2014Alec Green

Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) are not new concepts in the nonprofit sector. But it was only 2 years ago that 51% of Americans believed stormy weather would interfere with their cloud computing. For nonprofits of all sizes, adoption of cloud computing software is on the rise.  But many organizations are still confused about how to best utilize cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

In a recent survey of 10,500 nonprofits from 88 countries, TechSoup Global found that 90% of respondents have implemented some form of cloud technology with the most popular services being e-mail, web-conferencing, and file storage. But 60 percent cited “lack of knowledge” as a barrier to their further adoption of cloud technology. The second most-cited barrier to adoption was cost, acknowledged by roughly half of the respondents.

Many nonprofit executives have moved beyond the question of “what is cloud computing?” to more systematic analyses of the pros and cons of cloud computing for their organization.

Where does your nonprofit rank in terms of cloud adoption? If you have been wondering what types of technology might be best to move to the cloud and what benefits other nonprofits have derived from cloud computing, sign up for the next free webinar in our HR Pro Bono Corps Webinar series.

Neil Jensen and Scott Schmidt from Appirio will lead an interactive webinar on Nonprofit Operations from Now to Next: Using the Cloud to Improve Operations and Support your Mission on Tuesday, October 28 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.

Neil and Scott will dispel many of the common myths around cloud computing and provide some specific tips to determine which cloud applications are right for you and your team.  Seats are limited, so register today for this webinar!

About Alec Green

As Chief Marketing Evangelist, Alec Green is responsible for developing the overall marketing plan and strategy for the Foundation, executing all outbound communications, increasing visibility of the Foundation’s programs, and building engagement with our partners... more

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