At the end of February Microsoft announced expansion in its Tech for Industry campaign with the launch of Microsoft Cloud for Non-Profit, Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services and Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing. They joined the previously released Microsoft Cloud for Retail and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.
As Microsoft partners who often work in the non-profit sector, Microsoft Cloud for Non-Profit caught our attention and it certainly looks like great things coming to this area.
Per the Microsoft blog, these were created by:
“… bringing together common data models, cross-cloud connectors, workflows, APIs, and industry-specific components and standards, with the breadth of Microsoft’s cloud services, including Microsoft 365 and Teams, Azure, Microsoft Power Platform, Dynamics 365 and security solutions. Through these industry clouds, we aim to empower everyone to deliver value faster, adapt quickly to changing conditions, build for the future and do all of this with security at the core.”
Now more than ever, it is non-profits keeping society going and helping those most in need. Their critical services are supporting the vulnerable and communities all over the world. Yet, with lower budgets and habitually difficult environments, data and systems are often disconnected, disparate and don’t create the value they should.
Microsoft Cloud for Non-Profit provides a platform which is connected and intelligent. It has built-in capabilities for common non-profit necessities such as volunteer management, fundraising, programme design and delivery, and more.
These non-profit cloud offerings should be valuable in and of themselves but will also create a launchpad for further innovation.
Find Out More About the Cloud for Non-Profit
You can read more about Microsoft for Industry and the five currently announced unique clouds, and Satya Nadella’s video announcement here:
New industry clouds offer launchpad for innovation – The Official Microsoft Blog
What’s Next for Industry – Just another Microsoft News Center Network site
For more information about the Microsoft Cloud for Non-Profit, this blog gives some great insight: What does the cloud have to do with philanthropy? A Q&A with Justin Spelhaug on helping nonprofits with digital transformation – On the Issues (microsoft.com)
For more of our work in the area, check out our accreditations, case studies, testimonials and more: Non-Profit Sector Software Development | Ballard Chalmers