NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Reveals Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator v3

Microsoft | December 17, 2020

With novel COVID-19 vaccines rapidly moving toward the conveyance stage, Microsoft has been featuring approaches to guarantee their safe administration and circulation. Approaching the finish of a month ago, the tech monster determined key things that an example immunization the executives stage should be relied upon to incorporate. At that point, a week ago, it divulged associations with different associations to see to the solid conveyance of COVID-19 vaccines.

Today denotes another progression in this excursion, as Microsoft has delivered form 3 of its Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator, outfitted towards the help of nonprofits in handling the "overwhelming effects" of the Covid pandemic. This is set apart as the 6th critical delivery for the arrangement since its beginning in 2018.

First of all, there is Assessment Management, which empowers the chronicle of harms to foundation and structures, for example, that subsequent from debacles. To summon a reaction, the gathered data can be imparted to other applicable associations too. This ability shows up because of Microsoft's coordinated effort with the American Red Cross, ITDRC, Mercy Corps, Team Rubicon, and UNDP.

Frontline Humanitarian Logistics is the other distributed arrangement, and it gives help with the administration of the last stages in philanthropic guide. These stages could incorporate distribution center and transportation needs, obtainment following, tracking program resources, and the sky is the limit from there. Basically, this arrangement maps the Common Data Model (CDM) to the Frontline Humanitarian Logistics Standard - which was created by NetHope as a team with 24 different associations including Microsoft. It likewise flaunts full giver recognizability, which is professed to be novel in the commercial center.

Erik Arnold, Global CTO for Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, noted that the associated models and guidance have been made available on GitHub for free, much like all the rest of Microsoft's work on nonprofit solutions.

Spotlight

As fourth quarter approaches, nonprofits are finalizing their strategy for this year’s final donation push. Last year, the US had a record in donations, totalling $373 billion. Donors are becoming more sophisticated in making their donation decisions, demanding accountability and transparency.

Spotlight

As fourth quarter approaches, nonprofits are finalizing their strategy for this year’s final donation push. Last year, the US had a record in donations, totalling $373 billion. Donors are becoming more sophisticated in making their donation decisions, demanding accountability and transparency.

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Code.org | July 18, 2022

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL); Truist Foundation | May 09, 2022

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