What does, “moving to the cloud,” mean, exactly? Nonprofit cloud transformation can be intimidating due to a lack of funding and resources. On the contrary, hosting your applications in the cloud will save you valuable time, money, and resources. With cloud-based applications such as Microsoft Office 365, you are able to access your data from any device. This allows volunteers to update files on-site, staff to access databases remotely, and donors to communicate 24/7.
By utilizing cloud-based applications, you have the ability to access your data anytime, anywhere without the need for one specific device.
So, where should you start? Most organizations begin nonprofit cloud transformation by utilizing Microsoft Office 365 and a VoIP phone system. Office 365 provides all of the productivity applications you’re familiar with such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, along with the essential communications platform, Teams. Teams is a revolutionary tool that allows you to stay connected with your team 24/7 with instant messaging, video conferencing, and live collaboration.
A Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system allows you to communicate via the cloud. By eliminating the need for legacy hardware and expensive subscriptions, VoIP gives you limitless features for a fraction of the cost of a traditional phone system.
With nonprofit cloud transformation, the possibilities are endless. From communication to productivity tools and everything in between, your client data is more secure and accessible when stored in the cloud.