Cloud computing enables your nonprofit to automate all of your marketing messaging and target donors at every stage of the funnel. More than 90% of nonprofits are using cloud computing today with half of them using the CRM system over public cloud service.
Type of Microsoft Cloud Deployment Type
Microsoft Cloud is a cloud service platform used to build, deploy, and manage services and applications. The computing platform enables you to use the technology or software your business needs for a fee.
The tech giant offers three distinct cloud services platform tailored for your specific business needs, which includes:
- Software as a Service (SaaS): Microsoft’s Software as a Service allows you to use the software or the app you need. Microsoft manages and maintains the servers, middleware, networking, virtualization, operating system, runtime, and data, so there’s less for you to worry about.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS): With Platform as a Service, you can rent every service except the app. In this service, you can manage your data and apps while Microsoft handles the operating system, networking, storage, servers, runtime, etc. This gives you more control over SaaS model.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): With Infrastructure as a Service, you can license and maintain the tools and the hardware. You can also manage the apps, data, middleware, runtime, and operating system, while Microsoft manages the virtualization, storage, servers, and networking.
Benefits of Public Cloud Service with Microsoft
Cost Effectiveness - Cloud solutions eliminate costly, inefficient and outdated information technology environments, which slow down the pace and drive up the cost of change. Instead of establishing and maintaining in-house infrastructure, including physical data centers and servers, cloud computing provides access to efficient technology services for every functional area and produces cost savings in hardware investment, ongoing maintenance and equipment.
Donor Outreach and Fundraising – Microsoft low – cost with various grant programs for Non Profit across the globe, scalable infrastructure helps nonprofits manage donor outreach and fundraising more efficiently while paying for only what they use. Less money spent on IT means more money to focus on social impact.
Cloud Security – Ultimately, the most important factors there are for any industries. Nonprofits are facing increased compliance and privacy requirements, security is always top of mind. Different security multi - level configuration are available in Microsoft Cloud. This include security configurations at application level such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Non Profit module. Consumers are provided with security configurations, backups and disaster recovery, advance user management, advanced network security, API authentication and many more.
Cloud Mobility – recent study concluded that more than 42% of nonprofits agreed that ‘remote access’ is becoming competitive advantage in the industry. These organisations have people working everywhere – there are constant off – site projects happening, remote writers or participants, and board members who are constantly on the road. With cloud computing, it’s easy to access data from any location, any time. Better yet, advanced collaboration features of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Non Profit making it easy to collaborate and share data with users, regardless of location without compromising security capability.