As a proud partner of Microsoft Philanthropies, NEEDeed will soon help equip select not-for-profit organisations in Thailand with essential cloud-based technologies that will help them fulfil their mission through the empowering impact of technology. NEEDeed will support two Thailand based non-profits set up cloud-based technology that will, in turn, assist them with their core objectives, improve their operational efficiencies and make them more sustainable in the long-term.
Cloud Technology, put simply, equips organisations with storage space on the Internet, rather than on a physical computer. Through Cloud Technology, not only can organisations keep their data secure, protecting it from physical hard drive damage, it can also help save money, increase efficiency and increase collaboration.
NEEDeed builds organisational capacity in non-profits by providing them the support they need to run operations – be it administrative processes, human resource management, program development or volunteer management. This helps organisations to focus on meeting their mission and delivering seamless service to their beneficiaries.
NEEDeed’s experience working with non-profits in Thailand illuminated the gaps and the needs of local organisations for technology support. In 2015, this knowledge fuelled two projects that required tech assistance. With ChildLine, a child protection organisation, NEEDeed helped develop a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database to help better manage their caseload. With Wedu, a small regional non-profit working to empower women through mentoring, NEEDeed helped set up a database to assist in managing contact information of hundreds of donors, students and mentors.
An incredible opportunity to partner with Microsoft presented itself in April 2016, with the launch of Microsoft’s new cloud services donation program for non-profits – Tech for Good. While Microsoft could offer state-of-the-art technology products, NEEDeed can bring the support and capacity building expertise to non-profits, helping those organisations with the need to implement and maximise this technology.
How Does It Work?
For each project, NEEDeed looks at the organisation’s operations and assesses their processes, needs and gaps. This information feeds into the next steps of assisting the organisation in procuring and implementing a suitable product from Microsoft, be it a cloud service or a software.
The criteria for non-profits to be considered by NEEDeed is simple. Non-profits need to:
- Be registered as a non-profit with the Thai government.
- Employee under 100 employees.
- Have the capacity and the commitment to follow through.
How Can I Help?
Whether you’re a non-profit, a skilled professional or a corporation, you can help support our non-profit partners by choosing NEEDeed as your CSR option of choice. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, email email@example.com or fill in our online enquiry form.
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