10 charity technology myths debunked

Deborah Jepson

Clearing up common misconceptions about what the cloud means for charities

Many charities and not for profit organisations consider adopting the cloud in order to help them with their biggest organisational challenge — to do more with less.

As staff, donations, and volunteers lose ground against increasing demands for resources and benefits, many charities are typically stretched thin and looking for new ways to close that gap. Cloud technologies provide a flexible, more affordable, and secure solution to achieve that. 

But how can you be sure your charity will gain the advantages of the cloud without giving anything up?

In conjunction with an eBook produced by our colleagues at the Not for Profit team at Microsoft, our latest blog series from guest writer, Nick Banks, Business Development Manager, Tech For Social Impact at Microsoft, discusses the myths and misconceptions that could prevent your charity or not for profit organisation from adopting the cloud and enjoying the advantages it has to offer.

Charity technology myths debunked

The first misconception looks at the technology. Read on:

Charity technology myth 1: Tech is just an IT problem

FALSE. In fact, cloud technology can improve many aspects across your charity – not just IT.

With the ability to work from anywhere on any device, Cloud can instantly improve collaboration and teamwork, helping colleagues, volunteers and fundraisers work securely and much more productively – without requiring a huge, dedicated IT department.

How cloud helps your team do their best work

  • Work productively from anywhere on any device with familiar Office 365 applications for email, content creation, data analysis, and much more.
  • Collaborate easily and securely on any device with co-workers and volunteers located around the globe.
  • Meet effectively online, sharing screens, and brainstorming on a virtual whiteboard in Teams.
  • Remain confident that all activities are protected by strong yet transparent security.
Charity technology myth 1

Interested to learn more?

As a Microsoft Gold partner and cloud expert, AspiraCloud works with numerous charities of all sizes across the UK, helping them move to a secure cloud environment. We also work closely with the Tech for Social Impact Team at Microsoft, supporting charities deploy secure remote working and roll out cost effective licensing.

Contact us to kick start your move to the cloud today.