Charity technology myth 9

Deborah Jepson

IT must be the gatekeeper 

This compelling blog series is focussed on dispelling the myths stopping your charity or not for profit organisation from adopting the cloud and enjoying the advantages it has to offer. This is the ninth post from guest writer, Nick Banks, Business Development Manager, Tech For Social Impact at Microsoft, where he takes a look at whether your IT team has to play the role of gatekeeper once you move your data to the cloud.

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Charity technology myth 9: IT must be the gatekeeper 

False: Microsoft 365 actually makes it easy – even for non-technical users – to securely access and share digital information without the need for a gatekeeper.

How? With Azure services, you can access the important data you need regardless of where or when staff and volunteers are working and on what devices. There is no need to ask IT for help or navigate multiple convoluted backend systems that can hinder productivity.

With Microsoft 365, staff can easily build collaboration spaces on Microsoft Teams for specific projects or groups without requiring IT intervention. This accelerates volunteer recruitment, onboarding, and engagement, and empowers staff to deliver more effective programming. It can also help your fundraising team attract, retain, and grow donors. And it can support more productive connections between your charity and external partners around the world. 

Charity technology myth 9

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Hopefully, this article has helped dispel the charity technology myth 9 that your IT team must be the gatekeeper. 

If you would like to find out more about how AspiraCloud can help introduce Azure services at your own pace into your charity, talk to one of our charity experts to learn more.