AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Nonprofit*

#StandUp4HumanRights on International Human Rights Day

Combatting modern forms of exploitation demands modern tools. AWS works with several national and international organizations who are committed to protecting human rights. Many nonprofit organizations rely on AWS to help prevent and expose human rights abuses through machine learning, facial and voice recognition, and more, as well as to reduce their overall IT costs so they can focus on mission-critical work.

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Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day devoted to giving back to the causes that we care about, the issues that define some of us, and the missions that drive solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems. This holiday season and beyond, we want to bring awareness to this day and explain how it affects nonprofit organizations that participate.

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MEANS: Matching Excess with Need

Two students had an idea: match excess food with people in need. Maria Rose Belding and Grant Nelson created MEANS, a nonprofit database where people list a donation, food banks and pantries get notified about food near them, and then they claim and pick up the food. MEANS is now in 49 states and territories […]

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Imagine: A Better World – A Global Nonprofit Conference Recap

To further the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, we presented Imagine: A Better World – a global nonprofit conference where over 270 nonprofit leaders from around the globe convened at the Amazon Meeting Center in Seattle for a unique and collaborative learning experience. There were three high-level conference themes: Overcoming global challenges […]

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Recap of the AWS Public Sector Summit – Canberra

We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra, Australia where 900+ attendees participated in workshops, roundtables, bootcamps, breakout sessions, and a keynote delivered by Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. Teresa was joined onstage by Australia Post, Geoscience Australia, and an adviser to the Australian government, who shared how […]

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Automatically Discover, Classify, and Protect Your Data

In our post, Building a Cloud-Specific Incident Response Plan, we walked through a hypothetical incident response (IR) managed on AWS with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). With the recent launch of Amazon Macie, a new data classification and security service, you have additional controls to understand the type of data stored in […]

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Global Expansion of the AWS Nonprofit Credit Program with TechSoup

AWS, through TechSoup Global, makes a grant of $2,000 in AWS Promotional Credits to eligible nonprofit organizations. Organizations can now apply these service credits toward usage fees for all AWS on-demand cloud services, as available by region for 12 months. AWS credits are not valid for Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or […]

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