AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Nonprofit

Jacaranda Health advances maternal and infant health across Kenya and beyond with AWS

Jacaranda Health, a Kenya-based nonprofit organization, is on a mission to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths by deploying low-cost, sustainable solutions that improve the quality of care in government health systems. Jacaranda Health, a recipient of the 2021 AWS IMAGINE Grant award, uses AWS to power a health platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to connect mothers with timely information about pregnancy care, as well as potentially lifesaving advice and referrals to care facilities when it matters most.

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How one nonprofit commemorates enduring sibling relationships with AWS

SibsForever is a nonprofit created to support and provide a safe community for people who have lived through the loss of a sibling. SibsForever.org is a progressive web application that runs on AWS and functions as an online memory book for surviving siblings. By sharing their stories and experiences, the SibsForever.org community has become a safe and supportive space for surviving siblings. In this guest post from SibsForever founder Audree Thurman, Audree describes why she decided to work with AWS to create her nonprofit’s web application, and how she built SibsForever in the cloud.

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How AWS supports the 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day with digital tools for civic engagement

On September 20, 2022, Americans celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters ahead of the federal midterm elections. AWS is a proud sponsor of National Voter Registration Day to help drive civic engagement. AWS supports important resources for US citizens to register to vote; plus, government technology companies (GovTechs) use AWS to expand voting resources to Americans across the country. Read on to learn more about how organizations use AWS to make it simple to register to vote.

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Powering digital transformation in Canada: AWS Summit Ottawa keynote recap

For the first time in three years, public and commercial sector customers gathered at the Shaw Centre for the AWS Summit Ottawa. During the keynote, Sean Roche, director of national security at AWS, shared stories of innovation in the public sector, celebrated pioneers driving change, and provided an outlook on opportunities ahead. Plus, two Canadian public sector customers took to the stage to share their stories about how they are leveraging AWS to accelerate innovation, improve citizens’ lives, transform their operations, and drive their missions forward at scale. Read on for the highlights from the AWS Summit Ottawa keynote.

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Unifying data to boost nonprofit fundraising outcomes

Data is currency, and today’s nonprofits have more data at their fingertips than ever before. From fundraising insights to beneficiary intelligence, to personalized communications, your nonprofit’s data can better support the activities that drive funding and resources toward your mission. AWS can help your nonprofit unify, interpret, and understand your data—regardless of your cloud experience. Learn about three key strategies that nonprofits use today that can turn valuable data into increased dollars toward your mission and decreased administrative burden for staff.

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Accelerating innovation in Australia and New Zealand: AWS Summit Canberra keynote recap

On Wednesday, August 31, Max Peterson, vice president of worldwide public sector at AWS, delivered the keynote address at the AWS Summit Canberra. Max shared regional announcements and local stories of how public sector customers are using the cloud to transform citizen services, innovate in healthcare, improve sustainability, and more. Two customer speakers joined the stage to share how AWS helps their organizations support their mission success and reimagine what’s possible. What’d you miss at the AWS Summit Canberra keynote?

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation uses AWS to advance cutting-edge pediatric cancer research worldwide

In 2017, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) founded the Childhood Cancer Data Lab (Data Lab) to address an important gap in the pediatric cancer field: vast amounts of accumulated data were not being put to use at scale. To address this gap, the Data Lab used AWS to build refine.bio, an openly available collection of normalized bulk gene expression data, to make public datasets interoperable and reusable.

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How one nonprofit uses AWS to amplify citizen advocacy across Africa

ONE is a global movement to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030. Advocacy is about taking action in real time, so we need to reach people wherever they are. In Africa, that means using mobile devices. To help us reach audiences across Africa, we launched a mobile chatbot built on AWS.

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Empowerment through mentorship: Girls In Tech

In 2021, AWS announced global support for Girls in Tech, a nonprofit founded in 2007 dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech. Last week, AWS and Girls In Tech hosted an Evening with Experts event at Amazon HQ2 in Arlington, VA. The in-person event provided an opportunity for women in the local area to hear from public sector and public service technology experts on professional growth opportunities and partnerships to reshape the industry to be more equitable and efficient.

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