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How the Nonprofit Open Data Collective Came Together to Work on IRS 990 Data in the Cloud

Form 990 is used by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to gather financial information about nonprofit organizations. In July 2016, the IRS started making electronic IRS 990 filing data available via the AWS Pubic Datasets Program. By making electronic 990 filing data available in this way, the IRS made it possible for anyone […]

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The AWS Summit Bahrain Recap

The AWS Summit in Bahrain saw over 1,300 professionals from government, industry, and education come together to explore the impact of cloud technology on key business outcomes. From the announcement of the new AWS Region coming to the Middle East in early 2019 to first-hand accounts from the innovators already achieving success within the region, […]

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Imagine: A Better World – A Global Nonprofit Conference Recap

Register for the 2019 IMAGINE: A Better World, A Global Nonprofit Conference here. 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 […]

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AWS Serve Provides Nonprofits with the Cloud Resources to Power their Mission

AWS Serve is an initiative to provide nonprofits with the cloud resources they need to power their mission, workforce, and the communities they serve. These resources include training, nonprofit office hours, and access to AWS Promotional Credits, which provide a dollar-for-dollar subsidy of an organization’s on-demand infrastructure spend on AWS. Emerging and established nonprofits can […]

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Sharing Vital Information to Improve Lives Around the World, Without Access to the Internet

There are 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, most of whom live on less than $1 a day. Small-scale farmers are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change – and they face many challenges including lack of access to traditional markets, agricultural inputs, and finance. Every day small-scale farmers develop a diverse range […]

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Technical Training for the Future Cloud Workforce

This week, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and AWS celebrated the first cohort in the Pathways Scholarship program. The program is designed to create tech opportunities for the under and unemployed in Washington, DC, by providing a program with resources, training, employment, and ongoing support. This is a collaboration between the DC government, AWS, […]

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Tepmachcha: An Open-Source, Ultrasonic Stream Gauge Flood Warning System

Guest post by James Happell, Manager, Technology for Development, People in Need Cambodia The 2013 floods in Cambodia covered almost half the country and affected nearly 1.7 million people. More than 50 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands more were left homeless. Research from BBC Media Trust following the incident stated that “more […]

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Happy Earth Day! Spotlight on Nonprofits Dedicated to Helping the Environment

Happy Earth Day! In addition to the environmental benefits associated with running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint. As of the end of 2016, we had achieved our goal of 40% renewable energy, and recently awarded ACORE’s Corporate Innovation and Industry […]

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The National Museums of Kenya is Building an AWS Cloud-based Digital Archives Platform

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) currently hosts one of the largest records of human cultural evolution in the world. With a mission to collect, preserve, study, document, and present Kenya’s cultural and natural heritage, NMK needed to find a way to digitize its artifacts and open up its collection to engage the world for […]

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