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Using Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

After nearly disappearing in the ‘90s, the spread of child sexual abuse material exploded with the rise of the internet, as child sex trafficking increased with exposure to a greater market online. Today, the problem is complex and still growing. Thorn, a nonprofit, is working to build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.

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Recap of the AWS Public Sector Summit Singapore

Earlier this month, we opened our doors to 700 technology and business leaders for the first-ever AWS Public Sector Summit in Singapore. If you couldn’t join us, watch some of the event highlights and read on to see what you missed. We hope you’ll make it next time. Keynote AWS Director of Worldwide Public Sector […]

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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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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

Read the 2018 IMAGINE: Five Takeaways for Nonprofits. 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 […]

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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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