AWS Public Sector Blog
Optimizing your nonprofit mission impact with AWS Glue and Amazon Redshift ML
Nonprofit organizations focus on a specific mission to impact their members, communities, and the world. In the nonprofit space, where resources are limited, it’s important to optimize the impact of your efforts. Learn how you can apply machine learning with Amazon Redshift ML on public datasets to support data-driven decisions optimizing your impact. This walkthrough focuses on the use case for how to use open data to support food security programming, but this solution can be applied to many other initiatives in the nonprofit space.
Announcing new cloud-based solutions for credit unions and nonprofit research organizations
Today, AWS announced the addition of new nonprofit solutions in the AWS Solutions Library and AWS Marketplace. These solutions are tailored to the unique requirements of credit unions and nonprofit research organizations. They range from architectural guidance to ready-to-deploy solutions, and also include offerings developed by AWS Partners. Learn the solution categories that collect these new solutions into important mission areas, as well as some of the specific solutions that can help credit unions or research organizations get started with AWS.
Register now for the IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference in Washington, DC
Registration is now open for the IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference presented by AWS. On Tuesday, March 14 at the Capital Turnaround in Washington, DC, this no-cost, in-person event brings together the nonprofit community to learn and engage around how innovation in the cloud can drive positive change for people and the planet. With visionary leadership sessions, access to technical experts, networking opportunities, and more, the IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference provides an educational and collaborative experience focused on how to lead in a changing world, future-proof your organization, and scale impact.
Now available: New AWS program supporting nonprofit donor and member engagement
As one-time donations increasingly become the norm, nonprofit development teams are challenged to think outside-the-box to attract, retain, and communicate with their valuable supporters. Nonprofit organizations can use data to inform an enhanced engagement strategy, but many are challenged to unlock the full value of that data affordably and at scale. To help nonprofits use the cloud to build innovative fundraising and member engagement solutions, we are launching a new program – AWS TechAction.
How nonprofits reimagine work using smart technology
Nonprofit leaders today have various technical products and solutions to consider. The addition of “smart technology” to your nonprofit’s technology conversations may seem intimidating or even unfamiliar to the human-centered work that your organization does. But smart technology can help make your nonprofit’s work more human – automating burdensome tasks for your teams and directing their creativity and bandwidth to what really matters: your mission. Learn how nonprofits can use AWS to develop smart tech to innovate for their communities.
Data Lake for Nonprofits – powered by AWS and Salesforce.org now available to help unleash data insights
Nonprofits are using the cloud for fundraising, donor and member management, and communications. With this move online, they have access to more data than ever. However, sharing, connecting, and interpreting data from many different sources can be a challenge. To address this challenge, today AWS and AWS Partner Salesforce.org are announcing the general availability of Data Lake for Nonprofits – Powered by AWS.
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.
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.
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.
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.