AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Nonprofit

AWS branded background with text overlay that says "Announcing the 2023-2024 AWS IMAGINE Grant winners"

Announcing the 2023-2024 AWS IMAGINE Grant winners

Each year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) awards IMAGINE Grants to nonprofit organizations using cloud technology to drive mission-critical impact for their beneficiaries. Learn more about the IMAGINE Grant program and this year’s winners, who were announced today at our re:Invent 2023 conference.

AWS branded background with text overlay that says "Get excited for re:Invent 2023: A public sector guide"

Get excited for re:Invent 2023: A public sector guide

On November 27, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference returns to Las Vegas, Nevada for our twelfth year of learning with cloud enthusiasts from around the world. To make the most of your experience, we’ve put together this guide to some of the public sector sessions and activities at re:Invent. 

AWS branded background with text overlay that says "How to build API-driven data pipelines on AWS to unlock third-party data"

How to build API-driven data pipelines on AWS to unlock third-party data

The first blog post in this series outlined considerations for developing API pipelines on AWS to extract data from third-party SaaS tools. With consolidated data, public sector organizations can offer new experiences for donors and members, enrich research datasets, and improve operational efficiency for their staff. This follow-up blog post presents options for ingesting SaaS data with API requests from AWS services, methods for handling payload data from API calls, and guidance for orchestration and scaling an API data pipeline on AWS.

Photo of Dave Levey, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector

Meet the featured customer speakers for the Worldwide Public Sector Innovation Talk at re:Invent 2023

At this year’s re:Invent conference, AWS is introducing Innovation Talks, which are deep dives hosted by AWS thought leaders. Dave Levy, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector, is hosting the session, “Empowering citizens through digital innovation” and will be joined by speakers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Covered California, and Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG). Read this blog post to learn more about these featured customers.

Kiip employees at an outdoor event where they are informing others about their solution

Unhoused individuals gain shelter, prove their identity using AWS-powered solution Kiip

Without proper documentation, unhoused individuals face overwhelming barriers to stability and opportunity. But new technologies and tools address these problems while helping the organizations who serve vulnerable populations. One innovative solution called Kiip, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), takes a unique approach to this problem by empowering individuals with access and control over their own personal, vital documents.

AWS Partners help public sector organizations harness the power of data

Organizations deal with ever-growing data volumes. This means that growth-minded businesses must put data at the heart of every application, process, and decision. But how you use your organization’s data is the key to accelerating innovation and accomplishing your organizational goals.

Unlock third-party data with API-driven data pipelines on AWS

Unlock third-party data with API-driven data pipelines on AWS

Public sector organizations often utilize third-party Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to manage various business functions, such as marketing and communications, payment processing, workflow automation, donor management, and more. This common SaaS landscape can lead to data silos where data becomes isolated in disparate systems and difficult to centralize for business insights. If existing SaaS connectors are not available, public sector organizations can use AWS to build an API-driven data pipeline to consolidate data from SaaS platforms offering open APIs. In this post, learn how to build an API data pipeline on AWS.

How to detect wildfire smoke using Amazon Rekognition

Since wildfires can double in size and intensity every three to five minutes, early detection and reduced response times are essential. Cloud technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), can help with this. Learn a high-level architecture to create a solution with AWS that uses AI to identify and classify wildfire smoke imagery and then rapidly alert and inform first responders about the location and condition of a fire incident.

Announcing new AWS data connector for popular nonprofit CRM: Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT

Announcing new AWS data connector for popular nonprofit CRM: Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT

The AWS for Nonprofits team announced a new Amazon AppFlow data connector that enables nonprofits to transfer valuable data from Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT to AWS services and other destinations. In this blog post, learn some common nonprofit use cases that can be addressed by integrating your data with other AWS services and commercially available software-as-service (SaaS) applications.

Using data-driven solutions to end homelessness with the cloud

Community Solutions is a US-based nonprofit working to end homelessness through its Built for Zero program, a movement uniting with cities across the US to bridge strategy and support to reduce homelessness. The AWS Fix This podcast sat down with the Community Solutions team to see how it uses AWS to unlock data to measure and monitor its progress. Plus, representatives from the nonprofit Coming Home of Middlesex County, based in New Jersey, joined to discuss how Middlesex County and Community Solutions are working together to create a future where no one is left behind.