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By using Amazon Web Services' (AWS) inexpensive and highly scalable infrastructure technology to build websites, host core business and employee-facing systems, and manage outreach and fundraising, nonprofit organizations around the world can stop paying for computing power they aren’t using - and focus their resources on their important work. 

Whether you are running applications to support your website and outreach or those that run the critical operations of your organization, you need rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. Learn what Amazon Web Services can do for your organization with cloud-based infrastructure for websites, fundraising, database management, and more. Learn more by attending our monthly NPO office hours or contact an NPO sales representative today.

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Tens of thousands of nonprofits and NGOs worldwide use AWS to build highly available, scalable websites, host core business and employee-facing systems, and manage donor outreach and fundraising efforts – keeping them mission centric. This helps nonprofit organizations pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology.

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Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated 5 million people worldwide. Because symptoms vary from individual to individual, research into the disease is further complicated by the lack of objective data. As is typical of many applications used for clinical research, the collection, storage, and analysis of data is complex, expensive, and time-consuming. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) supported Intel to build a big data analytics platform with AWS’s infrastructure, using Hadoop and other IoT technologies. The platform collects and processes large stream of sensor data from smartphones and wearable devices, and will make this data available to researchers for analysis.              Learn more » 


AHA and AWS bring unique strengths and complementary expertise to the Precision Medicine Data Marketplace with AWS offering the immense computational and analytical power necessary to manage the information ecosystem of this magnitude," said Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, AWS, Inc. View more »

More than 22,000 nonprofits are using cloud solutions from Amazon Web Services (AWS). From issue advocacy to charitable causes, from health and welfare to education, nonprofit organizations use AWS to radically reduce infrastructure costs, build their capacity, and reduce waste.

PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is a private, non-profit corporation that offers all Americans a wide variety of educational and entertainment programming through television and online content. Learn more » is the world’s largest social-change platform with more than 130 million users in 196 countries. The company’s mission is to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see. Learn more »

National Democratic Institute (NDI), works to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide. By using AWS's flexible, secure and low-cost IT infrastructure, it reduced its costs by 90%. Learn more »

JustGiving is a charitable fundraising organization with 24 million registered users who have helped raise $3.5 billion for more than 13,000 causes.
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AWS offers the flexibility to size your services as demands on infrastructure fluctuate, which helps you effectively manage your costs, paying only for what you need. AWS also makes many innovative services available at a fraction of the price of on-premises solutions. Organizations, like International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), have used AWS to create shared infrastructure solutions that reduced IT costs by 30% while enabling closer collaboration with global offices and partners and coordinated training and software-development activities. Learn More about AWS Cost Optimization.  

AWS has advanced services to process, analyze, and visualize data easily and cost-effectively to make well-informed targeting and fundraising decisions. JustGiving’s platform is fueled by integration with social networks, support for mobile donations, and the launch of crowdfunding products to enable amplified fundraising. With more integration comes more data, which necessitated the launch of a new analytics platform – RAVEN. “Before using AWS, JustGiving was basing decisions on a single high-level data source,” said Richard Atkinson, CIO, JustGiving. “Now, using the new AWS tools, we can extract much more granular data from many sources based on millions of donations and billions of events, and then use that information to provide a better platform for our visitors.” Learn more about AWS’s Advanced Analytics tools.

AWS is composed of advanced, “smart” services to support solutions that harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Image Recognition. The PetaJakarta research program uses AWS to bring together mobile mapping and local flood information for the city of Jakarta, Indonesia. The platform lets the 28 million citizens of Jakarta share real-time flood information as well as water-level-sensing IoT devices to inexpensively increase monitoring across the waterway network in Jakarta. Learn more about AWS’s Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture initiatives.

Research institutions can operate faster and more efficiently by using AWS to access powerful computing tools. These tools include all of the resources necessary to analyze Big Data pipelines, store petabytes of data, and share results with collaborators around the world. Organizations, such as the American Heart Association and GenomeNext, are leveraging AWS to break down silos in research and expand their computing capabilities to greatly speed up time to cures. Learn about our Cloud Credits for Research Program and Public Data Sets Program.

AWS provides access to cloud resources around the world, so you can deploy your solutions where they are needed. One nonprofit, Thorn, has a mission to drive technology innovation to fight human trafficking in partnership with law enforcement. Hosted on AWS, their solution, Spotlight, processes and analyzes the data from 150,000 ads per day based on risk profiles provided by law enforcement. Since October 2014, they have 65 million ads and 400 million images in Spotlight. Over 3,200 law enforcement officers use Spotlight in all 50 states. Daily Spotlight users report a 60% time savings in human trafficking investigations. Learn More about AWS’s Global Infrastructure.  

AWS offers a broad set of services, a robust partner network, and easily available support options to ensure your solutions are successful. In August 2013, decided to launch Hour of Code — a campaign to introduce students to coding programs. wanted to build a platform capable of supporting a campaign with extreme spikes in traffic to reach over 10 million students, in just four months. AWS Support helped fine-tune its architecture before and during the campaign. “Our goal was 10 million students and we had 20 million participants,” said Geoffrey Elliot, software engineer, “Running on the AWS Cloud gave us the elasticity to keep the website running when traffic spiked from zero to 20 million coders during campaign week, and then scale back efficiently. AWS was fantastic.” Since Hour of Code started, more than 25 million students—half of them female—from over 170 countries have written nearly one billion lines of code on “We had zero site outages or problems – everything ran perfectly. All the help from the AWS team was instrumental in our operational success,” said Jeremy Stone, Chief Technology Officer, Learn more about AWS Support.



AWS hosts monthly office hours to answer questions from those in the nonprofit space about our capabilities, best practices, and how to get started. These office hours are open to AWS customers and those considering AWS. All you need to do is dial in using the information displayed here on the third Wednesday of each month.


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The AWS Credits Program for Nonprofits provides access to AWS promotional credits, which help nonprofits implement cloud-based solutions to help meet their mission goals without the upfront investment of physical infrastructure.

AWS, through TechSoup, will make a grant of $2,000 in credits to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations. Organizations can apply these service credits toward usage fees for all AWS on-demand cloud services, as available by region. AWS credits are not valid for Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or support launch fees. They are available for monthly support fees.

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The AWS Serve program, in partnership with the Technology Affinity Group (TAG), provides a gateway for innovation and increased impact for the causes and communities you serve. We aim to provide access to technology in a meaningful way and deliver the resources your organization needs to greatly accelerate cloud-related endeavors and to help power your mission and workforce.

This program is exclusively available to TAG member foundations and your nonprofit grantees.

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