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Microsoft Announces Cloud for Nonprofit - a Partner is proud to be a Microsoft Partner and echo Microsoft's announcement of the new Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit. From their announcement, "Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit represents a long-term commitment to innovate for the nonprofit sector, providing the technology nonprofits need to meet the sector's most urgent challenges so they can achieve more." - Industry Cloud Announcement

"There are important factors that make this industry cloud announcement different than those we've seen in other ecosystems. First, the foundation of the Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit is the sector defined Common Data Model for Nonprofits. The CDM is the most comprehensive shared data language for interoperability available in the market. Since launching in 2018, it has proven to drive the cost of adoption down by 20% or more. Second, Microsoft is a partner focused company - the momentum building in the global partner ecosystem will help nonprofits more easily reach the last mile. Finally, the opportunity for combining industry cloud solutions - for example Nonprofit + Health or Nonprofit + Education - holds great promise for increasing collaboration across sectors at a time in history when we need collaboration to drive systems change now more than ever." - Dan Lammot, CEO and co-founder.

Tech for Social Impact and Microsoft Philanthropies Global CTO, Erik Arnold, is our featured guest at the upcoming CDM Solutions Webcast event on March 5. We'll be discussing Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit at length as well as updates from across the CDM community.

Investments like these confirm our belief in our partnership with Microsoft. Their focus on building meaningful products for the sector will only accelerate innovation for partners. This focus allows the partner ecosystem to continue to evolve the suite of tools available to nonprofits and their ability to increase impact with connected systems. - Paul Gallagher, Accounts and Partnerships

"The Microsoft partner ecosystem has been with us every step of the way to leverage this foundation and to develop even more solutions for nonprofits. We have partners like Avanade, Wipfli., and Soapbox Engage who are already building solutions around Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit. These solutions are aligned to the Common Data Model for Nonprofits. In addition, we have partners that have been serving the sector for decades. Our strategic partnership with Blackbaud has enabled continued innovation in connecting our platforms and bring their industry-leading fundraising and analytics solutions to the sector, leveraging the Microsoft Cloud - from Azure to integrations with Power Apps and the Microsoft 365 productivity suite. These partners provide the nonprofits with a broad portfolio of solutions and capabilities that can meet the needs of the sector and can be adopted over time." - Announcement Blog Post

In the coming months, we'll see Microsoft's work in the nonprofit space continue to take shape, both in platform development and custom-built solutions from Microsoft and the thriving ecosystem of partners, of which we are proud to be a part.

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