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Box Empowers the Non-Profit Sector

Posted on 6.01.2014

Nonprofits experience the same complexity and demand as any global business when it comes to sharing and managing information, They often, however, have more limited IT resources, understaffed teams and lower budgets in general. In fact, 87 percent of nonprofits don't have a dedicated IT department.

To provide better support for these nonprofits, Box.com recently announced the creation of Box.org, an initiative focused on empowering global nonprofits — like the International Rescue Committee, NetHope, and the UN Foundation — through technology. With Box.org, nonprofits will be able to collaborate around a fundraising kit, share information with volunteers in the field, or securely manage sensitive data about beneficiaries. Over one thousand nonprofits are already using Box to manage their content. 

Box.org is also announcing corporate philanthropy veteran Bryan Breckenridge as the Executive Director of Box.org. Breckenridge has a wide breadth of experience in the nonprofit and education sector, helping dozens of global nonprofits and philanthropic organizations leverage technology to improve the communities they serve. Box has alo brought together an advisory team of industry leaders and executives from charitable and philanthropic organizations including the Clinton Global Initiative, Salesforce Foundation, and the Milken Institute to lend their experience and insights in delivering social impact.

 


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