NetHope Continues to Empower Nonprofits by Connecting Them with Microsoft Technology Partners

This week, NetHope’s Center for the Digital Nonprofit announced something that should be very exciting to non-profit organizations. But before we go there, let’s talk about NetHope and why we (AKA) are so honored to be a part of their story.

NetHope, a consortium of 56 major global nonprofits, is an enterprise that empowers other nonprofit organizations to change the world through technology. NetHope is that all-too-important bridge that links technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to attack the developmental, humanitarian, and conservation issues most nonprofits deal with. Technology helping nonprofits—that’s why we love and are invested in supporting NetHope.

In 2017, NetHope launched The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, an initiative that brings together the expertise of the technology sector with the on-the-ground experience of global nonprofits to create a network for forward-looking organizations to bring world-changing ideas to life. The Center has three areas of focus—People, Process, and Technology—to which they provide guidance, resources and tools, and grant-making to facilitate digital transformation for these organizations.

The IDEA Journey

The IDEA Journey (Imagine, Design, Execute, and Assess) was launched and refined originally as Dream, Design, Deliver (D3) under the sponsorship of Microsoft and five consulting partners—including AKA.

Over the past 14 months, AKA has been working with The Carter Center, an organization aimed at advocating for human rights and alleviating human suffering throughout the world, to connect the dots that will bring their digital transformation dreams to life.

AKA was honored to be selected for D3 and is continuing to participate as a partner in the IDEA Program. We will be participating in the NetHope Global Summit 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which our CEO, Alan Kahn, will be attending with Lori Kunick, Solution Architect.

The Digital Nonprofit Ability (DNA) Assessment

But the story doesn’t stop there…which takes us back to the exciting announcement mentioned at the beginning of this blog. This week, NetHope announced another step in this evolution. They have made their Digital Nonprofit Ability™ (DNA) Assessment available to all nonprofits—not just their members. The DNA Assessment is an online benchmarking survey that serves as a starting point for nonprofit digital transformation. It measures and provides insights on a nonprofit’s strengths and weaknesses across six categories critical to digital transformation.

Make your dream a reality

Is your nonprofit organization looking for technology to help you achieve your digital transformation dream? AKA has experience with many leading nonprofits, helping them achieve their mission by using technology. Like NetHope, we believe that technology drives change. Read more about our solutions, then talk to us about how we can help you drive change.

Watch this video to learn how another nonprofit is making their dreams a reality with AKA:

By | 2019-10-10T18:59:37+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Cloud (Azure), Industry Events|0 Comments
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Contributor: Bryn Forrest

As Director, Government, Not for Profit, Media Industries, and Existing Customer Marketing for AKA, Bryn has more than 26 years of experience in marketing management, 17 of those with AKA. Under her leadership, AKA has been recognized by Microsoft for excellence in marketing.

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