Microsoft Enhances Nonprofit Accelerator with Latest Release

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Microsoft Enhances Their Nonprofit Accelerator in 3 Key Areas with Latest Release: Case Management, Program Design and Operations Toolkit

Microsoft and AKA are united in their mission to help non-profits with better technology solutions to overcome their unique challenges. AKA is making an impact through their partnership with Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact group on various projects to deliver technology solutions to help non-profits with their unique requirements, which often includes providing services and aid to specific missions under a tight budget and tough conditions.

Nonprofit Accelerator: Microsoft’s Technology Solution for Non-Profits

The Microsoft Nonprofit Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics 365 was officially launched at the NetHope Global Summit in 2018. The Nonprofit Accelerator is a uniform platform that supports core non-profit organization processes including fundraising, tracking and managing constituents and volunteers, executing and gauging the success of programs, and more by connecting, embedding or extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. The Nonprofit Accelerator also delivers powerful data insights by eliminating large data silos and ultimately enables non-profits of any size to achieve a higher level of mission success than previously possible.

So, how does the Nonprofit Accelerator work? Built on the Microsoft Common Data Model for Nonprofits, the open-source data schema contains a suite of connectors, sample apps and templates specifically for non-profit organizations. Thanks to the Nonprofit Accelerator, non-profits are able to spend more of their budget on supporting mission critical efforts and spend less on development.

New Enhancements to the Nonprofit Accelerator

AKA is thrilled about Microsoft’s latest Nonprofit Accelerator release (in June of 2020), featuring three key enhancements:

  1. Operations Toolkit – Delivers an award and project management solution for small non-profits to lower costs and generate a higher level of trust with their funders. Important features include the ability to manage important records and details about non-profit workers (including time allocation), vendors, awards and more. The new Operations Toolkit also enables non-profits to start and manage financials for projects and other indirect costs.
  2. Program Design and Project Management – This new feature enables non-profits to deliver successful programs by tracking budgets, objectives, indicators and results through creating and tracking a theory of change. The theory of change considers decisions, observations, deliverables, risks and assumptions associated with a given program.
  3. Case Management – Case managers can now enter, track and manage throughout every stage of a case. Program goals and indicators are tracked and evaluated more effectively based on indicator values tied to work items and needs and types of clients and cases.

The Microsoft Nonprofit Accelerator is now available on AppSource and offers so much more beyond these three new enhancements.

If your non-profit organization is searching for a better technology solution, look no further. AKA has extensive experience working with non-profits, like LifeWorks, and their unique budgets and operational requirements. Watch the video below to learn more about how AKA leveraged Microsoft technology to provide unlimited possibilities for LifeWorks, then contact us today to learn how we can help your non-profit organization implement a technology solution that will meet your goals.

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Article by: Bryn Forrest | 212-502-3900

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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