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Nonprofit Cloud Tech Highlights

By Chris Atwood November 21, 2014

The continues to recognize a growing interest in innovation and cloud technology amongst nonprofit organizations in Switzerland, and so on the 6th November the Foundation was pleased to host an event with ec4u expert consulting and Vera Solutions at Altitude Restaurant at Geneva Airport which explored these topics through a mix of live demonstrations, a customer panel and expert presentations.

The event featured a kickoff with Alan Barr (RVP discussing the Donation and Discount program available to nonprofits and higher education institutions globally, followed by a session on platform security from Daniel Brignoni, Salesforce Sales Engineer.

Silke Burchardt from Salesforce partner organization ec4u then ran a live demo on Salesforce which examined ‘A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit’. In the demo Silke presented; how to carry out fundraising via a webform, centralized contact management of households, donation analytics, use of email campaigns to enhance fundraising, and using Chatter for collaboration and volunteer management.

Silke Burchardt - ec4u

Jérôme Lemoine, Senior Manager Sales & Alliances at ec4u offered: “We were extremely pleased to organize this event dedicated to nonprofit organizations in partnership with Attendees showed a great enthusiasm around Cloud Technologies. Our involvement with in the nonprofit sector is important for us. We were also proud to feel the interest of the audience for the Salesforce demo which Silke presented. We look forward to work closely with in the future.”

Following ec4u’s presentation, Zak Kaufman, Co-Founder and CEO of Vera Solutions hosted a customer panel that included Michael Olszak-Olszewski from The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Alan Guedes from Women Win, and Tobias Broger from the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).

Vera Solutions Customer Panel

Panel Highlights:

  • Michael Olszak-Olszewski talked about how The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is building out a grant management platform on Salesforce for their New Funding Model. The system has already been launched to 140 countries and has been used to apply for more than $8 billion of funding.
  • Alan Guedes shared how Women Win is using Salesforce to track the impact of programs using sport to advance the health and wellbeing of girls around the world.
  • Tobias Broger discussed how the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics is moving its technology scouting process onto Salesforce, leveraging workflow to save staff time in the review of applications for FIND support in developing new diagnostics for tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases.

“These three unique examples show how the Salesforce platform can be taken far beyond just CRM,” said Zak Kaufman, Co-Founder and CEO of Vera Solutions. “Whether monitoring program effectiveness or automating processes, organizations like these are leveraging Salesforce to change their DNA and drive efficiency in innovative ways.”

The first Geneva Cloud Technology for Nonprofit event was a great success. If you’re interested in attending future events, keep an eye on our events page, blog and Twitter for updates.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!