Case Studies

Into the Cloud: IWRC

Founded in 1973, the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council provides professional support for wildlife rehabilitators, including continuing education, a peer-reviewed journal and an annual symposium. Though the organizations reachlike its board membersis global, most of the work is done by two staff members who work mostly from home with the support of a part-time employee and a dozen independent contractors.

By Chris Bernard

Into the Cloud: AED

When the Academy for Educational Development (AED) found communicating and collaborating through email difficult and unreliable, the large humanitarian organization had more than 3,600 staff members spread out across 80 countries, it turned to the Cloud for a solution that was both easier to use and cheaper to maintain.

By Chris Bernard

Into the Cloud: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver

Across 17 locations, the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver has 330 computers, but just 155 full-time staff members using them most are used by kids participating in the programs it runs to provide a safe place for children to work on homework or just play after school and through the summer. Until last November, there was just one IT person on staff, and maintaining all those machines wasn’t easy.

By Chris Bernard

Into the Cloud: The Public Interest Network

The Public Interest Network, made up of about 60 environmental organizations, needed a better, more affordable method to support the email accounts of its 500 staff members. Because of its distributed and diverse nature, it had been reassessing much of its technology, trying to lower costs, and move away from highly specialized IT staff toward using more vendors as a way to save money and provide even better services to our members, said Jesse Littlewood, Director of the Web Presence Department.

By Chris Bernard

Into the Cloud: NPOKI

Started in 2005, the NonProfit Organizations Knowledge Initiative, or NPOKI, is a collaboration among large global health organizations to provide performance measurement standards, information management tools and services to health-related Non-Government Organizations. Staff is almost entirely distributed, working out of their homes or on the road helping clients in every corner of the world.

By Chris Bernard