For nearly ten years, Box has helped businesses of all sizes, all around the world, do more with their content. In recent years, we’ve noticed enormous potential for IT innovation in the nonprofit sector. While nonprofits experience the same complexity and demand as any global business when it comes to sharing and managing information, they’re all too often held back by limited IT resources, understaffed teams and lower budgets. In fact, 87% of nonprofits are without a dedicated IT department.
At Box, we want to ensure access to technology is not a hurdle for organizations committed to helping others. Today, we’re excited to announce the creation of Box.org, an initiative focused on empowering global nonprofits -- like the International Rescue Committee, NetHope, and the UN Foundation -- to achieve their missions and deliver lasting social impact though technology. Whether it's collaborating around a fundraising kit, sharing information with volunteers in the field, or securely managing sensitive data about beneficiaries, we want to help nonprofits do good – better.
With Box.org, we’re taking the next step towards making technology more accessible; over three thousand nonprofits are already using Box to securely manage their content. Take, for example, the World Bank Group, a vital resource for financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. With Box, the World Bank is helping employees - from Baghdad to DC - securely share files with partners in the government and private sector, easily collaborate with colleagues, and access their files and folders from anywhere in the world, on any device. Teach for America is also leveraging cloud technologies, like Box, to enable change in a more accelerated way. Box provides the right balance of user experience and enterprise technology to help meet the needs of the organization as it expands educational opportunities for children facing the challenges of poverty.
To help even more nonprofits and charitable organizations succeed in the cloud, we are giving every eligible nonprofit up to 10 Box licenses, for free, forever, as part of a special Starter package. For medium to large nonprofits requiring more than 10 free seats, we now offer a 50 percent discount off of official Box list prices, making it even easier for the nonprofit sector to leverage our powerful collaboration software.
This is just the beginning. To lead future Box.org efforts, we would like to welcome corporate philanthropy veteran Bryan Breckenridge as the Executive Director of Box.org. With a wide breadth of experience in the nonprofit and education sector, Bryan has helped dozens of global nonprofits and philanthropic organizations better leverage technology to improve the communities they serve.
We have also brought together an advisory team of industry leaders and seasoned executives from leading 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. What you’ll begin to see from us are even more initiatives and programs dedicated to bringing people, technology and ideas together to help shape our future.
See if your nonprofit is eligible for Box.org and apply today.