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Microsoft launches Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator

Posted by  Rob Gethen Smith

Microsoft today launched its Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator on the Common Data Model for Nonprofits designed to drive greater impact in the nonprofit sector. In today’s blog post, Microsoft says “the Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator brings together solutions for nonprofits through our world class partner ecosystem to help nonprofits improve end-to-end mission delivery and insights. These solutions will power core nonprofit processes from program delivery, constituent management, fundraising, volunteer management, impact measurement, and more.”

This is a great development for the Nonprofit industry. We’re proud to work closely with Microsoft and our customers to develop sector-specific solutions that advance the impact of nonprofits around the world.

We work with more than 100 of the largest NGOs, not-for-profit associations and foundations around the world including The Salvation Army, Conservation International, Norwegian People’s Aid, Rethink Mental Illness, ICIPE, Trocaire, Vinfen, ACDI/VOCA, MAP International, Institute of Cancer Research, Marie Stopes International, The Red Cross and Save the Children International, and understand the challenges they face.

We announced today that War Child is the latest non-profit to implement Business World ERP, to maximize efficiency and ensure transparency and accountability to donors. War Child works hard to improve the lives of children affected by war around the world. Its growth in recent years had made program impact reporting more difficult, but with our help, they can provide the highest level of accountability vital for all Not-for-Profit organizations where every penny and every decision counts.

Microsoft shares our passion and commitment to the sector as a long-term investment to truly unlock new capabilities and improve end-to-end mission delivery. Together, we are incredibly optimistic about the potential for digital technology to help transform nonprofits.

Rob Gethen Smith

Rob is an NfP specialist having worked in the sector for the last 20 years. Prior to Unit4, he was a partner at charity and membership specialists, Adapta Consulting, where he advised charities and non-profits on the effective use of information systems. He is also a trustee for the international animal welfare charity SPANA, where he chairs the Fundraising and Communications sub-committee. Rob has worked as CIO at Anthony Nolan, Southbank Centre, Tate and Macmillan Cancer Support, and as customer engagement director at Blackbaud, developing business and technology strategies and leading change initiatives. His first role in the non-profit sector was as Head of Membership Services and then Deputy Director of Fundraising at the World Wildlife Fund in the UK.