Nonprofit moves to Office 365 and SharePoint Online to improve income generation
The British Ballet Organization (BBO) trains students and teachers in the globally respected BBO syllabi and used Microsoft O365 to go global in minutes.
As a nonprofit organization, they organize courses and events locally, nationally, and internationally to enrich lives through the medium of dance. Working on these events was a challenge because they had limited collaboration tools. They had a shared file server running on an old PC in the office, and worried about losing teacher, student, and event management information if a backup failed. When documents were worked on, versioning was always a nightmare, so they ended up sending drafts to one another by email. It wasn’t very efficient.
Then BBO heard about Microsoft Office 365. “I saw how we could use SharePoint Online and team sites as a security-enhanced, easily accessible collaboration platform. We deployed Office 365 and now we can coauthor documents simultaneously, track versions accurately, and store our data with robust security in the cloud. Because we can access our work from any PC, laptop, or mobile phone- wherever we have an Internet connection-we are no longer restricted to meetings in the office to get things done. With Office 365, we can work more productively on more events and reinvest more money into the organization!”
British Ballet Organization High Five
– Fiona Knower, Office Manager, British Ballet Organization.
Because we can access our work from any PC, laptop, or mobile phone- wherever we have an Internet connection-we are no longer restricted to meetings in the office to get things done.
The case for digital transformation
Nonprofits operate in a world of highly constrained resources. Doing more with less requires changing how you work. Technology can help accelerate your mission in a number of ways: