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FUNDEMEX: Small nonprofit makes big strides through tech
As written on microsoft.com
FUNDEMEX (Mexican Foundations for Entrepreneurs) supports entrepreneurs in the rural corners of Mexico, enabling the disadvantaged to climb out of poverty. A dated IT system often slowed operations to a crawl, though, and made working on the road a technological headache. The Office 365 Nonprofit program changed all that.
The universality of the cloud-based suite, available to qualifying nonprofits for free or at a huge discount, allows FUNDEMEX to
send multimedia updates from the field,
eliminate costly delays,
work anytime from anywhere, and
bring advanced technology to underserved communities.
Thanks to the donation, FUNDEMEX is empowering more entrepreneurs than ever—and watching the benefits fan out to change even more lives.
"Reliable software in the cloud makes us more efficient so we can better achieve our goals and save money."
Regina de Angoitia Guerrero, Director of Partnerships and Development
A ripple effect in the cloud
Crossing the digital divide
FUNDEMEX works with other nonprofits and entrepreneurial groups operating in underdeveloped parts of Mexico, thereby reaching more clients than they could alone. “With Microsoft Office 365, FUNDEMEX is able to reduce the digital divide as rural communities lack access to information technologies,” Marisa Monroy, director of programming, says. These organizations are often hundreds of miles away and have the most rudimentary tech, but cloud-based tools enable employees on both sides to collaborate with ease.
“Without this partnership with Microsoft we couldn’t have reached the organizations that we have,” she adds. “The technology generates a triple result: economic, social and environmental development.”
Expanding capacity in the field
FUNDEMEX employees travel to partner sites throughout Mexico, from a small-scale organic coffee farm to a women’s weaving cooperative. Staff upload reports and photos to OneDrive, updating the home team about progress via their mobile phones. Instant communication prevents the need for expensive follow-up visits since they can address issues while employees are on-site. And because they share documents in the cloud, they avoid the confusion of image-heavy emails bouncing.
What’s more, using Skype for Business allows them to join meetings taking place at their office in Mexico City. With a staff of just seven, every member is invaluable, and the organization couldn’t function if employees went offline every time they hit the road.
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