Box Launches Box.org to Aid Nonprofits, Open New Markets
The Box.org initiative will include free licenses to the Box business platform for eligible organizations.Cloud storage and collaboration tools provider Box on May 28 launched Box.org, a project aimed at helping nonprofits and developmental organizations to improve business efficiencies through better use of technology. It's also a move that helps open up some new markets globally for the cloud services company. The Los Altos, Calif.-based company also introduced Bryan Breckenridge as executive director of Box.org, and announced an advisory board to help shape future Box.org efforts. Representatives from the Clinton Global Initiative, Salesforce Foundation, the World Bank Group and others will join the board. The Box.org initiative will include free licenses to the Box business platform for eligible organizations.
"There is enormous potential for innovation in the nonprofit sector, but only 27 percent of these organizations today have a dedicated IT department, and most are strapped for resources," said Karen Appleton, senior vice president of Global Alliances at Box of Box.org. "We believe that organizations committed to doing good and serving others should have access to innovative technologies that will help them be more connected, productive and effective in achieving their goals."