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Joanne Reilly

Joanne Reilly is executive assistant to the President at the Longwood Foundation.
Grantmaking  in the Cloud

Grantmaking in the Cloud

Cloud computing, or cloud technology, is a hot new technology concept, used to describe a number of processes and software products that many of us already use, whether we know it or not. Experts at Idealware, a nonprofit technology advisor, collaborated with NTEN, the nonprofit technology network, to publish a study, the State of the Nonprofit Cloud 2012, to share details on how nonprofits and foundations are using cloud technology. Their findings confirm that, while cloud computing can be a boon to many organizations, it is not a panacea. As one consultant put it, it’s a mistake to think “the