New Initiative to Support the World Bank Group, UN Foundation, Teach
for America, and More
Ten donated Box licenses are offered as part of a special Starter
Nonprofits requiring more than the ten free seats will receive a 50
percent discount off of official Box list prices.
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Box today launched Box.org, a new initiative focused on empowering
global nonprofits and development organizations to achieve their
missions and deliver lasting social impact through better use of
technology. To make the Box platform more accessible to nonprofits and
their networks, the Box.org initiative will include free licenses and
special plans for eligible organizations. Box also introduced Bryan
Breckenridge as Executive Director of Box.org, and announced an advisory
board to help shape future Box.org efforts, tapping the expertise of
industry leaders, such as Clinton Global Initiative, Salesforce
Foundation, and the World Bank Group.
“There is enormous potential for innovation in the nonprofit sector, but
87 percent of these organizations today are without a dedicated IT
department, and most are strapped for resources,” said Karen Appleton,
Senior Vice President of Global Alliances at Box and Head 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.”
Box has seen significant demand for better ways to share and collaborate
in the nonprofit world. New customers include the World Bank Group, the
United Nations Foundation, charity:water, International Rescue
Committee, Teach for America, The Conservation Fund and NetHope. These
organizations join more than one thousand innovative nonprofits -- such
as Kiva, Grameen Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society –
using Box to collaborate internally and externally, manage and share
mission-critical information, communicate with donors, and access
documents from anywhere in the world on any device.
“Now, more than ever before, everyone is sharing information at a
rapid-fire pace,” said Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the
United Nations Foundation. “The UN Foundation understands how important
it is that our technology solutions are reliable and can keep up with
our changing needs. That is why the Foundation is a proud user of Box --
it ensures we can share information with partners around the world
quickly and securely.”
Bringing Free Box Licenses to Nonprofits
The vast majority of nonprofits worldwide operate with small staffs and
limited budgets; in fact, 1.8 million registered nonprofits today have
an average of six employees or less1.To help
small teams achieve massive goals, Box is gifting ten free seats to all
eligible organizations. Special plans for nonprofits are as follows:
To be eligible for Box.org pricing, an organization must be a 501(c)(3)
or equivalent designation.
Shaping Future Efforts with the Box.orgAdvisory Board
Box hired corporate philanthropy veteran Bryan Breckenridge to serve as
Executive Director of Box.org. With a wide breadth of experience in the
nonprofit and education sector, most recently with LinkedIn for Good and
the Salesforce Foundation, Bryan has helped nonprofits see the value of
technology to achieve their missions.
In addition, Box has brought together an advisory team of industry
leaders and seasoned executives from charitable organizations to lend
their experience and insights in delivering social impact:
Julian Jaeger, Director of Partnerships, Clinton Global Initiative
David Goodman, CIO, International Rescue CommitteeDalila Wilson-Scott, Head of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
Jillian Manus, President, Manus Media AgencyMindy Silverstein, Managing Director, Milken InstituteLauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope
Suzanne DiBianca, President, Salesforce FoundationDaniel Lurie, CEO, Tipping Point CommunityStephanie von Friedeburg, CIO, World Bank GroupRonnie Lott, Former NFL Hall of Famer and Founder, All Stars Helping
To see if your nonprofit is eligible today, visit www.box.org.
Join us at BoxWorks 2014 to hear from our nonprofit customers and
advisors about how they leveraged Box for collaboration and increased
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive,
competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most
important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily
accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone
applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps,
NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is
privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and
strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
1 Based 2013 IRS data on 10.7M employed at 1.8M registered
501(c)(3) in the U.S.
Katie Hutchison, 650-543-6926
Source: Box, Inc.