Different nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have different advocacies OR causes, but they do have some functions in common. These functions include:
Fundraising – Get grants and donations that will fund the activities of the organization
Volunteer recruitment and training – Enroll like-minded individuals to one’s cause and instill skills such as community engagement or counseling
Operations management – Oversee and direct staff on the ground to accomplish project objectives
Research and monitoring – Determine the needs of beneficiaries and track the impact of the NPO’s interventions
Finance management – Allocate funds appropriately across the entire organization and regularly provide audits for transparency and accountability
Given these particularities, Microsoft built tools that cater to the needs of NPOs and housed these under the Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform.