Chennai: Zoho has been signed up as a partner for Nasscom’s tech donation and assistance initiative – the BigTech Donations Program, in association with TechSoup Global to aid non-profit organisations in India.
As part of the alliance, Zoho is launching its ‘Zoho Creator for Non-profits’, a budget-friendly programme that provides eligible nonprofits, NGOs, and trusts in India access to Zoho Creator.
Zoho Creator is a low-code development platform that allows non-programmers to create custom software solutions, at an exclusive price. It also includes access to a range of pre-built applications that cater to nonprofits’ essential business functions like volunteer management, fundraiser planning and more.
Through this initiative, Zoho hopes to equip non-profit businesses with the necessary technological tools to deliver a connected digital experience for their stakeholders.
“Adequate resources and capacity building in any form has been a long-standing challenge for nonprofits. While nonprofit leaders acknowledge that technology integration can help increase stakeholder engagement, scale operations, and amplify social impact, the mere cost and effort involved prevent many from embracing the change,” said Hyther Nizam, VP Product Management – Zoho Corp.
“By working together with NASSCOM Foundation and TechSoup, we aim to provide NPOs with easier access to cost-effective technologies that encourage them to take their operations digital and achieve better delivery on missions,” added Nizam.
Moreover, a low-code platform like Zoho Creator might prove to be a strategic asset for nonprofits by giving them the power to express-launch entire app ecosystems to execute their day-to-day processes. “We will continue to introduce similar technology programmes that contribute to transformational change in the nonprofit sector,” he commented.
“We at NASSCOM Foundation have always worked towards digitally empowering non-profits through various initiatives; and given the current scenario, digital transformation of nonprofits has become our prime focus,”said Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation.
“Our BigTech Programme has been specifically designed to provide access to essential technology solutions at marginal prices to more than 10000 registered NGOs across the country. So far, BigTech has donated software worth Rs 135 crore impacting over 2.9 million people and is the largest software donating platform across Asia,” added Pamidi.
“We welcome this partnership with Zoho to launch Zoho Creator for Nonprofits, an extremely well-designed solution which will enable smoother operations for nonprofits through tailor-made apps for various business functions like donor management, volunteer management, vendor management, inventory management, project trackers and so much more. It will serve as one solution to many technology needs of nonprofits, further enhancing their impact on our society,” he further said.
‘Zoho Creator for Nonprofits’ Highlights:
● Simple app development platform that allows non-programmers to build enterprise-grade applications with minimal coding
● Set of robust, pre-built applications tailor-made to address nonprofits’ unique business needs such as Donor Management, Volunteer Portal, and Event Management
● Access to Zoho Creator’s App Deck that comprises a wide array of ready-to-install, customizable applications for other common functions such as marketing, logistics, finance, administration, and client service
●Contextual integrations with third-party services like PayPal, QuickBooks, Zoho CRM, G Suite, Zapier, and more