High-Tech Healing: How Salesforce.org And Other NonProfits Are Tackling Human Crises

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

By Fast Co Works

When we talk about innovation, we often focus on tech companies and buzzy startups with millions of dollars in the bank. But if innovation is defined as finding faster, smarter, and more effective ways to accomplish a given task, then perhaps some of the most compelling solutions are in the non-profit sector, where the stakes are higher and the needs are greater.

As Rob Acker, CEO of Salesforce.org observes, “It doesn’t matter whether an organization has 10 people or 10,000. Technology can allow you to reach tens of millions of people.”

Recently, on a panel at the Fast Company Grill in Austin, Acker joined two other nonprofit leaders—Tyler Radford, executive director of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and Ravi Gurumurthy, the chief innovation officer of the Airbel Center, the International Rescue Committee’s in-house innovation group to share the latest novel ways that their organizations are using tech to be effective.

Photo courtesy of Natalia Cieslik.

Source: Fast Company (link opens in a new window)

corporate social responsibility, nonprofits