Four Ways Small(er) Nonprofits Can Save Money Using AWS

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Learn how AWS can help your nonprofit save costs and free-up resources to use on mission critical work.

As a small nonprofit, saving money is a top priority. Often, managing your organization's finances can be a daunting task, especially when you have limited technology resources. Fortunately, there are many ways that Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help small nonprofits save money.

1. Reduced Infrastructure Costs: One of the biggest expenses for any organization is the cost of maintaining IT infrastructure. By using AWS, small nonprofits can avoid the cost of purchasing and maintaining expensive hardware, servers, and other infrastructure. AWS provides scalable computing resources, storage, and databases that can be easily accessed through the cloud, which can significantly reduce upfront infrastructure costs.

2. Pay-as-you-go Pricing: AWS also provides a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which means that customers only pay for the resources they use. This pricing model can help organizations save money by avoiding upfront costs, as they only pay for the tech resources that they need.

3. Cost Optimization Tools: AWS provides a range of cost optimization tools and resources that can help nonprofits save money on their cloud computing expenses. These tools can help organizations identify areas where they can reduce costs, such as by identifying underutilized resources, monitoring spending, and analyzing usage patterns. Additionally, AWS provides a cost explorer tool that enables organizations to visualize their AWS spending and identify opportunities to optimize costs.

4. The AWS Nonprofit Credit Program: AWS offers credits for nonprofits, which can be used to offset the cost of running workloads on AWS. This program can help nonprofits leverage the power of the cloud while also reducing expenses. In partnership with TechSoup, eligible organizations can receive AWS credits each year, which can be used to pay for services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon RDS. AWS credits can also be used to purchase support plans, making it easier for nonprofits to receive the help they need when they need it.

To learn more about these resources and connect with the AWS Nonprofits team, start a conversation here!

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