Operation upgrade Palm Beach County

Organization Information:

Organization Name:
Executive Service Corp of Southeast Florida
City & State:
Boynton Beach, 
Organization Website:
Organization's Mission Statement

Promote quality and accountability in our nonprofit community throughout leadership development, education, and management services.

Submission Information

Impact Essay

Thanks to Microsoft and Techsoup stock our agency has been able to create the infrastructure required to fulfill our mission. “Promote quality and accountability in the nonprofit community through leadership development, education, and management services.” By utilizing Server 2008, Exchange 2007, OWA, Sharepoint, Exchange Activesync, Office 2007 Professional Plus, and Windows Vista, we have been able to double our efficiency and reduce overhead. These technologies have unbelievable synergies and give our users a seamless communication stream across the board.

Since we are a 501c3 with a mission to support other 501c3 organizations, we have been able to implement similar technologies in over 20 nonprofit organizations, consisting of over 600 workstations, and 30 servers, throughout Palm Beach County over the past 2 years. Most of these agencies were not aware of the benefits Microsoft has to offer to the charity / public sector arena. By assisting these organizations in the purchasing of Microsoft products through this program, we were also able to replace a significant amount of obsolete PC hardware with the dollars saved. Over the past 2 years we have saved our community over $400,000 in technology costs. The combination of new pc hardware and outstanding Microsoft products has resulted in extremely happy nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County.

As we continue to provide services to the nonprofit community, we are constantly checking out the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies. Currently we are exploring Windows 7 and Exchange 2010 and preparing for the future launch. We feel that it’s extremely important to stay above the technology curve, to give our agencies a competitive advantage over other markets. Before we began this initiative, we noted many instances where agencies would have a hard time retaining staff due to the lack of technology (Basically frustrated users). Since we were able to implement these technologies into the nonprofit arena, we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback regarding Exchange 2007 and Office 2007. Most users are extremely satisfied with everything happening and have commented that most for-profit companies can’t compare to the technologies utilized in their organizations today. On that note, we can’t thank Microsoft and Techsoup stock enough for providing software through this charity / donation program and look forward to what the future brings.

Submission Category
Optimize Mission Delivery