Empower your staff with many free and low-cost courses, demos, and trainings categorized by experience level so you can advance your mission with cloud-powered technology.

Expand your knowledge of Azure, gain new skills and connect with Microsoft experts in these free, virtual training events.

Azure Events can be found HERE

Azure Fundamentals: New to the cloud? Azure fundamentals teaches you basic cloud concepts, provides a streamlined overview of many Azure services, and guides you with hands-on exercises to deploy your very first services for free. In this learning path, you will:

  • Learn cloud concepts such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
  • Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money
  • Compare and contrast basic strategies for transitioning to the Azure cloud
  • Explore the breadth of services available in Azure including compute, network, storage, and security

Digital Transformation with Azure: This learning experience will take you on a journey that will begin by showing you how digital transformation and the power of the cloud can transform your business. We will cover how Microsoft Azure cloud services can power your organization on a trusted cloud platform. In this learning path, you will learn about:

  • Enabling digital transformation.
  • Identifying ways to migrate and modernize applications.
  • Gaining insights through data, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Meeting a broad set of regulatory and compliance standards on a trusted cloud platform.

Many more training sessions can be found HERE 

Source: Microsoft Azure Website 

Azure Digital Skills Training for Nonprofits


If you are reading this guide, you are about to embark on a process that will help your organization harness the potential of technology to deliver your mission and best serve your community. Proactively planning for technology is about more than replacing old computers (although that might be part of your plan!). This process will help your organization fundamentally shift the way you approach technology investments toward greater mission achievement and community impact. It will identify opportunities for technology to help you control costs, reduce risk, raise funds, and empower staff.

Strategic technology planning – much like any strategic planning process – is a comprehensive look at the current state and the desired future state for your organization. If you just need some new computers, this may not be the right process. But if you are ready to treat technology as a mission-critical investment that can accelerate your organization’s impact, you are in the right place! Your nonprofit has much to gain from appropriately integrating technology into your operations, communications, fundraising, and service delivery. This guide offers step-by-step support to help you lead your organization through technology planning, resulting in a roadmap to smart technology use.


This guide has been produced through the generous support of the Rasmuson Foundation, a private foundation that works as a catalyst to promote a better life for Alaskans. Learn more at www.rasmuson.org. It was written and edited by Lindsay Bealko of Toolkit Consulting, who helps mission-minded organizations design creative communications, engaging education, and powerful programs. Learn more at www.toolkitconsulting.com.

Special thanks to Orion Matthews and Jeremiah Dunham of DesignPT for their substantial contributions to and reviews of this guide to make it as useful as possible to nonprofit organizations who are ready to harness the strategic potential of technology. Learn more and request help with your strategic technology plan at www.designpt.com.

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