Over the past few years, Opportunity Fund has doubled the size of our staff—which has enabled us to serve 50% more working families and small business owners in California. This rapid expansion has been exciting, but it also means that we have outgrown our current technology infrastructure. Thanks to Microsoft, we are ready to for an upgrade!
Last week, Microsoft granted Opportunity Fund a product donation totaling almost $325,000— including Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint, which will increase our internal technological capacity, support continued program growth, and better serve our clients. With an upgraded system and new CRM software in place, Opportunity Fund is well poised to meet our aggressive goal to invest $100 million in California by 2018.
This product donation is just the most recent way in which Microsoft has supported Opportunity Fund’s work to expand economic opportunity for California’s working families. Through a combination of grant funds and product/technical support, Microsoft has helped Opportunity Fund improve connectivity and efficiency, enabling our microlending team to be more accessible and responsive to our clients.
We are grateful for Microsoft’s thoughtful and comprehensive support!