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Diligent Offers Nonprofits Free Access to 'BoardEffect' to Support Mission-Based Organizations During COVID-19 Crisis
[March 25, 2020]

Diligent Offers Nonprofits Free Access to 'BoardEffect' to Support Mission-Based Organizations During COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Diligent Corporation announced today it will offer BoardEffect, its board management solution for mission-based organizations, free of charge to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations through the crisis.

While COVID-19 impacts the way organizations of all types operate, small nonprofits are especially vulnerable as resources and funding become less available. As these entities are faced with an ever-evolving crisis, they also need to abruptly shift how they stay connected, hold meetings, and collaborate. To do this right, nonprofit organizations need better access to modern governance tools that allow them greater capabilities to organize, communicate, and collaborate with leaders, staff, and other stakeholders while working remotely.

With free access to BoardEffect, smaller nonprofits can securely share and amend documents, schedule and host virtual meetings, and collaborate through online voting, surveys, discussion forms, and board committee workrooms. Additionally, BoardEffect's integrations with GoToMeeting and Zoom facilitate crucial video conference communication during social distancing.

"Nonprofits play a vital role in the health and welfare of communities, and many organizations are facing new and dificult challenges because of the COVID-19 crisis," said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. "During these unprecedented times, we feel that it's extremely important to offer our support and partnership to these organizations that do so much for their own communities. We're committed to helping these organizations weather the crisis by empowering them with technology to communicate effectively with their communities and stakeholders."

If you are a part of, or simply aware of, a mission-organization that may qualify for assistance during this time of global solidarity, please visit:

About Diligent
Diligent is the pioneer in modern governance. Diligent empowers leaders to turn governance into strategic advantage through unparalleled insight and highly secure, integrated SaaS (News - Alert) applications that help mission-driven organizations thrive and endure in today's complex landscape. Diligent's trusted, cloud-based applications streamline the day-to-day work of boards and management teams, support accountability and meeting efficiency, and help manage hundreds of sensitive documents and files securely. Diligent delivers the insights and information leaders need to mitigate risks, address stakeholder concerns, and create impact.

The largest global network of directors and executives, Diligent is relied on by more than 16,000 organizations and 650,000 leaders in over 90 countries. With an eye towards security and efficiency, Diligent serves some of the most well-respected nonprofit organizations and foundations, largest public governing bodies, and more than 50% of the Fortune 1000, 70% of the FTSE 100, and 65% of the ASX.

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