When you’re running an operation that spans the globe, it becomes pretty clear that the earth is a big place. It’s not just distance that separates us. Languages and time zones, too, can make everything feel a little farther away. It’s a reality that WWF’s Earth Hour, which is headquartered in Singapore, faces every year when more than 170 countries around the world come together for climate action and participate in its signature lights out event.
Every second, a child enters one of the 170 hospitals across the US and Canada funded by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The charity’s fundraising efforts have a massive impact. The support helps provide treatment for 10% of kids in North America — including many with serious conditions such as cancer or birth defects.
Driven by the mission to provide first-class, personalized education to students all over the world, Khan Academy has more than 500,000 registered teachers and has delivered over 400 million lessons. The nonprofit organization provides free online materials and resources — like practice exercises and instructional videos — to help people of all ages learn a wide range of subjects. But as the staff of contributors grew (and the lecture library did too) it was clear they needed a new solution that could keep up with the company’s rapid growth.
Global nonprofit Endeavor relies on Dropbox for Business to manage all their event files and collaborate between their 20 international offices. “Dropbox for Business helps our world-traveling staff do something internal servers can’t do: easily collaborate outside of the office. No matter where employees are, they can stay productive as if they were sitting right next to each other.”
Every March, millions of people show their support for the environment by turning out the lights for one hour. This global effort, Earth Hour, is the largest environmental campaign in the world, requiring coordination across 7,000 cities in 152 countries. With so many moving parts, keeping the Earth Hour team on the same page is critical.