In 2007, The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) reorganized from an affiliate-based structure to a centralized organization. The shift has required the National Headquarters to assume most of the administrative responsibilities including finance, human resources, and information technology, and has allowed local volunteers and staff to focus on critical activities such as delivering programs and fund raising.
For Gary Green, the Vice President of Information Technology for the National Kidney Foundation, rolling up IT for 32 state offices as well as staff working from home and on the road into his New York City-based IT operations raised several hurdles. “We faced an imminent storage problem as we brought the new remote users under the domain of the national organization’s IT operations,” said Green. “The addition of 140 users as well as all their email history to the NKF GroupWise Post Office would more than double email storage requirements...”