Customer Story

charity: water sparks a global movement with the help of Dialpad

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Dialpad + charity: water

charity: water is an international nonprofit, founded in 2006. Its goal is to solve the world’s water crisis by providing clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet. 100% of the organization’s public donations go towards building water sites in more than 20 countries. To help drive these initiatives, charity: water relies on Dialpad’s modern business communications platform to support teams around the globe.

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charity: water's Global Impact

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Prior to Dialpad, charity: water used an aging phone system that couldn’t quite stretch to meet the needs of a modern, on-the-go workforce. IT struggled with provisioning users and managing remote offices, while employees felt restricted by stationary desk phones.

Cloud Shift

Remote Workers

Global Scale

Legacy PBX

I wanted my team to easily scale up and down with the phone system we chose—Dialpad delivered.

— Ian Cook, Head of IT at charity: water

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Supporting the Anywhere Worker

With offices in New York, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and the UK, charity: water needed a modern communications platform that enabled employees to work from anywhere, while staying connected to headquarters. Dialpad provides a flexible way for teams to sync with donors, partners, and co-workers—on any device.

Seamless Communication,
From London to Bangladesh

As their donor base continues to grow, charity: water’s teams are coordinating countless projects spanning the globe. These campaigns require unprecedented levels of organization and collaboration.

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Whether employees are traveling to offices in London, managing water sites in Ethiopia, or running fundraisers in New York, Dialpad’s cloud-based conversations are only a click away. By empowering this work-from-anywhere culture, charity: water enables employees to move fast and communicate on-the-go.

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As charity: water’s teams network with donors or chat with co-workers, they now have the freedom to customize how they communicate—in and out of the office. And thanks to Dialpad's native integration with Google Apps, the nonprofit’s communications and productivity platforms are deeply connected. With click-to-call, teams can kickstart calls straight from their inbox. Employees can also view recent emails, upcoming calendar events, and shared documents, right from the Dialpad interface, making it easy to jump into conversations with the insight they need.

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By moving to Dialpad, charity: water removed administrative roadblocks, saved thousands in business phone system costs, and paved the way for a modern IT stack. Teams can now connect effortlessly on a global scale and spin up offices wherever work takes them. From London to Bangladesh, charity: water uses cloud-based communications to inspire collaboration and drive its core mission—bringing clean water to those who need it most.

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