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Amnesty International: Keeping Focused on the Mission

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Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a non-profit organization made up of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in 150 countries and territories. Its mission is to end “grave abuses of human rights” through letter writing, campaigning, demonstrating, vigils and lobbying. Amnesty International has offices in 80 countries with approximately 130 full-time staff in the U.S.

Lesley Edinboro, managing director of Information Technology at Amnesty International USA sat down with one of our reporters to help us understand how the M5 phone system made a difference to their organization. One thing about the interview that stood out is how every dollar in operational cost that can be saved, is used for activities fundamental to the mission. Lesley told us, "“M5 Networks has unified our organization. It allows us to be mobile without missing communication, to save costs in terms of long distance calls and hours spent reconciling billing, and ultimately to be more productive.”