Webinar :: Five Social Media Best Practices for NGOs in South Asia

The Social Web has dramatically changed how non-governmental organizations communicate with supporters, donors and volunteers. Even though a large percentage of NGOs in South Asia now regularly use social media in their online fundraising and communications campaigns, few social media practitioners in the NGO sector have been properly trained on how to best utilize sites…

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Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion for Communities around the World

Microsoft Corp. recently commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign with an announcement that US employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations around the world. Many of these organizations, like World Vision International and UNICEF, have operations and projects outside of the US, impacting communities in…

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Imagine Cup Journey Doesn’t End After Worldwide Finals

Now in its 11th year, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the premier student technology competition that encourages students to form a team and build an application, with the opportunity to win cash prizes and travel. More than 350 students from 75 countries traveled to Sydney, Australia, for the 2012 Worldwide Finals in July. Proving the journey…

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NASA Joined Skype in the Classroom Taking Kids on New Educational Adventures

This blog was originally posted 3 October by Andrew Schmidt on Skype’s Big Blog.  When I was a kid, I had some very big dreams. My imagination would run wild with all the possibilities of answering the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” On any given day, I would have given you wildly…

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Microsoft Singapore Supports Nonprofit’s Efforts to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Every October, in conjunction with its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) campaign, the Singapore-based Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) organises a series of nationwide activities aimed at highlighting the importance of regular breast screening and early detection of cancer. Set up in 1997, BCF is a non-profit organisation with the mission of eradicating breast cancer…

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YouthSpark Profile: James Pinto

This is the first in a series of YouthSpark profiles where we highlight young people in Asia who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. NAME: JAMES PINTOTWITTER: @JDPIN2COUNTRY: SINGAPORE OCCUPATION: CO-FOUNDER of Vortics Communications  BioJames Pinto first got his start in technology entrepreneurship through participating in the 2008…

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Microsoft has the Pulse on Global Citizenship

This blog was originally posted by Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft, on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog. Today, we are releasing our annual Citizenship Report, which provides an overview of our citizenship work over the past fiscal year, from July 2011 to June 2012. This is the third year in…

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Mentorship Efforts Spark Opportunities for Students in Australia

Microsoft Australia has been collaborating with the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) over the past three years to provide mentorship to students who live in areas of lower socioeconomic conditions. The partnership enables Microsoft employees to participate in a series of mentoring programmes offered by ABCN, with the main purpose of improving educational opportunities…

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Creating Hope for Disadvantaged Children in Vietnam

A group of 92 Microsoft Vietnam employees volunteered for a charity project on 10 August to help disadvantaged children at the Village of Hope centre, located in Danang City, Vietnam.   Operated by nonprofit organisation East Meets West (EMW), the Village of Hope provides care and lodging for orphaned, abandoned and hearing-impaired children. To date more…

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MS New Zealand Plants the Roots of Positive Change for the Environment

A group of 63 Microsoft New Zealand employees and contractors recently volunteered in the inaugural Carbon4Good 100 Tonne Challenge, an event organized by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) to celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June.  The Challenge is part of the SBN’s Carbon4Good program aimed at offsetting carbon emissions by planting native New Zealand…

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