Breaking Barriers with Technology

Citizenship has always been an area that Microsoft holds close to its heart. Beyond the myriad number of programmes from software donations to reaching out to youth, Microsoft also actively encourages its employees to do their bit for the community. To kickstart the year of employee volunteering in MicrosoftSingapore, a group of employees, together with…

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It is the Small Businesses that Make a Big Difference

Asia is the world’s fastest growing economic region, and one of the key contributors that drive this is the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, which also serves as the backbone for developing Asian economies. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recently held the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting 2013 at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, from…

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Music and Technology-Passion Meets Solution in Philippines

Family finances were running low. School grades were not exceptionally high. Facing the pressures of accumulating bills and tuition fees, Gianisse Marie Adamantopoulos (better known as Gigi), together with her passion for music, took a leap of faith and applied to be a Microsoft Student Partner. Music and technology just didn’t seem to tie in,…

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Sodateage Net Boosts Support Services with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Sodateage Net is a nonprofit organisation that offers employment support and skills training to young people who face difficulties in making the transition to working life and achieving financial independence. Established in 2001 and officially registered as a nonprofit organisation in May 2004, Sodateage Net currently has approximately 70 staff operating in four locations across…

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Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

The full article was originally posted 10 September 2013 on the Nonprofit Tech for Good Blog by Heather Mansfield. Thanks to Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific, I’ve had the great honor to present a series of online fundraising and social media trainings to over three hundred non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Asia Pacific over the last three…

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YCAB Foundation Fosters Effective Collaboration with SharePoint Online

YCAB Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that aims to address social issues such as drug abuse, street crime and the rising rate of school dropouts among Indonesian youth. YCAB is the abbreviation for ‘Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa’, which translates to ‘Loving the Nation’s Children Foundation’ in the Indonesian language. Founded by Veronica Colondam in 1999,…

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Ministry of Youth and Sports & Microsoft Malaysia Partner to Nurture Future of Malaysia’s Youth

Microsoft YouthSpark, a vital catalyst for driving the nation’s push towards an innovation economy, spearheaded by young entrepreneurs Today, in Kuala Lumpur, at the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Microsoft Malaysia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports today announced an intent to partner through Microsoft YouthSpark to address the opportunity divide facing young people in…

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The Changing Landscape: An Interview with Beth Kanter

Over the last few years, Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific has been supporting Connecting Up’s annual nonprofit technology conference. This year, we also caught up with two of this year’s keynote speakers in a short series of interviews at the Gold Coast in Australia.  Leading up to the last video, Beth concentrates on the changing landscape…

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Powering Up Small and Beautiful Businesses

By Supahrat Juramongkol , Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Thailand The future outlook for youth? Bleak. The 56-character title Global Employment Outlook: Bleak Labour Market Prospects is all we need to know about the paper released by the International Labour Organization. The current recession has hit the global job market in many ways. Not only is…

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Delivering a Positive Impact: Crossing Wang

This is part of a series of articles highlighting the valuable work that Microsoft’s Community Affairs Managers are doing in Asia. Teamwork and collaboration, as Crossing Wang learned in her capacity as Community Affairs Manager at Microsoft China, hold the keys to building successful outreach. And it is that sense of shared purpose that Crossing…

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