The Leaderonomics Show with Akhtar Badshah

From teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the founder of a nonprofit, Akhtar Badshah is now the Senior Director of Global Community Affairs at Microsoft Corporation where he administers the company’s global community investment and employee programs.  He was recently in Malaysia to share his views on business innovation and entrepreneurship at the…

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Fun(d)raising at President’s Challenge Ultimate Telematch

By Aude Breteau, Marketing and Communications Manager, Microsoft Singapore It is satisfying and heart-warming to be able to directly benefit those who are less fortunate. I would have to say this is how many of us at Microsoft Singapore feel each year when we participate in the annual  President’s Challenge, as we reflect on the…

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Designing for Better Elderly Care

Family Long-term Care Centre has just two professional staff members—a nurse and a social worker, and 10 non-professional staff members, to take care of 24 senior citizens. Help was needed. Urgently. This situation is not uncommon in South Korea where social facilities and care services are trying to catch up with the increasing pressures from…

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Kiwis Get Social with Microsoft

Last week over 80 nonprofit representatives in Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand joined Microsoft for “Social Media for Social Good” workshops.  World-renowned blogger and best-selling author Heather Mansfield delivered the training, showcasing the best social media strategies to build awareness and increase fundraising for nonprofit causes and activities.  Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good with…

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Developing Apps to Help Develop the Economy

Landlocked by two of the world’s fastest-growing economies, India and China, Nepal strikes a sharp contrast to its neighbours as it ranks among the poorest nations in the world. Agriculture remains the country’s predominant economic activity, providing employment to 80 percent of the population, yet it contributes to only a third of Nepal’s gross domestic…

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How’d You Do That? Staying Productive While Using Twitter

By Shai Coggins, Social Media Manager and Strategist at Vervely.com This is the first post of a new series offering technology tips and tricks to help you work more efficiently and get the most out of IT. Have you ever wondered how people use Twitter and still stay productive at work and in life? How…

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Tech4Good Webinar Series :: Youth & Tech

Join us for this FREE webinar on Youth & Tech, Thursday, 12 December 2013, at 12:00 PM (Singapore time). Register today! Young people today live in an uber-connected world. Whether it’s texting on a mobile phone, using a computer at school or gaming with friends, technology is inextricably woven into young people’s lives. For nonprofits to remain relevant…

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Wheelchair Users in Bangkok Can Go Places with Augmented Reality App

Not everyone in Bangkok gets to fully enjoy its stylish malls, sprawling markets and magnificent temples. The city faces a severe lack of basic facilities to serve persons with disabilities. While Bangkok has yet to catch up with the needs of wheelchair users, some young innovators have decided to do something about this. A group…

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Microsoft Disaster Response – Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

The original blog post was taken from the Microsoft Disaster Response Blog written by Molly Bull, Senior Communications, Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response on 13 Nov 2014.   We extend our deep appreciation and gratitude to the many nonprofit organizations on the ground helping with relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.  Those who wish to offer support…

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Making a Difference through IT: Belinda Gorman

This is part of a series of articles highlighting the valuable work that Microsoft’s Community Affairs Managers are doing in Asia. Belinda Gorman’s long development career has taken her around the world, from championing children’s rights in Mongolia, to supporting the delivery of clean water and sanitation projects in Lao People’s Democratic Republic and other…

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