Social Media with Microsoft New Zealand

In November 2013, Microsoft brought 80 nonprofit representatives together in Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand, for a full day of training on the effective use of social media.Heather Mansfield, principal writer at Nonprofit Tech for Good, conducted the training to rave reviews. “This was the best social media presentation I’ve attended, and I’ve done a…

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Empowering Youth, Fulfilling Dreams in China

Growing up in a rural village in northwest China, Yutiao Wang had dreams of breaking free from the monotony of working the fields. The gruelling farm work yielded only about $625 a year, which was not adequate to fund her high school education. Fortunately, through the free lessons provided by Microsoft-Fuping Community Technology Learning Center…

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Changing Lives: Supahrat Juramongkol

This is part of a series of articles highlighting the valuable work that Microsoft’s Community Affairs Managers are doing in Asia. Miles of land sprawl out sporadically dotted by houses and farmlands. Sometimes a hawker peddling food or wares on a cart cycles by. Completing the picture would be those who, unfortunately, are missing from…

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Public and Private Sectors to Drive Innovation for Social Good

By Mandeep Kaur, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Malaysia Last month, we announced a partnership with Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports to work on addressing the opportunity divide young people face in Malaysia. Such a partnership between the private and public sectors is a sure sign of how Innovate for Good, the main pillar of…

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Connecting Nepal’s Technical Community: CAN Softech and DevTech Day

By Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, Country Director, Microsoft Innovation Center Our recent slew of events, where turnout figures ran from the hundreds to the thousands, has knocked the wind out of me slightly. But I’m proud to say that the Microsoft Innovation Center(MIC) team has done exceptionally well in running multiple Windows Phone 8 App development…

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Microsoft Korea Shows How Nonprofit Work Can Get Smarter with the Cloud

Microsoft Korea held its “NGO Cloud Day: Oh! 365 Days, We’re Smart!” event on 1 October to share helpful tips with nonprofits on how to utilise cloud technology to usher in a new era of cost efficiency, collaboration, innovation and improved productivity. Attended by 242 nonprofit professionals from all around the country, October’s NGO Cloud…

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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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