Volunteer Service Abroad improves business efficiency with Microsoft

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is New Zealand’s largest and most established volunteering agency for international development. Headquartered in Wellington, VSA deploys New Zealand volunteers across Melanesia, Polynesia and Timor-Leste to participate in building the capacity of underserved communities. Image by Volunteer Service Abroad Since its establishment in 1962, VSA has deployed New Zealanders for over…

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Leading Global Humanitarian Society Selects Cloud, Enhances Capacity and Response

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has selected Microsoft Office 365 to be the standard communications and collaboration platform for its National Societies worldwide. This partnership with Microsoft will serve over a million volunteers and staff worldwide. In Asia this includes the organisation’s 37 national societies, four IFRC secretariat regional…

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NGOs going into the cloud

The day to day operations of NGOs can be challenging, especially when disasters strike. To help NGOs improve operations, Microsoft hosted a series of workshops under the Connecting Communities forum aimed at building their Information Technology (IT) capabilities. The most recent forum took place in Christchurch on 29 February and was co-organized by the Social…

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Microsoft Technology Enhances Collaboration among Volunteers

The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society took advantage of a software and services grant from Microsoft Corporation and deployed Microsoft® Office 365 in order to improve its work processes. A non-profit organization recognized by the New Zealand Charities Commission, Plunket offers wellness support, childcare information and car seat rentals to families with children under five…

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Fostering Better Collaboration on NGO Connection Day 2012

For the first time, a Thailand NGO Connection Day was held at Hat Yai, Songkhla, in Southern Thailand on 28 and 29 February. Sixty-nine participants from 31 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) registered with the Songkhla Provincial Social Development and Human Security Office attended the seminar at Asian HadYai Hotel. These participants consisted of management representatives, information…

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