Delivering support and skills training for youth facing employment challenges

Japanese nonprofit organisation Sodateage Net offers employment support for young people who face difficulties in landing employment due to various reasons, such as the lack of social skills or practical experience. Its programmes include skills training for beneficiaries, as well as seminars and workshops on how to support underserved youth for social workers, parents of…

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Nonprofit Tech Star: Anton Suwoto, YCAB Foundation

This is part of a series of articles where nonprofit IT professionals share with us how technology has enhanced operations. Anton Suwoto presenting at Microsoft Tech4Good 2014, Singapore Founded in 1999, YCAB Foundation is one of Indonesia’s leading nonprofit organisations that has a strong focus in youth development. It aims to empower youth through educational…

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Microsoft Hong Kong Encourages NGOs to Utilize Modern Social Tools to Reach Youth

At the NGO Day 2013, Ms Wong Sau Wa, chief executive of The Church of United Brethren in Christ Social Service Division, shared the need for a modern social tool which enables NGOs to get closer to the younger generation. They are one of the NGOs trialing a cloud-based social and collaboration solution built upon…

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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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