Hans Andersen Club Boosts Staff Productivity through Microsoft Cloud-based Solutions

Hans Andersen Club (HAC) is a nonprofit organisation with a strong focus on the wellbeing of children and youth. Aimed at enabling the holistic development of children, HAC promotes reading-related activities to help them adapt more easily to a knowledge-based society. The nonprofit, named after renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, was established in 1963…

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Helping New Zealand Nonprofits Make the Most of Software Donations

This post is part of a series that highlights Microsoft employees in Asia Pacific who are providing their expertise and time to NGO organisations, creating a positive impact in their local community, while inspiring others along the way. As a proud father of three, Terry Chapman has always been interested in activities that promote the…

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Microsoft’s “Show Us Where You Work!” Facebook Contest for Australia and New Zealand nonprofits

Calling all eligible nonprofits in Australia or New Zealand! Want to learn how to improve your nonprofit’s social media presence? Enter the Show Us Where You Work! Facebook Contest to stand a chance to win an Extensive Social Media Consultation (valued at USD$5,000) for your nonprofit with Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good. To…

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YouthSpark Ignites Youth Development in Indonesia

Over the past decade, the Indonesian economy has made significant strides towards a prosperous future for the country’s 240 million people. A new generation of skilled professionals is expected to play a vital role in transforming Indonesia into a competitive, knowledge-based nation—but more initiatives are needed to better prepare these youth for gainful employment. The…

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YouthSpark: Filling the Opportunity Gap with IT Training for Thai Youth

In March 2014, Microsoft Thailand, and its partners the Phuket provincial office and the National Council for Children and Youth Development (NCYD), held a graduation ceremony in Phuket, Thailand, for 200 students who have just completed Tech Training to Help Extend Youth Empowerment Space, (THE YES) programme. “We believe that education is the single most…

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Remembering 2011 Disaster through Resilience and Hope

By Lena Ryuji, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Japan It has been three years since the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan struck on 11 March 2011 off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region. The recognised death toll in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures is 15,882, while 2,668 people are still unaccounted for. Locals are…

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Providing a Helping Hand for Unemployed Japanese Youth: Lena Ryuji

This is part of a series of articles highlighting the valuable work that Microsoft’s Citizenship Managers are doing in Asia. As if 630,000 NEETs (youth between 15 and 34 years old who are not in education, employment or training) is not a thorny enough problem, other negative employment signs are getting stronger in Japan. For…

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Using Technology to Improve Food Recycling at a New Zealand NGO

By Denise Fuentes, Principal Engagement Manager, Microsoft Services New Zealand Kaibosh is a Wellington-based non-profit that acts as a link between the food industry and charities that support people in need. Since 2008, Kaibosh has been redistributing discarded food—from restaurants, bakeries, food shops and supermarkets—to more than 25 local organisations. These foods are safe to…

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ICT Skills Training to Empower Bengali Youth with Disabilities

Back in May 2013, four projects won funding in a South Asia Regional Grant competition, ‘Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment’, to implement ICT projects that can reduce youth unemployment. We catch up with the Bangladesh category winner to hear about their progress on the project. A teenage boy with disabilities lies on a…

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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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