Tech Mela 2016: Transforming Ideas into Successful Innovations

Tech Mela, an annual technology event organised by Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal, was well-received by attendees. From idea pitching competitions to discussions on technological issues such as e-waste, find out more about what took place this year.


4 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Technology

Are you a nonprofit that is hesitant to invest more in technology? Read this article to find out if you should rethink your IT and improve the way you make an impact.


Top 3 Basic Instagram Tips for Nonprofits

The following blog post is by Shai Coggins, founder of Vervely, a communications company focused on Digital Media, Community Engagement and Social Innovation.   Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life – or your nonprofit organisation’s ‘life’ – with friends and followers through a series of pictures. Instagram is currently ranked as…


headspace Australia Wins the Show Us Where You Work Facebook Contest

Thank you to all the Australia and New Zealand nonprofits that entered our Show Us Where You Work Facebook Contest! We were impressed with all the photo entries that showed a wide range of places and ways that you make things happen for the beneficiaries of your services. Even more importantly, we love the work…


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…


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…


The Hour of Code 2014 has Launched! Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?

By Clair Deevy, Citizenship Lead Asia Pacific, Microsoft Singapore Have you ever wondered if you could learn to code but thought it sounded too hard? Or not very fun? Well the Hour of Code has landed for 2014 and is here to help you get started and have a whole lot of fun in the…


10 Tips for Successful Implementation for Office 365

Office 365 includes anywhere access to web-based versions of the Office tools you know, plus professional email, web conferencing, file sharing and more. Microsoft provides Office 365 to qualifying nonprofits as a donation through its software donation programme. Here are our top ten tips for implementing Office 365 successfully. Remember, it is always worth having…


5 Tips for Building a Business Case for Office 365

Choosing the right cloud solution increases your organization’s efficiency, saves on technology costs and fosters your best collaboration. Microsoft provides Office 365 as a donation to qualifying nonprofits through its software donation programme. Office 365 provides a myriad of Web App tools on the cloud which can be accessed from anywhere. These tools range from the familiar,…


Nonprofits' Use of Social Media in Asia Pacific: Interview with Heather Mansfield, Part 1 of 3

Microsoft Corporate Citizenship caught up with Heather Mansfield, Principal Blogger of Nonprofit Tech For Good in Melbourne, Australia to get her perspectives on social media and advice for nonprofits in Asia Pacific.  As part of its Technology for Good programming in Asia Pacific, Microsoft hosts social media workshops for the nonprofit sector.  To read about past events,…