A Framework for Human Rights

By Dan Bross, senior director of Corporate Citizenship Remember when you heard the word “networks” and thought ABC – CBS – NBC? OK, OK – I’m dating myself. Today the word “networks” is used in a variety of contexts – computer networks; virtual networks; and last but certainly not least – social networks. “The Power of…


Meet Giving Hero Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Attending an international school in India, Poorvi Shrivastav took her first computer programming class at the age of 7. Like most young people, she became obsessed with the gadgets, phones and computers that allowed her to email her classmates after school and stay connected with her father…


Globaloria Honored at 2013 Tech Awards

By Joseph Beare, Manager of Communications, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Silicon Valley Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president, technology and civic engagement at Microsoft, congratulates Education Laureates Idit Harel Caperton and Amber Oliver of Globaloria. Image: The Tech Museum of Innovation For the past decade, Microsoft has sponsored the education category of the Tech Awards, presented by the…


Office 365 for Nonprofits: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good … Now in More Places!

By Jane Meseck, Director of Citizenship  Back in September, we took a new step forward to help nonprofits more easily harness the power of technology to do more good. Significantly widening the scope of our Technology for Good program, we began donating Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide. Originally launching the offer in 40 countries with…


Sparking Change to Create a Better Future for Youth

By Johann Koss, President and CEO, Right To Play Johann Koss speaking at the Big Red Ball at the Roundhouse, London I believe that play has the power to change a child’s life. Play provides children with the skills necessary to help them reach their full potential. It’s an innovative idea, and when it comes to…


Meet Giving Hero Blind Children’s Learning Center

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship  Kelly Vuong sat in the back of a classroom during a tour at the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana, California, observing a visually impaired four-year-old boy tilt his face to the sky to feel the warm August sunshine. Before entering the classroom, he felt the…


How Many People Does it Take to Make an Impact?

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Each day, all around the world, thousands of people come to work at Microsoft. All of them help move our company forward, each in their own unique way. Outside of their “day jobs” Microsoft employees also make significant contributions through our employee giving program when…


Responding to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

By Kari Sherrodd, Senior PR Manager, Microsoft Citizenship In a post today on the Microsoft Disaster Response Blog, Microsoft Disaster Response Senior Communications Manager Molly Bull shares a list of resources for those who wish to support nonprofit organizations providing aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. To see the list of nonprofits, interactive maps…


Do Castles in the Air Have Conference Rooms?

By Steve Lippman, Director, Microsoft Citizenship When I say I recently spent time with idealists, what do you picture? Young people volunteering on a political campaign? A scientist working to unlock the secrets to cleaner energy or fight a deadly disease? How about MBAs, businesspeople, investors, and leaders of startups? If you guessed the latter,…


Meet Giving Hero "I Have a Dream" Boulder County

Jason Vallery recalls his mom joking throughout his childhood that she was smarter than his dad because she made it to 10th grade and his father dropped out in the 9th. As a boy, Jason didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he knew he didn’t want to end up…