Generosity Rising: Microsoft’s Employees Raise Record-Breaking $113 Million for Nonprofits in 2013

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs 2013 was a year of record-breaking fundraising and volunteer work by Microsoft employees to support more than 19,000 nonprofit organizations seeking a cure for cancer, feeding and educating children around the world, providing job training, responding to devastating humanitarian and natural disasters, and much more. In all,…


22 Years Ago…

Guest Post by TechSoup Global founder and co-CEO, Daniel Ben-Horin Back in 1989, TechSoup Global (then called “CompuMentor”) was two years old and pioneering our notion of matching high level tech-savvy volunteers with nonprofits. I’d neglected to invent the World Wide Web at the same time as starting CompuMentor, so organizing this new form of…


Help your favorite nonprofit get a software donation

Today we’re announcing updates to our nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it. While we currently provide software donations to over 40,000 nonprofits each year, we’re just getting started and we need your help. Many nonprofit organizations, including…


Expanding Microsoft software donations to more nonprofits

Today we are making a number of updates to our global software donations program designed to give more nonprofit organizations access to the technology they need, when they need it.  We’re currently reaching more than 40,000 organizations around the world each year – translating into over $3.9 billion of donated software since 1998 – but…

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Kinect’ing people in Korea through gaming

Chan Kwon, community affairs manager, Microsoft Korea It is always really cool when our community partners take a new technology and find a way to make it work to help them deliver their own mission. There have been lots of examples of technologies like mobile phones or PCs being used and sometimes we forget about…


At PATH, Delivering Information Technology in Challenging Locations

By Erik Arnold, Chief Information Office, PATH I’ve just returned from PATH’s offices in Hanoi and Phnom Penh, where a group from our information services team reviewed the state of our global health nonprofit’s technical infrastructure there. We also talked with our Vietnam and Cambodia Country Program staff about partnering on projects that include a…


Connecting With the Past through Technology: Oberlin Heritage Center

Guest Post by Rachel Weidinger, TechSoup Global Students explore their city’s roots reviewing historic documents. When I think of technology, I typically think of progress, moving forward and the next big thing. But the Oberlin Heritage Center in Oberlin, Ohio, recently reminded me that technology can also be powerful when it helps us connect to…


Telecentre Women – Myrna’s Story

If you don’t believe that technology can empower people and change lives for the better then you haven’t heard Myrna’s story. I was in Santiago de Chile earlier this month attending the 3rd Global Forum on Telecentres.  The final day of the event started with an inspiring launch of the Telecentre Women Digital Literacy Campaign.  As…

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Helping Kids Be Great by Connecting Them to Technology

Guest Post by Chelsea Badeau, Executive Producer Xfinity.com, Comcast Interactive Media   I’ve been lucky. Real lucky. I grew up in a middle-class home and always had access to technology. While I may not have had the latest computer or top-of-the line equipment, I always had access and that is what is most important. Most…


Tech Tech Baby: the faces of the future sure have changed…

The year was 1990, Vanilla Ice’s hit “Ice Ice Baby” was rocking the radio waves, and the combination of neon MC Hammer pants and a Bozworth Mullet made me feel like the coolest kid in the second grade. Growing up an only child raised by a single mother, after school programs occupied the hours between…