Reflections from the Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference

Photo credit/copyright: Kenna Klostermann I had the opportunity to participate earlier this month in the second annual Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference, held here in Seattle. The conference brings together grantmakers and philanthropists in the greater Pacific Northwest who are active in or curious to understand more about global philanthropy. Microsoft sponsored the event this year…

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How CRM can help nonprofits manage donors, volunteers and clients

Yesterday Microsoft Community Affairs, NPower Northwest, and NPower Pennsylvania, hosted a webinar on how nonprofits can use Microsoft Dynamics CRM to manage massive data sets for customers, or otherwise donors, members, and volunteers. Communicating with these constituents while keeping accurate and accessible records is critical; a good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution can make that…

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A Pre-day in the Cloud at the Nonprofit Technology Conference

Yesterday was a “pre-day” for the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) here in Washington DC.  Microsoft’s Community Affairs team hosted a “Day in the Cloud,” a series of sessions providing a deeper look at some of the online tools and how they can be useful for nonprofits. The day’s sessions included a look at Windows…

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NPower transforms Charlotte’s nonprofit community through technology

Guest Post by Lindsay Jones, NPower Charlotte Region Pictured Above: The ability to provide remote support was critical for World of God, a nonprofit client that provides sustainable aid to children in Haiti and Liberia. At NPower Charlotte Region, we believe technology can change the world of nonprofits.  However, without the support of our corporate…


Reflections from the Tech for Good Leadership Summit - Beth Kanter

Watech4good Summit View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Last week, I facilitated an interactive keynote in Seattle at the 2011 Tech for Good Leadership Summit sponsored by Microsoft Community Affairs, in partnership with NPower Seattle. By all accounts, the event held the space for peer learning. It was great to see long-time colleague from NPower…