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…


Good Read from NetHope: Office 365, the Cloud and Nonprofits in the Developing World

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs On Tuesday, Microsoft launched Office 365 for Nonprofits as a worldwide donation program. Frank Schott, interim president and executive director of NetHope, believes cloud solutions offer a specific set of benefits to nonprofits and NGOs who work primarily in the developing world. NetHope works with 39…


Webinar: How Real Nonprofits Fundraise with Microsoft

By Kyla Hunt, Webinar Program Manager, TechSoup Global Editor’s Note: On June 21, Microsoft and TechSoup Global will be hosting a free webinar for nonprofits and libraries to share how to utilize tools and resources from Microsoft to enhance your fundraising. The following is cross-posted from the TechSoup blog. We hope you can join this…


Fast Five Features for NGOs: Creating Better Spreadsheets

Yesterday, Mark Liu from TechSoup and Kate Libershteyn from Microsoft as well as nonprofit Feet First talked to nonprofits and public libraries about how to get the most from Excel by using keyword shortcuts, pivot tables and other tips to keep spreadsheets running smoothly. Here is this week’s Fast Five Features for NGOs for creating…


#12NTC: Using Windows Azure to do good – and a live example

By Keith Thode, COO & CTO at AidMatrix Today was the first full day of the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), NTEN’s annual gathering that brings together nonprofit professionals from around the world to learn, share, and explore the important role of technology for social good. I had the pleasure of serving with a fellow…


Technology keeps the lights on at the American Shakespeare Center

The downturn in the economy has heavily impacted theatres across the country, especially over the last three years. When budgets are hard hit, often one of the first things that’s impacted is echnology. “If we have to choose between hiring another actor or upgrading our software, we always pick the actor,” says Amy Wratchford, managing…


21st century transformation for a 19th century vision

Derrick McCourt, Regional Manager, Microsoft Our Citizenship work is a great way of enabling our people to work together outside their day-to-day teams. I am immensely proud of the track record the team here is building up. In Scotland one of our community partners is nonprofit Aberlour. Founded in 1875, Aberlour is the largest Scottish…


Getting a nonprofit up and running with free online tools

By Olivier Fontana, Marketing Director, WW Field and Partner Marketing, Windows Embedded Business; President, UFE Seattle In May 2010 I decided I wanted to involve myself more into the broader French and French speaking community of Puget Sound in Washington State. I reached out to a nonprofit called l’Union des Français de l’Etranger (UFE), to…


Even “genies” need precise record-keeping and a professional homepage

Bernadette Szilagyi, Unlimited Program Manager, Microsoft Hungary The goal of Csodalámpa Alapítvány in Hungary is to fulfill the wishes of children suffering from serious illnesses, thus alleviating their pain and bringing some change to the routine of coping with their condition. Since November 2003, a total of more than 1,200 wishes have been granted with…


Ukrainian Mothers Tap Technology to Brighten their Children’s Futures

By Kirill Staroverov, a student Intern at Microsoft Ukraine April 26th, 1986 was a dark day in the history of Ukraine. The destruction of the fourth power unit on Chernobyl atomic power station was the biggest ecological disaster known in human history. Radioactive pollution spread out across modern Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Even today, scientists,…