Microsoft Grants Three Nonprofits Cash, Software and Services for Technology Innovation

By James Rooney, senior manager, Technology for Good @jamesroo At its core, technology is empowering. Technology helps us explore outer space and discover medical breakthroughs. It brings educational tools to areas that lack resources and access, and helps us respond quickly to natural disasters across the globe. As we have seen firsthand as part of…


YouthSpark Challenge for Change Winners Announced! Five Brilliant Sparks of Social Good

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs This past year has been about sparking change through Microsoft YouthSpark, so it’s fitting that we’re announcing the five grand prize winners of the YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest just days before the fireworks-filled U.S. Fourth of July celebration. If you’ve been following the contest,…


The Ultimate Win8 Social Good Apps Voter’s Guide

Only one week left! Vote for the “People’s Choice Award” of the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest and help an app maker win $10,000 and a Windows phone. To vote, simply register an account with NetSquared, click on the project page and add up to three projects to your ballot. The “People’s Choice”…


Helping local nonprofits to learn how to take social media to the next level

By Mary Monroy-Spampinato, Midwest District Operations and Community Manager at Microsoft Yesterday in Chicago the Social Media for Nonprofits conference was held at Columbia College with support from Microsoft. This was the fifth stop in a series of nine conferences for nonprofits across the United States. There were over 200 attendees at the event and…


Social Media Conference Series Off to Successful Start in San Francisco

By Celeste Alleyne, Citizenship Director for the West Region, Microsoft Corporation Yesterday, Social Media for Nonprofits, with support from Microsoft, kicked off its first in a series of Social Media Conferences for nonprofits in the historical War Memorial "green room" in San Francisco, California. As Citizenship Director for the West Region of Microsoft, I was…


A think tank for the ages creates Goodness Engine

What would it look like if you could gather a group of advanced social media minds, search engine marketing experts, rock star product designers, and platform evangelists from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Google, Microsoft, REI, and WebTrends in one room? Sounds like a party for the ages, but more importantly it creates a…


Call for young marketing minds to create a plan for Social Good; Are you one? Win a trip to Cannes!

So you are a rising marketing star in the corporate world; could your ideas change the lives of others? Maybe you used to rock marketing competitions in High School and college, or maybe you just love watching “The Apprentice” and wish Donald would give you the task of using your creative mind to solve interesting…