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…


Office 365 Donation: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs As the needs of communities expand exponentially around the world and technology advancements accelerate with increasing speed, we’re taking a new step forward to help nonprofits more easily harness the power of technology to do more good. Starting today, Microsoft is significantly widening the scope of…


Technology Comes to Toronto Wildlife Centre’s Rescue

Toronto Wildlife Centre has been a leader in wildlife rescue, veterinary care, rehabilitation, and education efforts in Southern Ontario since 1993. The Centre’s expert staff of more than 20 along with hundreds of dedicated volunteers come to the aid of sick, injured, and orphaned animals and care for them until they can be returned to…


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada Gains Flexible Access, Consistent Communications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Fast and efficient communication is often the backbone for any large nonprofit. This is especially true for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC), a quickly expanding and diverse organization that spans more than 120 agencies. It is committed to matching mentors with Canada’s youth in 1,000 communities throughout the country. BBBSC believes in…


Microsoft Keeps Dougy Center Staff Connected Following Devastating Fire

“There’s no one right way to grieve,” says The Dougy Center’s executive director, Donna Schuurman. That’s why this organization in Portland, Oregon, provides children, teens, and young adults with a safe place to process the loss of a close friend or family member. The Center allows participants to openly and honestly talk about how they…


Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

For more than 80 years, Easter Seals Nebraska has helped individuals with disabilities and special needs improve their physical mobility, return to work, or simply gain greater independence for everyday living. Ensuring the success of its numerous programs requires significant ongoing coordination and communication. The organization recently adopted Microsoft MapPoint to help operate its new…


Fast Five (Software) Features for Nonprofits 5/18: Blogging

We continue our series of weekly tips and tricks, Fast Five Features, to help educate nonprofits about the features available in the software we provide as a donation to them. We decided to focus today’s feature on blogging! Hmmm… isn’t that appropriate? We’re big fans of Windows Live Essentials and in particular, the Live Writer…


Fast Five (Software) Features for Nonprofits 5/11: Marketing Your Organization

We all know that an organization’s profile is an important element of fundraising success. Why not extend the reach of your organization with some simple DIY tactics? This week’s Fast Five focuses on using Microsoft technology in your daily marketing and communications. 1. Spread the word Looking for an easy way to increase awareness of…


Microsoft’s Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

By Steve Lippman, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft In the recent past, we’ve blogged about our software donation program, a program that provides free software licenses to any eligible nonprofit organization. To keep things simple our eligibility guidelines track to the same criteria that the US government and other governments around the world use…


The nonprofit productivity battle: have you tried OneNote?

One of the primary reasons we have a software donations program is to give nonprofit organizations access to the latest Microsoft products to help them succeed with the perennial challenge of trying to do more with less. In a world where we’re all faced with managing ever growing volumes of information with shorter deadlines, anything…