How Trickle Up Animated Their Nonprofit Story

“We simply don’t have the money to produce big videos every year,” shares Tyler McClelland of Trickle Up, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to break the cycle of poverty by starting sustainable livelihoods of their own. So they did what a lot of nonprofits do: create a short pitch deck. But through creative use…


Three Things Nonprofits Should Know About the New Office

Last week, we announced big news: the new Microsoft Office is available as a software donation to eligible nonprofits worldwide. Here’s the take-away There are many ways the new Microsoft Office will meet the needs of nonprofits everywhere as they strive to serve their local communities with limited technological resources and staff. Here are just…


Windows 8 now available for nonprofit donations

We are delighted to announce the global availability of Windows 8 – the latest version of the Windows operating system – for eligible nonprofit organizations through our software donations program today. Windows 8 represents a reimagining of Windows. It provides a personalized experience with a beautiful new user interface that puts you at the center….


How MIDLAS uses technology to expand services to Perth’s poorest

2012 MIDLAS Team Even in the face of the extended economic downturn in one of the most isolated cities on earth, Midland Information, Debt, and Legal Advocacy Service Inc. (MIDLAS), remains focused on prevention. “It’s easy to be reactive, but we are committed to being proactive,” says Julia Burch, Chief Executive Officer of what she…


How Reach Out and Read believes in immunizing kids against illiteracy

While literacy isn’t traditionally considered part of well-child visits, one organization is working to change this. Reach Out and Read believes that “immunizing” kids against illiteracy is just as important as general pediatric preventative care. This innovative nonprofit builds on the unique relationship that exists between parents and medical providers to develop early reading skills…


Technology provides behind the scenes support to New York theatre

It’s not every day that our passions and skills merge to form the perfect profession, but in Martin Denton’s case, that’s exactly what happened. In the mid 1990s, after years of working in IT for Marriott International, Denton enrolled in a basic Internet class and created the first version of nytheatre.com, one of the first…


Philharmonic Society of Orange County is making music accessible

Music can have a profound effect on everything from our mood to our ability to learn and concentrate. A 2007 study published in the Journal for Research in Music Education tied quality music education instruction to improved academic performance — specifically, better scores on standardized tests. No one seems to know this better than Rita…


Calling nonprofit developers: Visual Studio 2012 now on the donations program

Visual Studio 2012 has just launched and we’re happy to report it’s available for eligible nonprofits through our software donation program. The Visual Studio 2012 products make it easier than ever to develop applications,. Whether you are developing for Windows 8, the web, Windows Phone, or Azure, Visual Studio 2012 has the tools you need…


Windows Server 2012 is Now Available for Nonprofits

Windows Server 2012 has been launched and we’re delighted to announce it’s available to nonprofits through our nonprofit software donations program.   Windows Server 2012 brings exciting changes, enhanced features and a simpler licensing model. If your nonprofit is growing or you’re seeking to upgrade your infrastructure, now is a great time to explore the…