Tech4Good: December – Youth and Technology

In This Issue… Youth today live in an uber-connected world. Whether it’s texting on a mobile phone, using a computer at school or gaming with friends, technology is inextricably woven into young people’s lives. For nonprofits to remain relevant in their programmes, services or advocacy targeting youth, technology is a crucial component. This month, we…

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Tech4Good : November – The Power of Social Media

In This Issue…People use a broad range of social media channels every day in both their personal and professional lives. Organisations are embracing the power of social media and seeing an exponential increase in the reach of advocacy work, event attendance or the success of a fundraising campaign. We've put together some helpful articles about…

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Tech4Good : October 2013 – Cloud for Nonprofits

In This Issue…Cloud computing is a major technology trend that has significantly changed the way we work, opening up more opportunities for nonprofits to access the computing power once reserved for only the largest of companies. Last month, Microsoft announced the donation of cloud-based Office 365 for nonprofits in 40 countries, a number which will…

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Tech4Good : September 2013 – Closing the Opportunity Divide

In This Issue…Today’s young people face an opportunity divide — a gap between those who have the access, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. Countries are struggling to develop modern workforces due to the growing gap between the skills of unemployed workers and the skills needed to perform the jobs…

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Tech4Good : June 2013 – Dealing with Disasters

In This Issue…The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) reports that “Asian and Pacific countries continue to suffer disproportionately from disasters caused by natural hazards. Recent large-scale disasters, including the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan of March 2011, highlight the value of national preparedness for disaster”. In this…

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Tech4Good : May 2013 – Going Big with Big Data

In This Issue…Computing power and artificial intelligence have become so advanced that we have the ability to analyse huge amounts of data – called “big data” – to help derive insight, project trends and solve important issues. Now nonprofits have access to the computing power and applications that can be used to store, share, analyse…

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Tech4Good: April 2013 – Going Mobile & Social on the Cloud

Last year alone Microsoft donated more than US$800,000 worth of software to more than 62,000 nonprofits worldwide. Microsoft also provides free web-based solutions. Read on to find out more about our donation program and what else is out there on the web. In This Issue… According to research firm IDC, every 20 – 25 years…

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Tech4Good: March 2013 – Women & Technology

In This Issue… In honour of International Women’s Day, observed globally on 8 March, we dedicate this issue to women, showcasing tech solutions and programs that have impacted women’s lives. From nonprofits that promote telework to entrepreneurship, maternal and newborn health to women’s safety, we recognise the incredible organisations and people who have embraced technology…

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Tech4Good: February 2013 – Windows 8 and the New Office

In This Issue… Each month we select topics for our Tech4Good e-newsletter that are as timely and relevant as possible for you as a nonprofit, and include articles that showcase technology solutions that are relevant to the sector. Over the past three months, Microsoft has gone through the biggest series of product launches in our…

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Tech4Good: January 2013 – Tech Trends

In This Issue… As we begin a new year, it’s a good time to take stock and look back at the major tech trends of 2012. How are they going to impact the nonprofit sector in 2013, and your organisation more specifically? In this issue we’ve pulled together some different perspectives on those trends which…

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