On behalf of the Community Affairs team welcome to the tech4Good archive. We believe community organizations do amazing work and with the help of technology your work can be even more impactful. This archive houses our past electronic newsletters, a resource for you, our community organization partners.
The newsletters showcase technology solutions specifically for community organizations that provide opportunities to help you work more effectively and efficiently - so you can focus on your core mission. Each issue contains links to articles, success stories and free software solutions, based on themes pertinent to your work such as learning new skills, accessibility, mobile technology and green IT. Each issue contains links to articles, success stories and free software solutions. We welcome your feedback.
Last week over 80 nonprofit representatives in Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand joined Microsoft for "Social Media for Social Good" workshops. World-renowned blogger and best-selling author Heather Mansfield delivered the training, showcasing the best social media strategies to build awareness and increase fundraising for nonprofit causes and activities.
Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good with Belinda Gorman, Microsoft New Zealand
The day included best practices from Twitter, Facebook and demonstrations using Windows 8 photo app Fotor and Windows 8 photo app Phototastic . Attendees enjoyed the events immensely, tweeting throughout and very engaged with questions and comments.
To read more about the event, take a look at the summary at Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship page on Storify by clicking this link here.
We hope you'll join us for future Microsoft's Technology for Good events in your city. To find out more about upcoming events, please subscribe to our Tech4Good e-newsletter here.
Join us for this FREE webinar on Youth & Tech, Thursday, 12 December 2013, at 12:00 PM (Singapore time).
Young people 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 programming, services or advocacy targeting youth, technology is a crucial component in the mix.
The content of this webinar will provide nonprofit staff with stories and ideas about how technology can be incorporated into programming or services targeting youth, and how technology can further help nonprofits achieve organisational goals.
About the panelists:
Arsenio Alegre is the Chief Executive Officer of WorkVentures in Australia. He has extensive international experience in financial and business management, having worked in several countries throughout Asia and Europe as a Senior Finance Executive for American Express. While in the UK, Arsenio volunteered his time to the Prince’s Trust and came to WorkVenturesthrough a desire to work for an organisation with a similar mission. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and his qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Master of Business Administration and various Executive Development courses. Arsenio is also a board member of Social Ventures Australia.
Gianisse Marie Adamantopoulos, also known as ‘Gigi’, is a student at De La Salle University and combines her passion for music and technology by reaching out to other young, like-minded music enthusiasts in the Philippines. She aspires to introduce young people to the latest software, online materials and social media as an alternate avenue to realise their talents and achieve theirmusical ambitions. An avid musician, Gigi enjoys creating her own music in her free time.
John-Son Oei is founder and CEO of EPIC Collaborative, a nonprofit that enables people to make positive, lasting change in their communities by providing safe and secure homes. The EPIC Homes team developed an online platform to collect, organise and manage information on EPIC's volunteers, donations, indigenous homeowners and other resources. John-Son is a member of Innovate for Good, a Microsoft YouthSpark programme that encourages young people to work collaboratively and use technology to improve their communities.
We look forward to having you join us for this FREE webinar on Thursday, 12 December 2013, at 12:00 PM (Singapore time).
Over the last few years, Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific has been supporting Connecting Up's annual nonprofit technology conference. This year, we also caught up with two of this year’s keynote speakers in a short series of interviews at the Gold Coast in Australia.
In this final video, Beth analyses the similarities and differences between nonprofits around the world, and expresses her love for the Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint tools. In conclusion, she encourages nonprofits to concentrate on thinking about what success is and how they can use data collected to continually improve.
This marks the end of our two part series. We hope you have enjoyed it and have gained much from the experiences shared by John Kenyon and Beth Kanter. Continue to keep your eyes on this page for more exciting stories and videos!
Leading up to the last video, Beth concentrates on the changing landscape for networked nonprofits, overcoming the changes and implementing social media right from the top in this third part.
Stay tuned for the finale video and visit Beth Kanter's blog to view more blog stories of her own.
In this second segment, Beth explains to us the benefits of becoming a networked nonprofit, challenges they face as well as tips to get there, many of which should be relevant and happening right now in nonprofits all round the world.
Stay tuned for the second half of the interview and visit Beth Kanter's blog to view more blog stories of her own.