Posted by Akhtar Badshah Senior Director, Global Community Affairs
We’ve been extremely pleased and inspired by the tremendous response to our online competition, 7 Ways to Change the World, which we launched last October along with Microsoft Windows 7. The competition asked people to share their ideas on how personal computers can help nonprofit organizations make a greater impact in their communities. More than 130 videos were submitted by local and national nonprofits, each providing a creative and heartwarming demonstration of the power of the PC to help change the world.
With so many excellent entries, it was incredibly difficult to choose just 7 winners, each of whom received a new PC running Windows 7 and a $7,000 grant to help implement their ideas:
We want to congratulate these winners and thank all of the many other nonprofits that participated in 7 Ways to Change the World. It was sobering for us to hear how many of them are facing difficult budgetary challenges in the current economy. We believe that making technology and services readily available to nonprofits, helping them do more with less, is an important responsibility, one we take very seriously. Now more than ever, these vitally important organizations need and deserve community support.