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  • Blog Post: Generosity Rising: Microsoft’s Employees Raise Record-Breaking $113 Million for Nonprofits in 2013

    By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs 2013 was a year of record-breaking fundraising and volunteer work by Microsoft employees to support more than 19,000 nonprofit organizations seeking a cure for cancer, feeding and educating children around the world, providing job training...
  • Blog Post: UNICEF harnesses the power of mobile to raise funds

    Editor’s Note: On this blog we often highlight how technology can be used for the greater good; This story showcases how the use of innovative technology can help everyday consumers to give back though common purchases. Let us know what you think. Cross posted from the Microsoft Tag Blog , UNICEF Raises...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 now available for nonprofits through our technology donations program

    Earlier today we announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010 . This new release of the world’s most popular productivity software provides a range of tools that help nonprofits work more efficiently and effectively from managing e-mail, to connecting and working with colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Six Years Later; Building a Connected Civil Society

    Guest Post by TechSoup Global Co-CEO Rebecca Masisak Group photo from the 2009 TechSoup Partner Summit Tomorrow, TechSoup Global will convene its partners from around the world on Microsoft’s campus in Silicon Valley. More than 200 people who have contributed to moving TechSoup Global’s...
  • Blog Post: Telecentre Women – Myrna’s Story

    If you don't believe that technology can empower people and change lives for the better then you haven't heard Myrna's story. I was in Santiago de Chile earlier this month attending the 3 rd Global Forum on Telecentres . The final day of the event started with an inspiring launch of the Telecentre Women...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Technology for Good in Washington State

    After years of working to build the technology capacity of nonprofits, I have to admit: great examples of technology for good can be elusive. I often hear nonprofit organizations say, “W e don’t know what we don’t know. ” They want great examples from their peers for both inspiration...
  • Blog Post: Tech Tech Baby: the faces of the future sure have changed…

    The year was 1990, Vanilla Ice's hit "Ice Ice Baby" was rocking the radio waves, and the combination of neon MC Hammer pants and a Bozworth Mullet made me feel like the coolest kid in the second grade. Growing up an only child raised by a single mother, after school programs occupied the hours between...
  • Blog Post: Connecting With the Past through Technology: Oberlin Heritage Center

    Guest Post by Rachel Weidinger, TechSoup Global Students explore their city’s roots reviewing historic documents. When I think of technology, I typically think of progress, moving forward and the next big thing. But the Oberlin Heritage Center in Oberlin, Ohio, recently reminded me that...
  • Blog Post: Help your favorite nonprofit get a software donation

    Today we’re announcing updates to our nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it. While we currently provide software donations to over 40,000 nonprofits each year, we’re just getting...
  • Blog Post: 22 Years Ago…

    Guest Post by TechSoup Global founder and co-CEO, Daniel Ben-Horin Back in 1989, TechSoup Global (then called “CompuMentor”) was two years old and pioneering our notion of matching high level tech-savvy volunteers with nonprofits. I'd neglected to invent the World Wide Web at the same time as starting...
  • Blog Post: How PowerPoint is helping to protect motorcyclists in London

    Typically, helmets, riding suits, gloves and goggles that are the best way to keep motorcyclists safe on the road. It’s time to add PowerPoint to the list. Motorcycle-related accident statistics are sobering. Motorcycles represent 4% of the United Kingdom’s road trips, yet make up a...
  • Blog Post: Expanding Microsoft software donations to more nonprofits

    Today we are making a number of updates to our global software donations program designed to give more nonprofit organizations access to the technology they need, when they need it. We’re currently reaching more than 40,000 organizations around the world each year – translating into over...
  • Blog Post: Helping Kids Be Great by Connecting Them to Technology

    Guest Post by Chelsea Badeau, Executive Producer Xfinity.com, Comcast Interactive Media I’ve been lucky. Real lucky. I grew up in a middle-class home and always had access to technology. While I may not have had the latest computer or top-of-the line equipment, I always had access and that...
  • Blog Post: Seattle Works Redefines its Office Space with the Cloud

    Last Friday we had the pleasure of announcing Seattle Works as one of three worthy winners of the Tech for Good Contest sponsored by Microsoft and TechSoup. With so many great entries, it was hard to pick just three winners, but Seattle Works rose to the top for their innovative use of the cloud as a...
  • Blog Post: At PATH, Delivering Information Technology in Challenging Locations

    By Erik Arnold , Chief Information Office, PATH I’ve just returned from PATH’s offices in Hanoi and Phnom Penh, where a group from our information services team reviewed the state of our global health nonprofit’s technical infrastructure there. We also talked with our Vietnam...
  • Blog Post: Kinect’ing people in Korea through gaming

    Chan Kwon, community affairs manager, Microsoft Korea It is always really cool when our community partners take a new technology and find a way to make it work to help them deliver their own mission. There have been lots of examples of technologies like mobile phones or PCs being used and sometimes we...

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