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  • Blog Post: Transformed by technology: Right To Play receives $750,000 software grant from Microsoft

    Cross posted from the Microsoft Canada Blog Using the transformative power of sport and play, Canadian-founded international development organization Right To Play is improving the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Today, RTP is running about 50 projects across Africa...
  • Blog Post: YWCA gains collaboration through technology

    Back in 2008, When Bill Lalor stepped through the doors of YWCA of Seattle, King, and Snohomish County to take on the role of IT Director, he quickly saw the amazing work being done to help women of all ages, races, and faiths to improve their lives and the lives of their families. The YWCA's mission...
  • 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: Technology to help giving

    Like our colleagues in other countries the work we do in local communities is very important to us and as we move closer to Christmas it's great to be able to tell you about something that Microsoft UK is doing to help the vulnerable and underprivileged children in our communities this festive season...
  • Blog Post: Even “genies” need precise record-keeping and a professional homepage

    Bernadette Szilagyi, Unlimited Program Manager, Microsoft Hungary The goal of Csodalámpa Alapítvány in Hungary is to fulfill the wishes of children suffering from serious illnesses, thus alleviating their pain and bringing some change to the routine of coping with their condition...
  • Blog Post: Chile Beyond Good Wine

    I am spending three days this week in and around Santiago, Chile, at the foot of the Andes with a packed schedule of meetings and events. I must say that while the wine and food are fantastic (recommendation: come to Chile on a wine tour as soon as you can), what I am really impressed with is the ongoing...
  • Blog Post: How Technology Helps Unaccompanied Children in the United States

    Editor's Note: Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While it may be some time until the full impact has been assessed, we will continue to work with our nonprofit partners to determine where our support can be of the greatest benefit. More on our efforts...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Collaboration in Protecting Nature

    Editor's Note: Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While it may be some time until the full impact has been assessed, we will continue to work with our nonprofit partners to determine where our support can be of the greatest benefit. More on our efforts...
  • Blog Post: Technology ties to great futures

    Editor's Note: Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While it may be some time until the full impact has been assessed, we will continue to work with our nonprofit partners to determine where our support can be of the greatest benefit. More on our efforts...
  • Blog Post: Using Technology to Drive Development Results

    By John DaSilva, Project Development Manager, Kenan Institute Asia It’s not so easy to fit an organization like Kenan Institute Asia (K.I.Asia) into a description of your typical NGO. We’re as likely to design an intellectual property rights training curriculum for SMEs as we are to conduct...

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