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  • Blog Post: Preserving an Important Message of History through the use of Technology

    Last Friday when Pamela Passman announced Seattle-based nonprofit, Densho, as a winner of the Technology for Good contest sponsored by Microsoft and TechSoup, she did so to a packed house of local nonprofits who were eager to both share and learn about the impact of technology on the "business" of...
  • Blog Post: NPower transforms Charlotte’s nonprofit community through technology

    Guest Post by Lindsay Jones, NPower Charlotte Region Pictured Above: The ability to provide remote support was critical for World of God, a nonprofit client that provides sustainable aid to children in Haiti and Liberia. At NPower Charlotte Region, we believe technology can change the world of nonprofits...
  • Blog Post: Helping Sick Children Conquer Their Everest

    The staff at A Chacun Son Everest (“Each has their own Everest”) can’t move mountains, but they can give sick children the opportunity to climb and conquer them, and for more than 17 years, they’ve been doing just that. A Chacun Son Everest is a French nonprofit organization (NPO) started by doctor and...
  • Blog Post: A Pre-day in the Cloud at the Nonprofit Technology Conference

    Yesterday was a "pre-day" for the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) here in Washington DC. Microsoft's Community Affairs team hosted a "Day in the Cloud," a series of sessions providing a deeper look at some of the online tools and how they can be useful for nonprofits. The day's sessions...
  • 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 is helping German parents and children in need

    Nestwärme e.V. Deutschland was founded in 1999 to help the nearly one million families in Germany caring for children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Over 1,400 volunteers and more than 80 employees help take care of the children, which gives parents much-needed time for themselves. Whether it...
  • Blog Post: Making Its Case: Performing Arts Workshop Attracts Funders in a Down Economy

    Photo: Drumming with Jason Brown at Visitacion Valley Boys & Girls Club, from the Performing Arts Workshop Flickr While tough economic times have forced many arts organizations to cut back on staff and programs — or worse, close their doors — Performing Arts Workshop in San Francisco is expanding...
  • Blog Post: Imagining the Possibilities: next generation of innovators visit Redmond

    Earlier this week I decided to skip the usual lunch routine to check out the innovative ideas of some of the nation's brightest students who are looking to change the world at the U.S. finals of the 2011 Imagine Cup which took place this year on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Bill...
  • Blog Post: How technology is helping a teacher connect with visually impaired students

    Originally posted on Microsoft News Center The scene in Robin Lowell’s high school algebra class mirrors classrooms across the country. The teacher is at the front of the room, patiently explaining tricky math concepts. Students frequently raise their hands and ask questions when they’re stuck. Two differences...
  • Blog Post: American Red Cross on the use of technology during emergencies

    Editor’s Note: Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Today’s post on the American Red Cross was drafted before the recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. The American Red Cross is accepting donations for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

    Guest post by Rachel Weidinger, TechSoup, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications - Global Network The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred 7 weeks and 4 days ago. Japanese culture, following Buddhist tradition, often marks the 49 days after a death as a formal period of mourning. As the weeks...
  • Blog Post: Bringing local impact to life

    Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International Storytelling is a time-honored tradition in communities and cultures around the globe. However in today’s world, getting the best stories to break through the “noise” can sometimes be a challenge, considering all the digital...

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