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  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: June – Corporate Citizenship

    In This Issue… Through our Corporate Citizenship work we meet inspiring people and organisations from across Asia Pacific that have been striving to make the world a better place through the use of technology. Throughout the year, we feature those organisations, their staff and the work they...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: October 2012 – Website Design

    In This Issue... More and more people are accessing their information online. In a 2012 predictions report, research firm IDC commented growth based on mobile, cloud and social networking platforms will accelerate. This means that even the smallest nonprofit can benefit from having some way for people...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: January 2013 – Tech Trends

    In This Issue... As we begin a new year, it's a good time to take stock and look back at the major tech trends of 2012. How are they going to impact the nonprofit sector in 2013, and your organisation more specifically? In this issue we've pulled together some different perspectives on those trends...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: February 2013 – Windows 8 and the New Office

    In This Issue... Each month we select topics for our Tech4Good e-newsletter that are as timely and relevant as possible for you as a nonprofit, and include articles that showcase technology solutions that are relevant to the sector. Over the past three months, Microsoft has gone through the biggest...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: April 2013 – Going Mobile & Social on the Cloud

    Last year alone Microsoft donated more than US$800,000 worth of software to more than 62,000 nonprofits worldwide. Microsoft also provides free web-based solutions. Read on to find out more about our donation program and what else is out there on the web. In This Issue... According to research...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good : May 2013 – Going Big with Big Data

    In This Issue… Computing power and artificial intelligence have become so advanced that we have the ability to analyse huge amounts of data - called "big data" - to help derive insight, project trends and solve important issues. Now nonprofits have access to the computing power and applications...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good : June 2013 – Dealing with Disasters

    In This Issue… The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) reports that "Asian and Pacific countries continue to suffer disproportionately from disasters caused by natural hazards. Recent large-scale disasters, including the devastating earthquake and tsunami...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good : September 2013 – Closing the Opportunity Divide

    In This Issue… Today’s young people face an opportunity divide — a gap between those who have the access, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. Countries are struggling to develop modern workforces due to the growing gap between the skills of unemployed workers...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good : October 2013 – Cloud for Nonprofits

    In This Issue… Cloud computing is a major technology trend that has significantly changed the way we work, opening up more opportunities for nonprofits to access the computing power once reserved for only the largest of companies. Last month, Microsoft announced the donation of cloud-based Office...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good : November – The Power of Social Media

    In This Issue… People use a broad range of social media channels every day in both their personal and professional lives. Organisations are embracing the power of social media and seeing an exponential increase in the reach of advocacy work, event attendance or the success of a fundraising campaign...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: March – International Women’s Day

    In This Issue… In honour of International Women’s Day this month, we bring you stories and resources that focus on the intersection between women, technology and nonprofits. We’ve also pulled together great webinar panelists for the end of March from organisations serving women in...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: April – Online Collaborations

    In This Issue… It’s important for your nonprofit’s employees, volunteers, funders and board members to work together easily and productively, yet how can they do so from multiple locations? This month, we focus on collaboration tools, how technology can make it easier to work on documents...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: May – Social media

    In This Issue… Nonprofits are continually exploring new ways to engage with donors, volunteers and board members through social media channels. With the ever-changing landscape and the move towards mobility devices such as phones and tablets, communications and fundraising strategies need to be...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: February – Office 365

    In This Issue… In countries across Asia Pacific, Microsoft has made Office 365 for Nonprofits available as a donation. Although previous issues of Tech4Good have covered Office 365, there’s so much to share that we’re doing it again this month. February’s webinar will focus on...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good November 2011

    Everyone loves a good plan, and in this month's Tech4Good newsletter, we bring you some easy-to-understand information about technology planning for your nonprofit. Your organisation may not have a full time (or even part-time!) IT person, so you've probably played the role of "accidental...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: December – Youth and Technology

    In This Issue… Youth 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 programmes, services or advocacy...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good February 2012

    Happy 2012 and best wishes as we head into the Year of the Dragon. The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what we've achieved and to give thanks to those who made it possible. In the non-profit world that means donors, volunteers and friends. What better way to do it than by saying...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good March 2012

    Our non-profit partners' dedication, hard work and achievements inspire us every day. We see a common thread amongst those who achieve great things: the willingness to innovate. Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes from the smallest change to turning the whole world upside down. In this issue...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Communication is the New Normal

    WHAT’S NEW? How often do you use your mobile phone? According to IDC research, there are more than 5.9 billion mobile subscribers in the world today, and last year alone, total smartphone shipment volumes reached 491.4 million units. Growth in the mobile market is led by China and India, which...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good June 2011

    Welcome to the inaugural issue of the community organization Tech4Good e-newsletter. On behalf of the Community Affairs team in Asia I am delighted that we are launching this new communication. We believe community organizations do amazing work and with the help of technology your work can be even more...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good November 2012

    What's Happening More and more people are accessing their information online. In a 2012 predictions report, research firm IDC commented growth based on mobile, cloud and social networking platforms will accelerate. This means that even the smallest nonprofit can benefit from having some way for people...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good: March 2013 – Women & Technology

    In This Issue... In honour of International Women's Day, observed globally on 8 March, we dedicate this issue to women, showcasing tech solutions and programs that have impacted women's lives. From nonprofits that promote telework to entrepreneurship, maternal and newborn health to women's safety...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good December 2011

    Concern for the environment is no longer just an issue for environmentally focused organisations. Sustainability and a want to minimise impact on the environment is becoming a talking point right across the sector, both for the sake of the planet and also as more organisations are seeing the cost benefits...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good December 2012 – All about Blogs

    What's Happening Do you remember when you couldn't say the word "blog" without laughing? Or am I showing my age? Blogging first emerged in the 1990s at the same time as the appearance of tools that allowed non-techies to publish to the World Wide Web without knowing how to program in HTML. Blogs have...
  • Blog Post: Tech4Good June 2012

    What’s Happening Do you accept donations online? According to a recent study published by researchers M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) from the US, online fundraising increased by 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. If the US market is anything to go by, nonprofit...