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 targeting youth, technology is a crucial component. This month, we share stories about the ingenious use of technology in outreach activities and other social initiatives targeted to youth.
Youth & TechThe young people featured in these articles have embraced technology to achieve their dreams, help their nonprofits or power their businesses.
Music and Technology—Passion Meets Solution in the Philippines
Extraordinary Youth Building EPIC Homes
Why I Teach Kids to Code
The Village Entrepreneur and HeroNonprofits, Youth & TechRead about the resources available to support nonprofits that are reaching out to young people. The links also provide a good look at how nonprofits are using tech in their programmes or operations to enhance their outreach to youth.
Microsoft YouthSpark Hub
YCAB Foundation Fosters Effective Collaboration with SharePoint Online
Computers, Snakes & Rocking the Northern Territory's Indigenous Youth
Kids Help PhoneYouth Solving Problems Through TechMicrosoft Imagine Cup brings student teams from all over the world together to build a better tomorrow. Through their groundbreaking technology projects in fields such as health, education and the environment, these students have shown us new ways to think and to change. The projects, based on a participatory approach, are direct answers for the needs that nonprofits have identified for themselves. Read on to find out more about their great solutions.
Microsoft Imagine Cup Winners Aim to Ease Hunger and Poverty in Australia
Prototype Device Determines Blood Type in 5 Minutes
Meet Team Pathfinders – Winner of Imagine Cup 2013 India FinalsInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good EventsNGO Connection DayDate: 12 Dec 2013Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet NamContact: Kim Loan NguyenNGO Connection DayDate: Jan 2014Location: Manila, PhilippinesContact: Cheryll SeldaWebinar SeriesYouth & TechDate: 12 Dec 2013Time: 12pm (Singapore Time)Register nowClick here to check the time in your regionFor more information contact Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship team.Do you know about a technology-focused event in your area that would benefit your nonprofit peers? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We've put together some helpful articles about social media strategy, tips and tricks along with some great ways nonprofits are using social media. Don't forget to get your organisation's senior management to join our webinar "What Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Understand About Social Media" at the end of the month, so they can understand and support these communications channels. Register by clicking on the link below.
Social Media Theories and AdviceHow is social media ‘reconfiguring’ our daily lives and the way we behave? How do youth perceive social media and its uses? What are some of the statistics on social media use? And what are the theories most relevant for nonprofits in this area? Read on for the answers.
Microsoft Research: Social Media Collective Research Project
Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices and Strategies
12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising and Cause Awareness
Networked Nonprofit: An Interview with Beth KanterTips, Tricks and AppsNothing is more helpful than step-by-step advice about specific social media tools, campaign ideas or new apps that make your time spent with social media much more effective.
5 Experts Share Top Social Media Advice for Nonprofits
9 Killer Social Media Apps for Windows 8
Social Media Tips from TechSoup Global Network
Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries
Microsoft Yammer: Social Media for Internal CommunicationsWho's Doing It WellThe web is full of inspiring ideas about how nonprofits use social media. Whether it's the integration of social media channels into a website, creating a compelling avatar or running an effective campaign on social media, there are many nonprofits doing a great job of embracing and effectively using social media.
3 Non-Profits Who Shine on Social Media
Get Noticed: The Importance of Visually Compelling Avatars
How CanTeen Are Using Social Media to Show Cancer Who’s Boss
How to Integrate Social Media into Your Nonprofit’s Online Contests
Ideas for Nonprofits and CommunitiesInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good EventsSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopsDate: 19 & 21 Nov 2013Location: Auckland & Wellington, New ZealandContact: Belinda GormanConnecting CommunitiesDate: 27 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopDate: 28 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinWebinar SeriesWhat Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social MediaDate: 25 Nov 2013Time: 12pm Singapore TimeRegister nowClick here to check the time in your regionFor more information contact Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship team.Do you know about a technology-focused event in your area that would benefit your nonprofit peers? Let us know by emailing email@example.com
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 365 for nonprofits in 40 countries, a number which will more than double by the end of 2014. Read on to understand more about how the cloud can bring change to your organisation and what other nonprofits have gained from Office 365.
Product Information and DonationTechnology advancements are accelerating exponentially, and Microsoft is taking this chance to help nonprofits more easily harness the power of technology to do more good. Microsoft is widening the scope of its Technology for Good programme by donating Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide. Available in over 40 countries now, the programme will be available in up to 90 countries by July 2014. All employees — be it 10 or hundreds — within the organisation can access Office 365, and there is no cap on the number of employees.
Meet the New Office: What is Office 365? (video)
Get the Donation and Do More Good
Introducing Office 365 for Nonprofits (video)
Office 365 for Nonprofits: Plans and PricingNews & NonprofitsRead what media outlets around the world are saying about the launch of the Office 365 donation programme, and see how nonprofits are using it.
Microsoft Launches Worldwide Office 365 Donation Programme for Nonprofits
Worldwide Office 365 Donation Programme for Nonprofits
Case Study: The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Case Study: Child Cancer Foundation
Case Study: Homeboy IndustriesPrivacy, Security and Offshore DataYour privacy and the privacy of your organisation's data matter. The same is true for data security and storage. Familiarise yourself with what it means to store your data in the cloud.
Office 365 Trust Center
Security in the Cloud
Cloud Computing: What Leaders Need to Know
The 10 Commandments of Data SovereigntyInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good EventsSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopsDate: 19 & 21 Nov 2013Location: Auckland & Wellington, New ZealandContact: Belinda GormanConnecting CommunitiesDate: 27 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopDate: 28 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinWebinar SeriesOffice 365 for NonprofitsDate: 3 Oct 2013Time: 12pm SGTWhat Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social MediaDate: 25 Nov 2013Time: 12pm SGTRegister nowClick here to check the time in your regionFor more information contact Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship team.Do you know about a technology-focused event in your area that would benefit your nonprofit peers? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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