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  • Terms and Conditions: “Show Us Where You Work!” Facebook Contest for Australia and New Zealand nonprofits



    1. By entering this Microsoft “Show Us Where You Work!” Facebook Contest (“Promotion”) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    2.Employees and independent contractors (and each of their immediate family members) of Microsoft, its retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter.

    3. Microsoft is committed to complying with Government gift and ethics policies. Employees and independent contractors of the Government must adhere to gift and ethics policies applicable to them when entering the Promotion or accepting any prize.

    4. The Promotion starts at 12:01 am on 12 January 2015 in Australia (Australian Western Standard Time – AWST) / 5:01 am on 12 January 2015 in New Zealand and ends at 11:59 pm on 30 January 2015 in Australia (Australian Western Standard Time – AWST) / 4:59 am on 31 January 2015 in New Zealand (“Promotion Period”).

    5. To enter, post a photo of yourself working for your eligible nonprofit, which could be at your desk, with your clients or beneficiaries, or wherever you normally make things happen for your nonprofit. Post your photo on the Contest Post over at the Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific Facebook page, by leaving your photo in the comment section. Alternatively, you can send your photo entry by sending a private message to us on our Facebook Page or to this email address: tech4gd@microsoft.com. Make sure you write the name of the nonprofit you represent and the country where your organisation is located (Australia or New Zealand nonprofits only) in the comment field.

    If entering as an individual on behalf of a non-profit, use your personal Facebook profile to post your entry, mention the nonprofit you represent and the country (Australia or New Zealand nonprofits only). You must be employed by or certified to represent the organisation on whose behalf you’re entering the contest. If entering as an organisation, use your nonprofit’s Facebook Page account to post your entry.

    Language: Submissions must be submitted in English.

    6. Eligibility:
    The Contest is open to registered nonprofit organisations in Australia or New Zealand which meet Microsoft’s eligibility criteria. Please see here for Australian eligibility and here for New Zealand eligibility. If entering as an individual, you must be employed by or certified to represent the organisation on whose behalf you’re entering the contest. Microsoft reserves the right to verify an individual's and organisation’s eligibility to participate in this Contest.

    You are not eligible to enter this Contest if:
    a. You are an employee or intern of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary;
    b. you are involved in any part of the execution or administration of this Contest;
    c. you are an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse or child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest;
    d. you are associated with this Contest or are involved in judging.

    If you are a Microsoft campus representative (for example, a Microsoft Student Partner) and you meet the eligibility criteria set forth above, you may enter the Contest, but you are prohibited from using any resources which are not also broadly available to all other students including without limitation Microsoft property, Microsoft networks, hardware tools and technology resources and/or the counsel of Microsoft employees, in connection with the submission of your entry. If you have any questions, please contact us.

    7. The entries will be reviewed by a judging panel of representatives from Microsoft who will determine (in their sole discretion) the top 5 entries based on creativity, humour and inspiration. From the 5 finalists, the judges will award the grand prize (defined below) to the most creative, humourous or inspiring entry (as determined by the judging panel, in its sole discretion).

    8. All valid entries received during the Promotion Period will be reviewed by the judging panel. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners.

    9. Entries must be received by Microsoft during the Promotion Period. Microsoft is not responsible for entries not received, and incomplete, illegible, ‘hacked’ or otherwise fraudulent entries are not valid.

    10. The grand prize winner will receive an in-depth social media consultation for your nonprofit with Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

    11. The 5 finalists will each receive a copy of “Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits” by Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

    The finalists and grand prize winner will be announced on 9 February 2015 and their entries will be posted on the Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific Facebook page and the Microsoft Asia Pacific Citizenship blog.

    The grand prize winner must be available for a Skype call with Heather Mansfield between Tuesday, 10 February 2015 and Friday, 13 February 2015 to kick-start the consulting, so she can get a sense of your nonprofit’s objectives, as well as the time and budget dedicated to social media. The grand prize winner must be available for the final social media consultation between Monday, 16 February 2015 and Friday, 20 February 2015, via Skype. Any follow-up calls with Heather must be completed by Friday, 27 February 2015. If your nonprofit has won the grand prize, but is not available during the times listed for the social media consultation, you must forfeit the prize. The delivery times of the grand prize are final.

    12. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Prizes cannot be used in combination with any other prize competitions, promotions or discounts.

    13. You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize (including if you are unavailable during the times listed in clause 9 for the consultation with Heather Mansfield) you must forfeit the prize and Microsoft may award it to an alternate winner.

    14. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize.

    15. If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, Microsoft may substitute the advertised prize for another prize which has approximately the same recommended retail price.

    16. To the extent permitted by law, Microsoft, its retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies will not be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, including personal injury, which is suffered as a result of, or arising from, your participation in the Promotion or winning (or not winning) any prize.

    17. The Promoter may disqualify from participating in this Promotion, any person who tampers with the entry process, or submits an entry not in accordance with these terms and conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to remove (or not publish) any entries which do not comply with these terms and conditions.

    18. The judge’s decision in relation to the winners, or any other aspect of this Promotion, is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    19. Microsoft New Zealand Limited is the promoter of this Promotion and may modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, suspend or change the Promotion or any element of the Promotion for any reason, including any cancellation, suspension or change necessitated by any event outside of Microsoft’s control.

    20. Your nonprofit, or individuals representing your nonprofit, may submit multiple entries, but only one entry can make it to the top 5.

    21. All entries become the property of Microsoft. You agree that Microsoft is not obliged to use your photo. You grant Microsoft a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable (without consent or notification), irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use your photo, in part or in its entirety, for any purpose. For the purposes of this clause, “use” includes (without limitation) promote, replicate, copy, modify, enhance, sublicense, distribute, transmit, exploit, sell, rebrand and market, whether as part of Microsoft’s products and/or services or otherwise, without reference or attribution to you.

    21. If there is a dispute as to who submitted the winning entry, the winner will be:

    (a) the nonprofit organisation which is the authorised account holder of the Facebook account or email address used to enter the Promotion; or
    (b) the nonprofit organisation which employs or authorizes to act on its behalf, the authorised account holder of the Facebook account or email address used to enter the Promotion.

    22. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, servers or providers, or any combination thereof. Nor is it responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this Promotion, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the course of the administration of this Promotion.

    23. Any costs associated with entering the competition and accessing the website are the responsibility of the entrants.

    24. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The entrant releases Facebook from all liability in relation to the promotion. The entrant is providing information to the promoter and not to Facebook.

    25. At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Microsoft will collect and use your details for the purposes of running this Promotion (which may include disclosure to third parties for the purpose of processing and conducting the Promotion) and for publicity purposes surrounding this Promotion. By entering this Promotion, entrants consent to the use of their information as described. Entrants may access and/or change their data by following the procedures in the promoter's privacy policy which is available at www.microsoft.com/privacystatement. The promoter will only use your personal details for marketing purposes outside those described above if you 'opt in' to join the mailing list when prompted. You can access or request correction of your details by emailing uptodate@microsoft.com.

  • 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 do in our Tech4Good e-newsletter and on our Corporate Citizenship Blog. In this issue, we want to bring you the best of that coverage. It’s a great honour for us to work with people and organisations that are making a difference in the world.

    Inspiring People
    By harnessing the power of technology, these people are bringing about real change in the communities they live and work in.

    The Village Entrepreneur and Hero: Ranjeet Kumar
    Extraordinary Youth Building EPIC Homes: John-Son Oei
    Nonprofits’ Use of Social Media in Asia Pacific: Heather Mansfield
    Meet Microsoft’s New CEO: Satya Nadella

    Inspiring Organisations
    Nonprofits from across Asia Pacific are making innovative use of technology to help achieve their core mission, and to work more effectively with constituents, volunteers and board members.

    WorkVentures: Six Best Practices in Engaging Youth in IT Training
    Sarvodaya-Fusion: Mobilising Citizen Journalism and Empowering Rural Communities in Sri Lanka
    2020 Communications Trust: Mobile Digital Learning in Action in New Zealand
    Aga Khan Rural Support Programme: Powering Change Across India

    Interested in reading these articles in another language?
    Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.com

    Attend
    Microsoft Tech4Good Events

    NGO Connection Day
    Singapore
    Date: September, 2014 (date to be confirmed)
    Location: Singapore
    Contact: Lina Marican

    Webinar Series
    15 Useful Social Media Tips and Tricks for Nonprofits
    Date: 26 June, 2014
    Time: 10.00am SGT
    Register now
    Click here to check the time in your region

    For 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 rhqcam@microsoft.com 

  • 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 constantly revisited and refined. This month, we feature: Part 2 of an interview series with Heather Mansfield, Principal Blogger at Nonprofit Tech for Good; best practices about how to get the most out of Twitter; and examples of nonprofits that are using social media effectively. Read on and get social!


    Insights into the Social Media Landscape
    Nonprofits in Asia Pacific can avoid some of the mistakes that US-based nonprofits have made. Watch Heather’s interview for more insights, and take a look at the research that’s been published about the move to mobile.

    Nonprofits’ Use of Social Media in Asia Pacific: Interview with Heather Mansfield, Part 2 of 3
    Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013
    Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Must Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2014

    Tips & Tricks
    Useful tips to help your nonprofit get the most out of social media.

    How’d You Do That? Staying Productive While Using Twitter
    How To: Add Text to Images Using Windows 8 App Fotor
    The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

    Nonprofits on Social Media
    Hear stories about how nonprofits are using social media channels and the outcomes they’ve seen as a result.

    Ex-Domestic Worker Creates Social Network to Help Abused Workers
    UNICEF raises $18K via SMS for Philippines Typhoon Relief
    11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

    Interested in reading these articles in another language?
    Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.com

    Attend
    Microsoft Tech4Good Events

    NGO Connection Day
    Thailand
    Date: 28 May, 2014
    Location: Bangkok
    Contact: Supahrat Juramongkol

    Malayisa
    Date: 4 June, 2014
    Location: Kuala Lumpur
    Contact: Mandeep Kaur

    Webinar Series
    15 Useful Social Media Tips and Tricks for Nonprofits
    Date: 26 June, 2014
    Time: 10.00am SGT
    Register now
    Click here to check the time in your region

    For 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 rhqcam@microsoft.com 

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