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 LandscapeNonprofits 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 3Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Must Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2014Tips & TricksUseful tips to help your nonprofit get the most out of social media.How’d You Do That? Staying Productive While Using TwitterHow To: Add Text to Images Using Windows 8 App FotorThe Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising SuccessNonprofits on Social MediaHear 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 WorkersUNICEF raises $18K via SMS for Philippines Typhoon Relief11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn FromInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good EventsNGO Connection DayThailandDate: 28 May, 2014Location: BangkokContact: Supahrat JuramongkolMalayisaDate: 4 June, 2014Location: Kuala LumpurContact: Mandeep KaurWebinar Series15 Useful Social Media Tips and Tricks for NonprofitsDate: 26 June, 2014Time: 10.00am 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 email@example.com
1. What are the dates of the Contest?(a) Contest opens: 12:01 am on 12 January 2015 in Australia (Australian Western Standard Time – AWST) / 5:01 am on 12 January 2015 in New Zealand(b) Contest closes: 11:59 pm on 30 January 2015 in Australia (Australian Western Standard Time – AWST) / 4:59 am on 31 January 2015 in New Zealand(c) Final judging period and winners notification period – 2 February 2015 through 6 February 2015(d) Winners announced – 9 February 20152. Who can enter the Contest?The Contest is open to registered nonprofits in Australia or New Zealand which meet Microsoft’s eligibility criteria. Please see here for Australian eligibility and 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.3. What do you have to do to enter the Contest?(a) Post a photo of yourself where you work, which could be at your desk, with your clients or beneficiaries, or wherever you normally make things happen for your nonprofit. Have fun and be creative!(b) 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 through a private message to us on our Facebook Page or to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.(c) Language: Submissions must be submitted in English.4. How are the winners determined?All eligible entries received during the submission period will be screened to make certain they have met all contest requirements. A judging panel consisting of representatives from Microsoft will review the entries and shortlist 5 finalists.5. Can I enter more than once?Your nonprofit, or individuals representing your nonprofit, may submit multiple entries, but only one entry per nonprofit can make it to the top 5.6. What can I win?The grand prize winner will receive: An in-depth social media consultation for your nonprofit with Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good. (See further details of the consultation below).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 GoodThe finalists and grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, 9 February 2015, and their entries will be posted on the Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific Facebook page and the Microsoft Asia Pacific Citizenship blog.7. I entered but I don't see my entry on the Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific Facebook page. Did you get it?Please post your entry again, send your photo entry to us through a private message on our Facebook Page or email it to us at email@example.com. Make sure you write the name of the nonprofit you represent and the country where your organisation is located (Australia and New Zealand nonprofits only). Microsoft reserves the right to remove (or not publish) any entries which do not comply with the terms and conditions.8. Once I register for the contest, how will my information be used?Once your entry is posted, it will appear on our Facebook page. No other personal information will be collected. Winners will be contacted through direct messaging in Facebook to collect contact and mailing details for prizes. This information will not be stored/reused once the prizes have been awarded.9. Is eligibility based on country of operations or registration for my nonprofit?Eligibility is based on the country in which the nonprofit is registered (Australia or New Zealand nonprofits only). Nonprofits performing work or delivering services in either Australia or New Zealand without a legal, registered entity in either of those two countries that meets Microsoft’s eligibility criteria are not eligible for this contest. See Australia or New Zealand eligibility to see whether you are eligible.10. What are Microsoft’s nonprofit eligibility criteria in Australia and New Zealand?Please read Microsoft’s eligibility criteria for nonprofits in Australia.Please read Microsoft’s eligibility criteria for nonprofits in New Zealand.11. What if my nonprofit is not available for the social media consultation during the time listed in February?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. I have additional questions.If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, organise them in a meaningful way, share them with the right people—and how to do these from wherever you happen to be, not just at your desk in the office. During the webinar on 17 April, you’ll be able to see many of these tools in action, so we hope you’ll join us!Better Online CollaborationOrganisations can save a lot of time if they share, save and work collaboratively by using the right tools and committing to the right technology.4 Tech Solutions to Better Collaboration for NonprofitsReduce Travel with Online CollaborationCollaboration SolutionsAs the saying goes, work is what you do, not a place you go to. Learn more about the technology that enables you to do your work regardless of where you are located.Discover SharePointMicrosoft SharePoint for Nonprofits (video)Office Powered by OneDrive. Everywhere.What is Microsoft Lync 2013 and How to Use It for Online MeetingsThis Is How They Do ItRead about how nonprofits have used collaboration tools to enable productivity in their own organisations.TechSoup Global Enhances Communications with SkypeYCAB Foundation Fosters Effective Collaboration with SharePoint OnlinePhilippine Nonprofit Builds for Future with Enhanced Technology CapabilitiesInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good EventsNGO Connection DayIndonesiaDate: April 2014Location: JakartaContact: Esther SianiparMalayisaDate: June 4, 2014Location: Kuala LumpurContact: Mandeep KaurCloud RoadshowNew ZealandDate: 12-30 May 2014Location: Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, DunedinContact: Belinda GormanWebinar SeriesOnline Collaboration with Microsoft ToolsDate: April 17, 2014Time: 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 email@example.com
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