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 Bangladesh, Hong Kong and the Philippines who will share stories about how they use technology to better serve women and girls. We hope you’ll be as inspired as we were by the stories in this month’s edition of Tech4Good.
Women Developing a Better WorldFrom inspiring women leaders in the nonprofit sector to girls coding to change the world, read about how women, girls and nonprofits are embracing technology to make a difference.Women In Tech: 5 Nonprofit Leaders To WatchPractical Office and Agricultural Skills for Nepali YouthInternational Women’s Hackathon 2014Bridging the Gender Gap: Girls in ICT DayGirls who code can change the world: Towards gender parity in computing fieldsHear and Learn from the ExpertsWatch videos of interviews and read articles about women in nonprofit technology sharing their know-how about the use of tech:Part 1 of 3: Interview Series with Heather Mansfield from Nonprofit Tech for GoodLeila Janah Social Entrepreneur / Founder of Samasource and SamahopeInterview with Leila Janah from Social Enterprise SamasourceIn Bangladesh, The Internet Comes to You on a Bike (join this month’s webinar to hear more about the InfoLadies programme!)MoTeCH – Saving Mothers and Babies through Mobile TechnologyWomen of Microsoft Corporate Citizenship in Asia PacificMeet some of the inspiring women behind Microsoft’s Citizenship team in Asia Pacific.Meet Crossing Wang, Microsoft ChinaMeet Janakie Karunaratne, Microsoft Sri LankaMeet Belinda Gorman, Microsoft New ZealandMeet Supahrat Juramongkol, Microsoft ThailandInterested 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 KaurWebinar SeriesWomen and TechDate: March 20, 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
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 Office 365 demonstrations to give you a feel for the experience and the applications in the Office 365 offering. It’ll be a good opportunity to ask our experts any question you might have, and we hope you can join us.
Cloud Computing: Questions AnsweredNonprofits frequently ask about the effectiveness of cloud computing in a developing market, the security of their data and what is specifically included in Office 365. Read on for answers to those questions.A Case for the Cloud in the Developing World5 Cloud Computing Questions Nonprofits Need Answers ToAre You Ready for Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits?TechSoup Global’s NGO Cloud SurveyOffice 365 to Empower your NonprofitBusiness Case & ImplementationWhen an IT decision maker in a nonprofit wants to move to the cloud, they must still build the business case for all executives and board members. A well thought-out deployment plan also ensures a clean transition. Here are guides and tips to make the change as smooth as possible.Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits (webinar recording)Office 365 Change Management PlanOffice 365 TechCenterInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good Events
NGO Connection DayDate: March 2014Location: Manila, PhilippinesContact: Gillian PearlWebinar SeriesOffice 365 for Nonprofits: DemonstrationDate: 20 Feb 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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