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
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…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
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