As part of the larger Microsoft We Tech Care conference held by Microsoft Philanthropies Singapore that day, Technology for Good served as the opening session that catered for over 45 unique charities.
Unlike most technology events, Technology for Good was centered on a unique premise: the stories of nonprofits. This was most evident in the opening sessions lead by Aude Breteau & Borko Kovacevic of Microsoft Singapore, along with Jed Adao of TechSoup Asia-Pacific.
This was followed by TechSoup Asia-Pacific’s Jed Adao who talked about the story of SCA Philippines and how they overcame their limitations in manpower through researching and implementing Office 365 donations on their own, thus allowing them to empower more youth in the Philippines despite having a small team of three.
Throughout the day, the participants learned success stories from fellow charities and watched live demonstrations of technology donations that are made available for them through the Microsoft donations program.
This half-day conference is part of a larger initiative of Microsoft Singapore and TechSoup Asia-Pacific. In the coming months, TechSoup Asia-Pacific will be hosting a series of half-day trainings with Microsoft Singapore.
The upcoming half-day trainings will focus on giving local nonprofits a guided experience on utilizing Microsoft Cloud Donations in order to help them work collaboratively, optimize communications, improve data management, and many more.
As a follow-up to that as well, a free webinar will also be held to serve as a venue for nonprofits to clarify questions that they may have on these topics. These follow-up initiatives will take place on February to March of 2017.
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