Microsoft Philanthropies

With Surgery and Modern Technology, Operation Smile Gives Hope and Dignity to Children

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By Vanessa Ho  

Kids in the Philippines threw rocks and slurs at a 6-year-old boy when he tried to go to school. In Madagascar, an 8-year-old girl was shunned by her village and abandoned by her mother, who couldn’t overcome the stigma of her daughter’s condition. In Morocco, a 12-year-old girl hid in shame at home, so no one could see her face.

Benevity Study Links Employee-Centric Corporate Goodness Programs to Big Gains in Retention

Turnover is reduced by 57 percent for employees actively engaged in company giving and volunteering efforts
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CALGARY, Canada,  May 31, 2018  /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced the results of the Benevity Engagement Study, an analysis of the link between participation in corporate Goodness programs and employee retention within a large cohort of Fortune 1000 companies.

New Solutions to Help Nonprofits Drive Impact

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As a company at the forefront of digital transformation, Microsoft is committed to bringing the benefits of technology to all. When we step back and look at challenges facing nonprofits, they struggle with the lack of technical capacity, scarcity of resources, and lack of partners and few technology solutions customized for their environment.

Microsoft Philanthropies Donates $1.8 million to Team Rubicon to Support Disaster Recovery

The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence
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The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence

By Jennifer Langston

When Rich Kulesa arrived as a Team Rubicon volunteer in a small Texas town flooded by Hurricane Harvey, he found neighborhood streets still littered with unsalvageable furniture, televisions, clothes, strollers — the entire contents of people’s lives mounded up on the curb.

Why Do Girls Lose Interest in STEM? New Research Has Some Answers — And What We Can Do About It

by Suzanne Choney
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“People used to even make jokes about me because I asked so many questions,” says Kennedy Sampson, now a high school junior in Maryland. “But I needed to understand it …I had to do what I had to.”

Kennedy’s determination and grit makes her a good candidate to succeed in math.

International Women’s Day: Three Simple Ways We Can All #PressforProgress for Women in STEM

Inspiring the next generation of female science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders
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By Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Lead for Microsoft Philanthropies

Women around the world are taking to the streets on International Women’s Day to urge faster progress on gender parity in economic opportunity, education and other important issues. The theme this year, #PressforProgress, is perfectly tuned to the challenges society faces.

Here’s How You Can Join Computer Science Education Week in 2017

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As Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies, wrote on the Official Microsoft Blog last month, “Learning to think critically through coding is the single most important step students can take to prepare themselves to fully participate in, and benefit from, the digital economy.”

Microsoft’s World-Class Approach to Employee Engagement

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In this video, Microsoft Philanthropies Director of Employee Engagement Karen Bergin reveals the strategies that elevated their company’s workplace giving and volunteering program to a record 74% participation rate (with 70,000 employees!).

A self-proclaimed "giver by nature", Karen equates their workplace giving program to gaining a new superpower: the power to double your impact.

Hour of Code 2017: Unlock an Exciting New World by Taking a ‘Hero’s Journey’

by Mary Snapp - Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Philanthropies
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In a few weeks, people around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Millions of kids and others will participate in an Hour of Code, a global call to action to spend an hour learning the basics of coding.

Blackbaud and Microsoft to Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Digitally Transform the Nonprofit Sector

Social good software leader Blackbaud bets big on Microsoft Azure as the two companies plan to go deeper on integrations, innovation and sector leadership to scale global good
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BALTIMORE, Md., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As part of bbcon 2017, Blackbaud (Nasdaq: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), plan to expand their partnership in support of their mutual goals to digitally transform the nonprofit sector.

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