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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.

Microsoft Philanthropies Donates $1B in Cloud Tech to Nonprofits, Aims to Triple Impact

By Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies
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The demands on nonprofits are perhaps greater today than ever. That’s why, in early 2016, Microsoft Philanthropies committed to donating $1 billion in cloud computing resources, over three years, to help 70,000 nonprofit organizations digitally scale their impact and serve the public good. Today, we’re proud to share that nonprofit demand for cloud solutions has dramatically exceeded our expectations.

Education Bridging the Digital Divide for Refugees in Malawi

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP Inc. and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies
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Malawi, Africa is one of the most underserved nations in the world—over one half of Malawians live on just one dollar per day. Close to 40,000 people currently residing in Malawi are refugees, and 28,000 of them now call the Dzaleka Refugee Camp home after fleeing from genocide and political insecurities in their countries.

One way to empower refugees to break the cycle of poverty is by bridging the digital divide through education—and that’s where HP and Microsoft come in.

Technology for Human Rights: UN Human Rights Office Announces Landmark Partnership with Microsoft

As communities around the world face continuing human rights challenges, the agreement demonstrates the potential to use technology to help tackle issues, and highlights the opportunity for greater private-sector support for the work of the UN Human Right
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GENEVA and REDMOND, Wash., May 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday announced a landmark five-year partnership with Microsoft Corp. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will provide a grant of $5 million (USD) to support the work of the UN Human Rights Office. This represents an unprecedented level of support from a private-sector organization.

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