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One of the things we regularly see through employee giving at Microsoft is the passion people have for making a positive difference. Several employees are utilizing their volunteer hours here to support the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC), a nonprofit...(read more)
We’re into the last week of the Microsoft 2011 employee giving campaign. It has been a very busy month so far , and this week is turning into pure madness, in a good way.
Earlier today Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks came...(read more)
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of blog posts reflecting on the evolution and impact of Microsoft’s Community Technology Skills Program you can find links to the previous entries at the end of this post.
If I had to summarize...(read more)
Cross posted from the Software Enabled Earth blog Today IDG’s Computerworld named Microsoft as one of the top green IT organization as part of its annual Top Green-IT Organizations feature. Of the seventy organizations that participated in the ranking...(read more)
What if you had 24 hours to make a difference in the lives of people across the world’s 24 time zones? A group of Microsoft employees and pioneering philanthropists asked themselves this question as part of month of Giving at Microsoft. The answer...(read more)
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts reflecting on the evolution and impact of Microsoft’s Community Technology Skills Program you can find links to the previous entries at the end of this post.
When I think of Ren...(read more)
Photo: Drumming with Jason Brown at Visitacion Valley Boys & Girls Club, from the Performing Arts Workshop Flickr While tough economic times have forced many arts organizations to cut back on staff and programs — or worse, close their doors — Performing...(read more)
By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft
Every year at the Imagine Cup , over 300,000 students from around the world come together to solve some of the world’s toughest problems using technology. The array...(read more)
By John Seethoff, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft With the approach of Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting on November 15 th , I am excited to take a look back at some of the recent results of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to promote...(read more)
A lot of factors determine whether a community technology skills program is successful. One of the most important is identifying strong community leaders with a deep understanding of community needs, a vision for how those needs can be met, and a willingness...(read more)
Yesterday employees and their families turned out for what’s always the most colorful - well perhaps with the exception of the Flamingos - event of the Microsoft employee giving month.
This year participation was up on last year as spouses and...(read more)
When Microsoft first began working on strategies to increase access to technology in underserved communities, we assumed that the most successful programs would be those run by nonprofits with a track record of success operating community technology centers...(read more)
October is a month of giving back at Microsoft when employees around the United States host or participate in events to raise money for nonprofits. There are hundreds of events taking place across the company throughout the month, but we’ve found...(read more)
Team Oasys, a team made up of Mohammad Azzam , Monir Abu-Hilal , Hani Abu-Huwaij from the German Jordanian University , in Jordan, also the third place winners in the Software Design category at Imagine Cup 2011 , recently presented their technology solution...(read more)
As Microsoft approaches the eighth anniversary of its Community Technology Skills Program (CTSP), I have been taking some time to reflect on the opportunities imagined and realized, the amazing things we’ve learned about running a global community...(read more)
Over the past few weeks we’ve posted several important public reports on our progress advancing environmental sustainability at Microsoft, including the Environmental Sustainability chapter in our just-released 2011 Citizenship Report and our 7...(read more)
I'm pleased to share with you the Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report . The report provides an overview and assessment of our work over the past fiscal year (July 2010 to June 2011) to serve communities and work responsibly.
We release our Citizenship...(read more)
(Team Viva Farms takes home three awards; Photo by Karen Ducey , hosted on the SIFP website )
Monday evening while millions of Americans tuned in to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, I watched a slightly...(read more)
Today is the start of a very special month at Microsoft. It’s a time when our people invest their energy, passion and creativity in raising funds for nonprofit and community organizations. While employees give their time and money throughout the year...(read more)
As October begins, #STEMtember , our month long focus on promoting the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has wrapped up. We had a busy month of STEM education announcements and events across Microsoft and hopefully...(read more)