Microsoft targets 1000 nonprofits for technology donations by 2018

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As a way of furthering technology adoption among Non-profits in Nigeria, Microsoft has restated its commitment to empowering them with the needed technology, and finding more creative ways to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

This was made known at Microsoft Tech4Good event held in Lagos, with over 80 Nonprofits in attendance.

Non-profits around the globe have limited resources, and often face the choice between investing in IT infrastructure and investing in programmes to support the communities that they serve. Microsoft created the Technology for Good programme to empower every non-profit to achieve more.

Welcoming participants, the Director of Programs at Paradigm Initiative, Tope Ogundipe, explained the objectives behind the Tech4Good day. She emphasized the need for Non- Profits to make excellent use of technological tools to enhance their productivity.

“The importance of having a coherent social media communication strategy cannot be overemphasized. It is important for Non Profits to communicate regularly with the public in a way that appeals to people’s emotion and spur them to action.

“Microsoft is proud to donate our software and cloud services to non-profits around the world every day, to help achieve their missions and change the world faster,” Ogundipe said.

Speaking, the Philanthropies Lead for Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola Amusan, noted that Microsoft is investing assets to drive greater inclusion and empowerment of people who do not have access to technology and the opportunities it offers.

According to him, “Microsoft has built a foundation of giving and seeking new ways to achieve greater outcomes for a broader segment of the world’s population for over 30 years.

“In Nigeria, through our software donation programme, we have donated over $2 million of software in the past five years with over $500,000 in the past year alone. In cash grants, we have donated more than $500,000 for Youth related projects and NGO events. Over the next two years we want to give access to 1,000 NGOs in Nigeria.

“Last year, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, announced that, Microsoft would donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next three years to serve 70,000 non-profit and non-government organisations worldwide.

“The motive is that at Microsoft, we consider Philanthropy as a very important aspect of our operation. Businesses, governments and NGOs are expected come together to harness the cloud for public good, and ensure that the benefits of technology are shared as widely as possible,” Amusan said.

Microsoft helps non-profits do more good with Microsoft’s cloud technology, which simplifies organizations’ IT challenges through a trustworthy, modern cloud-based solution.

During the event, Microsoft announced that it will give $5,000 of Microsoft Azure cloud credit to registered NGOs in Nigeria, and organise a Cloud Immersion Experience session on how to use all the services and products donated.

This was made known at Microsoft Tech4Good event held in Lagos, with over 80 Nonprofits in attendance.

Non-profits around the globe have limited resources, and often face the choice between investing in IT infrastructure and investing in programmes to support the communities that they serve. Microsoft created the Technology for Good programme to empower every non-profit to achieve more.

Welcoming participants, the Director of Programs at Paradigm Initiative, Tope Ogundipe, explained the objectives behind the Tech4Good day. She emphasized the need for Non- Profits to make excellent use of technological tools to enhance their productivity.

“The importance of having a coherent social media communication strategy cannot be overemphasized. It is important for Non Profits to communicate regularly with the public in a way that appeals to people’s emotion and spur them to action.

“Microsoft is proud to donate our software and cloud services to non-profits around the world every day, to help achieve their missions and change the world faster,” Ogundipe said.

Speaking, the Philanthropies Lead for Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola Amusan, noted that Microsoft is investing assets to drive greater inclusion and empowerment of people who do not have access to technology and the opportunities it offers.

According to him, “Microsoft has built a foundation of giving and seeking new ways to achieve greater outcomes for a broader segment of the world’s population for over 30 years.

“In Nigeria, through our software donation programme, we have donated over $2 million of software in the past five years with over $500,000 in the past year alone. In cash grants, we have donated more than $500,000 for Youth related projects and NGO events. Over the next two years we want to give access to 1,000 NGOs in Nigeria.

“Last year, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, announced that, Microsoft would donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next three years to serve 70,000 non-profit and non-government organisations worldwide.

“The motive is that at Microsoft, we consider Philanthropy as a very important aspect of our operation. Businesses, governments and NGOs are expected come together to harness the cloud for public good, and ensure that the benefits of technology are shared as widely as possible,” Amusan said.

Microsoft helps non-profits do more good with Microsoft’s cloud technology, which simplifies organizations’ IT challenges through a trustworthy, modern cloud-based solution.

During the event, Microsoft announced that it will give $5,000 of Microsoft Azure cloud credit to registered NGOs in Nigeria, and organise a Cloud Immersion Experience session on how to use all the services and products donated.

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