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Microsoft: Supporting the Integration of Technology at 501 Commons

Posted Apr 02, 2013 09:50 AM
In addition to their premier Techtacular sponsorship, Microsoft is also providing grant support for some big changes in technology at 501 Commons.

We’re proud to partner with Microsoft as the premier sponsor for the upcoming Techtacular (April 4 at the HUB Ballroom)! Learn more about Microsoft’s commitment to the nonprofit community and why they’ve chosen to support 501 Commons.

Microsoft was one of the original supporters of NPower and has been a key ally to the nonprofit community. Jane Meseck, Director of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft comments, “We are looking forward to sponsoring Techtacular again and are pleased that this tradition that was started with NPower is continuing with 501 Commons. It’s an honor to be among some of the best technology and nonprofit leaders in the Pacific Northwest and to hear how nonprofits are utilizing technology to better serve their communities.”

Microsoft is also providing grant support for some big changes in technology at 501 Commons.  We recently made the switch to Office 365 and are already seeing improvements in our communication thanks to the shared calendars, instant messaging, and web conferencing from Lync. And better internal technology allows us to expand services to our clients.

The company is also supporting the development of a tech volunteer program. We are now pairing nonprofits with volunteer tech planning consultants for our Plan IT! program, which will help organizations determine their next steps towards better use of technology. And it’s offered for free to small poverty-fighting nonprofits in the Seattle community.

Thanks to Microsoft, we’re operating as a happy, blended family and fulfilling NPower’s original vision. Technology is now a fundamental tool for nonprofits to achieve their missions, and the integration of technology and management consulting is helping even more nonprofits succeed. We’re very appreciative of Microsoft’s continued support for 501 Commons’ technology services as well as their premier sponsorship of Techtacular.