Microsoft Citizenship Blog

Microsoft Brings Its Perspective on Computer Science Education to World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs This week, Microsoft is attending the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 01/22/2014

UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights Provide Clarity

By Dan Bross, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship On December 2, 2013, I spoke at the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/10/2013

Join Us in an Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Today on the Official Microsoft Blog,...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/09/2013

Reunion with a Purpose Honors Microsoft Alumni Making a Difference

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Microsoft’s Chief People Officer...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/05/2013

Another Year of Innovation – Imagine Cup Grant Winners Announced

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Community Affairs Australian Imagine Cup grant winners Team...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/04/2013

From Combat to Coding

By Bernard Bergan, Guest Contributor Bernard Bergan Over the past five years, I have been serving...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/03/2013

How many people does it take to make a difference? Just one. That person can be you...

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Today is a good day to...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/03/2013

Meet Giving Hero Xbot Robotics

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Tom Blank and Mike Sinclair have...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 12/02/2013

A Framework for Human Rights

By Dan Bross, senior director of Corporate Citizenship Remember when you heard the word...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/27/2013

Meet Giving Hero Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Attending an international school in...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/25/2013

Globaloria Honored at 2013 Tech Awards

By Joseph Beare, Manager of Communications, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Silicon Valley...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/22/2013

Office 365 for Nonprofits: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good … Now in More Places!

By Jane Meseck, Director of Citizenship Back in September, we took a new step forward to help...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/21/2013

Sparking Change to Create a Better Future for Youth

By Johann Koss, President and CEO, Right To Play Johann Koss speaking at the Big Red Ball at the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/20/2013

Meet Giving Hero Blind Children's Learning Center

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Kelly Vuong sat in the back of a...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/18/2013

How Many People Does it Take to Make an Impact?

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Each day, all around the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/13/2013

Responding to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

By Kari Sherrodd, Senior PR Manager, Microsoft Citizenship In a post today on the Microsoft Disaster...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/12/2013

Do Castles in the Air Have Conference Rooms?

By Steve Lippman, Director, Microsoft Citizenship When I say I recently spent time with idealists,...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/12/2013

Meet Giving Hero "I Have a Dream" Boulder County

Jason Vallery recalls his mom joking throughout his childhood that she was smarter than his dad...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/11/2013

Windows 8.1 Now Available for Nonprofits

By Jane Meseck, Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Today, we’re excited to announce...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/05/2013

The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy bridges one great career to another

By Daniel Sytman, Senior Public Relations Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post today on...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/04/2013

Suit Up and Empower Youth with Giving Heroes!

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post today on the Microsoft Fire Hose...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 11/01/2013

Raising the Next Billion for Nonprofits with Enhanced Microsoft Employee Giving Program

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs (From left to right) Microsoft employees...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/30/2013

Office 365 for Nonprofits: Free Webinar Tuesday, October 29

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Back in September, we took a new step...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/28/2013

Making the UN Guiding Principles Real for Corporate Lawyers

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from John G. Ruggie, Chair of Shift, Berthold...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/18/2013

Ministry of Youth and Sports & Microsoft Malaysia Partner to Nurture Future of Malaysia’s Youth

By Kari Sherrodd, senior PR manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs At the 4th Global...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/14/2013

Microsoft Joins Code.org “Hour of Code” Initiative

By Dan Sytman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs In a post on The Official Microsoft...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/14/2013

Making Strides Toward Environmentally Sustainable Practices

By Dan Sytman, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs As part of our annual Citizenship...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/09/2013

2013 Microsoft Citizenship Report Now Available

Today we released our 2013 Citizenship Report which provides an overview of our Citizenship work...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/07/2013

Microsoft Employee Giving: October Magic

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs October is a very special...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/04/2013

Coming Together to Spark Change

Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs Last week in New...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/03/2013

Youth lead the charge at TEDxRedmond

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Hundreds of fired...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 10/02/2013

The Future Will Not Wait

By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs The economic and...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/23/2013

Good Read from NetHope: Office 365, the Cloud and Nonprofits in the Developing World

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs On Tuesday, Microsoft launched Office...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/12/2013

Windows Donates PCs to Microsoft YouthSpark Partner Year Up

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs Earlier this summer, we partnered with...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/11/2013

Office 365 Donation: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs As the needs of...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/10/2013

A Blended Learning Pilot: Teacher Tried, Student Tested

By Melissa Mauter, CityBridge-NewSchools Education Innovation Fellow and 8th grade math teacher at...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/05/2013

Disaster Response – Getting the Right Aid to the Right People at the Right Time™

Keith R. Thode, Chief Technology Officer, The Aidmatrix Foundation When disasters strike we are...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 09/01/2013

YouthSpark Ambassadors Share Social Entrepreneurship Lessons From Kenya

By Elisa Willman, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Microsoft Citizenship Last month, we...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/22/2013

College Success Foundation Partners with Microsoft on the HERO Initiative in Washington, D.C.

By Monica Gray, Director of Programs, College Success Foundation – District of Columbia At the...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/21/2013

Powering Forward

Note: This post also appears today on the Microsoft Green Blog. By Rob Bernard, Microsoft Chief...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 08/15/2013

Windows Chip In Campaign Helps YouthSpark Partner Year Up to Bridge Opportunity Divide

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs We launched Microsoft YouthSpark last...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/25/2013

Good Read: Celebrating Malala Day

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs Did you know that one out of every four...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/12/2013

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for Kids – Sign Up Today

By Elisa Willman, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Microsoft Citizenship It’s summer...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/11/2013

Microsoft Congratulates Winners of the Third Annual National STEM Video Game Challenge

By Caroline Curtin, Policy Counsel, Microsoft U.S. Government Affairs Yesterday was an exciting day...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/10/2013

Microsoft Brings Smart Buildings to Seattle

By Dan Sytman, Senior Public Relations Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Microsoft Senior...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/09/2013

Sparking Change and Opportunity through Microsoft YouthSpark

By Joanne Harrell, Senior Director, U.S. Citizenship & Public Affairs On September 20, 2012 our...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/03/2013

YouthSpark Challenge for Change Winners Announced! Five Brilliant Sparks of Social Good

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs This past year has been...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 07/02/2013

Good Read: Why STEM Education & Blended Learning Matter

By Kristin Lee, Microsoft Senior Public Relations Manager Our friends at the Microsoft on the Issues...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 06/19/2013

Steve Ballmer honored as a top 100 “STEM CEO”

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs A new list of the top 100 “STEM...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 06/18/2013

Challenge for Change: Meet 20 Finalists and Vote for Your Favorite

By Yvonne Thomas, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft YouthSpark After reviewing hundreds of inspiring...

Author: Microsoft Citizenship Team Date: 06/17/2013

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