Microsoft to provide €10 million in-kind support in Ireland

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 15 April 2016 | News  114 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Ireland Microsoft Technology Main image: Anton Watman / Shutterstock.com Microsoft in Ireland has announced that it will donate more than €10 million in technology support to charities and non-profit organisations over the next two years.The support from Microsoft, which has nearly 2,000 employees in Ireland, is part of a three-year scheme announced earlier this year that will see Microsoft Philanthropies donate $1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services to serve non-profits and university researchers over the next three years, according to the Irish Times.Microsoft Ireland says it has already donated €8 million in support to groups, with ISPCC, Enable Ireland, Concern, Jack & Jill and Irish Water Safety all benefitting from the support.center_img “We recognise that charities are playing a pivotal role in supporting and helping some of the most vulnerable people in society. Technology is, in many ways, a charity’s ideal partner – allowing the organisation to run services in previously unimaginable ways and enabling them to do more with limited resources,”said Orla Hogan, Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Communications, Microsoft Ireland.The initiative is intended to help the groups use technology to transform the way they deliver their services.Microsoft Ireland held a Tech4Good event at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin this week to highlight how charities and non-profits can use technology effectively.  113 total views,  3 views today Microsoft to provide €10 million in-kind support in Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more