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Microsoft NGO Connection Day – L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod

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Good Morning Bacolod. Non-Government Organizations all over Bacolod came together in L’Fisher Hotel to meet with leading Software Company Microsoft for NGO Day.

Microsoft NGO Connection Day

Microsoft NGO Connection Day

What’s up?
Microsoft is hosting an Event with Benefit Last November 8, 2011 in L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. The Event, “NGO Connection Day” started in 9:30am and lasted till 5pm.

What’s it about?
For most NGOs, Information & Communication Technology is a big expense – yet it is crucial for most Global Organizations.

People working with the poorest and the most challenging causes  in our society can benefit from Microsoft’s Platforms, most of which are Free.

See the Program Below.

Mcrosoft Bacolod Program

Mcrosoft Bacolod Program

What did I learn?
Microsoft is helping out Socio-Civic Organizations by informing NGOs about available technology that is free and some for pay.

It is encouraging organizations to utilize these because Technology is crucial and even a necessity to function Globally without breaking small budgets.

Topics discussed included:

Cloud Computing “What is the Cloud and what does it mean for the nonprofit sector?”
Alvin Gendrano – Director & Platform Developer, Microsoft Philippines

Disruptive Technology “The importance of Technology Planning for Non-profits, How Gawad Kalinga accomplished Technology Planning including their infrastructure Gk1World”
          Gillian Pearl – Technology for Nonprofits, Microsoft
          Issa Cuevas-Santos It Head Gawad Kalinga
          Jersey Miranda – It, Gawad Kalinga

Social Media & Online Tools “Finding the right social media tool for your org. Connecting to your Sponsors, your Volunteers and the ones you Serve”
          Eisen Job Alquiza – Microsoft Retail Specialist, Microsoft Philippines

Working Towards Better Productivity “Productivity Features of Office 2010”
Ismael Gamba – EduPro, Inc, Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions
          Salvador Acupan, Regional Coordinator, Visayan Form Foundations, Inc.

Tech Soup Asia “The Launch of Techsoup Asia and Software donations for Filipino Non-Profits”
          Ms Shai Coggins – Managaer Conent & Community, Connecting UP, Australia.

Internal & External Collaboration “Collaborating with colleagues internally and communicating to beneficiaries externally. How Sharepoint Technology addresses Disaster Response and other Challenges.”
          Chester Coronel – Technology Solutions, Sharepoint, Microsoft Philippines
          Hilda Cleofe – Executive Director, Corporate Network for Disaster Response

Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Programs ” Microsoft and Imagine Cup share Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Programs in the Philippines” Cheryll Ann Selda, Microsoft Philippines
          Emanuel Saringan – Imagine Cup Finalist, Team Polymorph

How your Group can Benefit.
Used to be that Technology Expenses are gargantuan. Today some of these things are free.

Microsoft introduces SkyDive, 25 Gb Free Storage Online. Do you need a platform for Videoconferencing? Windows just purchased Skype.
Microsoft also offers different productivity tools in Office Live Meeting, Office Communicator, Biz Spark for new non profit and Microsoft Innovation Center.

If you are an IT coordinator of your non-profit organization and wondering how you can set up your group online please visit and

Questions about Cloud Computing? Visit and

Real Life Foundation Bacolod City

Real Life Foundation Bacolod City

Still wondering which Foundation to give to? Give to Real Life Foundation. Bacolod (034)441702

Read about the Starvation Cycle of NGOs in the Philippines


Author: Archian

An Architect, Blogger and Strategic Thinker

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