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Extending Microsoft’s Support for Veterans Entering the Workforce

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Posted by Curt Kolcun
Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft

Today, I had the honor of representing Microsoft as President Barack Obama discussed the administration’s ongoing commitment to fostering opportunities to help prepare the nation’s veterans for their transition to the civilian workforce.

How & Why Employee Volunteering Lowers Health Care Costs for Companies

Expanding Microsoft Software Donations to More Nonprofits

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Today we are making a number of updates to our global software donations program designed to give more nonprofit organizations access to the technology they need, when they need it.  We’re currently reaching more than 40,000 organizations around the world each year – translating into over $3.9 billion of donated software since 1998 - but we know there’s a great opportunity to reach even more nonprofits and communities.

Conflict Minerals- The “Perfect Storm” of CSR, Sustainability, Politics and Supply Chain Management- Part 1 - By Dave Meyer

Dave R. Meyer is VP of Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS) Global Alliance.
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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

Microsoft Launches Kodu Game Lab and Design Competition

Calling All Kids: Microsoft Opens Kodu Cup Video Game Design Competition
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Microsoft announced Kodu Cup, a video game design competition for kids ages 9-17. Kids can enter by using Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab for the PC. 

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Microsoft announced Kodu Cup, a video game design competition for kids ages 9-17. Kids can enter by using Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab for the PC. 

Making Games Can Contribute to Learning

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Editor’s Note: Today we announced the full availability of Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC and the launch of a nationwide Kodu Cup competition. We’re inviting students, aged nine to 17 to design, build and submit their own video games.

The following is a guest blog post about the educational benefits of video games and video game design from Gabrielle Cayton-Hodges, Research Fellow, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, which specializes in advancing children’s learning in the digital age.

Can Kids Love Math and Science More than Ice Cream?

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Posted by Lili Cheng
General Manager, Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, Microsoft

As part of our broad efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and inspire the world’s next innovators, Microsoft today launched a new product that opens young minds to STEM while providing students with a fun way to build a whole range of skills that will be useful regardless of their chosen career path.

How Nonprofits Can Harness ‘Disruptive Technologies’ for Social Good

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This week, 1,500 nonprofit IT professionals and advocates will gather in Washington, DC at the Nonprofit Technology Network's annual Nonprofit Technology Conference. In celebration of this gathering and the amazing work of nonprofits, we will be showcasing five partner organizations and the impact they are having with the help of technology. (Starting March 17, visit www.microsoft.com/citizenship daily to learn more about how these organizations are embracing technology).

Supporting relief efforts in Japan from Microsoft

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We have all been shocked and saddened by the images and reports coming from Japan.

It is a human tragedy on a massive scale.

Employee Giving & Volunteering - What Matters Most

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Corporate Volunteering promises an array of benefits, but there is one single benefit that overshadows the rest - one single benefit that is the sole measurement of success for your program.
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Corporate Volunteering promises an array of benefits, but there is one single benefit that overshadows the rest - one single benefit that is the sole measurement of success for your program.

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