As the major source of income for most non-profit organizations is donation, NGOs commonly lack the budget to purchase updated systems and software tools. With such limitation, work efficiency is greatly impacted. In this connection, we have implemented a partnership program with TechSoup Global to donate technological products and related relevant solutions that meet the needs of NGOs.
In the TechDonation Program, all eligible NGOs need to pay only small administration fee to acquire the offered IT products. Since the Program’s inception in 2007, there have been more than 500 local non-profit applicants (Hong Kong and Macau) registering as a beneficiary. A total of 25,000 ICT products, worth over HK$88 million, have been donated through the Program. Evidently, the Program has been helping NGOs to save their resources for other major causes and projects successfully.
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Important Program Closure Information
Since its launch in May 2005, the SAP Donation Program at TechSoup has provided a range of business intelligence software and services to eligible nonprofits, charities, and public libraries throughout the United States. SAP has been honored to collaborate with TechSoup to support these organizations' great work.
Aligned with SAP's approach to corporate social responsibility through strategic social investments, the SAP Donation Program will end on March 27, 2015. Following this date, TechSoup will no longer accept product requests for SAP through the program. If your organization has already completed a request, you must complete your registration and pay the administrative fee by March 27, 2015.
SAP will continue to support charitable organizations through its ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives, including the SAP Grant Program, which provides direct funding to nonprofits. Read more about SAP North America's CSR programs.
Organizations will continue to have access to support for SAP software through the SAP Help Portal as well as access to the following resources.
- SAP Lumira:
- SAP Community Network (SCN) forum spaces:
- SCN free product tutorials:
- SAP Learning Hub (certain courses available for free by registering for the discovery edition)
NGO Day 2014：科技新一浪 – 營造社會創新
香港社會服務聯會及Microsoft Hong Kong一直保持緊密合作，積極推動並協助NGO在資訊及通訊科技上的發展，NGO Day更是每年社福界與資訊科技交流的年度盛事，自2005年起，每年都為同工帶來最新科技發展的趨勢。社福界近年亦積極討論社會創新，以接觸傳統議題以外的新類型服務需要，將大數據和機構現有的數據併合，將會對社會有不同層次和深度的分析。今年的NGO Day 2014將會介紹如何活用大數據，為機構開拓新的視野，帶領智慧社會。活動詳情如下：
- 時間：上午10時至下午5時 (登記入場時間為上午9時30分至10時正)
詳情請參閱NGO Day 2014網頁
NGO Day 2014: Next ICT Decade – Creating Social Innovations
Microsoft Hong Kong and the HKCSS will join hands to host the 10th NGO Day on June 6, 2014 (Friday) at Cyberport 3. Organizations from the public, private and social welfare sectors will come together to foster better partnerships, and share new ideas and approaches to foster social innovation with the consideration of upcoming technologies.
- Date: 6 June 2013 (Friday)
- Time: 10am – 5pm (Registration between 9:30am-10am)
- Venus: Conference Room, 3/F, Zone E, Cyberport
- Language: Cantonese
- Free Admission
shuttle bus is available to pick up participants from Admiralty MTR station to
Pickup time and venue: 9:00am@Drake Street, Admiralty MTR station (near Admiralty Centre)
For programme details, please visit NGO Day 2014 Webpage.
Religious Organizations Are Now Eligible for Microsoft Donations
Faith-based NGOs can now receive Microsoft donations from TechDonation, as well as Office 365 for Nonprofits directly from Microsoft.
From operating systems to office productivity suites to graphic design software, Microsoft has made over 250 products available for donation. To learn more, we sincerely invite you to participate in our briefing session about the application procedures and corresponding product information of the above programs:
Date: 11th October 2013 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
Click Below link for registration:
For enquiries, please contact via 2922 9259.
Microsoft Office SharePoint 2013 training
Date: 27 Aug 2013 (Tue)
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 (Two sessions as one course)
Venue: 3/F, Ocean Building, 80 Shanghai St., Jordan, Kowloon
Number of participants: 20 (Available for the TechDonation registered organizations only)
Registration: Please click here
Microsoft Office Word & Powerpoint 2013 training
Date: 13 May 2013 (Mon)
Venue: Welkin Mongkok office - 3/F Righteous Centre, 585 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
Number of participants: 40 (Available for the TechDonation registered organizations only)
Registration: Please click here
The Latest Version of Microsoft Office LAUNCH!!!
Qualified NGOs can purchase the lastest version of Microsoft Office from 29 Jan 2013.
TechDonation and Microsoft Windows 8 & Office 2013 Seminar was held on Jan 30. There were about 100 participants joining the event.
Macau TechDonation and Microsoft Windows 8 & Office 2013 Seminar was held on Jan 25. There were about 100 participants joining the event.
Microsoft Windows 8 Launch!!!
Microsoft Windows 8 products including Get Genuine and Upgrade versions are now available for eligible organizations. For more details, please visit Browse Products.
- By Dec 2012, 500 Hong Kong and Macau NGOs have applied the TechDonation Program, 400 of them are registered successfully.
- The total value of about 25,000 ICT products donated through this program has now reached: HK$88 millions.