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Technology for Good Day 2017 is open for registration!

The “Technology for Good Day” event, formerly known as “NGO Day”, has established itself as a key platform for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private sectors to exchange experience, develop partnership and explore new ICT and strategies in meeting social needs of all kinds. It also signifies the 13th year collaboration between Microsoft Hong Kong Limited and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in enhancing the ICT capability of NGOs.

 

The theme of this year is “The Complete Cloud for Modern Nonprofits – Achieve More for Social Good”. Fruitful programmes include conferences, break-out workshops, exhibition on cloud solutions, case sharing by NGO speakers, and 1:1 Ask the Expert professional consultation service. The details are as follows:

 

Date:    21st March 2017 (Tue)

Time:    10:00am – 5:30pm

Venue:  Microsoft Hong Kong Office @ Cyberport

Details and Free Registration: https://aka.ms/j59hl6

 

 


 

TechDonation Multi-Branch Eligibility

Individual service unit can register for a separate account

 

Good news! TechDonation relaxes the application eligibility for NGOs. With immediate effect, TechDonation accepts service units / branches of NGOs to register separate accounts. The change of policy allows multi-branch NGOs to enjoy more donated software licenses, and at the same time caters for the diverse needs of service units. 

 

Service units that apply for separate accounts are required to submit the proof of tax exemption status of their mother organizations (Hong Kong NGOs: Copy of Section 88 Certificate of Inland Revenue Department; Macau NGOs: Certificate for Associations of Macau Identification Department). In addition, the following criteria have to be fulfilled:

1.         The service unit must have an individual address

2.         If the NGO has various units within the same service complex, yet offering services for different target populations, each unit is permitted to register a separate account

3.         If a unit has multiple service spots within a building/ area, offering similar services to the same community, the unit is not eligible for a separate account

4.         Different service programmes/ projects within a unit is not eligible for a separate account

 

Points to note for separate account registration

-         Registering a separate account follows the normal application procedures which can be done online at www.techdonation.org.hk

-         Please submit the online application in English and prefix the abbreviation of parent organization ito the unit name

-         Service unit will receive TechDonation’s email for the request of submitting the required documents for validation after submitting the online application

-         TechDonation may request the service unit to submit additional documents for validation

-         TechDonation reserves the right to decline any application if the service unit fails to provide necessary documents for validation

-         TechDonation retains the right to make final decision in case of any dispute

 

For further enquiry, please feel free to contact TechDonation customer service.

 

Telephone: (852) 2922-9258(853) 6630-3181

Email: customerservice@techdonation.org.hk 

 

 

Nonprofit Technology Conference
(March 23-25, 2016; San Jose, California, USA)

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The Hong Kong Council of Social Service has secured funding from the Community Chest to subsidize 2 delegates on 50% basis to attend the captioned event.

Please click for the basic information of the event:
Memorandum
Basic Information of the Event
Application Criteria
Estimated Expenses per Delegate
Subsidy Application Form

Successful applicants are required to submit a written report and conduct a report-back session upon return to Hong Kong.

To apply for subsidy, please complete the Subsidy Application Form which can be downloaded from the noted website. Completed form should reach our Office on or before January 6, 2016 (Wednesday).

Attention: Ms. Grace Lai, Project Manager, Information Technology Resource Centre Limited (ITRC)
Address: Room 1102, 11/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Please mark “Confidential” on the envelope and all information will be treated in strict confidence. For queries, please contact Ms. Grace Lai at 2922 9252 or email to grace.lai@hkcss.org.hk. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

We look forward to your active participation. Thank you.