Inspired by the positive response to its TechDonation Initiative, Microsoft Hong Kong is opening the door wider to more local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to benefit from its innovative programme. Launched in December 2007 with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), TechDonation aims to help NGOs improve their efficiency through technology.
"Many local non-profit making organisations, particularly those of small or medium size, had limited resources in developing their IT systems. By introducing the initiative, we aimed to help them enhance the efficiency of their back-end operations, so that their frontline services would improve as a result," says Sheila Tang, corporate affairs director at Microsoft Hong Kong.
After helping some 250 groups, the software giant and HKCSS decided to expand the programme because they believe many qualified NGOs have not enrolled in it yet. "Based on