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Taking Technology to rural areas

July 10, 2009

NASSCOM Foundation, the social wing of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), has donated hardware and offered teleconferencing services to the Puducherry Multipurpose Social Service Society (PMSSS), to help technology reach rural areas at minimum cost.

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Nasscom to coax techies to do social work 

May 2, 2009

In a move that can be seen as killing two birds with one stone,Nasscom—the soft­ware industry body—is launch­ing a 'volunteer'programme. Its stated objective is to facili­tate IT/BPO employees whoare interested in doing voluntary work find the right fit.

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Busy meets Nasscom's inventory SW needs

April 08, 2009

“The Busy software can help NGOs in ensuring better fundsaccountability, efficient management systems and ultimately greateron-the-ground impact. Additionally, NGOs can leverage Busy software fortraining rural youth and creating opportunities for those who cannotafford the expensive accounting courses currently being offered inprivate institutes,” Rufina Fernandes, CEO, Nasscom Foundation.


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Free Conferencing services to Indian non–profits

October 14, 2008

NASSCOMFoundation, TechSoup, and Eagle Conferencing today announced thelaunch of free conferencing services to nonprofit groups to boostcharity in India. The free conference call donation will be routedthrough a technology assistance program that India's NASSCOM Foundationis offering in partnership with TechSoup, a San Francisco-based groupthat partners in charity work with companies like Microsoft, CiscoSystems and Symantec. NASSCOM Foundation is the principal TechSouppartner in India, and is well positioned for successful outreach tobuild communication capacities at the grassroots given its associationwith the IT industry and links with non-profit organizations in India

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Keys to learning

July 14 2008 

Recently, Bytes of Learning Incorporated, a technology company that provides teaching tools with NASSCOM Foundation, launched the UltraKey typing instruction software for non-profit groups and community organisations.

Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA), Bandra, Mumbai being the first recipient organisation.

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Microsoft to Boost Charity in India

Tech2 India(
August 28,2007

Microsoft Corp. will distribute free software to nonprofit groups to boost charity in India, a company official said Monday.

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New Nasscom programme to aid NGOs

August 28,2007
Taking corporate social responsibility forward, Nasscom Foundation (NF), the social development arm of India's premier software industry body Nasscom, Monday launched a technology assistance programme for non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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Nasscom body launches online donor scheme

The Hindu Business Line Business Line (
August 27, 2007

Nasscom Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Nasscom, today joined hands with TechSoup, a San Francisco-based non-profit technology capacity building organisation, to launch a technology assistance programme for non-profit and non-governmental organisations in India.

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Microsoft seeks to boost philanthropy in India

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia( )
August 28,2007

Microsoft Corp. will distribute free software to nonprofit groups to boost charity in India, a company official said Monday.

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Microsoft boosts software supply to Indian charities

Monsters and, UK(
August 28,2007

So often bracketed as the corporate bad guy, intent on scant little else than cornering tech markets through uncompromising profiteering, Microsoft Corporation has this week announced that it’s to distribute free software to a host of non-profit organisations throughout India.

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Microsoft to expand free software distribution for charity

TechWhack, India(
August 27,2007

Software giant Microsoft has announced that they are now going to expand their charity programs in the Indian market.

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