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Microsoft Donation Program: Licensing and Benefits

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Sarah Hiller

Gregory Seeley



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Meeting Description:

Microsoft donates a broad range of software to nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup, and we want to help you take advantage of these donations. But who has the time to be an expert?

We do! TechSoup Talks has organized this special webinar to sort through what types of software are available, as well as additional nonprofit resources offered through Microsoft’s donation program. We will also go over some benefits automatically included with all Microsoft software donations, including the ability to download donated software, the opportunity to upgrade for free to new versions of software as they come out, and access to free e-learning courses for Microsoft products.

Kami Griffiths will interview Sarah Hiller from Microsoft Community Affairs, who will help us understand the benefits available through their donation program and show us around the resources available in their Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). We will also hear from TechSoup’s Gregory Seeley who will outline what Microsoft products are available through TechSoup and how to best find what you’re looking for.

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Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
Sarah Hiller
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Sarah Hiller has worked in the area of philanthropy for over 10 years, both on the nonprofit side as a Director of Development and on the grant administrator side with Microsoft.  Sarah has worked with Microsoft Community Affairs since 2006 supporting the on-line grant seekers’ experience with a great deal of her time focused on ensuring the efficiency and accuracy of the software donation process.  She is proud to be in a position to help thousands of nonprofits around the world fulfill their missions through improved business processes and offerings.

Gregory Seeley
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A California native, Gregory Seeley has lived both in the U.S and France. He graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2006 in History and French and began working at TechSoup that summer. He is responsible for a group of Account Management Specialists who handle customer qualification and product questions, as well as questions of eligibility to ensure that organizations get everything for which they’re eligible. Outside of work Gregory is involved in historical reenactment and vintage dance most notably with the Dickens Christmas fair.