Applications open for 2017 Integral Fellow and Inspired Leaders 

Our Integral Fellows Program recognizes one alumni with a demonstrated body of work and sustained results over an extended period, based on a commitment to sustainability and a demonstration of the core values of the program: Innovation, Collaboration, Effectiveness, Entrepreneurship and Integrity. Is there someone you believe should be out next Fellow? Let us know.

We also identify up and coming nonprofit leaders who inspire us. We will look for Microsoft alumni who may be at the beginning of a nonprofit endeavor, but are already showing evidence that they are on track to have a big impact.  Perhaps future Fellows, but certainly “Inspired Leaders” on a great trajectory. Do you know of someone like this? Let us know.

If you are interested in supporting this program you can donate to the Microsoft Alumni Community Fund at the Seattle Foundation.


The purpose of our giving program is to catalyze the collective power of Microsoft alumni to give alongside us as we invest in programs that make a difference for others.


Share your resources. Give your time, talent, or treasure. Work with us to find a nonprofit you can engage with or to share with the community a nonprofit you are passionate about.


Integral Fellows Program

The Integral Fellows Award was initiated in 2009 to recognize and support Microsoft alumni that are making meaningful differences in the daily lives of others by using their talents, time, and resources. On a local, regional, national or global scale, these extraordinary alumni are achieving measurable results in many capacities. They may have started a nonprofit organization of their own or perhaps they contributed as an exceptional manager or volunteer. Their efforts may not be glamorous, but they have created positive impact and inspired our community to make a difference. To meet our Fellows, visit the Integral Fellows page.


Inspired Leaders


As we did last year, this year we will look to identify up and coming nonprofit leaders who inspire us.  We will look for Microsoft alumni who may be at the beginning of a nonprofit endeavor, but are already showing evidence that they are on track to have a big impact.  Perhaps future Fellows, but certainly “Inspired Leaders” on a great trajectory. Do you know of someone like this? Let us know.



Community Partners

There are over 100 nonprofits — local, regional, national, and global in scope — that benefit from the involvement of Microsoft Alumni. Many alumni founded or currently lead a nonprofit; many more are outspoken advocates and volunteers for nonprofits. We provide visibility for these organizations by advertising events and sharing their news via social platforms. They are also listed in the Nonprofit Directory where you can find contact information and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about our upcoming alumni nonprofit events here.

 

 


Donate 

Established in 2007 by the Microsoft Alumni Network, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  was created with the mission to leverage our resources to recognize and support the nonprofit work of our community and to catalyze and inspire others to do the same. It was also our goal that this would foster collaboration across our community on issues we collectively care about.
 
Since 2009, the Integral Fellows program has been the cornerstone of these efforts. Over the past eight years, we have selected and supported sixteen Fellows and invested over $830,000 in nonprofit organizations connected to our alumni.

We have now migrated the 501(c)(3) Foundation to a community fund housed at the Seattle Foundation in order to expand and evolve our philanthropic work under a structure that is most efficient. We will grant and support philanthropic programs in an even more effective way. We have opened the fund with our first deposit of $400,000. Each year the Network will contribute a portion of net profits into the fund. Supporters can make donations into the fund, take advantage of the tax deductibility of those gifts and know that their dollars will support our alumni nonprofit organizations. Annually, we will report our grant activity and our collective impact.


Resources for Nonprofits

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Office 365 for Nonprofits

Explore the Office 365 offerings, discounts, and donations that are available for nonprofits. Office 365 includes a powerful set of tools that bring teams together from around the world and keep your data secure.  



Solutions for Good: Microsoft Software and Donations for Nonprofits 

Find out if your nonprofit is eligible for Microsoft product donations. Microsoft Philanthropies drives product donations that help to modernize and empower nonprofits. 



TechSoup: Power Up your Social Impact

TechSoup is a nonprofit that makes tech donations and discounts possible for other nonprofits, libraries, and foundations. Browse TechSoup’s featured webinars, how-to articles, and top products, including Microsoft, Adobe, and Intuit.