Microsoft – NGO Connection Day “Be the Spark of Change with Microsoft Office 365 and Cloud Technologies” March 16, 2015

Microsoft-MetamorphosisThe Metamorphosis Foundation is organizing the Microsoft NGO Connection Day – “Be the spark of change with Microsoft Office 365 and cloud technologies” together with the local office of “Microsoft Macedonia”. The event will be held on March 17, 2015 at the hotel “Continental“, Fountain hall, starting at 10 am.

The event will provide an opportunity for representatives of the civil society sector to learn more about the possibilities for receiving software donations from the “Microsoft Cybergrants” program for support of the civil society sector. During the event, there will also be a presentation of Microsoft Office 365, offered to NGOs in Macedonia by the Metamorphosis Foundation in cooperation with its partner TechSoup Balkans. Microsoft Office 365 cloud technologies will also be presented, as well as many other technologies contributing to the improvement of the work of civil society organizations.

10.00 – 10.15 Keynote speechesMr. Stefan PlavjanskiCountry Manager, Microsoft Macedonia

Mr. Filip Stojanovski, Program Director, Metamorphosis Foundation 

10.15 – 11.00 How NGOs can benefit from new technologies

  • Introduction to and presentation of Microsoft Office 365 and the benefits of the application of cloud technologies in the civil society sector – Vlora Ademi, Business Development Manager Education, Microsoft Macedonia.
  • Wider perspective based on our own experiences with online promotion, participation in the global efforts of TechSoup and Security in-a-Box] –Elena Ignatova, Program Coordinator at the Metamorphosis Foundation
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.00
  • Benefits and opportunities offered to NGOs by Microsoft’s partner Techsoup Balkans;
    Presentation of the eligibility criteria for Office 365 and the possibilities offered to NGOs;
  • How to apply for a grant – Adrijana Selmani, Program Assistant at the Metamorphosis Foundation
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 14.00 Workshop: Tech for NGOsDividing NGOs in three working groups based on their needs

  • Group 1: Assessment of the IT needs of NGOs and how to get support from Metamorphosis
  • Group 2: Working in the cloud – Demo of Office 365 and how to implement it
  • Group 3: How to apply for a cybergrant through Techsoup Balkans
  • Summary: Key findings and key activities to be conducted
14.00 – 14.20 Best practices of a Macedonian NGO that has successfully implemented Office 365
14.20 – 14.40 Conclusions and key results from the event


Travel costs will be covered for one representative per organization, in the amount of a return bus ticket.

Event hashtag: #msngoMK

For further questions and registration, please send the following information: name, surname, organization, city, phone number and e-mail contact. To the following e-mail:

Contact person:
Adrijana Selmani
Program Assistant
Metamorphosis, Foundation for internet and society
Address: Apostol Guslarot 40, 1000 Skopje
Office Phone: +389 (0)2 3109 325

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