January 21st, 2016
Microsoft has pledged to donate $1 billion worth of public cloud resources to university researchers and nonprofits over the next three years.
As company chief Satya Nadella explained in an op-ed for Wednesday’s edition of the Financial Times, the purpose of the donation is to ensure there is no “digital divide” when it comes to the cloud, making worthy but cash-strapped causes as able to reap the benefits as those with deeper pockets.
In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.
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